October 25th, 2011, 04:43 PM
B vitamin to protect against bug bites?
Last time we were at Couples, I'd read about a certain B vitamin that helped protect against bug bites. We used it and had no problems. Can't remember which B vitamin it was. Can anyone help?
October 26th, 2011, 07:28 AM
Thiamine (vitamin B1) can be used as a systemic insect repellent (the skin has a characteristic smell)
I think it helps me but the evidence hasn't proved it yet.
October 26th, 2011, 10:15 PM
I've tried it before and I didn't have much luck. I've read about people having great success with it. Maybe it only works for some folks which must be nice. Tired of using the bug spray.
October 27th, 2011, 11:35 AM
Yes, i used it before and during a holiday to Antigua...no bites at all whilst all around were getting bitten...i highly reccomend Vitamin B1.
October 27th, 2011, 01:56 PM