Borax is gaining popularity as an effective natural remedy for many health concerns. Borax contains boron, which is an element the body requires. Boron helps bones to be strong. It helps the body properly utilize other nutrients. Restoring boron to the body through borax can be part of the solution for health problems like arthritis, joint problems, athlete’s foot and some autoimmune diseases. However, borax is not without side effects for some people.
Side Effects of Borax Detergent
Side effects can include the following:
- Burning skin
- Nerve pain
- Itching skin
- Rapid heart rate
- Kidney pain
- Worsening of PMS Symptoms
Why Does Borax Cause Side Effects?
Borax can cause a detox reaction in the body. This is likely to cause headaches and flu like symptoms.
Borax affects hormones. It can increase estradiol (an estrogen) and testosterone. Any time that hormones are fluctuating mood changes, anxiety, depression, and exacerbation of PMS symptoms can result.
Borax may help the body remove parasites, which will, in turn cause some symptoms of toxin release.
Borax may cause side effects if too much is taken at once, or not enough water is used.
How Can I Avoid Borax Side Effects?
Always start with less and increase the amount slowly to make sure that the body is adjusting well to a new routine.
Use plenty of water with the borax protocol. This will properly dilute the borax and will also give the body the needed fluids to flush itself out.
Take a magnesium supplement. Borax side effects are more pronounced in those who have low magnesium levels.
What Can I Do to Relieve Borax Side Effects?
Take activated charcoal to relieve digestive distress or flu-like symptoms that result from borax side effects. Charcoal will adsorb toxins and settle the digestive system.
Consume plenty of water or herbal tea to keep toxins flushing out of the system.
Take an Epsom salt bath. This will provide the body with needed magnesium and relax the body.
If you have used borax topically and had a skin reaction, Castor oil or apple cider vinegar can be used to relieve the reaction. Castor oil is massaged into the skin. Or 1 cup apple cider vinegar can be added to a tub of warm water and used for a bath. The apple cider vinegar bath will help to restore proper pH to the skin.
If Borax Causes Side Effects, Why Bother?
While some experience side effects from the use of borax, hundreds of Earth Clinic readers over the years have reported cures using borax. Borax is used for a wide range of symptoms, including arthritis, candida, athlete’s foot, brain fog, chicken pox, colds, mites, lice, lupus, sinus problems and skin problems. And an impressive number of dogs and other animals have been cured of mange with Ted’s Mange Cure. Borax is the key ingredient in Ted’s Mange Cure.
The chemical name of borax is tetrasodium borate. It is indeed the very same borax that is found in pharmacies and in grocery stores in the laundry aisle. Please be sure to make sure that borax is the only ingredient. While some worry about the toxicity of borax, it is believed that borax is less toxic than table salt. However, if you experience side effects, it is always wise to discontinue use and re-evaluate your treatment plan.
Is there an Alternative to Borax?
Borax contains boron, which is a necessary nutrient to the body. Borax is one way to supplement this nutrient to the body to improve health, but it is not the only way. Boron supplements can be used. Calcium fructoborate is another option.
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