I took 1/8 tsp of Borax with a liter of mineral water 5 days a week for 5 months for help with my Sjogrens. After 5 months, I didn't notice any improvement at all. Could the problem be that I used mineral water?? I see you stated that it should be either distilled or clean water w/o minerals. I was going to start again (after resting a few months) but with 1/4 tsp this time. The Sjogrens has me down to about 94 pounds because it is going after my digestive system. I was up to 97 pounds before starting the Borax -- but went down to 94 after I was on it. Maybe because I wasn't eating nuts? Anyway, before I start again, I want to ask about the mineral water and if that could have been the reason I got no results after 5 months. Thank you.