Didn’t you say f*** testosterone despite it improving bone density? Appears boron increased T
“Testosterone more than doubled, rising from an average of 0.31 ng/mL to 0.83 ng/mL.”
Boron is linked to immune system health, too. Apparently it helps maintain thymus function. There are a couple of papers on this topic based on work done on (wait for it……….)
Ostriches! (Not exactly the first experimental animal that springs to mind!!)
Just search Google Scholar for boron and thymus.
Looked into this a bit to modulate down my SHBG down a bit and it looks like a possibly good reward to risk play for a lot of things, see eg
Boron has been proven to be an important trace mineral because it (1) is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone; (2) greatly improves wound healing; (3) beneficially impacts the body’s use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D; (4) boosts magnesium absorption; (5) reduces levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as hs-CRP and TNF-α; (6) raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as SOD, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase; (7) protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity; (8) improves brain electrical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory in elders; (9) influences the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as SAM-e and NAD+; (10) has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Americans’ daily dietary intake of boron was estimated to be approximately 1 mg/d in 199
In none of the numerous studies conducted to date, however, do boron’s beneficial effects appear at intakes of less than 3 mg/d. No EARs or DRIs have been set for boron; only a UL of 20 mg/d for individuals aged 18 years or older. The absence of studies showing harm in conjunction with the substantial number of articles showing benefits support the consideration of boron supplementation of 3 mg/d for any individual who is consuming a diet low in fruits and vegetables or who is at risk for or has osteopenia; osteoporosis; OA; or breast, prostate, or lung cancer.
I was convinced by the research that a boron supplement was warranted in my case.
I bought a 400gm jar of boric acid (sold as cockroach bait!! LOL). Had to get it online as the Nanny State (Australia) made it very hard to obtain. I know it’s not very bioavailable but it has to be better than nothing.
You mean products such as shown below are not sold in Australia?
Yes, I could have bought that.
But the boric acid is extremely cheap.
What I meant was that, years ago, you could buy boric acid in chemist shops, hardware stores etc. Now they don’t sell it and I found mine by shopping online. The container is covered with “Poison” signs and you would think it’s as dangerous as plutonium, while it’s about as toxic as table salt.
Sorry for the confusion.