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Boron information, FAQ and product listing page. This page contains information and frequently asked questions about boron as well as a complete list of products containing boron.

What is boron and what does it do?

Boron is a required element by our body (only in trace amounts) for the proper metabolism of magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus. Boron helps brain function, healthy bones, and can increase alertness.

Boron supplements are especially good for older people. Boron is known to help support proper bone growth. Boron is also useful for people who want to build muscle.

The best sources for boron include raisins, prunes, and nuts. Other sources include vegetables, fruit (not citrus) and legumes. Amounts vary widely depending upon the boron levels found in the soil where the food is grown.

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What are the benefits of taking boron?

Boron provides benefits such as increasing your alert and readiness, forming healthy bones, and improving brain function. Boron also interacts with other minerals in our body, but these relationships are not fully understood as of yet.

Boron may possibly conserve the body’s use of calcium, vitamin D, and magnesium. In a recent study involving boron, boron’s ability to reduce loss of calcium through excretion was eliminated when subjects were also provided with magnesium.

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Who can benefit from taking boron?

Everybody, especially the elderly as boron is known to encourage proper bone growth. Boron is also equally useful in creating and building muscle for athletes.

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How much boron should I take?

Strictly adhere to instructions found on each supplement label. A leading expert on boron has suggested that approximately 1-3 mg per day of boron is a more than reasonable amount to consume, while some doctors recommend no more than 1 mg. However, those that eat a decent amount of nuts, legumes, and produce are already consuming many times of this amount.

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Does boron have any side effects?

Acute exposure to high levels of boron have the potential to cause nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, rash, convulsions, as well as other related symptoms. Also reported in women aged 21 to 43 include hot flashes and hot sweats.

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