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Borax Side Effects

Borax is gaining popularity as an effective natural remedy for many health concerns. Borax contains boron, which is an element the body requires. Boron helps bones to be strong. It helps the body properly utilize other nutrients. Restoring boron to the body through borax can be part of the solution for health problems like arthritis, joint problems, athlete's foot and some autoimmune diseases. However, borax is not without side effects for some people.

Side effects can include the following:

  • Burning skin
  • Nerve pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching skin
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Nausea
  • Cramping
  • Kidney pain
  • Headache
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Worsening of PMS Symptoms

Why Does Borax Cause Side Effects?

Borax can cause a detox reaction in the body. This is likely to cause headaches and flu like symptoms.

Borax affects hormones. It can increase estradiol (an estrogen) and testosterone. Any time that hormones are fluctuating mood changes, anxiety, depression, and exacerbation of PMS symptoms can result.

Borax may help the body remove parasites, which will, in turn cause some symptoms of toxin release.

Borax may cause side effects if too much is taken at once, or not enough water is used.

How Can I Avoid Borax Side Effects?

Always start with less and increase the amount slowly to make sure that the body is adjusting well to a new routine.

Use plenty of water with the borax protocol. This will properly dilute the borax and will also give the body the needed fluids to flush itself out.

Take a magnesium supplement. Borax side effects are more pronounced in those who have low magnesium levels.

What Can I Do to Relieve Borax Side Effects?

Take activated charcoal to relieve digestive distress or flu-like symptoms that result from borax side effects. Charcoal will adsorb toxins and settle the digestive system.

Consume plenty of water or herbal tea to keep toxins flushing out of the system.

Take an Epsom salt bath. This will provide the body with needed magnesium and relax the body.

If you have used borax topically and had a skin reaction, Castor oil or apple cider vinegar can be used to relieve the reaction. Castor oil is massaged into the skin. Or 1 cup apple cider vinegar can be added to a tub of warm water and used for a bath. The apple cider vinegar bath will help to restore proper pH to the skin.

If Borax Causes Side Effects, Why Bother?

While some experience side effects from the use of borax, hundreds of Earth Clinic readers over the years have reported cures using borax. Borax is used for a wide range of symptoms, including arthritis, candida, athlete's foot, brain fog, chicken pox, colds, mites, lice, lupus, sinus problems and skin problems. And an impressive number of dogs and other animals have been cured of mange with Ted's Mange Cure. Borax is the key ingredient in Ted's Mange Cure.

The chemical name of borax is tetrasodium borate. It is indeed the very same borax that is found in pharmacies and in grocery stores in the laundry aisle. Please be sure to make sure that borax is the only ingredient. While some worry about the toxicity of borax, it is believed that borax is less toxic than table salt. However, if you experience side effects, it is always wise to discontinue use and re-evaluate your treatment plan.

Is there an Alternative to Borax?

Borax contains boron, which is a necessary nutrient to the body. Borax is one way to supplement this nutrient to the body to improve health, but it is not the only way. Boron supplements can be used. Calcium fructoborate is another option.

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Watch Earth Clinic's video to learn more and add your experience.

If you do experience side effects, please be sure to let us know! Continue reading below for extensive and interesting feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have experienced side effects after taking borax.


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Posted by Tracey (CO) on 04/01/2021
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Borax Remedy Day 6. Debilitating die off, didn't leave bed for 2 days. Tension headaches, body aches (mostly in jaw, lower back, and pelvis), flu like symptoms. Did 1/8 teaspoon in water for 3 days (tired but no die off), day off, then had a small amount day 5 morning and have been “sick” with aches ever since.

