Twinlab Tri-Boron Plus 3Mg (120 Caps)

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Tri-Boron Plus is a combination of three natural, highly utilizable, chelated sources of the trace mineral boron. Studies indicate that boron improves calcium metabolism and utilization.* Bone Health*
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Tri-Boron Plus Capsules are easier to swallow and assimilate. A University of Maryland study published in American Pharmacy has concluded that many brands of calcium tablets dissolve so slowly that they pass from the stomach before they can take effect. Tri-Boron Plus Capsules disintegrate and break down quickly in the stomach. They contain no tablet binders or coatings which may resist dissolving. Tri-Boron Plus is approved for milk allergy sensitive individuals. It is free of soy, yeast, wheat and all milk products. No added sugars, salt (sodium), artificial colors or preservatives. Tri-Boron Plus is a combination of three natural, highly utilizable, chelated sources of the trace mineral boron. Studies indicate that boron improves calcium metabolism and utilization. Tri-Boron Plus Capsules synergistically combine the trace mineral boron with calcium, magnesium, and Vitamin D plus trace minerals zinc. manganese and copper which are integral co-factors for several enzymes involved in bone metabolism. Betaine HCI is added to enhance calcium and magnesium absorption. Tri-Boron Plus is clearly the most complete state-of-the-art bone health formula ever developed. Packaged in a glass bottle for maximum stability, quality and freshness.
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Boron

Boron
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Osteoarthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Boron affects calcium metabolism, and people with OA have been reported to have low bone stores of boron. Supplementing with boron may replenish stores and improve symptoms. (more)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Boron supplementation may be beneficial, particularly in treating people with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. (more)
Osteoporosis
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Supplementing with boron has been reported to reduce urinary loss of calcium and magnesium. However, those already supplementing with magnesium appear to achieve no additional calcium-sparing benefit when boron is added. Therefore, people with osteoporosis should supplement with magnesium or boron, not both. (more)
Osteoarthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Boron affects calcium metabolism, and a link between boron deficiency and arthritis has been suggested.1 Although people with osteoarthritis have been reported to have lower stores of boron in their bones than people without the disease, other minerals also are deficient in the bones of people with osteoarthritis.2 One double-blind trial found that 6 mg of boron per day, taken for two months, relieved symptoms of osteoarthritis in five of ten people, compared with improvement in only one of the ten people assigned to placebo.3This promising finding needs confirmation from larger trials.

References

1. Newnham RE. The role of boron in human nutrition. J Applied Nutr 1994;46:81-5.

2. Helliwell TR, Kelly SA, Walsh HP, et al. Elemental analysis of femoral bone from patients with fractured neck of femur or osteoarthrosis. Bone 1996;18:151-7.

3. Travers RL, Rennie GC, Newnham RE. Boron and arthritis: the results of a double-blind pilot study. J Nutr Med 1990;1:127-32.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Dose: Refer to label instructions  

Boron supplementation at 3–9 mg per day may be beneficial, particularly in treating people with juvenile RA, according to very preliminary research.1 The benefit of using boron to treat people with RA remains unproven.

References

1. Newnham RE. Arthritis or skeletal fluorosis and boron. Int Clin Nutr Rev 1991;11:68-70 [letter].

Osteoporosis
Dose: Refer to label instructions

Boron supplementation has been reported to reduce urinary loss of calcium and magnesium in some,1 but not all,2 preliminary research. However, those who are already supplementing with magnesium appear to achieve no additional calcium-sparing benefit when boron is added.3 Finally, in the original report claiming that boron reduced loss of calcium,4 the effect was achieved by significantly increasing estrogen and testosterone levels, hormones that have been linked to cancer risks. Therefore, it makes sense for people with osteoporosis to supplement with magnesium instead of, rather than in addition to, boron.

One trial studying postmenopausal women combined hormone replacement therapy with magnesium (600 mg per day), calcium (500 mg per day), vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin D, zinc, copper, manganese, boron, and other nutrients for an eight- to nine-month period.5 In addition, participants were told to avoid processed foods, limit protein intake, emphasize vegetable over animal protein, and limit consumption of salt, sugar, alcohol, coffee, tea, chocolate, and tobacco. Bone density increased a remarkable 11%, compared to only 0.7% in women receiving hormone replacement alone.

References

1. Nielsen FH, Hunt CD, Mullen LM, Hunt JR. Effect of dietary boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women. FASEB J 1987;1:394-7.

2. Meacham SL, Taper LJ, Volpe SL. Effect of boron supplementation on blood and urinary calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus, and urinary boron in athletic and sedentary women. Am J Clin Nutr 1995;61:341-5.

3. Hunt CD, Herbel JL, Nielsen FH. Metabolic responses of postmenopausal women to supplemental dietary boron and aluminum during usual and low magnesium intake: boron, calcium, and magnesium absorption and retention and blood mineral concentrations. Am J Clin Nutr 1997;65:803-13.

4. Nielsen FH, Hunt CD, Mullen LM, Hunt JR. Effect of dietary boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in postmenopausal women. FASEB J 1987;1:394-7.

5. Abraham GE, Grewal H. A total dietary program emphasizing magnesium instead of calcium. J Reprod Med 1990;35:503-7.

Boron is a nonmetallic element present in the diet and in the human body in trace amounts. Whether boron is an essential nutrient for humans remains in debate.

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Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 120
Amount Per Serving (2 Capsules) %DV (4 Capsules) %DV
Copper (as Copper Gluconate) 250 mcg 25.000% 500 mg 25.000%
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol Prep.) 200 IU 100.000% 400 IU 100.000%
Calcium (as Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Dicalcium Phosphate) 500 mg 100.000% 1000 mg 100.000%
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide & Taurinate) 250 mg 125.000% 500 mg 125.000%
Manganese (as manganese gluconate) 2.5 mg 250.000% 5 mg 250.000%
Zinc (as zinc picolinate) 7.5 mg 100.000% 15 mg 100.000%
Boron (as Boron Citrate) 1.5 mg ** 3 mg **
**Daily Value (DV) not established.

Ingredients: Potato Starch, Gelatin, Starch, Croscarmellose Sodium, Purifeid Water, Lecithin, Magnesium Stearate, MCT.


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