Boron is required by your body in trace amounts for proper metabolism of
calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Boron helps brain function, healthy bones, and can
increase alertness. Boron supplements are especially good for older people. Boron is known
to help support proper bone growth. Boron is also useful for people who want to build muscle.
Doctor Rex E. Newnham, Ph.D., D.O., is showing a relationship between a
dietary lack of boron and joint stress. See his article in the Journal of
Applied Nutrition, volume 46, issue 3, 1994. That article has the following
People in Jamaica and other surrounding islands where the soil and diet is low in Boron
have a higher than average chances of suffering from arthritis.
Boron amounts in the soil is directly proportional to the amount of organic matter.
Highly fertilized crops provide much less quantities of boron.
South Africans with a high Boron diet had a 3% incidence of arthritis. When they changed
their diet after moving to the city they had a 20% incidence of arthritis.
Hot mineral spas where Boron content in the water is very high have the reputation of