Borax is an effective natural remedy for many types of arthritis. Not only is borax an easy and inexpensive remedy, it seems to be effective for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and many other types of arthritis and joint problems.
How Does Borax Help Arthritis?
There are many theories as to why borax helps with arthritis. Borax contains boron, a necessary nutrient for the skeletal system. Studies have found that strong bones contain more boron than weak bones. Borax helps to alkalize the body, which reduces pain and helps maximize the body’s health.
Borax kills fungus and can therefore fight any fungal root to arthritis. Some believe that borax helps with lubricating the joints. Borax also neutralizes the fluoride added to tap water. Fluoride has a negative effect on the immune system. Reversing fluoride poisoning can only be a positive step towards better overall health and the decrease of arthritis symptoms.
Watch Earth Clinic’s video on borax for arthritis here. Learn specific dosages, best practices and borax alternatives.
How Much Borax Should I Take for Arthritis?
Earth Clinic’s Ted recommends the following doses of borax:
- For Men: 1/4 teaspoon of borax dissolved in 1 liter of water, sipped throughout the day. This is taken 5 days on and 2 days off.
- For Women: 1/8 teaspoon of borax dissolved in 1 liter of water, sipped throughout the day. This is taken 5 days on and 2 days off.
This is a general guideline. Larger women may benefit from a larger dose. Smaller men may benefit from a smaller dose. The elderly may do best with half of the recommended dos
To avoid the risk of side effects, start with less at first to make sure the remedy suits you. Because borax can kill off parasites and infection, it is possible it could make you feel ill. It can also cause digestive distress to some people. Cut back on your dose or discontinue using the remedy for a time. You will find more about the possible side effects of borax on this page.
How Long Will it Take for Borax to Bring Relief to My Arthritis?
Some find relief with this remedy in a short time, even in a day or two. For others, the borax takes time to bring the desired results. Degenerative diseases like arthritis have taken years to develop. Healing can take time, too.
To maximize the benefit of borax for your arthritis, do drink plenty of water with it. Do get light exercise as you are able. Do take care of yourself and eat well.
Alternative to Borax for Arthritis?
Not everyone is comfortable using borax internally to treat health problems. The boron in borax is critical to bone and joint health and can be obtained from sources other than borax. Boron supplements are available. Calcium Fructoborate is another supplement option. Foods like nuts and legumes do contain boron, but boron deficiency is still not uncommon.
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