In the pharmacies there are various products specially created to protect you from mosquito bites, but are you aware of the side-effects that these products may cause? Due to the chemicals and toxins contained in such products, you put your health at risk, particularly if these products are ingested or absorbed into the skin.
Although it is not 100% sure and it is not scientifically proven, it is considered that people who have higher concentrations of steroids or cholesterol on the surface of their skin are more prone to bites of mosquitos. Moreover, skin of people who produce higher amounts of certain acids (uric acid for example) attracts the mosquitos. It is interesting to mention that it is believed that people who give off larger amounts of carbon dioxide (such as during pregnancy or excess body weight) attract mosquitos, as well. Namely, carbon dioxide may attract mosquitoes if you are near a fire or while you are playing kickball outside.
Undoubtedly, all of us hate the feeling that mosquito bite causes. It is fact that the bite is really itchy, but there are some much serious problems and diseases:
– Zika (linked with birth defects)
– West Nile (rashes, fever, joint pain, vomiting)
– Rift Valley Fever (eye damage, weakness, dizziness)
– Yellow Fever (chills, jaundice, vomiting)
– Chikungunya (rashes, joint pain, nausea)
– Jamestown Canyon Virus (flu-like symptoms can be caused)
– Malaria (vomiting, fever, chills)
– La Crosse Encephalitis (vomiting, rashes, dizziness)
– Dengue (can cause hemorrhagic fever)
– Snowshoe Hare Virus (vomiting, rashes, dizziness)
There are numerous types of mosquitoes and in the US only, there are 175 different types.
Instead of using chemical laden products, our advice is to try natural solution and protect yourself and your loved ones from mosquito bites.
Namely, by consuming the needed dose of vitamin B1, you will boost your immunity, but in same time you will reduce stress and you will protect yourself from these insects.
The following foods have high amounts of vitamin B1:
– sunflower seeds
– summer squash
– green beans
Scientists explain that if you provide your body with sufficient amounts of vitamin B1, the “yeasty” smell will be released to the mosquitoes and that will make them to stay away from your skin. This actually will create some type of barrier over the skin. Well, you don’t have to worry as other people cannot feel the“yeasty” smell.
Another option to protect yourself and your family from these annoying insects is to prepare homemade and completely natural bug spray. Combination of organic apple cider vinegar and fresh parsley is one of the most efficient mixtures that will provide you best results.
For preparation you will need handful of fresh parsley and 4 oz (about 120 ml) ACV. In a mortar and pestle add the parsley and then pour the ACV. Mash them and leave the mixture to stay for few hours. Next step is to strain it and pour the resulted liquid in a spray bottle and store in refrigerator. By your choice you can add few drops essential oil and you will get nice smell.