Share The Wealth by Chris Gupta
July 24, 2003

How to Cheaply Obtain & Use Boron for Arthritis


Further to my earlier note on "Boron and Arthritis" here is great way to supplement yourself with this banned nutrient and do an end run around the regulators!

Chris Gupta

If you are over 50, consider taking boron (30-90 mg Borax). Neuropath Rex Newnam cured himself and hundreds people of arthritis with this much neglected nutrient.

http://www.wddty.co.uk/

In a double blind trial comparing 6 mg/d of boron with placebo in the treatment of arthritis, of the 10 patients on boron, five improved while only one of ten in the placebo group improved. The boron had significant benefit in severe osteoarthritis. The 6 mg of boron was in two tablets containing 25 mg of borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) . The experiment was carried over an eight week period. There were no side effects noted.

"Boron and Arthritis: The Results of a Double-Blind Pilot Study", Travers, Richard L. , MD, et al, Journal of Nutritional Medicine, 1990:1:127-132. (Address: Rex E. Newnham, Ph.D., Cracoe House Cottage, Cracoc Near Skipton, North Yorkshire 5023 6LB, United Kingdom)

Osteoarthritis and Boron

Six mgs/d of Boron (2 tablets of 25 mg Borax Sodium Tetraborate Decahydrate) was evaluated in 10 patients with radiographically proven osteoarthritis while 10 patients received placebos. Out of the 10 patients taking boron 5 improved while only 1 improved in the placebo group. There were no apparent side effects and the author suggests this limited trial should encourage further investigation.

"Clinical Trial — Boron on Arthritis", Travers, Richard L. , Townsend Letter For Doctors, June 1990360-362. (Address: Dr. Richard L. Travers, Department of Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Parkville 3050, Australia)

http://www.afpafitness.com/articles/ArthritisAlternatives.htm

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Current research points to boron's being the equivalent of a biochemical helper in bone health, rather than a front-line soldier. But scientists also cite evidence that boron somehow prevents calcium from being excreted, plays a part in the correct balance of other minerals, and helps the body to avoid osteoporosis in the first place. It certainly seems to be central to the biochemical equation.

Boron may also have a role in another debilitating bone condition - arthritis. Arthritis is almost unknown in Israel, where levels of boron in the soil - and therefore in foods - are high. In Jamaica, however, it's the reverse situation: boron levels are low and arthritis rates are correspondingly high. That boron may have a role in the prevention or modification of arthritis is supported by research done with arthritis-susceptible rats by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From this research, USDA scientists hypothesize that boron may modulate the immune system and protect against inflammatory disease. However, much work must be done before scientists can say that boron can help reduce the human suffering caused by arthritis.

http://www.borax.com/pioneer55.html

 


posted by Chris Gupta on Thursday July 24 2003
updated on Saturday September 24 2005

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Readers' Comments


Sirs:
Have rhuematoid arthritis.
It there anything that I can use to get rid of striods that are crushing my bones. My fingures are curling inwards and steriods have solved the problem

There must be something else I can use, so I can correct the problem and protect my bone density, which has gone down the tube.
thanks
Donna Stanley
Ottawa
Canada

Posted by: dina justis on August 9, 2003 12:25 AM

 


Sirs:
Have rhuematoid arthritis.
It there anything that I can use to get rid of striods that are crushing my bones. My fingures are curling inwards and steriods have solved the problem

There must be something else I can use, so I can correct the problem and protect my bone density, which has gone down the tube.
thanks
Donna Stanley
Ottawa
Canada

Posted by: Chris Gupta on August 11, 2003 09:10 PM

 


Is this a "typo"?

The 6 mg of boron was in two tablets containing 25 ag of borax (sodium tetraborate decahydrate) . The experiment was carried over an eight week period. .............

Was "25 ag" supposed to be 25 mg?

Posted by: Lawrence on November 3, 2003 02:26 AM

 


Yes it certainly looks like a typo have fixed thanks.

Posted by: Chris Gupta on November 3, 2003 07:17 PM

 


Where Can one get hold of boron tablets.

Posted by: E on August 21, 2004 08:10 AM

 


where can one get hold of sodium tetraborate decahydrate tablets?

Posted by: kim ashley on October 4, 2004 04:42 PM

 


Sirs:
Have rhuematoid arthritis.
It there anything that I can use to get rid of striods that are crushing my bones. My fingures are curling inwards and steriods have solved the problem

There must be something else I can use, so I can correct the problem and protect my bone density, which has gone down the tube.
thanks
Donna Stanley
Ottawa
Canada

Posted by: marilyn pugh on October 24, 2004 02:30 AM

 


i would like to know also where I can find the boron tablets you mention. Thanks, Nan

Posted by: nancy on November 23, 2004 05:27 PM

 


A quick search at google for those looking for boron tablets is here

Posted by: Chris Gupta on November 24, 2004 04:44 AM

 


I have read your theories on Boron and have tried it for while and DO think that it helped my arthritis. But my question is - it seems that somewhere when I was first researching about Boron, it was said that it was also (being a B vitamin) to have some helpfullness in calming irritability, etc. but I cannaot find that information again. Can you help or have I lost my mind????

