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Minerals - Boron

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Nature’s calcium and mineral catalyst

Boron is needed in trace amounts for healthy nerves, muscles, teeth, bones, and the metabolism of calcium and minerals.

Boron enhances brain function and promotes alertness. Many people have difficulty absorbing calcium, boron aids in the absorption of calcium. It’s known as a hardener. Boron deficiency accelerates osteoporosis, vitamin D and calcium deficiencies.

Boron supplementation helps to prevent post-menopausal osteoporosis and loss of lean muscle mass associated with aging. A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated that within eight days of supplementing their daily diet with 3 milligrams of boron, the test group of post-menopausal women lost 40% less calcium and slightly less phosphorus through their urine than they had before supplementation.

Boron potentates estrogen’s role in building and maintaining strong muscles, nerves, teeth and bones by helping to convert vitamin D into its active form necessary for the efficient absorption of calcium.

Boron is essential for bone metabolism, calcification of bones and helps prevent osteoporosis, arthritis, and tooth decay. Boron is necessary for cartilage formation and repair. Memory and brain function can improve with boron supplementation. Boron plays a role in regulating hormone production and balance. Boron deficiency can cause weak and fragile cell walls, affecting any and every system of the body. Some research shows that boron improves libido. Boron is associated with and stores in the parathyroid.

Natural food sources of Boron: Apples Almonds Rice bran Spinach Carrots Pears Sesame seeds Green leafy vegetables Grapes Steel cut oats Flaxseeds Abunda Life Naturopathic food medicine formulas: Garden of Eden Rainbow Juice Powder Almond Milk Green Gorilla Super Green Homeopathic remedies: #37 #822 #828 Phytonutrient supplement formulas: Super Juice Plus South Pacific Spirulina Deep rooted Canadian alfalfa Herbal source: Silica Shavegrass/Horsetail Symptoms of Boron deficiency: Arthritis Brittle bones Soft teeth Carpal tunnel syndrome Degenerative joint disease Female hormone imbalance Loss of libido Joint pain Lower back pain Nervousness Forgetfulness Muscle pain Osteoporosis (post-menopausal) Inability to concentrate Receding gums Week cartilage Mental dullness Cavities Shoulder pain Brain fog