Posted by Isochroma (Victoria) on 07/24/2015
[YEA] First a suggestion for this thread to the admins: split it into two. Thread #1 for those that are using Borax externally, thread #2 for those taking it internally. I have had to scroll through 75% of this thread's external-use reports to find the minority that are taking it internally.
Second suggestion and it is for the posters: buy a $20-$25 digital milligram scale online and when it arrives, check it with the included calibration weight.
Quit talking about inaccurate volumetric measures and get responsible with your health. If you aren't reporting doses in milligrams per day then nobody has a clue what the context of your results are including yourself. If you can't afford the one-time cost of $20-$25 to buy a milligram scale then just call it quits.
I am on page 15/17 of this thread and I cannot recall reading a single report that included a single accurate milligram dose of Borax. Perhaps there will be a measure posted in the last two pages. So I have no idea how much anyone has been taking and neither do they. It is beyond annoying and renders the reports only partly useful.
A milligram scale has higher accuracy than needed for Borax dosing but the price is hardly much more than less-accurate 10mg or 100mg scales so you might as well pay $5 more so you can also weigh out the small stuff of which there is plenty. I drop a single KI crystal onto my scale each morning and get an accurate weight. This morning it was 14mg KI so that was my dose today.
Third suggestion: like other minerals, Boron is dosed per day. Dilution is irrelevant. The dose is total milligrams per day. It can be taken all at once and conveniently as dry powder. Borax is not like Potassium salts that can cause local stomach wall erosions due to high local concentration. There is no need to dissolve it in water or dilute it. As soon as it hits the stomach's hydrochloric acid it's all converted to fully-soluble Boric Acid. All of it. Absorption is 90%.
I purchased the 2kg box of 20 Mule Team Borax one week ago today. This is day seven of 300mg per day Borax taken in one dose of dry powder measured on an accurate $25 digital milligram scale. It yields 33mg/day elemental Boron.
The dry powder is slightly sweet with a hint of saltiness due to the Sodium content.
Borax is 50% less toxic than table salt (NaCl). Its LD50 - the dose which kills half of test animals - is 4,500mg/kg - 6,000mg/kg for rats. Table salt's LD50 in rats is 3,000mg/kg. Animals are much more sensitive to Boron toxicity than humans, particularly their reproductive organs.
My severe arthritic pain and cracking in the lower last few back discs is now gone. Neck joint cracking and pain are down 50%.
I have noticed an increase in cognitive rate and clarity. I have also noticed a daily increase in physical energy. I have also noticed a daily increase in erectile performance.
Finally, sleep quality has improved. Before beginning Borax supplementation sleep onset latency was 1-2h. Now it is twenty minutes. I now awake highly refreshed each morning and crave physical activity. I mean major exercise. And I am a horrible case of severe chronic fatigue, dysregulated hormones, etc.
Well, I was that - 7 days ago. Seems things are changing quickly now.