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A mineral which does not get much attention is involved in several important functions.

Low boron profile has been related to a poor immune function, increased risk of mortality, osteoporosis, and cognitive deterioration (Khaliq H, et.al., 2018).

Research incorporating electroencephalographic (ECG) data in healthy men and women showed that boron affected cognition (Penland JG, 1994).

When low and high boron intake was compared, low boron intake resulted in significantly poorer performance for eye-hand coordination, attention, perception, encoding and short-term memory as well as long-term memory.

Boron can also reduce inflammation.

Fifteen days of boron supplementation in study participants compared to the placebo showed a decrease in C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, and erythrocyte sedimentation rate which are markers related to inflammation (Scorei R, et.al., 2011).

Boron even seems to affect the risk for prostate cancer.

Increased dietary boron intake was associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer (Cui Y, et.al., 2004).

Boron is easy to take since we don’t need much, and it can also be taken together with other compounds which reduce inflammation like curcumin.

References

Cui Y, Winton MI, Zhang ZF, Rainey C, Marshall J, De Kernion JB, Eckhert CD. Dietary boron intake and prostate cancer risk. Oncol Rep. 2004 Apr;11(4):887-92.

Khaliq H, Juming Z, Ke-Mei P.The Physiological Role of Boron on Health. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2018 Nov;186(1):31-51.

Penland JG. Dietary boron, brain function, and cognitive performance. Environ Health Perspect. 1994 Nov;102 Suppl 7:65-72.

Scorei R, Mitrut P, Petrisor I, Scorei I. A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study to evaluate the effect of calcium fructoborate on systemic inflammation and dyslipidemia markers for middle-aged people with primary osteoarthritis. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2011 Dec;144(1-3):253-63.

 

 

 

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