What can Boron do for you?
Boron is a trace mineral that is important for strong bones. Unfortunately, it has been ignored in health maintenance and fighting disease. It metabolizes Magnesium, Phosphorous and Calcium. This element plays a vital role in preventing osteoporosis and utilizing other important minerals and vitamin D. Your body structure is reliant on strong bones and boron helps to prevent the aging effect on the bones.
Several conditions have been found to improve naturally with Boron supplementation. These conditions include Lupus Erythematosis, Candida Albicans, parasites, allergies, irregular sex hormones, menopausal symptoms, ageing, osteoporosis and arthritis. It has been found to relieve arthritis by more than 95% due to the important role it plays in the integration of calcium into the bone and cartilage.
When we age, our bodies lose bone density and bones become weak. They break easily. Boron supplements form part of good nutritional supplementation for ensuring that our bones are strong and healthy.
From the food we consume, our bodies produce calcium. Due to poor diets, we often do not get enough calcium. When calcium stores are low, the blood takes calcium from tissues and bones. It is returned when the levels of calcium in the blood is restored. The trade between the bones and blood must be in equilibrium to ensure that things work as normal. A balanced diet should provide the necessary calcium.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The amount of calcium our bodies require, change over time and do not remain fixed. During pregnancy, a woman will require more calcium. Many of us do not pay attention to this fact and the blood ends up owing the bones more calcium than what we are consuming. Eventually, osteoporosis, also known as the silent killer, occurs. A boron supplement can prevent this early on by helping to reduce the amount of calcium that is lost by the bones.
Although research has not been conclusive, boron is thought to increase the estrogen levels in women after menopause. This reduces vaginal discomfort. Preliminary studies have also shown that hand-eye coordination, long term and short term memory, perception and attention can be improved by boron supplementation.
People in an environment that is boron rich have shown to have less joint disorders. Deficiencies could contribute to development of osteoarthritis. Boric acid or borax (inorganic boron) has been used as an antiseptic as it has antifungal and antibacterial properties and acts against both non-candidal and candidal vulvovaginitis. Some research suggested that used in the vagina, boric acid capsules may be an effective against vaginitis. The capsules that contain boric acid were administered vaginally daily. Boron may also affect how certain coagulation (blood clotting) effects works.
Avoid Boron if you have a history of allergic reactions to glycinate, aspartate, citrate, borax, boric acid or boron. It may be toxic to babies or young children, but these reports are very few. In the olden days, borax and honey was used to clean the gums and pacifiers of babies. Several infant deaths were reported because of using boric acid powder topically to prevent diaper rash. Toxicity manifests in headaches, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and skin rash. However, humans tend to excrete boron very quickly and therefore high levels are not built up in the blood stream.
Foods that are rich in Boron include peaches, beans, grapes, wine and peanut butter. The FDA does not regulate supplements and herbs very strictly and therefore purity, safety and strength of products will vary. It is best to read product labels. Consult your physician or healthcare provider if you have a medical condition or if you are taking any drugs, herbs, medications or supplements.