The importance of Boron as a mineral has been promoted intensively in recent years, due to its role in the health of bone and cartilage structures as well as in the complex stimulation of the secretion of sex hormones.
Role and Deficit
Some research highlights the role of Boron in metabolism and the utilization of Vitamin D, of Calcium, Phosphorus and Magnesium in bones. In its absence or deficiency, these minerals are rapidly excreted in the urine, so there is a risk of kidney stones. In addition to these positive aspects of Boron, research conducted in 1989 in the United States indicates the effect of Boron on the mental functions of the brain. It raises testosterone levels in men and balances estrogen levels in women.
Due to its properties Boron is used in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis in doses of 3 mg per day to compensate for the loss of estrogen in women. This trace mineral is well absorbed by the body and the excess is excreted in the urine. It is increasingly found in sodium supplements in food supplements while in food it can be found in soy, raisins and figs, peanuts, walnuts and hazelnuts.