Boron is a trace mineral that is vital for many functions in the body. It found in soil, water and in small amounts in the body.
Research surrounding the trace mineral boron is relatively limited. However, one study that stands out in the silence relates to a discovery by Prof. Roger Wyburn-Mason. He identified amoebae that parasitized the joints in those with rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Rex E. Newnham, a naturopath, and author of Beating Arthritis and Beating Osteoporosis, continued this research and what he found was amazing! Boron killed the amoebae that Prof. Roger Wyburn-Mason had identified! (see Boron: Missing Link)
Why do you need Boron?
- Helps parathyroid gland regulate calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus
- Helps the bones utilize calcium
- Hormone metabolism (including Vitamin D)
- Has been linked to brain function and cognitive performance
Conditions Related to Boron Deficiency
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Premature Aging
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Sex Hormone issues
- Prostate Cancer
- Candida Albicans
- Lupus Erythematosus
Boron, being a trace mineral, is considered a micronutrient. Although the amount required by our body is very small, it is vital for health. As with all trace minerals, it is best taken in combination with the other minerals. Dosages range from a trace to 1 – 2 milligrams per day. Therapeutic dosages range from 10 – 30 milligrams per day.
Boron is a relatively safe trace mineral. In some cases, dry skin and GI upset have occurred at the higher dosages.