Have not had an appetite while having Borax. Worried to ingest again.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)
04/03/2021

Oscillococcinum is a homeopathic preparation marketed to relieve flu-like symptoms, although it does not provide any benefit beyond that of sugar pills. It is a popular preparation, particularly in France and Russia.I start with this for any symptom on the box OR you could try alkaseltzer it has aspirin in it Another thing you could try is taking baking soda in water in amount listed on the box. I find it nutralizes everything in my system. After I drink it I have to replenish my vitamins and minerals. Also, I would use some chanca piedra (stone breaker)to remove loose calcium that is coming out of soft tissue so it doesn't cause stones in organs . Borax removes calcium out of soft tissue and into bones and teeth . Calcium is tricky to absorb, it requires other minerals in proper balance and vitamin D and K. I never seem to know enough to fix it all but I have gained back some ground

Another tip might be Dr. Batmanghelidh'sj book on water and mineral balance. Borax is a mineral and if one mineral or water gets out of balance, the body produces histamine to warn you and histamine can make a person have all kinds of symptoms. Flu like symptoms and nausea. Start on low dose borax when you get courage to try it again. It made my bones and muscles and teeth and kidneys hurt when I started. I use chanca piedra for many benefits. Chanca Piedra Herbal Benefits (earthclinic.com.

Charity
(faithville, Us)
04/04/2021

Dr. Batmanghelidj is the correct spelling . His history on wikipedia is also interesting. I found his book at the library and it changed my life.

Fereydoon Batmanghelidj was born in Iran in 1930 or 1931. He attended secondary school in the United Kingdom, at of Iranian Revolution, he was sent to Camila, [1] and Lila, who committed suicide while he was imprisoned.[4] His first marriage ended in divorce. He later married Xiaopo Huang Batmanghelidj.[1]

He died from complications related to pneumonia on 15 November 2004.[5]
Medical career[peptic ulcers during his detention in prison by treating inmates with water when medication was not available. He advanced this position in a guest editorial in the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology in
1983.[3]

In 1992, he wrote Your Body's Many Cries for Water.[6] In this book, Batmanghelidj asserts that chronic dehydration is the root cause of most pain and many ailments, opposing the use of drugs to cure conditions that he claimed could instead be addressed by increased water consumption.[1]

He has claimed elsewhere that water provides energy for the body and brain, by splitting into its component hydrogen and oxygen.[6]


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Andrea C (Wales, Uk) on 10/07/2020
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I tried Borax the last two days, 6th and 7th of October, I put 1/16th of a Tspn in 1 and a half litres of bottled spring water drank that most of that yesterday by mistake. I'd forgot I'd put it in there.

The day before I took a few careful sips from the same bottle, my intention was to go very low and slow for a week to test it so I didn't want to drink the whole bottle in a day or two at all

I then had a bath with Dead sea salts, a cup and a half which I've been doing all week but added some borax, about half a cup on the first day as well ( the 6th)

Last night ( the 7th) I put 2 Tbls of Borax+ my usual cup and a half of dead Sea salts into a warm bath sat in it for 10mins, and today I am in a lot of pain, muscles hurt, joints hurt and its hard to move about I feel like I've been beat up!!!

I'm really sore and achy. It's really really painful, my muscles are rock hard in my back has anyone else had this happen after using the Borax?

Replied by Anon
(Not Canada)
10/08/2020

That has not happened to me.

You probably want to discontinue the borax for now until the pain is gone. Try liver detox supplements to help clear what is probably a fungal infection die-off, and do colon cleanses to speed up the removal of toxins. Tight muscles can be caused by a magnesium or potassium deficiency, so consider increasing those. Flushing-type niacin can increase circulation and speed up recovery, but is also anti-fungal. Massage, saunas, even sun bathing may improve the pain. Remember to drink plenty of water.

I've taken borax 1/4 tsp. in 1 litre of water sipped throughout the day, bathed in it, even rubbed it on my skin as a body wash, used it for vaginal infections. It has never caused a reaction like that. Make sure the borax has no additives, no scent.

Replied by megadudu
(ca)
11/30/2020

it is possible that you are experiencing a 'herxheimer' reaction, where the symptoms get worse before getting better as the body's natural systems for fighting things off are kicked back into action.


