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- What other names is Boron known by?
- What is Boron?
- How does Boron work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Boron.
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
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Boron might increase estrogen levels in the body. Taking boron along with estrogens might cause too much estrogen in the body.
- There is no Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) for boron since an essential biological role for it has not been identified. People consume varying amounts of boron depending on their diet. Diets considered to be high in boron provide approximately 3.25 mg of boron per 2000 kcal per day. Diets considered to be low in boron provide 0.25 mg of boron per 2000 kcal per day.
The Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL), the maximum dose at which no harmful effects would be expected, is 20 mg per day for adults and pregnant or breast-feeding women over 19 years of age. For adolescents 14 to 18 years of age and pregnant or breast-feeding women 14 to 18 years of age, the UL is 17 mg per day. For children 9 to 13 years old, the UL is 11 mg per day; children 4 to 8 years old, 6 mg per day; and children 1 to 3 years old, 3 mg per day. A UL has not been established for infants.
- For vaginal infections: 600 mg of boric acid powder once or twice a day.
- For prevention of recurring Candida (yeast) infections: 600 mg twice weekly.
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