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Posted by Hakara (Vancouver, BC) on 12/29/2022
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I started the borax cure 3 days ago for arthritis in my wrists, knees, fingers and especially feet. Feet have become quite deformed from the flare ups. I'm also taking magnesium, D3, K2, ACV and vitamin C with it. They are not new, I take them all the time. Just the borax is new. Drinking lots of water. My urine really stinks. It's more yellow. Can anyone speak to this and explain why my urine is stinky?

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Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 11/23/2022

Bleach bath is very benefical for folliculitis of the body. You will have to take a bath daily for good results. Use a wet wash rag to lay over your face when take this bleach bath. Pour 4 oz (¼ to ½ cup) of unsented chlorine bleach into your bath water. Soak the entire body for 10 - 25 minutes. Do not rinse your skin after the bath and quickly dry with a towel to avoid chills. Repeat bleach bath every day for one month. Diluted bleach baths are safe and effective.

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Posted by Art (California) on 11/23/2022 1589 posts


I just weighed a USA 1/8th teaspoon level full of borax on a digital milligram scale and it weighs 445 mg. Using your boron figure for borax of 11.36%, that comes out to 50.552 mg of boron or less than half of what you said. Borax can vary slightly in weight due to moisture content, but not anywhere near that much, 445 mg vs the 1062 mg you mentioned. I say USA 1/8th teaspoon because the size can vary by country.

Based on the above, a US 1/4 teaspoon at level full should offer approximately just over 100 mg of boron.


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Posted by Frank (USA) on 11/22/2022

That is an incorrect calculation there. Use Aqua-calc and see the weight of the 1/8 teaspoon of borax: 1062mg. 11.36% of that is 120mg.

So 1/8 tsp of Borax = 120mg boron

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Posted by Frank (USA) on 11/22/2022

Did this issue resolve? I also noticed reflux but wasn't sure if it was just a beginning side effect or a long-term one

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Posted by Frank (USA) on 11/22/2022

Did this issue resolve? Also did the arthritis and yeast improve?

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Posted by Thomas (London) on 09/15/2022

It sounds like a detox reaction, like an Herxheimer reaction. Take Vitamin C to counter. If you take ‘normal Vit C' (calcium ascorbate) by tablet it may give you diarrhoea, so try magnesium ascorbate which is slower to work but helps body repair. Tablet Vit C only gets about 10% absorbed. Better still, try and get Liposomal Vit C. I use Altrient C but it is not cheap. It dissolves in the gut but has an 80-90% absorption.

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Posted by Mackenzie (Australia Gold Coast) on 04/26/2022
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I recently shared I was experiencing new bumps over my cheeks when started the RDI of borax in the water however now my face my forehead in particular is covered in folliculitis type lumps - I did start taking this for arthritis and a yeast overgrowth causing folliculitis that I have over my body but never had it on my face, now since the borax my my face just has lumps and bumps all over? And now my face I find is very oily? Anyone else experience this? I have read to use apple cider vinegar potentially? I still am unsure wether to stop or to just keep going in the hopes my body regulates itself. This is just making me feel quite insecure with the process.

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Posted by Art (California) on 04/24/2022 1589 posts


The quarter teaspoon of borax is the dose that Ted recommended for men and half that dose for women. So if you were trying to follow Ted's directions you are correct.

Something that I don't remember Ted covering in his remedy was that some people can not tolerate borax, but that is something I have seen in some friends who have tried borax for arthritis. On the other hand, the dose that the originator of using borax/boron for arthritis, Dr. Rex Newnham, recommended a significantly lower dose of borax/boron and claimed to get very good effects back in the 1970's and 1980's. Here is a link to info on him and the doses he used, which were significantly less than Ted's dosing schedule.


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Posted by Isolda (Beaufort) on 04/24/2022
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I did the 1/4 tsp in a litre of water first day loading but by the time I reached 3/4 of the bottle about 5-6 hours later I started to feel antsy and nervous. I was a little anxious. Later in the evening I felt anxious again. Like it had a second cycle in my body. Probably going through my liver.

I have read that the dosage of the 1/4 tsp = 114mg is incorrect. Can you please confirm that it is correct?