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Hedy (Sydney) on 09/03/2020
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After taking a teaspoon of the Borax diluted solution daily for candida, without undue issues for many months, I increased the dosage maybe to a desert spoon and found that a tear would appear on each big toe and I would have to stop the Borax until it healed.

I tested this at least three times to see if it was Borax or the Lysine that I was also taking causing the tear.

Today, after a month of no Borax (and no problem arising from the Lysine supplement), I have again commenced with one teaspoon of the solution and I will monitor the skin reaction on my toes. I wondered whether anyone else has experienced this.

EC: Hi Hedy,

We assume you are referring to Walter Last's concentrated dosage where you take a teaspoon a day from the concentrate, which amounts to a very small amount of boron. Just so everyone is clear on that!

Replied by Deirdre
(Ct)
09/03/2020

Hi Hedy,

Where on the toe is the tear, top or bottom? The borax could be slowly clearing a fungal infection slowly, which is coming to the surface. Because the issue is manifesting on your foot, I am guessing fungal, where so many people have issues, including myself!

Alternatively, the borax might be causing some kind of deficiency which you will need to resolve, one that causes your skin to tear or split. You may be low in a certain vitamin or mineral and the borax depletes it even more. Vitamin C or Vitamin B perhaps?

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)
09/03/2020

I suspect your increase in dose could cause die off of fungal infection candida and it affects feet . Eric Berg does videos on youtube on feet and liver. I use borax but gave up my candida fight because stress produces cortisol that feeds candida and I haven't overcome that yet so no point in the fight until I overcome the stress. I will overtake it.The other thought I had was that borax is one of your minerals and could throw other minerals out of balance causing skin issue on feet. Blessings, Charity


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Mike (W. Des Moines, Ia) on 08/31/2020
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I am taking 1/4 teaspoon of Borax daily 5 days a week for more than a month, and affected my sleep pattern and I cannot sleep. Any suggestion what should I do? I also have 3 mg Boron capsule, Is it safer to use capsule, rather than Borax?

Thanks.

Replied by Art
(California)
08/31/2020
832 posts

Dr. Flechas suggested taking the borax first thing in the morning as being best, as he felt borax taken late in the day could tend to wake you up. Failing that, you could try reducing your dose a bit.

Keep in mind that when Ted decided on the dose he would use for men or women, I think he chose a dose that would be safe, yet obtain the quickest results. If you take borax for two months and don't see much benefit, you may feel like borax isn't working and stop taking it. I think Ted chose a dose that the majority of people would respond to fairly quickly, yet still be safe.

The founder of borax for arthritis, Dr. Rex Newnham, found that many of his patients could get by on as little as 7 mg/day of boron as a maintenance dose once full benefit was achieved. That dose is not effective for me, but must have been useful for many of his patients since he chose it. Ted's dosing of 1/4 teaspoon/day for men and 1/8th teaspoon for women delivers significantly more boron than this. The 1/4 teaspoon dose of borax is approximately 980 mg of borax of which 11.3% is boron. 980 *.113 = 110 mg of boron for men and 55 mg of boron for women. So as you can see, there is a significant difference between what Ted was recommending and what the founder of borax for arthritis, Dr. Newnham was recommending.

Ted previously said that less would work, but it would just take longer to work.

Art


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Vaiolett (Italy) on 07/18/2020

Hi

I was buying the borax supplement (3 mg) on Italian amazon.In the reviews, I found a customer's comment ... "A study showed that the administration of 3 mg of boron in postmenopausal women resulted in fewer of nutrients important for bone health. Women have absorbed about 40% less calcium, 33% less magnesium and a little less phosphorus "... I'm out of menopause, and I'd like to start take boron for mycosis and candida .. But I'm afraid.

Anyone know anything about it?

Sorry for my English..

Replied by Art
(California)
07/18/2020
832 posts

Vaiolett,

This is approximately the exact opposite of what boron studies show. Boron is quite useful as an osteoporosis antagonist, especially when combined with vitamin D and its cofactors such as magnesium, calcium, vitamin A etc.

Here is a typical study of boron in relation to osteoporosis.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30262295/

By the way, 3 mg of boron is almost nothing! For comparison, let's use Ted's recommended dose of Borax for women for the purpose of ameliorating arthritis symptoms. He recommends 1/8th teaspoon of borax for women which is around 480 mg of borax. Borax is approximately 11.3% boron. Multiply .113 x 480 = 54.24

So in his arthritis remedy for women you would be getting approximately 55 mg of boron per day for 5 days of the week with Saturday and Sunday off!

When I took 3 mg of boron, it gave absolutely zero relief from my arthritis. Whereas when I took Ted's dose of borax for men which equates to approximately 110 mg of boron per day, my arthritis went into complete remission for well over a decade now! No pain at all!

The men's dose as recommended by Ted is double the women's dose, so a 1/4 teaspoon of borax for men instead of the women's dose of 1/8th teaspoon. Btw, these are USA based baker's measuring spoons.

Lastly, if osteoporosis or osteopenia is a concern for you, consider the following article which should also help you steer away from osteopenia or osteoporosis:

https://www.womenshealth.northwestern.edu/blog/maligned-prunegood-your-bones

Good luck!

Art

Vaiolett
(Modena-italy)
07/30/2020

Art, thanks for the timely reply!

I am a woman, tall and weighing almost 80kg .. For this reason I decided to take the dose as for men. I started with half a gram in 1 liter of distilled water, drinking all afternoon .. I haven't noticed any difference for 3 days .. So I put a spoonful of tea in a liter of distilled water, and I drank 100 ml of the mix a day.

On the fifth day, I took the 100ml dose on an empty stomach in the morning, and it prompted me to go to the bathroom. Then I made the enema with a liter of distilled water with 3 tablespoons of baking soda plus 50ml of organic apple cider vinegar. The one who unloaded my body has crushed me without precedent .. Tangles of an abundant cartilage ... I do not know, but I believe that it is the candida, which has detached from my intestine .. It is a really disgusting thing!!!!

I will wait until next week with borax protocol, and then I see if there are general improvements on perianal eczema, in the navel, on the hands and crusts on the head .. Aching joints .. I think, that all of this, they are co-factors of the candida ..

PS: I have some discomfort with the USA measures .. And I often do some blunder.

A warm greeting and thanks for your kindness. Vaiolett

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)
07/18/2020

First ask yourself what are you afraid of? What if it happens and how bad can it get. That always helps me jump off the cliff. I am hanging onto one right now and I am using borax in my water each day for a little over a week. I did some other death defying acts lately but nothing happened that I was fearing. Fear is a door so always keep that in mind. It is better to dive into what is behind the fear and deal with it . As far as minerals go borax is needed to move calcium out of soft tissue into bones and teeth. Salt is one of our minerals. Silica affects calcium and so does vitamin D and K-2. Threonine affects the teeth and calcium. I'm really thinking about dandelions and use comfrey every day. Dandelions are interesting because I am on acreage and almost every yellow flower is a fake dandelion. The real ones have the thick stem with one flower on it. I found one today and plan to eat it for breakfast . I hear it's full of potassium and other minerals . Now the borax will release calcium out of soft tissue and can cause stones and they can be dissolved with stonebreaker( chanca piedra ) I use that most days.

As far as how much borax I started out with in my 12 oz water just a tiny dusting pinch daily for a week and then a little bigger tiny pinch this week. I think borax is the youth mineral...and affects hormones too. Oh Yeah it kicks up against candida so use molybdenum with it.

Blessings, Charity

Vaiolett
(Modena-italy)
07/30/2020

Charity!

Wise your words, thank you very much!

