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  MedlinePlus Herbs and Supplements: Boron
Boron should be avoided in patients who have a history of reactions to boron, boric acid, borax, citrate, aspartate, or glycinate.
Boron is potentially toxic, although humans tend to rapidly excrete it and therefore boron does not usually accumulate in high levels.
Boron may be associated with reduced blood levels of calcitonin, insulin, or phosphorus and with increased levels of vitamin D2, calcium, copper, magnesium, or thyroxine.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/druginfo/natural/patient-boron.html   (1750 words)

Boron is one of the simplest of atoms.
The density of crystalline boron is 2.34 g/cc, of amorphous boron, 2.37.
Boron gives a blue-green flame, and the brown amorphous form is often used in pyrotechical devices for this purpose.
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/phys/boron.htm   (3834 words)

  Boron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boron is an essential plant micronutrient, notably playing a role in plant fertilisation and in the building of cell wall structures; as such, borates are used in agriculture.
Boron filaments are high-strength, lightweight materials that are chiefly used for advanced aerospace structures as a component of composite materials.
Boron compounds are being investigated for use in a broad range of applications, including as components in sugar-permeable membranes, carbohydrate sensors and bioconjugates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boron   (2388 words)

 Boron: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Boron is a trace mineral that has gained popularity in recent years due to claims that it can strengthen bones, build muscle mass, and boost brain activity.
In parts of the world where boron intake is high (intake can range anywhere from 3–10 mg), usually as a result of high boron levels in the soil and water, the number of people who develop arthritis tends to be lower than in areas where people consume less of the mineral.
Boron levels in the water and soil are usually highest in arid climates, such as the desert regions of the United States and South America, the Red Sea region of the Middle East, and parts of Australia.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/boron   (1323 words)

Boron excretion, obtained on two different occasions from 18 healthy male subjects, was found to be in the range 0.35-3.53 mg/day, with no significant difference between the two occasions.
To investigate further the functional role of boron, brain electrophysiology and cognitive performance were assessed in response to dietary manipulation of boron (approximately 0.25 versus approximately 3.25 mg boron/2000 kcal/day) in three studies with healthy older men and women.
Because the boron supplement of 3 micrograms/g did not make the dietary intake of this element unusual, it seems likely that the response of the rats to dietary boron in the present study were manifestations of physiological, not pharmacological, actions, and support the hypothesis that boron is an essential nutrient for the rat.
www.ithyroid.com /boron.htm   (3385 words)

 ATSDR - ToxFAQs™: Boron
Boron is a compound that occurs in nature.
Boron is released to the environment from natural sources such as oceans, volcanoes, and geothermal steam.
Boron is widely distributed in surface water and groundwater.
www.atsdr.cdc.gov /tfacts26.html   (985 words)

Boron is one of the simplest of atoms.
The density of crystalline boron is 2.34 g/cc, of amorphous boron, 2.37.
Boron gives a blue-green flame, and the brown amorphous form is often used in pyrotechical devices for this purpose.
mysite.du.edu /~jcalvert/phys/boron.htm   (3834 words)

 Boron: Scientific Facts on Boron
Boron accumulates to different degrees in aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals, but does not increase in concentration through the food-chain.
Boron is a naturally occurring element that is found in oceans, sedimentary rocks, coal, shale, and some soils.
Boron is released into the environment from the oceans, volcanic and other geothermal activities such as geothermal steam, and natural weathering of boron-containing rocks.
www.greenfacts.org /boron/boron-1.htm   (1014 words)

Boron (B) is a trace mineral that is essential for plants.
Boron may also be essential for humans and animals based on recent experimental evidence showing that boron affects blood biochemical markers of energy and mineral metabolism.
Death from boron poisoning is rare probably because of the emphasis placed on maintaining electrolytic balance and supporting kidney function during the worst part of the illness.
www.tjclarkminerals.com /minerals/boron.htm   (432 words)

 Boron, California - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Boron is populated primarily by descendants of Oklahomans who came to California during the Great Depression.
Boron is a big football town, and has taken many state championships in California's smallest-school division.
Despite Boron's apparent lack of affluence, most people are able to maintain a decent standard of living because property values are still quite low and they work union jobs at Borax (formerly U.S. Borax).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Boron,_California   (557 words)

 Boron   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boron supplementation to human subjects, who had previously followed a dietary regimen deficient in boron, increased blood hemoglobin concentrations, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration; and lowered hematocrit, red cell count, and platelet count.
Boron supplementation (3 mg/day), to five men over the age of 45, four postmenopausal women, and five postmenopausal women on estrogen therapy who had been fed a low boron diet (0.23 mg/2000 kcal) for 63 days, resulted in higher erythrocyte superoxide dismutase, serum enzymatic ceruloplasmin, and plasma copper.
Although boron is potentially toxic to all organisms, and, as boric acid and borax, has been used as a pesticide and food preservative, higher animals usually do not accumulate boron because of their ability to rapidly excrete it.
www.thorne.com /altmedrev/fulltext/boron2-1.html   (3834 words)

 Boron   (Site not responding. Last check: )
High-purity crystalline boron may be prepared by the vapor phase reduction of boron trichloride or tribromide with hydrogen on electrically heated filaments.
Amorphous boron is used in pyrotechnic flares to provide a distinctive green color, and in rockets as an igniter.
Boron is similar to carbon in that it has a capacity to form stable covalently bonded molecular networks.
www.scescape.net /~woods/elements/boron.html   (483 words)

 Boron   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boron, B, is a non-metallic element, found in Group IIIb of the periodic table.
Boron is relatively inert and must be in a highly divided state to react with acids or alkalis.
Boron is detected by converting the material under analysis to Borax by heating with concentrated nitric acid and then heating with concentrated sulphuric acid and ethanol to form ethyl borate, which burns with a green flame.
www.ucc.ie /ucc/depts/chem/dolchem/html/elem/elem005.html   (241 words)

