In the latest issue of Birth of a Mother Magazine, we decided to show everyone our favorite all natural or DIY sunscreens and insect repellants. Unfortunately we missed one very important, we didn't receive their images and samples on time, so they did not make the issue – however I would like to remedy that now. They are a very effective, Calgary based and made insect repellant called MOZI-Q.
We have been testing their tablets for the past 2 weeks on (or rather in) ourselves and our 5 year old son, and I have to say I'M IN LOVE. Not only do they work to repel insect bites and stings, but if you or your child happen to get bitten, you can take them post-bite and it will decrease the severity drastically! The box says to take 1 tablet, and up to 8 per day. I found that taking 2 initially for an adult gets better results and you do not have to take more for quite a few hours. That said, the most ideal combination is the Mozi-Q plus a mild DIY or all-natural insect repellant, especially this time of year when they're thick as thieves.
Make sure to check out their website and Facebook page for where to purchase and more information.
Mozi-Q is a homeopathic formula in the form of a chewable pill.
Mozi-Q is a formula containing five homeopathic remedies:
They are in low C and D potencies, thereby acting at the physical level for their common indication, to reduce the frequency and severity of insect bites.
In the '60s a homeopath by the name of HR. Trexler studied Staphysagria for its effectiveness at preventing mosquito bites. In a study of 421 subjects over a 4 year period, he found this remedy to be 90% effective.
We have tested this remedy in our clinic over four mosquito seasons and found the response from the public confirmatory of Trexler's findings.
The founder of Homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann gave us the principle of homeoprophylaxis when he visited homes wherein one or several family members were stricken with Scarlet Fever. He gave the sick onesBelladonna, a match for the illness based on the Law of Similars. Those in the household exposed to the disease also received a dose of Belladonna to prevent them falling ill. Thus, the principle of dosing a remedy preemptively, 'homeoprophlyaxis,' became part of the practice of homeopathy.
Applied to Mozi-Q, remedies used for the treatment of insect bites and stings should prevent bites and stings…and, that's what Trexler proved in his study.
In infectious illness or bug bites, we have seen that some folks are more susceptible than others. You may have a sister that never gets sick, and a brother that catches every cold and 'flu' going around. You may also have noticed that some get accosted by mosquitoes readily, get many bites that swell and drive them to distraction. Others in the same environment get only one or two bites that disappear quickly without much ado. Simply put, some are more susceptible than others. Mozi-Q is designed to change the individual's susceptibility such that insects are less inclined to bite, and if they do, the effects of the bites subside quickly without the usual suffering.
The formulator of Mozi-Q has added four other plant remedies with similar indications to Staphysagria to cover the susceptibility of more people. In their homeopathic potencies, they are non-toxic and safe to use as indicated. At low potency, they do not interfere with other homeopathic treatment.
There are no interactions with medications or other treatments or preventative measures for bug bites. Homeopathic remedies are by definition non-toxic.