Mosquitoes must be one of the top five annoying things on the planet. We all know what it’s like to have a relaxing picnic interrupted by incessantly itching bites, or to lay awake all night listening to the whining of the little insects flying around our heads, looking for their dinner. There are many ways to ward off biting bugs, from using Vicks VapoRub to eating garlic, and there is one thing these all have in common: to produce an odor that mosquitoes simply don’t like.
Fortunately, there is one common vitamin that, when ingested, produces an odor on our skin that is repellent to mosquitoes but undetectable by humans. Read on for this and other great tips for a mosquito-free summer.
1. Take a B1 supplement. That one vitamin is vitamin B1, otherwise known as thiamine. Although not scientifically proven, many people attest to the effectiveness of vitamin B1 as a mosquito repellent. It also has a plethora of other fantastic health benefits, so why not give it a try?
The recommended dosage is 25 to 50 mg, three times a day. Concentrated supplements are available from the pharmacy, but some common foods are also high in vitamin B1, and adding these delicious foods to your diet could make you less appealing to mosquitoes! Sunflower seeds, beans, whole grains and yeast make the list, as well as kale, cauliflower and broccoli.please continue to Next Page (>)