Bed Bug Patch is Vitamin B1(3 posts)
After I began being bitten and asking about how to stop the biting as I am severely allergic to the bites, I spoke with people from states where they use B1 as a bite detterent on a regular basis from a variety of insects including I was told several times Bed Bugs.
I have wondered if the smell repels them or reduces the allergic reaction as someone already posted. But I have taking strong B vitamins in the morning and then 2 hours b4 bed I take a single B1 again. Usually it worked but on ocassion it didn't.
I also did research, and B vitamins are not as benign as one might think. They can cause different behavioral and emotional problems and cures as well, as studies have been done extensively on the effects of B's on adults and children.
I decided to try them and so far I am okay. My question is that usually you can't overdose, (not sure), as excess B vitamins are excreted in urine, but if the transdermal patch is keeping it in your skin it just makes me wonder a bit as each B vitamin has different good effects and in case studies at Universities some bad effects.
They seem to be helping me right now as after discontinuing Neem Oil because of a strong allergic reaction I switched to B vitamins to deter being bitten. Again, I am severely allergic to bb bites. If you google B1 and bugs or B1 as an insect repellant you will probably find people's experiences with taking it orally.
At least there are options to getting bitten while ridding yourself of the problem of bb's. I just wonder how much this patch is and what is the effect of excess not leaving the body as they say. I thought things taken through patches did go into the body, not just the skin, as the skin is an organ that absorbs into the body, such as nicotine patches, birth control and I can't think right now of other patches.
How can they engineer the patch so the B1 just stays in the skin of the body and emits through the skin and doesn't leave the body? Since it is a fact excess B vitamins are excreted from the body? Have they changed the molecular structure of the B1 in the patch so it doesn't leave the body? And what is the long term effect of that?
I hope they really did it and it will have no negative side effects, as at least orally the excess is excreted through the urine. But if they did it in a way that won't hurt people more power to them, if they don't charge excessive $$$$ for it.
It just seems a bit odd that they have a patch that disperses it just into the skin? Am I misunderstanding the patch? Again I hope it works and is harmless and not costly.
I have been pondering and pondering how this patch could actually work. My thought is perhaps if in fact it turns out that it works, it's because the Vitamin B1 with the strong odor to insects, is time released. In that case I hope a Vitamin Company comes out with time release vitamin B1 to take orally to compete with this patch. So that if in fact if this preventative measure works for everyone, may the most cost efficient manufacturer with the lowest price win.
Since there is a more active thread which started earlier today about the Bed Bug Patch, I am moving your posts there. (They're included as a quote from you in one of my posts.) You're more likely to get responses there, where many others are discussing the same product, so I am closing this thread.
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