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What is saccharomyces cerevisiae?

Saccharomyces cerevisiae is a one-celled yeast. When grown specifically to be a nutritional supplement, it is often referred to as brewer's yeast. Saccharomyces cerevisiae is rich in chromium, selenium, B vitamins and protein. It is believed to help control blood sugar, help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, treat acne, relieve diarrhea and reduce the risk of a second skin cancer.

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