08-24-2009, 08:52 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Texas, USA
Boron is all I can think of spidey. Google boron and teeth. I'm not sure what helps boron to assimilate within the body. I'm not going to try to convince you; but I use 1/8 tsp of 20 Mule Team Borax in a glass of water for this purpose as well as other health benefits. https://www.earthclinic.com/Remedies/borax.html
And here is an excellent place to learn about dental stuff.
Boron is a trace mineral, meaning that small amounts of the mineral are required for health.
The importance of boron in the diet is only beginning to be understood. In fact, little was known about the relationship between boron and health until the 1980�s. For centuries, however, the healing salt boric acid, a compound that contains boron, was touted by healers for its ability to improve brain function, memory and coordination.
As the mineral boron gained more attention, it became apparent that it functions as an activating agent. That is, boron triggers a variety of functions in the body that are necessary for life. For example, boron helps to regulate levels of other essential minerals, including calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. These minerals are essential bone health, suggesting that boron may play a role in preventing osteoporosis. It may also protect already brittle bones from fractures by helping to replace calcium.
Boron also appears to be involved in the metabolism of hormones. In particular, it raises testosterone levels in men and helps to build muscle. Boron also helps to regulate estrogen levels because by helping to convert vitamin D to an active state. Estrogen, in turn, increases calcium absorption, so the ability of boron to affect estrogen levels strengthens its ability to protect bones from disease and fractures.
Boron is also involved in processes that build and repair joints, giving it an important role in the prevention of arthritis. Boron also helps to prevent tooth decay, again because of its involvement in the metabolism of other essential minerals.
Its ability to regulate calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus not only protects bones but also helps to keep teeth strong and healthy.
Boron also affects memory and brain function, and it keeps cell walls strong so that proper transfer of nutrients can occur throughout the body.
Because of its involvement in so many processes in the body, boron deficiency can result in a variety of health problems. Signs of boron deficiency may include problems with bone health, depression, decreased ability to handle stress, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, joint problems, hormonal imbalance, muscle pain or weakness, memory problems, tooth decay, and receding gums.
While there is no specific recommended daily amount of boron, adequate intake of the mineral is important. Foods that are good sources of boron include pears, prunes, apples, raisins, and tomatoes.
It is also found in soil and drinking water, particularly in arid climates. Boron is also included in many vitamin and mineral supplements. It is generally believed that no more than 3 mg of boron per day are needed by the body to maintain health. It should also be noted that boron is potentially toxic in doses greater than 100 mg.
Symptoms of boron toxicity include rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and circulatory problems. In extreme cases, boron toxicity can result in shock followed by coma.
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