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I purchased Boron Tabs and have been taking them because I was diagnosed in 2018 with Osteoporosis. I am a 61-year-old female, have multiple sclerosis and take meds for Thyroid. I chose NOT to take the prescription I think it was Fosamax – and this would be the FIRST time I would tell my doctor that I did not want to do/take something he recommended to me… I never considered Osteoporosis serious UNTIL I was diagnosed. However, after much reading, I decided I would see what I could find on Earth Clinic.
Skeptical still to use the Borax method I purchased a bottle of Boron Tablets 3mg and it wasn’t till JUST NOW that I realized I was taking this incorrectly as I misunderstood… Instead of taking the recommended dosage as listed on the bottle to take once daily 3MG- I was taking 3-5 times daily BECAUSE for some reason I was understanding you should/could have somewhere around 20mg of Boron?? Someone please confirm.
Should I be taking the as recommended amount on the bottle of ONLY 3mg daily ??? I have read so much over a period of time I am totally confused. I also was understnding Boron was water soluble and your body would get rid of what is not needed. I have had a few lower leg fractures and really believe I must do something to help with this and Boron was one of the few things I have added to my daily supplements. Thank you !!!
I am a retired chemist and have used boric acid and borax extensively, in the lab and as supplement, both oral and topical. Though extensively used as an effective ant poison when mixed with sugar, boric acid is quite safe and non irritating, indeed having been used for decades as an eye wash. Similarly borax is basically boric acid with a lot of sodium. Both contain boron about 22% for boric acid versus 11% for borax. And oral borax is instantly converted to boric acid in stomach acid. Contrary to medical hype attempting to block its use as an effective arthritis remedy in Australia and Europe where sales are banned, it is about as toxic as common salt and widely used baking soda in antacids.
The major problem is high sodium in borax for persons on low salt diets. Luckily it can still be bought also as fairly pure 20 Mule borax for use as an excellent detergent enhancer and an arthritis remedy at about 1/4 teaspoon borax or hard to find pure boric acid, best USP or NF grade, in quart of water taken in small portions over about 16 hrs. Google The Borax Conspiracy to get the facts and disregard medical hype seeking to outlaw this arthritis remedy, another miracle drug like aspirin.
Also chelated boron sold as 3 mg capsules may not be as effective.
I know I posted the quote earlier, but as I have been continuing to research, why not just take the Boron suppliments versus drinking the Borax? Is there a big difference in taking one or the other? If Ted or someone else could answer this that would be great.
I am interested in this as well. Saw “chelated Boron” at the health food store and would prefer to take it if it has similar properties.
I believe Ted has answered this before on here. If I recall right, he moonlighted on a job where they made boron supplements. The boron supplements are made from borax (boron). The difference is that the supplements have added fillers and may not be absorbed by the body as well. Perhaps chewing the pill or crushing it will help it absorb better. Borax is cheaper than buying the supplements as well, but the choice has to be yours to make.
I realise this post was started some years ago but just thought to mention….
I went recently to a Dr Klinghardt seminar. He said to use Borax over Boron supplements.. something about working better in their more active biological form if I recall (and yes less fillers, capsules to eat etc). Best wishes.
Can anyone tell me more about this? Where can I find what this "Ted" wrote about how the boron supplements are made?
I recommended Borax to my husband, after it cured my Arthritis completely, and erased most muscle pains most of the time too. So DH bought a bottle of Boron supplements instead. lol. soooo much money for a bunch of fillers!
I have been researching the boron/borax issue because I want to use it, but have been quite afraid because of all the talk of it being toxic or poisonous. So I found a sientific article online that states this:
“Borax is necessary in small amounts for plant growth, one of the 16 essential nutrients. In larger amounts it is poisonous to plants, and the range can be small. For peaches, 1 ppm is required, but more than 5 ppm is toxic. If the signs of boron deficiency are noted in plants, a boron supplement can be applied. Borates can be used as non-toxic and non-specific herbicides. Borates are non-toxic to animals. The LD50 (dose at which there is 50% mortality) for humans is about 6 g per kg of body weight. Anything above 2 g is considered non-toxic, and borates are only 2 to 3 times as toxic as aspirin. Therefore, you are pretty safe unless you eat a pound and a half of borax for a snack. Borates are more toxic to insects than to mammals. The boranes and similar gaseous compounds are quite poisonous. As usual, it is not an element that is intrinsically poisonous, but toxicity depends on structure.”
J.B. Calvert, (24 November 2002). Boron. Retrieved 03 October 2009, from http://mysite.du.edu/~jcalvert/phys/boron.htm
Sorry I am all about the references, plus this article has several quality references in it.
My husband was worried about me ingesting this so that is why I have done so much reasearch. I really feel it is safe, but even with this I am still a bit slow to try it. I will get up the courage soon. I just wanted to put this fact out there for all the people that argue about it. I think mainly I am afraid of the detox reaction I might have because my face has been pink for quite some time and if I put lotion on it or anything else it become very red till it is dry. I have washed my face twice with it so far though and it has at least dried up my acne. I also just used a bathroom cup to add water to some borax and then poored it on my hair. After rinsing then I shampooed. It did make it soft, although I tried to combine it with my body wash and it created a perm smell so I am going to do it by itself next time. Good luck everyone who tries Borax, but it is safe in small quantities.
I found a reference to using borax for arthritis quite by accident. Having had more than one bad experience with “possible side effects” from both prescription and otc drugs, my interest is arroused by any and all ‘natural’ remedies.
Like most people, I want to do plenty of research prior to taking the big step into the unknow. Along the way I happened to google “20 mule team borax” to see what the company itself had to say about their product. I was quite surprised to see this actual quote from their site.
“In earlier times, borax was proclaimed to be a magical crystal that was used to aid digestion, keep milk sweet and even cure epilepsy. Common sense and modern technology have brought us better solutions to these and other problems, but 20 Mule Team Borax still has a place in your home.”
I’m not a rocket scientist, but it seems to me that if it can be used to sweeten milk, aid digestion and cure (not help, but cure) epilepsy, in the words of the company that sells it, it would seemingly be safe to mix small amounts with water and consume.
I just picked up a box and will be giving it a try post haste. I also plan to give my aging dog a taste of it for his arthritis.
Glad I found this site, again an accident, and plan to do a lot of reading and perhaps a little contributing.
I have been reading all day. I use borax to clean my house and have not had to deal with insects inside our home since I sprinkled it under the sinks. Today, I mixed a 1/8 tsp per liter into a 9.6 liter container and began drinking it because the literature says it removes fluoride from the tap water and the human body. Fluoride poisoning has destroyed many lives and no one has been brought to justice to-date. I choose to live as healthy as possible and the more I learn, the more I change to help myself and those around me. Peace to all.
Not an accident.
God led you here as well as me.