Boron is a trace mineral that is essential for the growth and maintenance of bones, improves wound healing, helps the body to utilize estrogen, testosterone and vitamin D, increases magnesium absorption, reduces inflammation, increases levels of antioxidant enzymes, helps to protect against oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity, and improves cognitive performance. And the best part is that it’s easy to get.
The boron we get from foods is primarily boric acid, which is naturally present only in plants. The best sources in food are:
- Raw Milk
- Red wine
- Sweet potatoes
Boron helps the body to absorb calcium and magnesium, is a natural antidote for arthritis and osteoporosis and reduces menopausal symptoms (especially post-menopausal osteoporosis).
It greatly benefits in treating most allergenic and inflammatory conditions and increases the level of natural sex hormones and reduces the need for hormone replacement therapy.
It helps you to recover from exercise, prevents aches and pains, builds muscle mass helps prevent joint deterioration and arthritis pain. Boron is great at reducing lipids accumulation and removes cholesterol, helping reduce the chances of developing atherosclerosis, blood clots, strokes and heart attacks. It manages metabolism of carbohydrates and the production of insulin from the pancreas that control blood sugar levels. Boron protects against parasites, especially Candida and fungal infections.
The best way to get boron is from food sources, but supplements can be added for specific conditions. It’s best to do this under the guidance of your doctor, as you can easily over-do it.