About Boron » Application Areas » Health
Boron is an important nutrient needed by people in small amounts. It has to be taken with food as it can not be synthesized in the cells. Until 1981, the effect of boron on humans was not thought of. With the studies performed after this year, boron was identified as an indispensible element for many treatments and an effective element for human development. The boron in the metabolism sets up the calcium, magnesium and phosphorus balance, and also helps the formation of healthy bones and the development of the muscles and brain functions.
Boron is actively used in osteoporosis treatments, allergic diseases, psychiatry, bone development and arthiritis and menopause treatments. In addition, without certainty, boron element becomes a hope in cancer treatments with Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) by eliminating the cancerogenic cells without destroying healthy cells.
Besides food, boron element is also in our daily life with detergents and cosmetic products. We come across with boron in different formulas (sodium perborate etc.) in detergent industry, home cleaning, personal care products, industrial bleaching, and antibacterial products. Boron element is preferred in cosmetic sector as it provides gentleness, stickiness and endurance to the products.