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Benefits of Boron

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Boron is classified as a mineral that’s necessary for the body’s health as well as growth. It increases the ability of the body to absorb calcium and magnesium.2 Which is why if you’re deficient in boron your body will abnormally metabolize magnesium and calcium. Other signs that you may be deficient in boron include hypothyroidism, hormone imbalance, arthritis, and osteoporosis.2 A few benefits of incorporating boron in your daily life include: preventing arthritis, aiding in bone health, increasing estrogen production, preventing post-menopausal osteoporosis, maintaining cell membrane function, treating the difficulties due to congestive heart failure, lowering plasma lipid levels, decreasing fungal infections, and increasing brain as well as cognitive performance.2

Here at Acupuncture Atlanta we carry Boron (as boron glycinate) by Pure Encapsulations, Boron (glycinate) is a fantastic product because it supports normal calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium metabolism all while reducing the loss of these minerals through the urine. Also, it reinforces the connective tissue in the bone matrix. Another key aspect of taking Boron is that it’s vital in producing estrogen and vitamin D. Although there are benefits of taking boron, ensuring you take no more than the proper dosage is important because high levels can cause nausea, stomach discomfort, or vomiting.1

1. Dr. Axe. (2017) Boron Uses-Boost Bone Density and Much More. Retrieved from: https://draxe.com/boron-uses/
2. Organic Facts. (2017) 15 Suprising Benefits of Boron Retrieved from: https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/minerals/boron.html