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Main Discussion Area => Food Elements => Topic started by: Rita on March 03, 2017, 10:03:30 AM

Title: Boron
Post by: Rita on March 03, 2017, 10:03:30 AM
Did you know that one of the top minerals found in the cerebrospinal fluid is boron?

We rarely think about the mineral boron, other than using it as borax in laundry detergent. However, using boron as a supplement in the form of calcium fructoborate is quite interesting.

Food sources include avocado, dried apricots, prunes, raisins, Lamb's lettuce and strawberries.

So what are some things that boron can do?

-It helps balance hormones
-It prevents vitamin-D deficiency by increasing serum levels of D3
-helps the body absorb magnesium
-is anti-inflammatory
-a safe and effective treatment for osteoarthritis
- a deficiency results in decreased brain electrical activity, causing reduced mental alertness
- reduces genotoxic effects of heavy metals
-inhibits human prostate cancer cell proliferation
-has been approved as a proteasome inhibitor for the treatment of multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
-strongly binds oxidized NAD+
-is a histone deacetylase inhibitor
-was inversely associated with lung cancer in women

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712861/ (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4712861/)