We all love summers, long sunny days, relaxing by the sea, going to vacations and just enjoying the positive energy it brings. It seems like everyone is happier in the summer, it must be the sun’s positive energy influencing everyone. The only down side of summer, for me at least, are those pesky little mosquitoes, they can be really annoying and bothersome.
Some may say they don’t worry much about mosquitoes, there are a million repellents on the market, available since 1956 and they’re all pretty effective. However, they tend to smell pretty awful and their main active ingredient is DEET (diethyltoluamide), which can have pretty serious side-effects on some individuals. It can lead to skin irritations, ashes and even severe epidermal reactions which is why a lot of people avoid using them and end up getting it all over. If you’re among those poor souls who are the main target of mosquitoes in the summer you might want to consider taking vitamin B1 supplements, it could be the solution to all your problems and we’ll explain why.
Vitamin B1, some know it as thiamine, is an essential vitamin our body needs and plays a vital role in strengthening our immunity and fighting stress. We usually get it from foods like yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, kale, asparagus, liver and eggs but it’s not in such big quantities. You needn’t worry about going overboard because just like any other water-soluble vitamin the excess gets flushed out of the system during urination.
How exactly does vitamin B1 help you against mosquitoes? Well, believe it or not it changes the way you smell to the insect, it gives you a yeasty aroma which repels them. But they are the only ones that notice the change, your body odor won’t change with regards to other people, no one but the mosquitoes can feel the difference.
These theories haven’t yet been supported scientifically even though research on the subject is underway but taking Vitamin B supplements has no unwanted side-effects so it can’t do you any harm if you try it. People who’ve tried this approach say that it’s quite effective, much more effective than the commercially sold insect repellents.
Your vitamin B1 could be even lower if you’re suffering from Crohn’s disease, anorexia, gastric bypass or chronic alcoholism which is why persons dealing with these conditions should take additional doses of the vitamin.
If you’d like to try this out the recommended dose is 100mg of vitamin B1 on a daily basis. In less than two weeks you should notice a decrease in mosquito bites and maybe even their total elimination.
If you’re one of the unlucky ones who have tried everything without success you’ve come to the right place. We’ve got the perfect 100% natural and organic insect repellent which guarantees amazing results and an end to all your troubles. Here’s the recipe:
Tea tree oil
Cooled boiled water
Add ½ tsp of witch hazel
Add 15 drops of tea tree oil
Add 15 drops of lavender oil
Use as needed