I don't know about that because I've been vegan for almost 4 years, take a B12 supplement, and the mosquitoes chow down on me big time. They leave my omni bf alone though. I thought it was because vegans have tastier blood.Originally Posted by belledozer
I take 1000mcg of B12 daily. Could this be why the mozzies will hoover and land and not bite?? I didn't know that B12 could be used as a mozzie repelant.
Prior to going vegetarian last year the mozzies in the summer used me for all their meals. Hey I consider it another benefit of going vegetarian. Thanks OregonAmy for letting me know that it was the B12 that was repelling those pesky mozzies.
This controlled study disagrees with your personal experienceOriginally Posted by Loki
I've been veggie for 10 years.
I had an incident whereby I had no access to deodorant for a couple of days, and I was skint. I smelled awful.
The moral of the story: It doesn't make a difference.
Bacterial contamination is just another source of bad odor. The study controlled for this sort of thing: if someone had bacterial contamination, their diet is unlikely to affect their odor (unless the diet was somehow feeding the bacteria as well).Originally Posted by Vegan Joe
Maybe not directly related.
My guess is it could do with the enviornment set up by your body, without the compounds and such, that are in animal products.
!!!Originally Posted by belledozer
I don't know if we do smell better. What I do know is that I'm normally a mozzie magnet, and they love to snack on me over the summer. Last year I went vegetarian, and I noticed that while they would hoover around me in clouds, and would land, they wouldn't bite me. I only had about 3 to 4 bites over the summer, and even though I did get the rare bite, it would itch very little, and the welt from the bite would go away within a couple of days. Ditto with fleas. Hmmm, I wonder if the lack of meat in my system had something to do with it??? It's something to ponder.