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Health Canada approves first

homeopathic oral mosquito repellent

Bug Off! New natural and effective product keeps mosquitoes at bay

Can a tiny pill ward off mosquitoes and other nasty bugs?  Calgary’s Erin Bosch thinks so.

The Calgary-based homeopathic researcher has developed Mozi-Q, a pill that eliminates the need to douse skin with harmful DEET to repel pesky bugs. The all-natural product was recently approved by Health Canada, making it Canada’s first oral bug repellent.

While doing research, Bosch found a study from the 1960s that proved that a combination of homeopathic remedies would help keep mosquitoes, ticks and other blood-sucking insects at bay. She tried it with her patients and when they kept coming back for more, it was time to formulate the product so it could be shared with the rest of the world and Canada.

“Mozi-Q allows people to enjoy the outdoors without being “bugged,” says Erin Bosch, CEO and Founder of Xerion Dispensary Ltd., a homeopathic formulation and manufacturing company based in Calgary. The company's focus is on fast-acting formulations for unique indications and ailments that solve a specific problem for the consumer.

Mozi-Q is made from staphysagria, a plant-derived substance that is a natural insect repellent. While results vary from person to person, 90% of those who take the product have noticed that mozzies, black flies and other bugs stay away.

Baffling to scientists, some people are more susceptible to bites than others. Some get attacked by bugs while others leave every outdoor party, cottage get-away or golf game unscathed. Mozi-Q is designed to change a person’s susceptibility to bites so that insects are less likely to prey on them. After taking Mozi-Q most notice a drastic reduction, if not almost the disappearance of mosquitoes nipping at their skin. Those usually considered “lunch” by mozzies may still incur a few bites but the effects subside extremely quickly without the usual suffering and swelling left by the six-legged bloodsuckers.

A great ally for all outdoor enthusiasts, Mozi-Q will have people chucking the sticky, smelly sprays in the trash and ridding themselves of stinky and smoky bug coils. It's a great tool  for campers, cottagers, golfers, hikers and anyone who wants to enjoy the outdoors without being annoyed by mosquitoes.

The product has many features: it works within 30 minutes; there are no side effects; it repels mosquitoes and other bugs; the product can be taken every 2-3 hours starting before the user goes outside; it can be used in conjunction with other therapies and homeopathic medicine is, by definition, non-toxic.

Mozi-Q is available from more than 250 health food retailers for $24.99 (60 capsules). For more information on where to buy the product, please visit: http://www.mozi-q.com/

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