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Can you overdose on nutritional yeast???

post #1 of 13
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Even though I've been veg*n for quite a while, and have used nutritional yeast in the past, saying I have a new found LOVE of it would be an understatement. I put it on absolutely everything that isn't sweet. I want to go eat it with a spoon, but know I probably shouldn't. I know it's good for you, I was just wondering if it's high in certain things you could eventually overdose on... Sorry if it seems like a stupid question.

post #2 of 13
It'll turn your pee bright fluorescent yellow.
post #3 of 13
It is pretty high in B vitamins, so I guess you could possibly, maybe, perhaps, on a Tuesday when it's raining, get too many of those vitamins. Personally, I doubt it.



I'd more be worried about a yeast imbalance, but if you eat that much already and haven't had an issue, I doubt you will.



Edit: I meant to add that I've had a large pack of it in my cupboard for a year. I'm terrified of it. Sorta like seitan and tempeh. It scaresssssssssssssss me.
post #4 of 13
A bit off topic but it IS a nutritional yeast thread...

How long does the stuff last? I bought a tiny bag of it at school but threw it away when I came home for a month for winter break, because I wasn't sure if it would go bad....
post #5 of 13
I'm pretty sure B vitamins are water soluble so you likely can't have too much. You'll just pee out the excess, I think.
post #6 of 13

I was doing my own thing quietly and YOU are the one who created this post trying to make a big deal out of it. Keep flaming the fire. That must be what you want.


Edited by sleepydvdr - 6/26/12 at 6:11am
post #7 of 13
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Originally Posted by KatherineLynn View Post

A bit off topic but it IS a nutritional yeast thread...

How long does the stuff last? I bought a tiny bag of it at school but threw it away when I came home for a month for winter break, because I wasn't sure if it would go bad....



I'd like to ditto this question...I have a giant giant bag of it just hanging out in my cupboard, still air-tight but not kept cold. Am I okay?
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by KatherineLynn View Post

A bit off topic but it IS a nutritional yeast thread...

How long does the stuff last? I bought a tiny bag of it at school but threw it away when I came home for a month for winter break, because I wasn't sure if it would go bad....

Hmmm, mine usually has an expiration date printed on it. It was definitely within a year of purchase, although I can't remember exactly. I imagine it would keep longer stored in the freezer.
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post #9 of 13
you probably wouldn't overdose but you might fart to death!
post #10 of 13
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you probably wouldn't overdose but you might fart to death!

??? It's never given me gas, and we consume a LOT in this house. Maybe you have to build up a tolerance?



And it's not really a "yeast" like active yeasts for breadmaking are - you aren't going to get a "yeast imbalance" from it.
post #11 of 13
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Yeah, it's deactivated yeast... so maybe it wouldn't cause a yeast imbalance... ?



And NO, thank you very much... Ladies don't FART. LMAO Really though, it doesn't give me gas.
post #12 of 13
A good question. I use a lot of nutritional yeast too. I found this article on vitamin toxicity:



http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/819426-overview

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you probably wouldn't overdose but you might fart to death!

ROFL, combine it with soy cream and pasta = killer farts, I had a flight to catch afterwards - poor passangers behind me !
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