I've been taking borax for 5 days.

I overcame my fear!!

Should I take these additions near borax, which you have indicated in your post, as soon as possible, to avoid some healthy problem?

I only noticed a little backache, but nothing shocking..Other thing, if I take borax on an empty stomach, I have to go to the bathroom..I think it means detoxification ..

You named dandelion, I make smoothies and

I add artichokes squeezed with a little Celtic salt and

organic lemon with peel..Really cleans ..

A big hug,

Vaiolett

Charity
(Faithville, Us)
07/30/2020

Hugs back to you, every solution seems to bring some discomfort as healing takes place and also it makes other issues rise up to the surface that I had been unaware of. Backache may be kidney pain from stones.. I use the chanca piedra for that. Caution and awareness will make healing less painful. Yes, I would add the supplemental aids to borax to reduce discomfort in transition from deficiency to balance. I know others here use other stuff for stones.

I am engaged in zoom Mark Hemans for miracles this season of my life. I will continue to contend until I get what I am after. Natural things can take me so far and then faith has to pick up the slack. When borax is healing bones or teeth( teeth can heal, if you can put a finger on a part of them, given the right environment) they might shift and start to hurt, old bone injuries that heal can also hurt . Lots of bone pain complaints get people to stop borax short of the results desired from trying it. Borax being mineral that affects hormone too ~( I sweat when I first start using it) so all kinds of hell can break loose, don't mistake that for inability to use it for improved health. Step back lower dose add things that compliment mineral and hormone balance and stay hydrated and educated while you detox and heal. Am I a quitter? Nope! I will control my thoughts in the battle and I will win.

Candida is a sneaky thief that loves sugar and if you control your diet ~it might steal sugar your brain needs to function, causing brain fog. My eyes are having issues with borax use and cataracts are calcium on the eye lens and borax works to remove them and may cause blurry vision in transition. There are many pieces on the chess board and you have to keep your eye on them all if you plan to win the game. I may be moving like a pawn but in the end I will say, King Me!

Milk thistle is an amazing detox and ginger is powerful. When in crisis activated charcoal with plenty of water . If Boron /borax is one of our minerals for balance why would it harm good bacteria in gut. That would not make sense! Gut issues are usually associated with cortisol from fight or flight issues, microbe/enzyme / acid imbalance. One running from the bear does not need to digest food or absorb minerals and the body won't produce bile under stress like that I take ox bile, due to programmed trauma. Always always always REMEMBER ....whenever minerals or water get out of balance the body will produce histamine as a way to warn you. The histamine will create misery.

So borax/boron is one of your minerals. Most drugs include ANTI HISTAMINES and people buy them in the billions of dollars to find some relief that never solves the issues they suffer from. So if you are low on salt then salt will act like an anti histamine. If you are low on any mineral and you balance it with water in body then you stop producing histamine. So if your gut is out of balance I would watch Eric Berg on you tube, I learned more from him than anyone about how and why with pictures and what to do to fix the mess going on in the gut affecting absorption of minerals and nutrients causing all kinds of sickness and misery. I am in the learning process to try to regain lost ground in my life and we all have different needs and issues to address to recover all. Listen to your inner voice to know how to proceed with best results. Fear and Faith are both doors. One gives you cortisol issues and the other good endorphins. Media is opening fear doors with no real solutions. I surround all of you reading this with Faith and Love by His power may Kingdom Blessings chase you and your loved ones down and overtake you,

Love, Charity


Borax Side Effects
Posted by NORBERT D MOCAN (United States) on 06/04/2020

Does Borax kill beneficial bacteria in your gut?


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Oliver (Deutschland) on 04/19/2020
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Borax and Libido 3 years ago I have used Borax for more or less 2 months. Not in high dose. Maybe a knife tip in 1,5 liter of water throughout the day. It pushed me really a lot. I had lots of power and testosterone. But after I quit strange things happened: I had no libido and desire anymore, my testicles shrinked, and only little but no sperm came out the few times I was able to ejaculate.

