Brewer’s Yeast Benefits For Hair, Skin and Nails

brewers yeast nutrient for hair, nails and skin

Every woman dreams about long, thick, healthy looking locks.   There are many ways how we can damage our hair, causing dryness and split ends.  Please, follow THIS link to find out and ways to prevent it.   In the same post I shared several homemade masks that will help you to restore hair shine and health.

I often talk about the fact, that out beauty strongly depends on our lifestyle, products we use, food we consume.  In order for our skin, hair, nails, bones, etc to be healthy, we need to live healthy.

Our hair need vitamins and minerals in order to stay healthy hydrated and look glowing.

Brewer’s yeast  is a simple and effective ingredient that helps to strengthen roots, increase hair volume, improve growth and enrich hair with vitamins, minerals and other nutrients

What is Brewer’s Yeast?

Yeast is a microscopic fungi, that is used – well, you guessed it – to make beer.  Brewer’s yeast is dried inactive yeast and has no fermentation power. 

And yes, we are using yeast for hair!!!

There are 2 types of beer yeast: dry and liquid. Both types have the same benefits, however, our body will absorb liquid yeast faster.

You can find supplements that contain brewer’s yeast.  These oral types of supplements will stimulate formation of special protein.  That protein will increase hair growth and will assist in treating various scalp diseases: dandruff, dryness, itchiness and irritation.

Oral brewer’s yeast comes in a form of tablets, powder, and capsules.

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Dinavedic Pure Brewer’s Yeast 400g (powder) – this product is vegan. You can add it to you smoothes and shakes, shampoos and face creams. You can also use it for baking and other cooking purposes.

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Adrien Gagnon – Brewer’s Yeast (tablets) – this supplement will help you to fight fatigue, exhaustion and devitalization. This product’s formula contains small organisms (microflora) that help maintain the proper functioning of the digestive tract.

brewers yeast nutrition for skin and hair health

How does Brewer’s yeast help your hair?

There are two ways to use Brewer’s yeast for your hair:

1.      Take oral supplement.    Brewer’s yeast supplements are, enriched with beneficial vitamins and minerals.  In fact these supplements are beneficial not only for your hair, but the whole body. 

2.      Use hair masks that contain brewer’s yeast.  Hair masks with brewer’s yeast will strengthen and treat weak, brittle hair.

crazyskin beers hair pack containing brewers yeast mask for hair

CRAZY SKIN Beers Hair Pack – I own this Korean hair mask and I am really in love with it. You will find German beer yeast in the mask, which fills it with the enormous effect of brewer’s yeast. It also contains Persimmon extract, Camellia leaf extract, Carrots extract, Tocopherol Allantoin, wheat protein, argan oil, Seaweed extract, and Collagen.

Brewer’s yeast benefits for good for hair, skin and nail

Our hair, skin and nails mostly composed from protein (called keratin).     If the body is lacking protein, our skin, hair nails will react immediately.  Hair will become frizzy, dry, brittle and dull; skin will be with dry patches, dull, sagging, dehydrated; nail will be brittle, weak and thin.

Brewer’s yeast contains more than 18 vitamins and more than 15 minerals, amino acids, folic acid and pantotene. It also contains ribonucleic acid which helps to stop process of hair loss. There are also many trace elements like chromium, selenium, zinc, iron and phosphorus.

What does yeast do to your hair?

Prevent Hair loss

One of the main causes of hair loss is a lack of biotin in the human body. Brewer’s yeast is an amazing source of biotin, which belongs to vitamin B-complex.  Insufficient amount of biotin in the body reduces the rate of division and regeneration of hair cells.

And, as already mentioned, brewer’s yeast is reach in vitamins B, D, E, F, PP, organic protein, amino acids, sorbents, lipids, chemical elements (zinc, iron, potassium, magnesium, selenium and manganese), and enzymes.

Collectively, all these “goodies” prevent hair loss.

Assist in Hair growth

Brewer’s yeast also has an invaluable benefit for hair growth.  Vitamins B complex and PP (Nicotinamide), which are part of yeast, activate circulation in the deep layers of the epidermis.  That allows an increase blood flow to the hair follicles, thereby providing them with nutrients.

Contraindications in using Brewer’s yeast

1.      As with any product, people might experience personal allergies and intolerance.

2.      In case you decide to take supplements, talk to your doctor if you have stomach issues: diarrhea, constipation, gastritis, and ulcer.

3.      There are speculations that brewer’s yeast could provoke development of candida and cause thrush.

4.      Consult your doctor if you have problems with your kidney.

5.      DO NOT take brewer’s yeast supplements if you have fungal infection.

6.      Do not consume brewer’s yeast if you are pregnant or lactating.  Topical masks are usually safe to use, but still – talk to your doctor.

Everland Nutritional Yeast Flakes – organic and vegan. As with other products, you can add it to your smoothies and shakes; you can also use it for baking and other cooking needs.

nutritional brewers yeast good for baking, rich in vitamin 12 and many minerals and other vitamins, good for hair, nails and skin

You can even use brewer’s yeast for you animals to provide them with vitamins and minerals. “Brewer’s yeast repels fleas, boosts appetite” (

NaturVet Brewer’s Dried Yeast Formula with Garlic Flavoring Plus Vitamins for Dogs and Cats – Fortified with B1, B2, Niacin, and Vitamin C, an important antioxidant.

brewers yeast for dogs and cats supplement

4 thoughts on “Brewer’s Yeast Benefits For Hair, Skin and Nails

  1. I use to take Brewer’s Yeast years ago for energy and also my hair. It seemed to work great and now I have been looking for it for my daughter as well as for myself because of hair loss for me and both for her. I used the brand Nature Made ir Spring Valley, but as of right now I can’t find either. My question is, I am taking a multi vitamin, plus B Complex and Biotin and wonder, should I add Brewer’s Yeast as well? I really want hers to stop falling out and for mine to grow back in. I also take thyroid meds because I don’t have one, but have never had this problem before. I lost my hair twice and it came back. My daughter is going through menopause and thinks that is the reason for her. She doesn’t take any hormones.
    I really appreciate your article about this, but still have questions. Is it better to stop taking B- Complex and Tahoe Brewers Yeast instead?

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