We all love summer, but we also hate the mosquitos and their irritating bites it brings. Mosquitoes can he highly annoying with their constant buzzing and don’t get us started on their terrible bites. Mosquito repellents such as Deet rarely work and are pretty expensive, but most importantly, they have far too negative effects on our health. However, scientists have now found a better way of preventing mosquito bites – according to a new research, vitamin B1 is the solution for the problem.
Vitamin B1, also known as thiamine, is an essential vitamin which can be found in yeast, kale, asparagus, rice, animal liver, eggs and oatmeal. The vitamin can reinforce your immune system and fight stress, and is also water-soluble, so any excess in the body will be excreted through urine.
If you’re wondering how this vitamin repels mosquitoes, it does it by changing the way your body smells. People with a high vitamin B1 level in their blood smell yeasty to mosquitoes, which puts them off and prevents them from biting you. Of course, there’s need for more research on the matter, but seeing how vitamin B1 can’t hurt you, it might be worth a try.
In general, experts recommend taking 100 mg. of thiamine daily in order to keep mosquitoes away. If, however, this doesn’t work, the following natural mosquito repellent surely will:
- Witch hazel
- Boiled water
- Tea tree oil
- Lavender oil
Fill half a spray bottle with boiled water and leave it to cool down, then add the ingredients one by one and shake well. Spray the mixture on your body and you will never get bitten by mosquitoes again!