Since then I never touched Borax anymore, as I blamed it. As I have found in a study of rats, that Borax can destroy their reproductive system, I thought it would have destroyed mine too. What I feel is that I never again produced testosterone as I did before. I have seen here on earthclinic that Ted wrote Borax could overstimulate the glands. - Maybe that happened in my case. Is there a way to refresh or "reset" the glands ? Or does it maybe have nothing to do with the Borax, but with the systemic candida I have ?!? But why there is that study which describes the destruction of reproductive system ?

Does anyone have an idea ? Thank you very much, Oliver

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)
04/20/2020

I am currently applying a lot of ginger water and ginger to my diet and it is having some stirrings of issues beneath the surface. Not much enjoyment there but still pushing forward. The body is complex and the mind also affects it. I watch healers and try to learn what they learned in scriptures because no obstacle seems to great for them. What one man can do another can do. Tom Loud and Pete Cabrera Jr make it look like a cake walk. I am following their recent teachings for insights into health issues I could not solve in the natural. Here is a good link on borax. Maybe it will have some answers for you. http://fluoridationaustralia.com/the-borax-conspiracy-by-walter-last/

Replied by Dom
(Spain)
05/08/2020

Oliver,

Maybe try ashwagandha & zinc. Vitamin D3 is also important. Who knows what deficiencies those rats were subjected to. Would be interesting to know more details about the experiment (I'm lazy to read it all). So, did the boron eliminate the candida? If it's dangerous, why aren't more males reporting on it with the same outcome? Thanks, Dom

Replied by Cjuan
(Asia)
09/24/2020

For upping libido or even restoring it, you could supplement with Butea superba, Eurycomma longifolia/Tongkat Ali, maca, Tribulus terrestris, available on eBay. Start with small doses. If you have congestive heart issues, exercise caution. Butea superba suits me well.

Replied by Jj
(Seattle)
11/16/2020

Try Maca root. It should help get an organic high quality one and start with 1/ 4 tsp a day. Also you may have too much estrogen. In this case, get DIM a supplement made from cruciferous veggies. Take 2x day


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Uncertain (LA) on 11/13/2019

Borax, boron and fructoborate tablets? I read if you have liver or kidney issues you do not take boron. What exactly does that mean? I had a rise in my liver enzymes from food that has returned to normal. I also had a rise in bun test that I will be checking on tomorrow. I believe this is also a food issue. I am concerned about the sodium content of borax. Do the boron or fructoborate tablets have sodium also?

Replied by Lucy D.
(Philadelphia, PA, USA)
04/01/2021

Liver enzymes show other things going on besides liver function alone. You could look it up: ALT, AST. Elevation of these could mean bone turnover and other things.


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Jessica (Louisiana ) on 09/14/2019
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Better But With Side Effects

Please help! I just finished day 5 of drinking borax water. Hoping to treat my psoriatic arthritis and heel spurs. Everything was going good until today I developed a yeast infection. I NEVER get those. Do you think I should discontinue the borax water? Could this be a toxin release? Thanks in advance for your input

Replied by Art
(California)
09/15/2019
832 posts

Borax is considered a broad spectrum antifungal and I think you may find the following article about boric acid and yeast and candida infections. Btw, once you ingest borax and it meets the hydrochloric acid in your stomach, it is converted to boric acid. https://www.healthline.com/health/womens-health/boric-acid-for-yeast-infection Art


Borax Side Effects
Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 06/13/2019
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I started taking a pinch of borax in a liter of water on Monday. Did this Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (today) and had sinus/headache since Monday evening. Tonight I am running a fever. Is this herx or might I have a virus? I've been fighting a cough/sinus thing for several weeks now, better one day then back to the cough and cheek pain. I have been in airports and medical clinics with many sick people around me, so I could have picked something up. I plan to continue the borax unless I feel a good deal worse. I also take 1 drop lugols every morning in water, but that shouldn't matter, should it? I drink lots of water during the day and eat clean, but was snacking a good bit during my airport day (planes delayed, was there a very long time and exhausted when I got home. Over 24 hours, yuck).


