Known and used by civilizations dating at least back to the time of the Greeks, Boron as borax has a long history. Boron is found naturally in seawater, fruits, and vegetables, and is concentrated in some volcanic regions of the world. It was isolated and identified as an element in 1808. Its nutritional value has been debated since 1989. It was finally accepted as an essential nutrient element in 1990 after studies showed that it influenced the metabolism of several other nutrient elements including calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. We now believe there is also a significant synergistic relationship between Silica and Boron.
Research has confirmed that Boron plays several metabolic roles in animal physiology. The list includes:
- Bone: It is essential in the growth and maintenance of bone.
- Wounds: It improves wound healing.
- Hormones: It is active in the production of hormones.
- Magnesium: It helps with the absorption of Magnesium.
- Inflammation: It reduces inflammatory biomarkers such as C-reactive protein.
- Antioxidants: It raises the level of antioxidant and detoxifying enzymes such as superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase.
- Heavy Metals: It is helpful in dealing with pesticide-induced oxidative stress, as well as heavy metal toxicity.
- Brain: It improves brain electrical activity.
- Parathyroid: It is essential for parathyroid function.
- Radiation: It is protective against radiation damage to DNA, cells, and tissues by absorbing neutrons.
And the list goes on. Please refer to theinstituteofmineralresearch.org for more information and uses.
Symptoms of Deficiency:
Bone and joint problems (pain and/or inflammation), hormonal imbalances, fungal overgrowth, excessive calcium loss, general inflammation, and brain fog.
Boron appears to by very synergistic with silica and we recommend taking both of them together. Should you experience a Herxheimer reaction, i.e. feeling poorly, reduce the dosing initially.
Food High in Boron:
Chickpeas, almonds, beans, vegetables, bananas, walnuts, avocado, broccoli, prunes, oranges, red grapes, apples, raisins, pears, and many other beans and legumes are good sources of boron.
NOTE: Some of the links for the articles listed below will take you away from the Eidon website.
The Physiological Impact of Boron, by Howard W. Fisher
“…Boron was first discovered to influence the metabolism of calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, and vitamin D …”
Source: Dr. Howard W. Fisher
Scientific Studies & Research: Boron
Source: Institute of Mineral Research
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Obtaining the needed minerals via the food we eat is a chronic problem today. This is primarily due to our deficient soils and over processing and over cooking of our foods. Drinking ultra-purified water can also strip our body of these essential minerals. It is important to be aware of the fact that reverse osmosis and distilled water will actually act in reverse of what nature intended our water to do. Instead of being a mineral delivery system, the minerals are taken out of the water and this puts additional stress on the body tissue to compensate for the lack of minerals in the water. The minerals must then be taken from our healthy reserves in bone and muscle, thus leaving our system deficient and vulnerable. Replacement is essential!
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