The mineral Boron is an essential natural substance that plays an important role in several biological processes. Boron is absolutely essential for growth in all plants, animals, and humans. According to the National Institute for Health, there is increasing evidence of this nutrient showing a variety of beneficial effects, ranging from anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects to the modulation of different body systems. Studies have shown that low levels of boron are associated with poor immune function, increased risk of mortality, osteoporosis, and cognitive deterioration. High boron levels, on the other hand, may be toxic for some animals and humans. Some studies have shown some benefits of higher levels of boron, but findings have been generally mixed, which perhaps accentuates the fact that dietary intake will benefit only if the supplemental amount is appropriate. The health benefits of boron are numerous in animals and humans; the central nervous system shows improvement and immune organs exhibit enhanced immunity with boron supplementation. Hepatic metabolism also shows positive changes in response to dietary boron intake. Furthermore, animals and human fed diets supplemented with boron reveal improved bone density and other benefits including embryonic development, wound healing, and cancer therapy. It has also been reported that boron affects the metabolism of several enzymes and minerals.
Boron is one of those supplements that is a super detoxifier of the pineal gland, and it cleans the body of fluorides which in turn reduces unwanted calcification of vital tissues. Generally speaking, it seems to affect the way the body handles other minerals like calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Evidence indicates that it naturally increases the level of estrogen in older women, as well as in men, which is a good thing. Estrogen is essential for maintaining good bone health and acute mental function. And in its common form of boric acid can be used as a douche to kill yeast that cause vaginal infections.
I grew up watching western movies sponsored by Twenty Mule Team Borax, still an effective laundry detergent today. Because borax has an alkaline pH of 9.3, it can be added to the washing machine to soften the water. Hard water is hard on clothes and makes it more challenging to get them clean. Other practical uses include using it for pest control. It is an effective agent for ridding mange from pets and will kill parasites in humans, whether internal as worms or externally as mites or lice. As a replacement for shampoo, borax (one cup of powder to one gallon of water) may be used to wash the scalp and hair, restoring the pH to more natural alkaline levels, and rebalancing all manner of scalp conditions.
To bring the internal environment back into balance with recommended levels of boron for optimal health benefit, follow the recommendations for consumption in the short YouTube video below to see steady improvement of compromised conditions such as arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, osteoporosis, bone spurs, calcium deposits, fungal infections, lupus, fibromyalgia, autoimmune disease, hormone imbalances, candida, ringworm, insomnia, and impotence.
Can you get enough boron from what you eat? Sure, if you eat a lot of nuts, in particular. It is also commonly found in micro amounts in legumes, beans, and tubers. It comes from plants. It is hard to know if you are getting enough of this micro-nutrient in your diet, even if you eat a healthful plant diet, given the nature of depleted soils in this day and age. Supplementation may be advised.
Vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, etc. are all necessary for the body to work well. Remove any one of them, even the least of them, and all kinds of body processes are affected. Many diseases found in the world today are related to simple nutritional deficiencies. Restoring a lacking nutrient can make a huge difference in your overall health.
If you are wondering how just a daily pinch of some white soap powder could help such a variety of illnesses, consider a tower made of blocks. Removing one of them, especially a foundation block, compromises the stability of the entire building. Thus is it with the body. The human body exercises countless processes in many of the body's systems. These processes are dependent upon “building blocks.” Perhaps it is the missing block in your health profile, and perhaps simple supplementation will make a world of difference.