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Boron

Vitamin / Mineral Supplement Overview:
Boron is found in large concentrations in the parathyroid glands. It is only available as a natural source and no prescription is needed in order to use Boron. It is commonly used as an eye wash and an antiseptic for the skin. Using boron can be beneficial for those who are at high risk for developing osteoporosis.

How This Mineral Works in Your Body:
Important for preservation and growth of bone
Inhibits osteoporosis by stopping demineralization of bones
Increases calcium absorption and metabolism
Promotes normal growth and development
Regulates hormones
Contributes to health of cell membranes
Assists with some enzyme reactions
May help treat osteoarthritis
May improve immune system by boosting the bodies immune response through the production of antibodies
May treat arthritis pain and stiffness
May lessen hypertension

Where This Mineral is Found:
Apples
Drinking Water (in certain areas)
Leafy vegetables
Beer
Legumes
Carrots
Grains
Nuts
Cider
Grapes
Pears

Using Boron:
Available as an individual supplement and is an ingredient of some multivitamins.

Medical Precautions: Consult your doctor if you have:
Osteoporosis
Hypercalcemia

Pregnancy:
Seek advice from your physician


Breastfeeding:
Seek advice from your physician

Vitamin Supplement Storage:
Keep in a cool and dry location and away from direct light, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Do not keep in bathroom medicine cabinet. Heat and dampness may alter the action of the mineral.

Symptoms of Deficiency:
Poor bone growth

Overdose:
For accidental overdose: dial 911 (emergency), 0 for operator or call your closest Poison Control Center for immediate attention.

Side Effects:
Signs and symptoms : What to do
Nausea, vomiting, hair loss, skin rash, lethargy, headache, Diarrhoea, hypothermia, restlessness, kidney
damage, circulatory collapse and shock leading to death. : Discontinue use of mineral. Consult with your
physician immediately

Interactions:
Interacts with : Combined Effect
Magnesium : Helps metabolism of magnesium.
Phosphorus : Helps metabolism of phosphorus.

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