B1, which can decrease your stress and increase your energy(4).
B2 and B3, which are good for your skin, digestion, hair, and nails(5).
B6, which is essential for your mitochondria to make energy. Mitochondria are the powerhouses found in most of the cells of your body. Over time, they often degrade due, for example, to poor diet, oxidative stress, and disease – robbing you of your vitality(6).
But note that it doesn’t contain vitamin B12, which is an important vitamin to fortify your blood along with supporting your energy and metabolism and many other important body functions. You’ll need to take vitamin B12 separately; when you do, make sure it’s the natural kind. It should be in the from of Methylcobalamin and not Cyanocobalamin
Nutritional yeast contains minerals vital for your health(8). They are:
- Potassium, a mineral which is the most important electrolyte, and which you need daily in large quantities (9).
- Magnesium, another mineral which is also an important electrolyte. After potassium it’s the second most common electrolyte deficiency in people.
- Calcium, yet another vital mineral. You probably know it’s important for bone health, but it’s also vital for healthy skin to provide an immune response against harmful viruses
- Amino acids are commonly referred to as the building blocks of protein (17). When you eat protein, your body breaks it down into amino acids which are then reassembled into vital body components such as your genes and blood.
- There’s a complete profile of amino acids in nutritional yeast and, by weight, amino acids make up fifty percent of it. As you can see, it’s quite a powerhouse