Posted by: Marianne Schappek on January 11, 2005 07:20 PM

 


Marianne, See:
Vitamin B3 and Arthritis

Posted by: Chris Gupta on January 12, 2005 04:59 AM

 


where can i find sodium tetraborate decahydrate capsules?

Posted by: michel on February 13, 2005 08:06 PM

 


I was wondering if sodium
tetraborate decahydrate is the
same Borax found in the
cleaning sections of department
stores? It must be hard to find
in capsules or tablets as
Michel has alluded. I cannot
find a supplier so far.
Vince

Posted by: Vince on April 14, 2005 10:17 PM

 


Sirs:
Have rhuematoid arthritis.
It there anything that I can use to get rid of striods that are crushing my bones. My fingures are curling inwards and steriods have solved the problem

There must be something else I can use, so I can correct the problem and protect my bone density, which has gone down the tube.
thanks
Donna Stanley
Ottawa
Canada

Posted by: Vince on April 14, 2005 11:10 PM

 


Addendum: It seems that sodium
tetraborate decahydrate is the
original Borax with 10 molecules
of water, and tetrahydrate
would have 5 molecules of
water per a Google search of
Borax, and Websters Unabridged.

Vince

Posted by: Vince on April 14, 2005 11:27 PM

 


Last addendum:
Before rushing out and buying
Borax this needs to be read:
http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/s3122.htm

15-20 grams said to be lethel.

Comments anyone???
Vince

Posted by: Vince on April 14, 2005 11:39 PM

 


I LIED.
One more addendum:
Worth reading.
http://64.233.187.104/search?q=cache:qBDME4w4cbQJ:www.nwchurch-of-god.org.uk/docs/rex.pdf+borax+arthritis&hl=en&lr=lang_en&ie=UTF-8

Posted by: Vince on April 14, 2005 11:54 PM

 


Sirs:
Have rhuematoid arthritis.
It there anything that I can use to get rid of striods that are crushing my bones. My fingures are curling inwards and steriods have solved the problem

There must be something else I can use, so I can correct the problem and protect my bone density, which has gone down the tube.
thanks
Donna Stanley
Ottawa
Canada

Posted by: Donna Stanley on January 15, 2006 05:33 PM

 


See http://www.greenhealthwatch.com/goods/healing/hrnbalive.htm for a good UK source of Rex Newman's osteotrace/b-alive supplements each tablet contains: Boron 3mg Calcium 36mg Copper 0.25mg Magnesium 70mg Manganese 1.3mg Molybdenum 79mcg Phosphorous 27mg Selenium 25mcg Zinc 2.4mg Vitamin B3 10mg Vitamin B5 9mg Vitamin B6 3mg Vitamin B12 1mcg Vitamin C 200mg Kelp 5mg

Posted by: Jenny Spinner on January 29, 2008 05:43 AM

 


Will borax help rhemitoid arthritis? I need help. Also, does it affect any other medications like epilepsy pills.

Posted by: Linda Thomas on June 29, 2008 10:08 PM

 


My daughter suggested that my arthritis might be cured by taking Borax. I purchased mine in the laundry section of the supermarket I took a little on the tip of a teaspoon daily. At about 5 weeks my knuckles no longer clicked and didn't ache in the night. at 6 I woke in the night to find that I had slept on my left shoulder for hours - it no longer throbbed!
Soon I could do all the exercises at Aqua Aerobics without discomfort. But OOps! My boobs began to develop; OK for a teenage girl but not for an 80 year old man! So I backed off to a weekly serve and I'm fit now. Seems my estrogen level is way up so I'll most likely avoid hip fracture or broken bones in a fall. Cheers Max.

Posted by: Max Tulloch on January 6, 2009 01:44 AM

 


Can some body please tell me if boric acid can be used for boron supplementation as I am unable to fins borax tablets and also what amount

Posted by: Dihaz Kilam on June 11, 2009 03:13 AM

 


I have arthritis in my back and fingers, pain is in my leg and feet, where can i find boron and how much will it cost approx

Posted by: Debbie Mcclatchie on May 16, 2011 10:34 AM

 


Link to article by Rex Newnam telling his discovery story: http://www.whale.to/w/boron.html also contains Rex's personal contact details at the bottom of the article. Gentleman from Canada, the above article has all your answers. Regards & Wishes for Awakening SS

Posted by: SS on June 16, 2011 11:44 AM

 


Rex Newnham's own sites : http://www.rexnewnhamarthritiseducation.com/index.asp http://rexnewnhambonesupportformula.com/

Posted by: SS on June 16, 2011 12:24 PM

 


Hi I have bought some Borax Decahydrate from a farm supplier as the links didn't work re suppliers. Also I tried to write to the address given for Dr Newnham and it seems to be a holiday cottage. How can I accurately measure 50 mg of this borax d? One of the comments here said it could be fatal are you sure it's ok? Is it just once a day i take 50 mg? Do i mix it with any thing as it says it is a hazard and an irritant. Thanks

Posted by: Jane Hurley on December 22, 2012 10:56 AM

 


Hi if you are takeing methetrexate and prendisone is it ok to take the boron. If so where can I get the tablets please in Australia. I realise that the pharmaceutical companies here do not allow it . Can I have it imported.

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