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Are You a Mosquito Magnet? Take This One Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long

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Are You a Mosquito Magnet? Take This One Vitamin to Repel Mosquitoes All Summer Long

Ah… summer. Longer days, sunny skies, sandy beaches… and
mosquitoes. Lots and lotsof mosquitoes.

For some, this isn’t too big of a deal, as mosquito repellent
has been on the marketsince 1956.

But, if you’re like me at all 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
(seriously though, mosquitoes seemed to love me
and only me at parties),
then taking Vitamin B1 could be your saving
grace.

Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is an essential
vitamin your body needs. It can be found in foods such as
yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver and eggs and
is important in fighting stress and boosting immunity.

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
mosquitoes, 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.

The research on this is still inconclusive, but since taking
extra thiamin everyday has no adverse effects, it might be
worth a try. I’ve personally tried this remedy myself
with amazing results and have
seen the same results in others that I have suggested this to.

Certain conditions can lower thiamine in the body such as
chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s
disease, anorexia and gastric bypass, so
individuals with these conditions may benefit health-wise from
taking an extra supplement.

Interested in giving it a shot? Take 100 mg of thiamin
every day. 
Within two weeks, you should start
noticing a decrease in the amount of times you’re
uncomfortably smacking these pests away from your
body.

If taking thiamine doesn’t work for you, try this all natural
mosquito repellent recipe to help you avoid having to use
chemical warfare on your body as a repellent.

All Natural Mosquito Repellent

Ingredients

  • Tea tree oil
  • Lavender oil
  • Witch hazel
  • Cooled boiled water

Instructions

  1. Fill an 8oz. spray bottle halfway with
    boiled water (allow it to cool down first!)
  2. Add ½ tsp of witch hazel
  3. Add 15 drops of tea tree oil
  4. Add 15 drops of lavender oil
  5. Use as needed

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