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Posted by Preston (South carolina) on 04/22/2022
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Looking to take borax for an autoimmune condition. I have a small hiatal hernia and get acid reflux easily. Just started taking and it gives me reflux. Can you mix this with lemon juice or apple cider vinegar in the water, like you can baking soda?

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Posted by Art (California) on 04/14/2022 1589 posts

Hi Mark,

I can only tell you what I am using that is very effective for me, but my arthritis was severe. I do not consider it a cure because I think the arthritis will eventually come back if I stop taking it. In the past when I stopped taking it, symptoms started to return after a couple of months and I started taking it again. In theory the remedy is just replacing boron in our system that may be lacking.

Dr. Rex Newnham found efficacy at a dose way lower than what I take, but the dose he suggested was ineffective for me, so I switched to the dose that Ted recommended for men and I have been in remission since then. I did try the half dose that Ted recommended for women and it did help, but did not completely put me into remission as his men's dose does, so I remain at Ted's dose for men and of course I am trying to afford myself other health benefits that Borax is thought to provide.

Your choice, if you are going to use borax, seems simple. Start at the lower doses that you are reading about and if they work, you are all set! It may be because my arthritis was severe, I needed Ted's dose for men, I don't know, but I do know it is the dose that works for me and so I continue at well over a decade now. Your way may be the best way because some people do not tolerate Borax, so a lower dose may be a safer dose in case you do not tolerate Borax. That is your choice to make.


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Posted by Mark (Lubeck) on 04/14/2022

Hi Art. Great that your arthritis is healed. As a man, I would also like to start with 1/4 of a teaspoon per day. However, being a bit of a hypochondriac, I googled max. safe daily dose and the answer everywhere was 20 mg of boron. This is less than 1/5th of your dose. Please guide me - thanks.

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Posted by Art (California) on 04/10/2022 1589 posts

Red bumps could be the beginning of a rash and you may be allergic to Borax. Stop and see if they go away. If they do, you probably don't want to use borax as a shower soap either as you were considering. Some people are not able to tolerate borax.

As an alternative, you might look into Boron supplementing. Dr. Rex Newnham used Boron also effectively for arthritis.


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Posted by Mackenzie (Australia) on 04/09/2022
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I am day two into taking borax, taking the recommended mg for women in a litre of water, I'm noticing a heavy chest? Does anyone else experience this and tiny little red bumps coming up all over my cheeks? I'm hoping this is just a detox reaction as I really hope borax is a life changer for me. Any one else experience this?

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Posted by Nikki (St. Louis, MO) on 04/08/2022

My guess is, Borax will help move stones (kidney and fall bladder). Many of the protocols I've read have suggested taking a stone breaker (Chanca Piedra) to help break up the stones into smaller pieces before starting boron/borax.

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Posted by Peg (Virginia USA) on 04/03/2022

Your post is the first to mention pain from fluoride detoxing. I believe that is happening to me. Thank you for answering the question I have had about why I'm in such pain despite doing all these healthy things!

Can you recommend additional reading sources on this issue? Thank you.

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Posted by donal (ireland) on 03/16/2022

1 teaspoon in 700 ml water mix. Then take only 20 to 30 ml daily.

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Posted by Frank (NY) on 03/11/2022

God bless you for your powerful words.

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Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 03/09/2022

Ivan, I take less than a pinch! Maybe you took much too much for your body.

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Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 03/08/2022

take a 1/4 tsp baking soda dissolved in a cup of water and that should make you calm. If it is not enough take another dose after half an hour .....probably just got in fight with some problems already going on and now you will need to use a much smaller dose to fight it later on after a few days . Also, try molybdenum for candida die off symptoms and chanca piedra if this borax releases calcium out of soft tissue.

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Posted by Ivan (Slovenija) on 03/08/2022
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Hello, I prepaired a solution with borax as you recomended, 1 smal teaspoon in 1 liter of water and take it today first time after a lunch, it was just a half of teaspoon a solution. Very soon after take it I feel in my stomack burning like acid and it doesnt gone for some hours even I drinked a lot of water, I ate some almonds on it also. I bought 500 g of borax from company REVIVO in Slovenija, city Kamnik and on the package is writen that it is a restavration material and it makes a big itching eyes or skin. In this comapny told me that in package is just a pre borax without additives. Is this burning in stomack normal for borax, even a smaller dose as you recomended? Thank you very much, Ivan

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Posted by Javier (Ciudad Real) on 02/12/2022

Deberias de leer bien el comentario antes de contestar con tanto enfado.