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Heinrich (Gippsland) on 05/24/2019
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I have noticed that taking the borax thins my blood and I have more blood noses.

Replied by Jenny
(San Francisco, ca)
06/07/2019

How much Borax are you talking on a daily basis? How long have you been talking it?


Borax Side Effects
Posted by David (Canada) on 03/25/2019
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Greetings. I have been watching several of your youtube videos regarding the health benefits of boron supplementation. I am a 62 year old male recently diagnosed with low testosterone. My doctor prescribed testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) at a relatively low dose. As pointed out, Boron can apparently be useful in increasing testosterone and balancing hormones, so I decided to give it a try. Borax of course is a very cheap option for obtaining Boron. I purchased a box of mule 20 team borax at a local grocery store. The only ingredient listed is Sodium Tetraborate. Knowing that Borax contains approximately 11 milligrams of Boron per 100 milligrams, I carefully weighed out 60 milligrams of Borax (providing about 6-7 mg of boron) on a sensitive scale. This I put in a small bottle and added very hot water. To that, I emptied a 150mg capsule of magnesium citrate and shook it very well. Then I poured that into a 15 ounce bottle and filled it with cold filtered water, shook it again, and drank it. That night, I woke at 4 in the morning soaked in sweat. Could this be some form of detoxification? Perhaps I should lower the dose? The next day I did the same thing, although this time I drank the bottle over the course of the day. While I did not wake up in a sweat, I did wake up feeling quite nauseated, which passed later in the day. Again, is this part of a detoxification that could/should pass in time? Any advice, especially from those who've experienced similar symptoms would be greatly appreciated. Thanks much.

Replied by John
(Texas)
04/23/2019

For your first dose it sounds like you overdosed. You need to start with low doses to see how your body reacts. You then build up to a full dose. Detox is no fun and you control it by slowly detoxing. Good Luck.

Replied by Darren T
(New Westminster)
06/11/2019

It seems like everyone here is over doing it x100... This is an element that your body may not have had much of your entire lives...stop thinking about this as a loading stage type of thing an go light...really light. I'm taking 1/8 tsp to 1ltr water and dividing that into 4 daily mixed with juice portions...pain is leaving without serious injury. Be smart people...you don't need a lot to benefit from this but too much can be harmful.

Casey
(NY, NY)
06/25/2019

Your dose: 1/8 tsp Borax ≈ 500 mg Borax ≈ 55mg Boron 55mg Boron ÷ 4 = 13.8mg boron David's dose: 60mg Borax ≈ 6.8mg Boron Darren Dose = 13.8 mg Boron David's dose = 6.8 mg Boron Did I miss anything?

Sam
(USA)
08/18/2019

Good approach Darren. Way better to start way low especially with a substance like this. More is not better in many cases. Many times consistency is the order of the day. With a pH of 9.3, this is something to start slowly. I might even suggest twice a day at most. Like baking soda, this is probably something to take on an empty stomach perhaps well before a meal to see how it affects you. A Herx reaction can be intimidating. Some folks have a major tox load and can react more. I drink RO water and have a very clean diet with no health issues. Most people eat a toxin laden diet and may not be aware of it. One should not start a detox diet with chelation as this can damage the kidneys. Supplementing Boron should be kept under 3mg/day as an initial protocol. I just got some 20 Mule Power sodium tetraborate and will probably start with 1/8th tsp diluted in a pint of RO water using one tbsp per day of the solution with plenty of additional water throughout the day just to test how I may react.

