01/5Be aware of these unusual sources of body odour

Be aware of these unusual sources of body odour

Body odour can be downright unpleasant and embarrassing. Normally, diet, medication and gender make up a person's unique body odour. Excess sweat can also give off a scent that is not pleasing to the nose. While good hygiene habits and quality products can take care of this issue, there are cases when bad body odour can't be explained. If you are doing everything you can to take care of yourself and find that you are still suffering from a bad case of body odour there may be unexpected reasons for it. Here are unusual sources of body odour you need to be aware of.


02/5Stressful job

Stressful job

Almost everyone deals with some form of stress. But when you are dealing with a lot of it, it can be really damaging to your health. When your job is a source of stress it not only has an impact on your mental health, but it can also take a toll on your body. When your heart is pounding faster than ever and you feel like you can't breathe, it can trigger anxiety. Being in this state increases a stress hormone called cortisol. High levels of cortisol can make you sweat a lot. Sweat mixed with the bacteria that is living on your skin can cause you to give off bad body odour.


03/5Blood sugar

Blood sugar

Paying attention to your body is important. The right signs can alert you to when something is wrong and needs to be taken care of. When a person's breath smells a little fruity it may be an indication they have some blood sugar issues. This can be due to either diabetes or hypoglycemia. Body odour can also be a sign that something is wrong. When blood sugar levels swing too far off in either direction it could cause injuries and even death. Consult with your doctor if this could be an issue for you.




Even though deodorant is supposed to be a solution to body odour, the wrong one might actually be making it worse. Certain ingredients found in some antiperspirants, deodorants, body washes, body sprays, and lotions can help smelly bacterial growth. If this is an issue for you, wash with plain old water.


05/5Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

Vitamin and mineral deficiencies

From boosting memory to energy, magnesium is one mineral that has a lot of health benefits for us humans.A doctor named Pierre Delbet also discovered in 1928 it can help tackle body odour issues. Upon studying it he reported: "In a few days, if [the patients'] diets contain nothing particularly toxic, [the magnesium supplement] deodorizes them. It is a very striking phenomenon: Their faecal matter loses all of its disagreeable odour. That can be due only to a modification of the intestinal flora." Dried coriander, almonds, cashews, flax, sesame seeds, sesame butter and dark chocolate are all rich sources of the magnesium. Make sure you are loading up on foods that are rich sources of vitamin and minerals.