NO TOMÓ UNA CUCHARADITA DE BORAX, tomó una cucharadita, de la solución resultante de diluir UNA CUCHARADITA en litro de agua. O sea que en total tomó 5 c.c. del litro. En total 30 mg. de borax, o sea 3 mg. de boro.Por otra parte en este foro, la cantidad que se aconseja, es 1/4 o 1/8 de cucharadita en un litro, tomado repartida en el dia, o sea 1 gramo o 500 mg. de borax/dia, que resulta en total 100 mg. ó 50 mg. de boro. O sea, un minimo de 25 veces mas.


You should read the comment well before answering with such anger.

HE DID NOT TAKE A TEASPOON OF BORAX, he took a teaspoon of the solution resulting from diluting ONE TEASPOON in a liter of water. So in total it took 5 c.c. of the litre. Total 30 mg. of borax, that is 3 mg. of boron. On the other hand, in this forum, the recommended amount is 1/4 or 1/8 teaspoon in a liter, taken spread over the day, that is, 1 gram or 500 mg. of borax/day, resulting in a total of 100 mg. or 50 mg. of boron. That is, a minimum of 25 times more.

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Posted by mmsg (somewhere, europe) on 12/11/2021

Sarah, if it's helping you, try taking a lot less each time.

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Posted by Sarah (Kalamazoo, MI ) on 12/10/2021
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I am getting back on drinking borax throughout the day. I had forgotten that it keeps me awake at night so I try to get it all drank by noon but it still keeps me awake. Why is that and can anything be done? Thank you. Sarah

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Posted by Joseph (Stockton, CA) on 06/30/2021 75 posts

I just read your comment, not familiar with it but just thought I would add my 2cents. Don't know your age but I am 79 and back pain has recently kicked my butt, painful, Dr stated it was Arthritis, can yours be Arthritis also?

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Posted by Robin (Pinkney, MI) on 06/27/2021 2 posts
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I'm finishing my fourth day on drinking borax in distilled water protocol, but I'm having low back soreness on the right side. It's not muscular as it cannot be rubbed out. I have no nausea...just this back pain that was here a few days back and left and now is back again. It feels very sore. Should I back off the protocol? Or could this be a healing aspect?

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Posted by KM M (Colorado) on 05/25/2021
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Hi. I started talking Borax 5 days ago. I am tasting mold/ mildew when I drink water. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Posted by Pamina (Morocco) on 05/22/2021

Did they include a link to the study? People who are sure of their facts will include sources in their comments.

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Posted by Pamina (New Zealand) on 05/20/2021

I had the same reaction. I think it was from an an underlying candida or UT imbalance that didn't give me severe symptoms. This was confirmed when I used borax as a vaginal suppository. After two nights, the mild UTI symptoms I had (like urinary urgency) lessened.

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Posted by GertJr (Madison) on 05/14/2021

Debbie in UK--if you think that borax is causing your problem, stop it for a while and see if the problem goes away. I don't think borax is causing it, but test it out. Go a week without, if the problem persists, then it's not the borax. If it goes away, then that's a possibility. Your body may not want/need this amount. Leave off for a month, then run a test using it for a week or so and see if the problem comes back. Each body is different and you need to find what works for you.

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Posted by Debbie (United Kingdom ) on 05/12/2021
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I've been using 1/4 teaspoon in a litre of water 5 days per week.

I was wondering if borax side effects can be with the urethra as I'm having pain after I've finished peeing and wondered if it was build up??? No fever or any other symptoms other than frequency of urination.

