Boron is a trace mineral that naturally occurs in different plant foods. It is a structural component of plant cell walls and has a role in seed formation, pollination and plant growth.
Several studies have shown that boron acts as a potent cancer-fighting agent.
Many studies have been conducted in Turkey due to the country's unusually low incidence of cervical cancer. Researchers believe that is partly due to Turkey's boron-rich soil.
According to studies on women living in boron-rich and boron-poor areas, there is a lower incidence of cervical cancer among the former compared to the latter.
Data suggests that boron affects the life cycle of the human papillomavirus (HPV). This is important because HPV is a primary factor in 95 percent of cervical cancer cases.
In a study conducted by researchers from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center from 1995 through 2005, findings revealed that postmenopausal women undergoing hormone replacement therapy enjoyed a reduced risk of lung cancer after increasing their boron intake.
Data from various studies have identified boron as a crucial component in reducing the spread and growth of prostate cancer cells.
One study revealed that mice with prostate cancer tumors experienced up to 38 percent shrinkage of their tumors when exposed to boron. The trace mineral is also associated with a lower risk of prostate cancer.
Calcium loss is an issue that plagues women, especially as they age. Studies in humans and animals have revealed an important link between bone health and boron.
These studies have shown that boron benefits bones in many ways:
Studies have also shown that boron offers these amazing health benefits:
Some plants contain boron. You can also boost your intake by taking boron supplements. (Related: Research shows fish oil supplements boost the effectiveness of cancer treatments.)
Fruits, legumes, tubers and other plant foods are full of important trace minerals like boron.
Below are the top ten sources of boron:
Drinking prune juice can help boost your digestive health. Meanwhile, avocados are full of healthy fats and dietary fiber. Additionally, avocados are rich in nutrients like copper, folate and vitamin K.
There is still not enough data available for the Food and Nutrition Board to determine a recommended daily allowance for boron. But according to the World Health Organization, adults can safely take one to 13 mg of boron daily.
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Watch the video below to know more about the health benefits of supplementing with boron.
This video is from the Holistic Herbalist channel on Brighteon.com.