Potential Benefits: A number of research studies have come to the conclusion that boron can be an effective addition in the treatment of osteoporosis, and that it promotes healthy bone metabolism, including efficient use of Calcium and Magnesium, and proper function of the endocrine system (ovaries, testes and adrenals).
There is also some evidence that parts of the world with low levels of boron in the soil have a higher percentage of people suffering from arthritis in comparison to regions with higher soil levels of boron.
Description: Boron is a trace mineral that is essential for plants. Boron may also be essential for humans and animals based on recent experimental evidence showing that boron affects blood biochemical markers of energy and mineral metabolism.
Specifically, boron seems to be important for energy utilization and the development and maintenance of bone.
Potential Side Effects: Vitamin B6 deficiency, Vitamin B2 deficiencies, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, anaemia, dermatitis, ovarian / testicular abnormalities, oedema, seizures, gastrointestinal disturbances, fatigue, cold-
Potential Interaction: Trials with Boron showed that it increases Calcium and Magnesium retention, but at the expense of lowering manganese, which is one of the co-
So realistically, the only circumstances which would justify the use of Boron for osteoporosis -
General Usage: Should be taken daily.
Food Sources: Almond, Apple, Avocado, Banana, Brazil Nuts, Broccoli, Carrot, Cashew Nuts, Celery, Cereal and enriched Bread, Cherries, Chick Peas, Dandelion, Dates, Dried Apricots, Green Beans, Hazelnuts, Honey, Iceberg Lettuce, Lentils, Milk, Olive, Onion, Orange, Peach, Peanuts and Peanut Butter, Pear, Potato, Prunes, Raisins, Red Grapes, Red Kidney Beans, Red Wine and Beer, Wheat Bran, Walnut.
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