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How Boron is Being Used in Medical Practice

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Below, background information will be given how I developed the notion that boron is an essential element for human and animal health. When trying to cure my own arthritis in the early 1960s, I checked for possible deficiencies in the food, including Ca, K, Zn, Cu, Fe, Mn, and Mg without success. I then decided to investigate whether B was a factor for proper use of Ca such as in green plants, an important element for bone and joint health in humans. I found that ingesting about 30 mg of borax (Na2B4O7 10 H2O) twice daily for 3 weeks alleviated most of my arthritic symptoms. Based on this finding, I advocated the use of boron for arthritis, which the medical community did not accept. Nonetheless, my judgement about boron having curative properties caught the attention of many arthritic people.

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Newnham, R.E. (2002). How Boron is Being Used in Medical Practice. In: Goldbach, H.E., Brown, P.H., Rerkasem, B., Thellier, M., Wimmer, M.A., Bell, R.W. (eds) Boron in Plant and Animal Nutrition. Springer, Boston, MA. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-0607-2_6

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