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What other names is Boron known by?

Acide Borique, Anhydride Borique, Atomic number 5, B (chemical symbol), B (symbole chimique), Borate, Borate de Sodium, Borates, Bore, Boric Acid, Boric Anhydride, Boric Tartrate, Boro, Numéro Atomique 5, Sodium Borate.

What is Boron?

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

Likely Effective for...

  • Preventing boron deficiency.

Possibly Effective for...

  • Vaginal infections. The most common form of boron called boric acid is applied vaginally for these infections.

Possibly Ineffective for...

  • Body building.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Bone loss (osteoporosis), improving thinking and coordination in older people, and increasing testosterone.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).

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