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Dosing & Uses

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Acceptable Safe Boron Intake

Natural product; no established RDA for this nutrient

1-20 mg/day; maximum tolerable intake ~20 mg/day

Acceptable Safe Boron Intake

1-3 years: 3 mg/day

3-8 years: 6 mg/day

8-13 years: 11 mg/day

13-18 years: 17 mg/day

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

            Blue/green discoloration of feces

            Dermatitis

            Diarrhea

            Epigastric pain

            Nausea

            Renal impairment (rare: high dose)

            Vomiting

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            None reported

            Cautions

            Not yet fully established as required for human nutrition

            There is no evidence that boron supplementation higher than levels found in diet is beneficial

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: Safe when used below epected levels; not for intravaginal use as it has been associated with birth defects

            Lactation: Not studied

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Has role in mineral metabolism & membrane function; may increase 17-ß-estradiol levels

            Supplementation useful when dietary intake is inadequate

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