Boron is a mineral. Because a biochemical function has not been established for boron, no nutritional guidelines have been set. However boron has beneficial, if not essential effects, according to the USDA.

Boron plays a role in cell-membrane functions that influence hormones as well as the transport of calcium. Studies show that boron has a beneficial role in energy and metabolism, it enhances the response to estrogen therapy, improves motor skills and cognitive processes including attention and memory.

Boron - Found in:

Strawberries, Peaches, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Apples, Asparagus, Figs, Poppy Seeds, Broccoli, Pears, Cherries, Beets, Apricots, Currants, Parsley, Dill, Cumin,
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Nielsen FH The justification for providing dietary guidance for the nutritional intake of boron Biol Trace Elem Res 1998 Winter;66(1-3):319-30, Sutherland B, Strong P, King JC Determining human dietary requirements for boron. Biol Trace Elem Res 1998 Winter;66(1-3):193-204. Hunt CD. Biochemical effects of physiological amounts of dietary boron. J Trace Elem Exp Med. 1999; 9:185-213.

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