Replied by mandandi
(Gaborone, Botswana)
11/26/2019

Sounds like herxheimer reactions to me. I had those, when i started using borax protocol. I had parasites all over my body and took the borax protocol for 3 months straight, skipping only weekends. I followed the suggested dose on this site - 1/4 teaspoon in 1 litre of distilled water daily and took the entire 1 litre each day. It was very, very painful - i was depressed anyway from the parasitic invasion so more pain although undesirable, indicated that the parasites were dying in large numbers. After 3 months, the pain magically disappeared, then I knew I could stop taking borax for a while. I recently started taking it again and get mild depression roughly 2 hours after taking the borax water. Thereafter, I feel fine. I wake with a lot of energy and in great mood daily. And its true that the hormones are affected too, especially and increase in libido. My testosterone levels have gone up.

Oliver
(Germany)
04/19/2020

Hello, for how long are you using Borax now? I used it for just two month - low dose, just a knife tip a day - it pushed my libido and testosterone, but then after quitting I never got back to usual testosterone production and I never ever used Borax again. Still today 3 years after, I have test. Problems.

Charity
(faithville, Us)
06/18/2020

Hi Oliver, As I was reading your posts and the one I sent you as a reply before I had the thought that maybe a complimentary supplement was missing , like a mineral or amino or fat soluble or other hormone to balance the borax. I had issues when I was on borax before and just read Arts link stating that the borax turned to boron when it went into the hydrochloric acid in the gut and I only used it in foot soaks. There are many men use like small dose progesterone. I don't remember it but Dr. John Lee wrote it in his books, what your doc may not tell you ...series. Dhea is what the body uses to make hormones and you get deficient in it as you age. Vitamin D with K-2 is a hormone regulator and horsetail affects calcium regulation . Iodine affects hormone glands and magnesium is a big one when calcium is involved. Ginger affects circulation and helps food digest . Low stomach acid would affect mineral absorption. Low fat or bad fat diets make it hard for the liver to make bile to break down proteins. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUkWuGmk_6w hints on iron and zinc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tj7VfiURuk estrogen in environment and insulin I heard someone teach that high calcium is behind diabetes and borax moves calcium around . I don't think borax causes diabetes but it might be a temporary die off stage when using borax like kidney stones are and chanca Piedra, stonebreaker, helps remove those.


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Bobbie (Forest City, PA) on 01/05/2019
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Re: borax - My family all had bone pain in different areas so I would only use the lower dose that's recommended.


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Kevin (Toulon) on 12/20/2018
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I have been taking one teaspoon of borax in 1.5L water. I did a mistake because I knew nothing about dosage and read on a forum that someone was taking this high amount. I have been taking this for about two months which is huge. Now I have no more sperm. I discovered borax could be toxic to the testicles in high doses. Did this happen to anyone?

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)
12/20/2018

Kevin, I would like to encourage you as I have faced down many a giant. Your mind is very powerful and can override anything going on in the natural when controlled with correct adjustment thoughts. I would write out statements you would like to speak about this during your days and work toward faith in the transition. Other than that molybdenum, selenium, magnesium, manganese, iodine, calcium, silica, gelatin, msm, vitamin C, D-3 and K-2 and biotin, folic acid, a good b complex, A, E, some ginger would help with cleansing, a liver detox or green foods supplement . Override the excess with other vital nutrients. You could also try activated charcoal at bedtime with water to absorb excess .

https://www.nourishingplot.com/2016/03/18/the-shocking-facts-of-eating-borax-for-your-health/


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Hina (Sindh) on 11/27/2018 2 posts
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I have reactive arthritis since 5 years. I'm on day 5 of using borax (two pinch), Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon in half glass of water, ACV, Coconut Oil two times a day 1, I have left wheat, sugar and also doing juice fasting(vegetables mostly). I'm feeling energized but with side effects - low back pain shoulder pain pinched nerves in elbow and lot of acne (milia) comes up on face. I also have dry eyes due to ReA. Hoping I will recover fast. Do anybody have this kind of side effect and when they will subside?



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