Take This Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long
Summer is almost here with its long warm days sandy beaches and unfortunately mosquitoes. Lot and lots of mosquitoes.For some people this isn’t a big problem because we have mosquito repellent that has been around since 1956. But for others you might not like the horrible smell of burnt remains from a chemical plant after using repellent, or you might be afraid of the side effects of DEET in these types of sprays and are more likely to get bit by mosquitoes. Some people can use mosquito repellent and still get bitten by a mosquito. Whatever your case might be you might want to know the Vitamin B1 can keep the mosquitoes away.
Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is an essential vitamin your body needs. It can be found in foods such as yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver and eggs and is important in fighting stress and boosting immunity.
As one of the water-soluble vitamins, any excess that your body doesn’t use gets flushed out when you urinate, so there’s no need to worry about taking too much.
What’s incredible about the relationship between Vitamin B1 and mosquitoes is it has the potential to change the way you smell to the little buggers. Those with enough Vitamin B1 in their systems tend to smell “yeasty” to mosquitoes, making them unappealing to bite.
It doesn’t, however, change the way you smell to other humans, so don’t worry about smelling like old bread around your friends.
The study on this subject hasn’t been confirmed quite yet but taking thiamin every day doesn’t have any effect and might be worth a try. I have tried this remedy and it worked great for me and I have seen it work for others as well.
Certain conditions can lower thiamine in the body such as chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, anorexia and gastric bypass, so individuals with these conditions may benefit health-wise from taking an extra supplement.
Interested in giving it a shot? Take 100 mg of thiamin every day. Within two weeks, you should start noticing a decrease in the amount of times you’re uncomfortably smacking these pests away from your body.
If taking thiamine doesn’t work for you, try this all natural mosquito repellent recipe to help you avoid having to use chemical warfare on your body as a repellent.
All Natural Mosquito Repellent
Tea tree oil
Cooled boiled water
Fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with boiled water (allow it to cool down first!)
Add ½ tsp of witch hazel
Add 15 drops of tea tree oil
Add 15 drops of lavender oil
Use as needed