If you hate summer because of the mosquitoes and don’t want to use mosquito repellents bought from the markets (bad smell and a lot of chemicals) you are on a right place to learn how to protect yourself on easier and safer way. The secret is taking Vitamin B1.
Vitamin B1 (thiamine) can be found in foods such as yeast, brown rice, oatmeal, asparagus, kale, eggs and liver. It is an essential vitamin your body needs, as it effectively fights stress and boosts immunity.
This is the water-soluble vitamins, so any excess that your body doesn’t use gets flushed out when you urinate, and there is not a problem if you take it too much.
Why is it good for mosquitoes?
The vitamin B1 has the potential to change the way you smell (“yeasty”) to mosquitoes, making them unappealing to bite.
Fortunately, that smell is felt only by little buggers not to other humans, so there is not any concern about smelling like old bread around your friends.
Even the research on this is still questionable, by taking extra thiamin every day has no side effects, it is recommended to try, and you’ll lose nothing. Many people who had already tried it had and suggest it to everyone that face that problem.
The deficiency of thiamine in the body can be caused by certain conditions, such as chronic alcoholism, anorexia, Crohn’s disease, and gastric bypass, so individuals with these conditions can take extra supplements.
What is the dosage of vitamin B1?
– Take 100 mg of thiamin every day and within two weeks, you should start noticing perfect results
If that doesn’t work for you, try this all natural mosquito repellent recipe, which will for sure help you avoid having to use chemical warfare on your body as a repellent.
All Natural Mosquito Repellent
– Tea tree oil
– Cooled boiled water
– Witch hazel
– Lavender oil
- Fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with boiled water
- Add 15 drops of tea tree oil
- Add 15 drops of lavender oil
- Add ½ tsp of witch hazel
- Use as needed