Skip Nav
Cardio Workouts
No Matter What Your Mood, We Have a Treadmill Workout For You
Healthy Recipes
15 Crazy-Good (and Healthy) Avocado Recipes to Make on the Regular
A Calorie Comparison of Your Favorite Beers

B Vitamins and Mosquitoes

I try to eat a healthy balanced diet all the time, so I know I get all the vitamins and minerals I need without having to take supplements. Recently, I heard the suggestion that getting extra B vitamins, especially B1 (thiamine), deters bugs and mosquitoes. This idea made me hopeful, but I approached it with a healthy dose of skepticism.

While getting enough B vitamins is great for your health, I'm sorry to say that mosquitoes will still find you just as tasty, even if you up your dosage. One thing to think about is that B vitamins are water soluble. This means that they are not stored in the body and must be taken every day. Even if you take extra, your body can only handle a certain amount, so you'll just end up peeing it out, which won't deter mosquitoes and other pesky bugs.


Why I'll Never Diet Again
Team USA Winter Olympics Gear 2018
When Is the Opening Ceremony For the Winter Olympics?
Flu Symptoms 2018 For Kids
Healthy Avocado Recipes
Olympians on Social Media
The Best GT's Kombucha Flavors
Intermittent Fasting Benefits
Air-Purifying Plants
Who Is Adam Rippon?
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds