Boron Uses and Information

Boron is a trace mineral and essential nutrient that is required by the body in very small amounts. Boron helps to prevent osteoporosis by aiding in the construction and maintenance of healthy bones. It also helps reduce the loss of calcium and magnesium in urine needed to build strong and healthy bones. Boron helps to increase levels of serum estrogen and ionized calcium (Note: Women who develop osteoporosis have low levels of both estrogen and ionized calcium). Boron also helps maintain normal cell function and facilitates a variety of necessary enzyme reactions. A boron deficiency may lead to impaired mental function and depressed mental alertness.

Possible Medical Indications

  • Ensure strong and healty bones.
  • Maintain proper mental function.
  • Elevate levels of serum estrogen and ionized calcium.
  • Ensure adequate levels of calcium and magnesium to prevent bone demineralization.
Dosage Recommendation

Recommended dosage amount is typically 3 mg a day, and amounts up to 10 mg a day can be used. Boron works best when taken with a vitamin and mineral supplement that includes calcium, magnesium, manganese, and riboflavin (Vitamin B-2). Note: There is no established RDA for boron.