Although scientists have been aware of Boron for a long time, it is only fairly recently that the health benefits of this trace mineral have been discovered.
Research is as yet limited but the results so far suggest that Boron plays a vital role in the maintenance of bone health, prevention of bone loss and prevention of de-mineralization. A recent study carried out by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicated that when Boron was given to postmenopausal women they experienced a reduction in the loss of calcium, magnesium and to a lesser extent phosphorous through their urine. Postmenopausal women are at high risk of developing osteoporosis.
In has also been found that people with arthritis have lower amounts of boron in their bones and synovial fluid when compared to people without arthritis.
How Boron helps
Helps to build and maintain healthy bones.
Helps prevent bone loss and demineralization.
Assists the absorption and utilization of calcium.
May also assist the absorption and utilization of vitamin D, magnesium and phosphorous.
Symptoms of deficiency
At this time no symptoms of deficiency have been identified in humans. However, it should be noted that studies of animals have consistently found that a deficiency of Boron resulted in stunted growth.
Natural sources Fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts, and grains.
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