BREWER’S YEAST AS AN INGREDIENT ENHANCING IMMUNITY.
 
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Pol. J. Food Nutr. Sci. 2004;54(Special issue 2s):85–87
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The research aimed at evaluating the influence of brewer’s yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae used in the diet of healthy, growing rats on the selected parameters of research animals’ immune system. It was proved that Inter Yeast Vital brewery yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae stabilized basic mechanisms of research animals’ immune system. Increased phagocytosis of rats’ blood granulocytes in relation to Staphylococcus aureus bacterium and Candida albicans yeast fungi allows for their use as immunostimulating factor in organisms with infections caused by bacteria and yeast fungi. Moreover, the research proved the advantageous influence of examined yeast on the production of interferon gamma (IFN-γ), thus they may be used in immunotherapy of people with virus infections.
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