People who ate Yeast spreads containing Vitamin B have lower levels of anxiety and stress according to a new study conducted by a group of researchers from Victoria University. Vitamin B keeps the bodies energized and the nervous system regulated.

In 2015, the team has already started their research about the benefits of the sticky black spreads.They looked into 520 participants all across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The researchers identified how often these people consume these yeast spreads like Vegemite, Marmite, and MightyMite.

In addition, they also checked the subject’s diet, lifestyle habits, and current mental and emotional state.

Recent study brings a whole new meaning to vitamin B

Professor Vasso Apostolopoulos, the lead author of the study, said that they found out that people who consume these spreads regularly have lower levels of anxiety, depression, and stress when compared to those who do not eat the spread at all. However, these vitamins are not only found on spreads like Vegemite. Animal products like dairy, eggs, fish, poultry, and meat are rich in this kind of vitamins. Other sources also include rice milk, soy, walnuts and whole grains.

Among the vitamin B family, the B6, B9, and B12 are said to help in the prevention of heart disease and lower risk of developing certain types of cancer and other chronic diseases.

According to Harvard School of Public Health, the Institute of Medicine recommends a maximum of 1.3 to 1.7 milligrams per day of vitamin B6.

Vitamin does not improve mental health

According to their findings, the vitamin B family were not able to improve the mental health status of the participants. Moreover, Apostolopoulos warns the public that spreads rich in the vitamins are not to be used as a replacement for medical treatment for depression or any kind of mental health problems.

The lead author said that people suffering from such emotional and mental problems should seek medical assistance.

In the United States, there is an estimate of 19 million suffering from depression. A person suffering from this condition may have any of the following feelings for at least two weeks: anxiety, hopelessness, guilt, and pessimism.

Some people will have a hard time enjoying the things they used to, or have a difficulty in concentrating and making decisions. As the person’s appetite changes, he will either gain or lose weight. The worst part of depression is when the person affected will have thoughts of suicide.