Bvitamin repels mosquitos? 
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 Bvitamin repels mosquitos?

Hi

I remember reading somewhere that large doses of a certain B vitamin
(I think it was B1?) can help repel mosquitos if taken in big enough
doses for long enough.

Can anyone confirm this? How much should I take?

Thanks

Chris Giles



Tue, 13 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Bvitamin repels mosquitos?
It's not a matter of taking huge doses, it's a matter of maintaining
sufficient levels of the thiamine (B-1). So if you take a 50 mg B-complex
a half hour before you go out, you should be protected for a while, if
indeed it works for you. As long as your urine has the distinctive color
and odor, you've likely got it on board.
But remember that there may be a problem with TOO MUCH of the B vitamins.
Just with anything else. So maintain level without excess. As in life.
I've been using it for over 20 years, and don't have problems with
chiggers anymore. My mother swears by it for mosquitos.
Quote:

> Hi

> I remember reading somewhere that large doses of a certain B vitamin
> (I think it was B1?) can help repel mosquitos if taken in big enough
> doses for long enough.

> Can anyone confirm this? How much should I take?

> Thanks

> Chris Giles



Wed, 14 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Bvitamin repels mosquitos?
My personal impression with sandflies (tiny biting insects) is that B1 has
no effect in repelling the {*filter*}s, but stops their bites from swelling and
itching like mad.

Jay Mann
Christchurch, NZ


Quote:
> Hi

> I remember reading somewhere that large doses of a certain B vitamin
> (I think it was B1?) can help repel mosquitos if taken in big enough
> doses for long enough.

> Can anyone confirm this? How much should I take?

> Thanks

> Chris Giles



Fri, 16 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 Bvitamin repels mosquitos?


Quote:
> My personal impression with sandflies (tiny biting insects) is that B1
has
> no effect in repelling the {*filter*}s, but stops their bites from
swelling and
> itching like mad.

I'll take that!!!!!

Is it true that it is actually the MONONITRATE form and not the
HYDROCHLORIDE form that is to be used for this purpose?  Interestingly
enough, I only seem to be able to find the MONO form in a MULTI.
Whenever I see B1 by itself, it is the HYDROCHLORIDE form.

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Fri, 23 Nov 2001 03:00:00 GMT
 
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