Today’s news: B Boost.
What is Boron? It is a trace mineral, which seems increasingly to be an essential mineral having benefits in bone strength, arthritis, brain function and muscle mass as well as being anti-microbial.
is particularly important to people looking for relief from arthritis and/or rheumatism. This was first discovered in animals (sheep and chicken) and has been particularly noted in arid areas, which tend to have higher boron levels.
In Australia where the local population has high blood boron levels, there are clear links to lowered levels of Arthritis. Less than 1% of the population has Arthritis, compared to Jamaica where Arthritis has climbed to 70% of adults over 60 years of age. Jamaica has low levels of Boron in its soil.
Boron is now understood to be essential as you age; it also aids calcium and magnesium absorption in the body.
Boron is a rare mineral and only found in certain areas of the world and is in low concentrations overall. It seems increasingly likely that it is an essential mineral. There are several boron-containing antibiotics in nature and boron is anti-microbial. As such it can be used to treat yeast (candida) infections and has been used as a food preservative.
Research suggests it helps the way the body assimilates calcium, magnesium and phosphorus.
It may help in cases of osteoporosis, athletes sometimes use it to strengthen muscle mass, and some research suggests it helps in anti ageing and brain function.