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What is Boron used for?
Boron seems to be a forgotten supplement. It’s not one that I’d ever really come across until recently and I’d suggest that most of us have never considered taking boron at all because its benefits seem to have been kept out of the limelight.
I remember reading a bit about boron a while back and thinking to myself a the time that perhaps I should buy some, and then promptly forgot about it.
However a recent conversation with a work colleague prompted me again and as I do my best these days to pay attention when the universe keeps putting things under my nose, I set myself a reminder to have a bit more of a look into it.
It seems that boron has many uses and many effects on the body. Here’s a a list of just some of its uses:
- Increases testosterone in men
- Increases estrogen in menopausal women
- Reduces the effects of aging
- Helps to convert vitamin D to its active form
- Potentially beneficial for cancer prevention
- VERY beneficial for rheumatoid arthritis
- Autoimmune diseases
Adequate boron is essential for healthy teeth and bones and being a regulator of cell membranes, it works in the body to allow more magnesium into the cells so best advice is to take magnesium (or use trans-dermal magnesium oil) and boron together for best effect.
The more I’ve looked into the uses and the effects of boron on health, the more impressed I am by what I’ve found and even though we’ve been led to believe that boron (borax and boric acid) is toxic even in very small doses, it seems that this is actually untrue (similar to the lies fed to the public about the toxicity of apricot kernels and vitamin B17).
There are many people taking borax (yes – the stuff you buy to kill ants and cockroaches) in various ways and getting great results, but for me it seems to be difficult to really know how much to take and so I chose to buy capsules so I know exactly how much boron I’m getting each day.
I am currently taking three or four 3mg capsules per day as the recommendation for those of us trying to resolve health issues seems to be about 10mg a day initially.
I can tell you that my husband and I both noticed benefits from the very first day taking boron. His every morning headache all but disappeared from the very first day (the headaches are something that he’s suffered with for years), and I’ve been feeling happier which is awesome! Although I’m aware that there may be some less pleasant effects off and on for a while as it does its thing in my body, I’m optimistic that the long term effects are going to be great.
I’ve included links to various articles and research so that you can see for yourself the results that this cheap and simple supplement can have.
If you’d like to try Boron yourself, you can of course use borax (if you want to work out how much to take and how to take it) or you could try the Boron capsules that I ordered here at Iherb (they’re cheap) and if you use my referral code ZZR118, you’ll get $10 off your first order if it’s over $40 or $5 discount if under $40.