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Spring has arrived and it is officially that time of the year – mosquito season. They’re going here soon, and before you know it you’ll be scratching the hide off your legs. However, there might be a way to prevent that.

Mosquitoes seem almost impossible to completely rid yourself of. They are super annoying and can carry some pretty deadly viruses. If you currently use DEET to keep them at bay you should STOP! DEET is a powerful chemical that can produce some dreadful side effects and when it comes to our skin we should be avoiding toxic chemicals as it is.

When it comes to a safer means of protecting yourself you should give vitamin B1 a try. It could save you a lot of trouble. Vitamin B1 is also known as Thiamine and has been used by many for years when it comes to keeping mosquitoes away. It is believed that taking in the right amount of this alters the way our sweat smells making us unappealing to the mosquitoes.

It is recommended that you take at least 50 milligrams three times a day. You don’t have to constantly take a supplement for this thought, it can be found in foods like broccoli, kale, sunflower seeds, and beans. Take a look at the video below to see how this works for yourself. People all over the world swear by this method!