NUTRITION WHY’S #47: WHY BORON? Boron is a trace mineral that works with Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus metabolism to help maintain bone health as you age.

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NUTRITION WHY’S #47: WHY BORON? Boron is a trace mineral that works with Calcium, Magnesium, and Phosphorus metabolism to help maintain bone health as you age. There is no RDA for Boron but intakes range from 0.3 to 41 milligrams per day. The recommended amount is 20 milligrams per day and Boron is found in a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes. There is some evidence that Boron can increase the levels of estrogen and testosterone which could also strengthen bone but this is not well established. Reduced blood levels of estrogen in women after menopause and testosterone in men over 50 cause muscle and bone loss. However, hormone replacement in men and women with low levels must be accompanied by nutrition and exercise to maintain bone health. Bone is made on a protein background with deposits of minerals – primarily Calcium which give bones the ability to support our body weight against gravity. The minerals in bone are deposited along force lines resulting from a tiny electric current developed in the bone. Protein, Minerals, Vitamin D, and Resistance Exercise create and maintain bone health. Lack of protein, Calcium, Vitamin D, and other minerals leads to weakened bones and an increased risk of fractures with falls due to reduced muscle strength and stability when walking. A Protein-Rich Shake every morning along with Balanced Nutrition and a Healthy Active Lifestyle including resistance Exercises will keep your bones healthy!! #drdavidheber#bones #boron #calcium #exercise #hormones #testosterone #estrogen to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitute.com

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