Boron and Rheumatoid arthritis

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People are turning towards holistic medicines and who can blame them. With all the possible side effects that can occur with pharmaceutical medicines.

One of the more common chemicals people often use is Boron. I will explain what boron is, where it’s found and its many uses in the following paragraphs.

The Painful Truth of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis or RA is considered an autoimmune disease. This occurs when the body thinks its own cells are toxic and attacks itself.

The cause of RA is unknown. It’s believed that genetics, hormones, environmental factors, and the defective immune system might cause this disease.

Things like family members with RA, smoking, and people with Pinna Indian heritage, have an increased risk of getting this disorder.

This disease causes inflammation in the joints, which causes stiffness and pain. The joint will become red, warm and swollen.

In time suffers will have joint deformities and loss of movement in the infected area. In addition, a person might feel tired and fatigued.

They may have a decrease in appetite. a small fever and possibly a small lump under the skin.

Although there isn’t a pharmaceutical cure for rheumatoid arthritis, the treatment options include Anti-inflammatory medicines. Many choose to try natural treatments. One of them is boron.

Boron, the Wonder Drug

Boron is one of the many useful chemicals found in nature. People often use it to make ceramics, glass, pesticides, detergents, and bleach.

Boron is also a natural antiseptic, and antibiotic known as boromycin that’s made through bacteria.

It’s an essential element needed for plant growth and is found in natural food sources, fruits, vegetables, and berries.

Plants that are shown to have a higher amount of boron include; prunes, raisins, grapes, soy, almonds, avocados, pecans, peanuts and wine.

Animal products like meat and dairy don’t contain boron. This’s because the chemical doesn’t collect in the tissues.

That also means that it doesn’t accumulate in our tissues as well, so the toxicity of boron will be rare. Fortunately, it’s toxic to insects and that’s what makes it such a good pesticide.

Boron and Rheumatoid arthritis


Research shows that boron in the diet decreases the rate of different arthritis’s. For instance, in Israel, where the soil is rich in boron, they only have a 1% population rate of arthritis and the Xhosa tribe of South Africa, whose water is high in boron has a 3% population rate. Compare this to the 20% rate in the United States and other countries with boron poor soil.

After several clinical trials, researchers concluded that people who take 2mg of boron a day are less likely to get arthritis.

Another trial showed, that all of the participants have experienced pain relief after they began taking 6 mg of boron a day.

How it Works

How is this possible? Boron collects in a fluid known as synovial fluid. This fluid lubricates and protects the joints from damage.

In addition, boron collects in varies bones like the head of the femur. People with small amounts of boron are shown to suffer from arthritis.

Although more studies need to be conducted on the usefulness of boron and the human body, many use boron as a supplement to treat varies aliments. I will explain its numerous uses in the following paragraphs.

Boron’s shown to decrease the loss of calcium and magnesium by nearly half in postmenopausal women, who were given 3mg of boron a day.

This decrease will protect against things like bone density loss, frail weak bones, and osteoporosis. The sudden increase of these valuable chemicals will allow the bones to heal their selves.

Boron not only protects the joints, and increase bone density and strength, it also increases the production and activity of essential hormones found in the parathyroid, like estrogen, testosterone.

It also increases the production and activity of vitamin d. All three are essential for bone health.

The parathyroid is responsible for bone health. This is why you can find an accumulation of boron in this particular gland.

This is also why people with arthritis will have a low estrogen and testosterone count.

In addition, this all natural chemical has proven to reduce the chances of getting various types of arthritis.

People who already have arthritis use a 1.5% ointment or cream to treat psoriatic arthritis topically.

Although no recommended dose has been set, people with osteoarthritis often use up to 6mg a day for pain relief.

It’s also believed, that boron protects cartilage membranes. This protection stops the autoimmune system disease from causing further damage and it allows the ATP, adenosine triphosphate to enter and begin initiating repair of the damaged cartilage.

We only need a small daily amount of boron. Physicians approximate it to be 4.3 mg, in order for us to prevent and treat specific diseases.

They recommend you don’t exceed over 13 mg a day. Although boron’s safe to use, you might experience nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea if you consume boron in large amounts.

Some people are allergic to this natural chemical and they will experience things like; rash, hives, chest pain and difficulty breathing. If this occurs, stop taking the medicine and receive medical help immediately.

Summing it up

Rheumatoid arthritis is a painful, crippling autoimmune disease. Although there isn’t a pharmaceutical cure for it, you can reduce its agonizing symptoms.

Some people’s turned away from pharmaceuticals, and are trying homeopathic measures instead.

One, in particular, is boron. This all natural chemical’s, found in food products that are originated from plants.

It has a lot of great uses. It’s used to make ceramics, glass, pesticides, detergents, and bleaches. The greatest benefit of all is its usefulness with arthritic diseases.

Research’s proven that it reduces the loss of calcium and magnesium. It increases the production and activity of estrogen, testosterone and vitamin d.

Boron protects against frail brittle bones and bone density loss. This chemical protects and repairs damaged cartilage.

It helps reduce pain and if taken as a maintenance, can reduce your risk of getting arthritis.

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