The summer season brings about longer days, sunny skies, sandy beaches, summer solstice… and, unfortunately, lots of buzzing, blood-sucking mosquitoes. You can keep swatting them with a newspaper, but soon it makes you tired, right?
For most people this is not a big deal as mosquito repellents have been sold in the markets worldwide since 1956. But, if you not only want to stop smelling like a burnt remain of a plant after having used a chemical repellent on your skin, then Vitamin B1 could be your long-sought grail. You should also know that people with blood type B are more prone to getting bit by mosquitoes.
The vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is an essential vitamin which every human body needs. It is present in healthy foods such as oatmeal, yeast, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver and eggs, and is vital in fighting stress and boosting immunity. It is one of the water-soluble vitamins so that any excess your body does not process gets flushed out of your body with your urine. And, obviously, there’s no need to worry about taking this vitamin too much!
What’s intriguing about the connection between the vitamin B1 and nasty mosquitoes is that vitamin B1 has the potential to change the way you smell to the little buggers. Those with enough vitamin B1 in their system tend to smell “kind of yeasty” to mosquitos, making them unappealing to bite. However, it does not change the way you smell to other humans, so don’t worry about smelling like old bread near your friends.
Although the research on this subject matter is still questionable, taking extra thiamine everyday has no side effects. It might be worth giving it a try! I have personally tried this recipe and was nothing short of amazed with the results.
Certain habits can lower thiamine levels in the body such as chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, anorexia and gastric bypass, so individuals with these conditions may gain health-wise from taking this vitamin in supplemental form, or naturally through vitamin B1-rich diet.
So, did I get you interested in giving it a shot?
Take 100 mg of thiamine every day. You should start to notice a decrease in the amount of times you’re uncomfortably smacking these pests away from your body within 2 weeks at most.
And if taking thiamine doesn’t really work for you, try this all-natural mosquito repellent recipe to help you avoid “chemical warfare” on your body as a repellent.
All Natural Mosquito Repellent Recipe
- lavender oil
- tea tree oil
- witch hazel
- cooled boiled water
- Fill an 8oz. spray bottle with boiled water halfway (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.
Do not stay awake all night long scratching your mosquito bites as if you had a skin condition! This simple recipe will help you get rid of other insects as well, including the flying mosquitos.
It is especially wise to protect yourself against these swarming insects because there are dangerous strains of mosquitoes that carry malaria and yellow fever!
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