Our 1st nutrient mineral (in alphabetical
order). Boron is a trace Mineral (ie. our
bodies only require a very small amount
of this mineral). Chemical symbol: B. Its
essentiality for human health has been proven
only since the 1980s. There is strong evidence
it plays a role as a cofactor for the hormones
involved in mineral uptake into bone matrix
structure. It helps to maintain normal levels
of testosterone and estrogen. Found mostly
in foods of plant origin (fruits and vegetables).
Does not appear in meat or meat products.
• Prevents bone demineralization.
• Prevents calcium loss from urine
in post-menopausal women.
• Prevents post-menopausal osteoporosis.
• Reduces symptoms of arthritis.
• Raises testosterone levels and builds
muscles in men.
• Growth retardation.
• Increased effects of stress on the
• Muscle cramps.
• Bone pain.
• PMS and menstrual cramps.
Most fruits (apples,
pears, prunes, raisins, tomatoes) and vegetables.
Dairy products. Sardines and salmon.
US RDA: no official figures
EU RDA: no official figures
Since boron is a trace mineral. Only a very
small amount is required. A daily intake
of 3mg has been recommended for osteoporosis
prevention. By taking a good balanced diet
with fruits and vegetables, you should already
be getting between 1.5 to 3 mg of boron
Always consult a professional medical practitioner
before taking any supplements.
Highly toxic. Fatal over 15-20g (adults)
or 3-6g (children).
Toxic effects include: Red rash. Nausea.
Vomiting. Diarrhea. Kidney damage. Reduced
circulation. Shock, and then coma.