Ionic Boron Benefits & Deficiency Symptoms
Boron is a mineral that is an activator. It helps to activate or cause many other functions to happen within the body. Boron is one of the main minerals used in the bone building process. Boron initiates estrogen by helping convert vitamin D into an active state. The estrogen then improves absorption of calcium. Boron also helps metabolism to take place within the bone. With this metabolism properly functioning, osteoporosis is not a major factor to a person’s health. Once osteoporosis sets in, Boron can play a major role in helping the body to replace lost calcium.
Boron also assists in preventing arthritis and tooth decay. Boron is one of the minerals necessary for building and repairing joint cartilage. Boron is essential in maintaining the correct levels of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus in the body. Boron helps to regulate hormones, especially estrogen, but also testosterone. Boron also helps maintain brain function and memory capabilities.
Boron deficiency can cause cell walls to become very weak and fragile, rendering the cells incapable of properly transferring nutrients into them. The body depends on Boron for performing many of its functions. With its interactions with calcium and other minerals, Boron is a very important part of a long chain that intertwines all the minerals necessary for individual cell growth.
Some Symptoms of Boron Deficiency:
Arthritis, brittle bones, carpal tunnel syndrome, degenerative joint disease, hormonal imbalance, loss of libido, memory loss, muscle pain, osteoporosis, receding gum, and weak joint cartilage.
Boron benefits and/or deficiency symptoms are generic for the mineral. No product claims are being made or implied.