Information on Effects


My series on supplements and what women need to know about them wraps up with an overview of Boron sometime considered an essential element of life, it certainly is an Essential Supplement in my combination of vitamins and supplements. It directly affects the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, copper , phosphorus and vitamin D.

Preliminary research has shown that boron may affect bone and joint health, but more research needs to be undertaken. One important effect is the decrease of calcium excretion in the urine. This is significant because it may help prevent osteoporosis. Boron is also important in the production of energy and a participant in the processes leading us to think clearly.

Where is it found?
Raisins, prunes, nuts, fruit with the exception of citrus, vegetables and legumes.

1 mg a day has been recommended by leading experts. My supplement formulations contain 10 micrograms which is 1:100 the amount. There are no baseline amounts recommended and I use it to enhance the absorption and use of calcium and magnesium for our bones.

Although there are reported cases of toxicity, none come from supplementation. They are the result of exposure to high levels of boron environmentally. Supplementation does not lead to accumulation of boron in the body. One isolated study has shown that intake of 3 mg a day produces increase in estrogen and testosterone levels. In my formulations Boron is included in the Calcium Magnesium, Zinc tablet and is only used to enhance these elements.

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