Take this vitamin to repel mosquitoes all summer long
When talking about summer, probably the first things that cross your mind are the beautiful sandy beaches and longer days.
Well, these are beautiful things, right? Unfortunately, along with these things come the period of the annoying mosquitoes.
Most of the people use mosquito repellent in order to solve this problem without considering the fact that these sprays are abundant with chemicals that can have a negative effect on your health.
The smell of the chemicals remains even after using repellent, meaning that you are constantly inhaling it. So, you should always choose the natural solution.
Vitamin B1 also referred to as thiamine is a mineral essential for your body. This vitamin will help you to boost immunity and fight stress. It can be found in foods as eggs, oatmeal, kale, asparagus, yeast, and brown rice.
You should not be worried about taking too much vitamin B1 because any excess of it will be eliminated through urination, as in the case of any other water-soluble vitamin.
When it comes to its relation with mosquitoes, we need to mention that this vitamin can change the smell and make it unappealing for the mosquitoes. Actually, it has the ability to make your smell “yeasty” to them, thus keeping them at bay.
Even though the conclusion is not final and further studies need to be done, you should definitely try it!
It is completely natural, without any side effects.
In fact, a number of people who have tried it claim that it is extremely effective. Dr Cameron Webb is a medical entomologist who claims that taking vitamin B will effectively keep mosquitoes at bay.
Moreover, people with anorexia, gastric bypass, Crohn’s disease, and chronic alcoholism are highly recommended to take B1 supplements as these conditions lower vitamin B1 levels in the body.
In order to keep mosquitoes at bay, you can take B1 supplements or make your own mosquito repellent. If you choose to take supplements, you should take 100mg of thiamine a day.
All Natural Mosquito Repellent
Tea tree oil
Cooled boiled water
-½ teaspoon witch hazel
-15 drops of tea tree oil
-15 drops of lavender oil
-Cooled boiled water
You should fill an 8 oz. spray halfway with boiled water. Add the tea tree oil, lavender oil and witch hazel. Use the repellent when needed. You will be amazed by the results!
Health benefits of vitamin B1:
1. Energy production: Vitamin B1 is responsible for converting sugar into energy. The vitamin acts as a co-enzyme in oxidizing sugar to produce energy for the smooth functioning of the body organs, especially the heart, brain, lungs, and kidneys.
2. Cardiovascular functions: This vitamin is responsible for the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that relays messages to the muscles and nerves. A deficiency of vitamin B1 leads to a decrease in the neurotransmitter and causes irregular heartbeat. Severe deficiency can cause congestive heart failure.
3. Eye health benefits: Essential fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6 together with vitamin B1 help ensure eye health and prevent the formation of cataracts.
4. Improves brain function: It ensures smooth functioning of the brain and helps improve memory and concentration. Vitamin B1 helps relieve stress and also helps strengthen the nerves. The vitamin is used to reduce the progression of multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cirrhosis, and other infections.
5. Development of myelin sheaths: Myelin sheaths are the protective covering of the nerves. Deficiency of vitamin B1 results in weakening of the sheaths. Adequate intake of vitamin B1 ensures the development of myelin sheaths and aids nerve functioning.
6.Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease: Vitamin B1 is thought to slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. People suffering from this disease have benefited when treated with vitamin B1 supplements of 100 mg per day. There are placebo-controlled trial studies that are ongoing to determine more about the mechanism by which this occurs.