Recently, my nephew was telling me about Boron and it’s popularity. Having never heard of the stuff, I wondered what all the hoopla was about. For some it is the be-all and end-all of pain relief. I can honestly attest to that. I am a Fibromyalgia sufferer with Degenerative Disk Disease in my neck and I’ve been taking it for 3 weeks with noticeable improvement after 2 days. 2 days! If you or anyone you know is suffering with some type of constant pain issue, I highly recommend trying Boron. Now I know you’re most likely thinking ‘if it isn’t prescribed by my doctor it probably won’t work’. I would counter and tell you to just try it.
After taking Celebrex for years, I stopped taking it as soon as I started taking the Boron. No point in taking more pain medicine than need be, right. I couldn’t accurately gauge if the Boron was working for the pain as long as I was still taking the Celebrex, so I had to stop the Celebrex (no diss to Celebrex, it works great).
What is Boron? It’s a trace mineral that is essential for normal growth and body health. Conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis are managed much better thanks to Boron. It’s great for reducing menopausal symptoms while helping the body to absorb magnesium and calcium much better.
Boron can be found in many foods such as: apples, oranges, red grapes, pears, plums, kiwi dates, avocado, soybeans, nuts, chickpeas, currants, peanut butter, red kidney beans, tomato, lentils, onions, potatoes, wine, and beer. The choices are endless for Boron consumption.
Deficiency Symptoms Of Boron: All of its symptoms are not known fully just yet but what we do know is that a boron deficiency could result in an abnormal metabolism of calcium and magnesium. Other symptoms include hypothyroidism, sex hormone imbalance, osteoporosis, arthritis.
Health Benefits are:
Arthritis Prevention – Taking calcium as we age is important for keeping our bones strong. As women, our bones become weak and porous as we age so to help combat that taking boron keeps your bones strong and healthy. As an arthritis sufferer I can tell you from my own experience since I have been taking boron, that when I wake up in the morning I am pain-free and that stays with me throughout the day. Don’t take my word for it, try it for yourself you’ll be amazed.
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Reduces inflammation and allergic properties associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
Body Building – Can greatly enhance testosterone levels in men therefore increasing muscle mass and performance.
Bone Health – Works with Calcium to strengthen bones; minimizes the risks of osteoporosis and arthritis; helps to metabolize minerals involved in bone health such as calcium, magnesium and copper; effects various hormones for better bone health including estrogen and testosterone.
Estrogen Increase in Menopausal Women – Will help to increase sex drive within a few days; increases natural sex hormones so need for hormone replacement therapies; helps ease symptoms of hot flashes and night sweats; helps to keep minerals as level as possible which is essential to post menopausal hormones that would normally be out-of-whack.
Cell Membrane Function – Is important for maintaining cellular and organ membrane functions; stabilizing the hormone receptors for the body to run smoothly.
Congestive Heart Failure – Boron can significantly alleviate the difficulties caused by congestive heart failure conditions.
Fungal Infections Decrease – Boron protects the body from parasitic attacks such as Candida Albicans and other nasty fungal infections.
Brain Function and Cognition – Studies have shown that boron can enhance brain function, eye-hand coordination, short-term memory and concentration.
Enzyme Inhibitors – Could possibly inhibit harmful enzymes from forming or acting, while simultaneously serving as a co-factor for other beneficial enzymatic reactions.
Important Note – There are reports of people taking too much Boron so check with your doctor, pharmacist or other health care provider before taking Boron as it may not be a good fit for you. If you have kidney disease or issues of the kidney you must check with your health care provider before taking any as it is absorbed and excreted through the kidney.