Boron is a trace element found in many plants. It is decreasing in soil levels, as with other trace elements and minerals. This results in lower plant levels, and consequently lower levels for humans. Boron is usually found in plants grown in fertile organic soils. However, studies have shown that western diets provide much less. Many patients are suffering from low levels due to overcooking, phytic acid and candida infections.
Boron is vital for bone and joint health.
It is also essential for maintaining cell membrane integrity in humans and plant cells’ cell walls. Boron is anti-fungal (soaking your feet in Borax and water will quickly kill the fungus that causes athlete’s foot), antiviral but has little antibacterial properties. Boron is found in high concentrations in the parathyroid gland and dental enamel. It also has a significant effect on bones. Boron gives your enamel and bones their hardness. This is why I recommend that you take it daily, especially for osteopenia (the stage prior to osteoporosis).
Boron regulates the metabolism and absorption of key minerals involved in bone development, such as calcium, magnesium and phosphorus, through the action of the parathyroid gland.
Minerals are vital for the proper functioning of enzymes, vitamins. For example, iodine is vital for thyroid function and boron is necessary for proper parathyroid function. A low level of boron can cause an increase in the activity of the parathyroid glands, which in turn causes bone and tooth decay, osteoporosis and arthritis. Numerous studies have demonstrated a direct correlation between arthritis and soil boron levels. Jamaica has a low level of boron and an arthritis rate exceeding 70 percent. Boron can also be used to treat juvenile arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Boron supplementation is usually 3 mg per day.
However, if you suffer from arthritis, joint pain, osteopenia, osteoporosis, or joint pain, you can double or triple this amount. After your inflammation and pain are under control, you can reduce the dose to 3 mg per day. Boron supplementation can activate vitamin D, which in turn increases calcium absorption into bones and teeth. Boron also plays a role in the production other steroid hormones, such as estrogen in women or testosterone in men. It can also be used to treat hot flashes in women (and men with low testosterone levels) and zinc to increase testosterone. Numerous studies have shown that supplementation with boron is as effective as hormone therapy and costs a fraction of the cost.
Borax, a common laundry detergent, is a good source of boron.
It is both a mineral as well as a salt boric acid. It is not possible to make a synthetic version. It is extracted from salt lakes in Turkey and the western United States. It is 99.5% pure, and pharmaceutical grade borax has a purity level that is comparable to the 20 Mule Team Borax found in supermarkets. As a youngster, I have fond memories of 20 Mule Team Borax sponsoring my favorite westerns. In 1881, a large Borax deposit was discovered in Death Valley. The nearest railroad was located 165 mi away. The wagons were seven feet tall with the rear wheels at the top and sixteen feet long. They carried twelve tons of Borax and twenty mule-teams could pull two wagons simultaneously. These mule teams pulled 36.5% of each load on their 120-foot ropes and equipment tethered to the wagons.
If you follow these steps, Borax can be used safely and without any problems.
Borax can be made into a concentrated solution by adding a teaspoon (5-6 grams) of Borax to a liter (clean, unchlorinated) of water. This is your “medicine bottle”, take one teaspoon daily of it, which will contain approximately 3 mg of Boron. To treat arthritis, you can take three teaspoons of this daily until your condition is under control. Then, reduce your intake to one teaspoon per day.
Boron and Borax, which are extremely alkaline, are highly effective in treating fungal and yeast infections.
This is because yeast and fungi cannot survive in an acidic environment. They are therefore easily killed by the alkaline or very basic boron and Borax. Jockey itch and athlete’s foot can be quickly relieved by a moist Borax powder. Simply rub the solution on the affected area.
To treat internal fungal infections like candida, you will need to use a different amount of Borax. Mix one-eighth of a teaspoon of Borax to a liter water. Then, over the course of a 24-hour period, drink the whole liter. You may notice a soapy flavor. However, you can sweeten it with lemon juice, orange juice or vitamin C crystals. This can be used until the symptoms of candida or leaky gut are gone.
Boron is not toxic, despite the rumors to the contrary. However, flawed studies that used extremely high doses of Boron were never done. If you follow my instructions, there is plenty of room for error and no significant side effects. To treat oral thrush you can use the same dilute solution as for candida. Just gargle with it several times per day.
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