Boron is an important nutrient that is needed by the human body in small amounts and must be taken from outside with nutrients since it cannot be synthesized in cells. Until 1981, boron was thought to have no effect on humans. The studies made after this year showed that boron is an indispensable element for many treatments and is effective in contrast to what is considered in human development. Boron in the metabolism regulates the balance of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus and helps the formation of healthy bones, muscles and brain functions.
Boron is actively used in osteoporosis treatments, allergic diseases, psychiatry, bone development and arthritis, and menopause treatment. In addition, although there is no definite treatment, boron element is a new hope for cancer treatment with
Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) for demolishing cancerous cells without harming the healthy cells.
In addition to nutrients, boron is an element in which we are intertwined in our daily life with detergent and cosmetic products that we use. We see boron, which is used in different formulas (sodium perborate etc.) in detergent industry, in house cleaning, personal care products and industrial field as bleach and preventive against bacteria. It is a preferred element in the cosmetic sector due to its softness, stickiness and durability.