Awesome Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long
Summer equals to longer days, sunny skies, sandy beaches and for most, mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitoes.
Some people will say that’s not too big of a deal since mosquito repellents have been on the market since mid 50’s.
But the problem is now very acute, especially since the World Health Organization has now declared the Zika virus a global public health emergency.
The infection coming from mosquitoes is suspected of leading to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains.
Some areas, even in the US, have declared a state of emergency, doctors have described it as “a pandemic in progress” and some are even advising women in affected countries to delay getting pregnant.
But, if you’re like some, and you not only want to stop smelling like the burnt remains of a chemical plant after using repellent but also are scared of the adverse effects of DEET in sprays and are more prone to getting bit, then taking Vitamin B1 could be your saving grace.
Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is an essential vitamin that your body lacks. You can find it in foods such as yeast, asparagus, kale, liver, oatmeal, brown rice, and eggs. It is a significant element in fighting stress and boosting resistance.
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 mosquitos, 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.
For more information, read the original post by Angelique Johnson.