The boron recommendations for soil applications are 1.5 to 3 pounds for highly responsive crops and 0.5 to 1 pound per acre for medium responsive crops.
Boron may be mixed with regular N-P-K fertilizer, applied separately on the soil, sprayed on the plant, topdressed (for alfalfa) or sidedressed (for row crops).
Boron toxicity on Michigan crops is usually limited to situations where boron-containing fertilizers are used at planting time on highly sensitive crops such as dry edible beans, corn, grass and small grains.
web1.msue.msu.edu /msue/imp/modf1/05209709.html   (1068 words)

Boron is a trace element, which is found throughout the global environment.
Antiseptic, breast cancer, boron deficiency, diaper rash (avoid due to case reports of death in infants from absorbing boron through skin or when taken by mouth), cancer, eye cleansing, high cholesterol, increasing lifespan, leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, vitamin D deficiency, wound care.
Metabolic responses of postmenopausal women to supplemental dietary boron and aluminum during usual and low magnesium intake: boron, calcium, and magnesium absorption and retention and blood mineral concentrations.
allnutritionals.com /natural-products/bon.shtml   (1665 words)

Boron has been shown, in animal models, to influence the transport of extracellular calcium and the release of intracellular calcium in platelets activated by thrombin.
Boron may play an important role in regulating the respiratory burst, which is the reactive-oxygen-species mechanism by which white blood cells kill micro-organisms.
Boron appears to be a very important partner with calcium metabolism and as such should be expected to play an important role in the prevention of osteoporosis.
www.pdrhealth.com /drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/bor_0040.shtml   (2055 words)

 Trace Minerals - Research
The highest concentrations of boron are found in the drinking water and soil of some of the driest climate areas in the world, such as the red Sear of the middle east, the inland deserts of Australia, or the deserts of the United States and Chile.
Although the connection between arthritis and boron was first discovered sheep and chickens, researchers have found a curious association between the amount of boron in the soil and drinking water, and the incidence of arthritis in a population.
Boron is most abundant in pears, apples and grapes grown in rich boron soil.
www.traceminerals.com /products/boron.html   (470 words)

 ENIVA: Boron   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Boron (symbol "B") occurs naturally in the earth: Always as a covalent electrically bound compound, such as sodium borate—never as an elemental electrically neutral atom.
Dietary boron modifies the effects of vitamin D3 nutrition on indices of energy substrate utilization and mineral metabolism in the chick.
Effects of boron supplementation on bone mineral density and dietary, blood, and urinary calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and boron in female athletes.
www.eniva.com /products/mfl_boron.html   (702 words)

Boron nitride is as hard as diamond and similar in structure.
Boron is used in fission-reactor control rods to capture neutrons and regulate the power produced.
Preparing boron equivalents of the hydrocarbons was technically difficult, and their structures turned out to be surprisingly complex compared to their carbon cousins.
pubs.acs.org /cen/80th/print/boron.html   (887 words)

 Boron Alternative Medicine Review - Find Articles
As dietary intake of boron increases, urinary excretion, and fecal excretion to a lesser degree, increase concomitantly, accounting for elimination of nearly 100 percent of boron intake.
At a dose of 10 g/day boron, 84 percent of the supplemented dose is recovered in the urine.
Boron supplementation to subjects who had previously followed a dietary regimen deficient in boron resulted in increases in blood hemoglobin concentrations, mean corpuscular hemoglobin, and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, and decreases in hematocrit, red cell count and platelet count.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_4_9/ai_n9479460   (758 words)

 All About Boron
Boron has been making nutritional medicine news very recently, and will likely be noted as the next essential trace mineral.
The level of boron needed in the diet is not known; it is probably between 3 and 5 mg.
Boron deficiency may be associated with an increased incidence of osteoporosis.
www.bodyandfitness.com /Information/Health/Research/boron1.htm   (687 words)

 It's Elemental - The Element Boron
Boron is used in pyrotechnics and flares to produce a green color.
Boron-10, one of the naturally occurring isotopes of boron, is a good absorber of neutrons and is used in the control rods of nuclear reactors, as a radiation shield and as a neutron detector.
Boron filaments are used in the aerospace industry because of their high-strength and lightweight.
education.jlab.org /itselemental/ele005.html   (269 words)

 Le Magazine, November 2003 - Report: Boron Maintains Bones, Joints, Neurons, And May Reduce Prostate Cancer   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Those men consuming the most boron (i.e., in the upper quartile of boron consumption) had a 64% reduction in prostate cancer, while men in the second quartile had a 35% reduction in risk and those in the third quartile reduced their risk by 24%.
The mechanism of boron’s effect on reducing prostate cancer incidence in the study by Zhang et al previously cited is not known.
Boron’s effect on bone appears to be mediated by its ability to reduce the urinary excretion of calcium and also magnesium.
www.lef.org /magazine/mag2003/nov2003_report_boron_01.htm   (1291 words)

 Symmetry Corporation USA
Boron is required by your body in trace amounts for proper metabolism of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus.
Boron is known to help support proper bone growth and is also useful for people who want to build muscle.
Boron amounts in the soil is directly proportional to the amount of organic matter.
www.symmetrydirect.com /info/boron.htm   (231 words)

High-purity crystalline boron may be prepared by the vapor phase reduction of boron trichloride or tribromide with hydrogen on electrically heated filaments.
Boron is similar to carbon in that it has a capacity to form stable covalently bonded molecular networks.
High levels of boron are most likely to occur in soil derived from marine sediments and arid soils.Boron is found in soil at an average concetration of 10 mg/kg.
www.speclab.com /elements/boron.htm   (958 words)

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