May 25, 2017
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Boron

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: N/A

Generic Name: boron

Drug Class: Minerals, Other

What Is Boron and How Does It Work?

Boron is a mineral that is found in food and the environment. People take boron supplements as medicine.

Boron is used for building strong bones, treating osteoarthritis, as an aid for building muscles and increasing testosterone levels, and for improving thinking skills and muscle coordination.

Women sometimes use capsules containing boric acid, the most common form of boron, inside the vagina to treat yeast infections.

People also apply boric acid to the skin as an astringent or to prevent infection; or use it as an eye wash.

Boron was used as a food preservative between 1870 and 1920, and during World Wars I and II.

Dosages of Boron:

  • Natural product, no established recommended daily average for this nutrient

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

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Adult Dosage

  • 1-20 mg/day; maximum tolerable intake approximately 20 mg/day

Pediatric Dosage

Acceptable safe boron intake:

  • Children 1-3 years: 3 mg/day
  • Children 3-8 years: 6 mg/day
  • Children 8-12 years: 11 mg/day
  • Children 13-18 years: 17 mg/day
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/12/2017



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