( aka why do mosquitoes bite some people and not others? )
I’ve never had too many problems with mosquitoes. The biggest complaint I’ve had about them is that they buzz around near my head at night. They never seem to bite me. At least that used to be the case.
Mosquitoes DID in fact, start biting me these last few weeks. Strangely enough, I’d also cut down on my caffeine intake to almost zero. I was wondering if it was related in any way.
A bit of research online, which I won’t bother linking over here, has led to a new revelation.
Caffeine consumption is good to ward off mosquitoes. That’s right. That early morning cup of java could help you avoid malaria and the likes.
How? Here’s how. Caffeine in the blood stream prevents breakdown of thiamine aka vitamin B1. Presence of thiamine in the blood acts as a repulsive agent towards mosquitoes. I have switched back to my high caffeine diet immediately.
Now the consequences of the non-breakdown-age of thiamine might has it’s own health problems, but I’ll leave that for you guys to find out. I’m just happy mosquitoes don’t bite me.
Here’s another question. Why does my dad have mosquito bite problems when he has two~three cups of coffee a day? I think the answer lies in the fact that my coffee is based on freshly brewed espressos, and his is instant coffee. That’s not even real coffee anyway. So I guess the potency of the coffee makes a difference. :)
Sleep tight! ^_^