Boron has several functions and health benefits. Boron is needed in trace amounts for healthy bones and for the metabolism of calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium. Boron is a relatively recently discovered trace element which influences the metabolism of nutrients involved in the maintenance of strong bones.
It is a major player in calcium and magnesium metabolism and is needed for converting vitamin D to its active form.
Recent research has revealed that boron is needed for the activation of oestrogen and also plays a role in the maintenance of healthy joints.
Fruits and vegetables are the main dietary sources of boron, however, this is dependent on levels of boron in the soil. Some of the best food sources include almonds, dates, peanuts, prunes, raisins, soybeans and unprocessed honey.