SOURCES OF BORN
| Leafy green
|| Sweet clover
|| Muskmelon leaves
BORON DEFICIENCIES LEAD TO:
· Inadequate mineral metabolism.
· Excessive urinary excretion of calcium and
· Inadequate estrogen production and retention.
· Early onset of osteoporosis due to calcium and
SUPPLEMENTAL BORON HAS BEEN SHOWN
· Improve metabolism of calcium, phosphorus, and
· Assist in synthesizing and raising levels of
estrogen and testosterone levels in older women to levels found in women on
estrogen replacement therapy.
· Assist in the synthesizing of vitamin D, a
crucial nutrient in the assimilation of Calcium.
· Greatly reduce calcium, magnesium and estrogen
A study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed that
a test group of postmenopausal women taking 3 mg/day of supplemental boron lost
40% less calcium and 33% less magnesium and phosphorous in the urine.
Our bodies require sex hormones, especially, for the
absorption of calcium. Menopausal women, whose ovaries no longer produce
estrogen, have difficulty absorbing calcium. Currently, estrogen replacement is
the most common treatment for osteoporosis, in spite of the side effect of this
treatment. Researchers have discovered that boron increases estrogen production
in menopausal women. Blood levels of the most active form of estrogen -
17B estradiol - increased by 50% over pre-study levels. It has been
speculated that the body needs boron to synthesize estrogen, vitamin D and
other steroid hormones. It may also slow the breakdown of these hormones.
Young, J.E. "Boron." Vitamin Research Products, Vol. 3,
No. 5, Aug., 1988.