I do have candida and take other supplements

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Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 05/10/2021

Ted is a good place to start reading if you want to slowly get away from prescriptions. I have overcome a lot and learned a lot and now I am learning more to overcome old issues. The mind is the most powerful drug there is. Placebos work. I am taking my thoughts captive and speaking what I want to create. I also use the skills I learned in the last obstacle course. I take borax and chanca piedra daily but I use a lot of other things with them. Calcium needs many things to get it out of soft tissue and into bones and teeth. I read death by calcium at the library. May you find yourself WELL as you gain in wisdom and application on this journey of life. Blessings, Charity

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Posted by Tanya (True NorCal, US) on 05/10/2021


Thank you for this great information! I am currently on way too many medications. I have developed allergies to the environment and to so many foods. I'm looking forward to starting borax (boran) but slowly, to get rid of most or all of the medications. Most of them have been prescribed over the past 15-20 years, I had one medication from age 15 - 40 and 2nd one that was prn. Now I have approximately 13 meds. I can't keep count. When I say I want to stop meds, the doctor sends me away with more. My latest doc finally heard me say, "No more." He is helping me get off of some long term stomach meds that I never should have had for more than a 6-week treatment. I am truly hoping that my new doc will help me, as he is all about natural remedies, whenever possible. And so my Borax journey with the help of Dr. Batmanghelidj.

Thank you again for the additional information! Many people are not aware of how critical water is for humans. It should also be impressed upon people that many of the elderly who are diagnosed with dementia and treated with long term dementia, are suffering from dehydration. It is far more common than people realize and it is very sad, because so many doctors are not trained in recognizing this simple complication and jump to elderly related dementia or Alzheimer's. It takes about 2 - 3 weeks of rehydration and proper nutrition for an elderly person to regain their cognitive functioning. The dehydration will look like a stroke or may even cause a stroke. Sorry, for going off onto another direction, but this is such a passionate subject for me as I watch it happen over and over to elderly and middle aged people - being misdiagnosed, when they just need more water (and electrolytes)!

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Posted by Mic (New Jersey) on 04/27/2021

For LPR or "silent gerd" try pharmaceutical-grade D-Limonene from Integrative Therapeutics at bedtime only and as directed at:

Take together with a measured teaspoon (5 mL) of organic apple cider vinegar in eight ounces of filtered or distilled water. Sleep with upper body at an angle. I use three pillows to accomplish this. A European square pillow and two standard pillows. One in back of the European square and against the headboard and the other in front of the European square and behind my head.

Do not consume borax.

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Posted by Madelyn (Idaho) on 04/20/2021

It's not at all serious in the sense that borax is toxic or you've taken in too much boron. In fact, borax has a higher toxicity threshold than common table salt. However, what is serious or can feel serious is the herx, aka die off effect and release of toxins, heavy metals and fluoride. My husband overdid it one day and took half teaspoon each of borax and baking soda in a cup of water on an empty stomach. He felt sick (nauseous and headache) for the rest of the day. He later passed a large dead white worm thing in his stool. You'll be fine. Just rest and keep hydrated to flush out the toxins.

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Posted by Curtis (US) on 04/20/2021

I did something similar. I misread instructions on taking a teaspoon of diluted solution and instead added a teaspoon of sodium borate to a drink. I have had flu symptoms and a headache. How serious is this? Trying to dilute and flush with fluids.

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Posted by Yvonne (England) on 04/13/2021
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I have been using 1/2 tsp borax in a glass of water for the past 3 days. My arthritic knee pain today is worse than ever. Is this usual? Should I stop taking it or persevere. Any advice would be grateful.

EC: Hi Yvonne,

Why are you taking such an enormous dosage of borax?! That is not the correct amount as mentioned in our borax articles, videos, and feedback posts from hundreds of our readers!

For women, it's 1/8 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water sipped slowly throughout the day, 5 days on, 2 days off. However, many people start with far less than that and work their way up slowly.

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Posted by Charity (faithville, Us) on 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

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]

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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 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 (

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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.

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Posted by Lucy D. (Philadelphia, PA, USA) on 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.

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Posted by megadudu (ca) on 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.

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Posted by Jj (Seattle) on 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

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Posted by Anon (Not Canada) on 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.

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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?

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Posted by Cjuan (Asia) on 09/24/2020

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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 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

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Posted by Deirdre (Ct) on 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?

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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!

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Posted by Art (California) on 08/31/2020 1589 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.


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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?


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Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 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 Vaiolett (Modena-italy) on 07/30/2020


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,


Borax Side Effects
Posted by Vaiolett (Modena-italy) on 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

Borax Side Effects
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 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

Borax Side Effects
Posted by Art (California) on 07/18/2020 1589 posts


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.

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:

Good luck!