Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men, behind only lung cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. An astounding one in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, and 1 in 41 will die from the disease.
While there currently is no cure, there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that the mineral boron can play a key role in protecting men against this deadly cancer, says NaturaslHealth365. Boron appears to have both preventative and therapeutic properties and unlike conventional treatments, research shows that boron has the ability to selectively kill cancerous cells while leaving health tissue unharmed.
Furthermore, research is beginning to reveal that supplemental boron can shrink prostate tumors that already exist, while decreasing levels of a protein produced by the prostate, known as prostate-specific antigen or PDA.
Elevated PSA levels, once thought to serve only as a marker for prostate cancer risk, are now believed to play a key role in the progression and spread of the disease.
And that’s not all that boron can do for the body.
Boron is a vital trace mineral that is crucial for the normal growth and health of the body. Many dangerous and debilitating conditions such as arthritis and osteoporosis can be naturally prevented and managed by boron because it enhances the body’s natural ability to absorb calcium, vitamin D and magnesium.
‘Boron helps strengthen your skeleton and your immune system,” Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum M.D. author of Real Cause, Real Cure, tellsquestsin.
And science backs this up. A team of researchers from the USDA’s Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center in North Dakota published a report in the journal Nutrition Reviews that said:
“Low boron intake results in impaired bone health, brain function and immune response. Thus, low boron intake is a relevant nutritional concern, which diets rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and pulses such as beans and peas can prevent.”
In addition, boron can significantly increase estrogen levels in menopausal women and testosterone levels in men going through “menopause”, says Teitelbaum. Current research has also shown that boron may have activity against certain cancers, while also helping the body reduce inflammation to prevent cancer.
Dr. Paul Sharad, MD, author of The Genetics of Health, tells questsin about boron’s anti-cancer power.
“In Texas, a study showed that boron concentration in underground water led to a lower risk of prostate cancer,” he says. “It’s increasingly been shown to be a crucial essential element.”
Because the exact dosage of boron in humans hasn’t been determined, Sharad recommends getting this mineral from food sources. Boron overdose can lead to nausea, vomiting, weakness and dermatitis and although it is normally easily excreted in the urine, folks with kidney problems should check with their health care practitioner before taking supplements. Food sources include: hazelnut butter, peanuts, avocado, wine, beer, apples, oranges, kiwis and chickpeas
For those who need supplementation. Teitelbaum recommends that people have 2-3 milligrams of boron daily included in their multivitamin. “This the amount I add to the Energy Finalizing System vitamin powder I use,” he says.