Boron Facts

Some Boron Facts and Uses of Boron

•Boron element as trace mineral in the human body performs essential functions.

• If you’ve arrived here as a geologist or prospector – don’t run away – Your Body is Your Greatest Asset

Element boron in nutrition is a trace mineral

• Essential for healthy bones

• Aids in absorption of Calcium because needed for Vitamin D to work and D is needed for absorption of Calcium

• Cofactor with Vitamin D

• Because of previous three factors a deficiency can lead to osteoporosis

• One of the facts about boron is that some studies suggest that it reduces risk of prostate cancer - Cancer Lett 2004, Oncol Rep 2004 Cancer Causes and Control

Forms

• Sodium borate and chelates of boron like boron citrate are good for general health.

RDA

• None given

Dosage by Supplements

As boron citrate:

• Adults 3 mg/day

• Teens 1 mg/day

• Children – as amino acid complex: 1-4 years 0.5 mg/day; 4+ years 1 mg/day

Toxicity

Considered very safe at supplement levels below 9 mg/day in adults.

Boron Food Sources include fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, dried fruit, legumes, nuts, coffee and milk.

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