Many of us are looking forward to summer arriving, and it will be nice to get outside to enjoy some nice weather. Although summer can be a real treat, there are also issues that may go along with it. One of those issues are mosquitoes, and when they become a problem, it is difficult to enjoy your time outdoors.
Mosquitoes can be annoying and when we start hearing that buzzing sound in our ear, it is sometimes difficult to stay outside. Unfortunately, it is not just the buzzing that we need to be concerned about. Mosquito bites can also be problematic and according to the World Health Organization, mosquitoes are responsible for over 1 million deaths every year worldwide.
One of the more recent issues to crop up is the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. It has become a hot topic in the news recently and although it is not likely that you are going to contract the virus, that doesn’t mean that we don’t worry about it. This isn’t even to mention many of the other diseases that are spread by mosquitoes, including malaria, yellow fever, chikungunya, West Nile Virus, dengue fever, and encephalitis. If you really want to avoid these types of problems, the only way to do so is to avoid mosquitoes.
Of course, avoiding mosquitoes is impossible so sometimes, we just need to do what we can to limit our exposure. Many people have turned to using bug sprays and insect repellents, some of which contain harmful chemicals that could lead to some serious side effects. Rather than spraying chemicals directly on your skin, you may try taking a more natural approach. Believe it or not, taking vitamin B1 may be all that you need to avoid attracting mosquitoes.
Vitamin B1 has been used for years to repel mosquitoes naturally. There are many people who claim that taking a dose of B1 on a daily basis can reduce the number of mosquito bites that you experience. Nobody is really certain why it works, but it is thought that the vitamin can change how your sweat smells. Mosquitoes are attracted to our body odor, so it may just make you unattractive to them. Considering the fact that mosquitoes can smell you from up to 100 feet away, you certainly don’t want to smell good to them.
Odds are, if you take vitamin B1, it could change how you smell to mosquitoes and keep them away. The recommended dose is 25-50 mg three times daily. It is also possible to get that through the foods that you eat, if you include foods such as beans, broccoli, kale, cauliflower and sunflower seeds in your diet.
The video below shows the personal experience of one man who tried using vitamin B1 as a mosquito repellent. He was shocked to find out that it actually worked for him. Regardless of whether the effects of this vitamin are real or not, it certainly wouldn’t hurt to supplement. It may just help your health in a number of ways as well.
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