Boron is an essential trace mineral that is found in foods, including certain fruits and vegetables as well as nuts and dried fruit. Human studies of boron have focused on bone health, in particular as a treatment for osteoporosis among postmenopausal women. There is evidence suggesting that boron supplementation (310 mg) may increase bone mineral density (BMD) by reducing calcium excretion and increasing bone calcification. Boron has also been shown to impact the metabolism of other minerals, decreasing blood levels of phosphorus and increasing blood magnesium. Boron has been shown to increase circulating estrogen and testosterone levels in humans, and may decrease sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG). This hormonal effect may represent an indirect mechanism by which boron may improve bone health; however, it should be noted that as a result, boron supplementation is contraindicated in individuals with a history of hormone-dependent cancers (e.g. breast, ovarian). Other indications for which boron may be helpful include osteoarthritis, kidney stones, and cognitive function. In patients with osteoarthritis, 6 mg/d boron has been shown to improve symptoms in 50% of patients. Supplementation with boron has also been shown to lower urinary excretion of oxalate. One study of 14 patients found that supplementation with 10 mg boron resulted in alleviation of pain often within hours, alleviation of hematuria if present, and most often the stone was dissolved and painlessly passed within 23 days of beginning boron.
Boron (from boron citrate) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 mg
Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have been diagnosed with an estrogen-dependant cancer.
Adults: Take 1 capsule daily with a meal or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Take with vitamin D and calcium.
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