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Posted by Cher (Norfolk) on 01/31/2021

I've been reading on the second page of these posts that one poster said he felt Borax supplies 75 mg in a 1/8 tsp--but Dr. Newnham said "...40-60 grams was a dangerous dose and children had been killed with much smaller doses...... So I took 30 mg of borax twice daily, this was 6 mg of elemental boron a day and in a week the pain was less, in ten days the pain was less. In three weeks the pain, swelling and stiffness had all gone, so I stopped taking the borax. A year later the pain and swelling returned so I took more borax and in two weeks all was right again."

It seems that if 75 mg is 1/8 of a tsp, but Dr N. took 60, forgive my math (it's horrible) but wouldn't that mean you should be taking less than 1/8 to get 60 mg (his 30 mg 2x a day)??? So why is everyone taking so much more than he researched and recommended? Pls explain. I am all ears and I don't want to take too much or risk poisoning myself!! Tnx

Replied by Nico
(Eastern Ontario, Canada)
11/07/2021

Please! Do yourself a favour, and STOP TAKING ANY AND ALL SUBSTANCES until you buy a scale....

When weighing doses of any particular substance but ABSOLUTELY WITH NO EXCEPTIONS for drugs/medication, you NEED to be using a Calibrated Milligram Scale (so the units appear as 0.000g and in this case if you want 75mg you want it to read 0.075g when weighing out your dose.)

1/8th of a teaspoon is NOT a unit of measurement, maybe for flour or something that doesn't matter at all, but NOT for medications when the recommended doses are in the milligrams... JUST so we are clear, a milligram is 1000th of a gram, this is miniscule in comparison.. If you were to use this spoon method with a more harmful substance you would SURELY kill yourself! PLEASE be careful!

I write this for your benefit and ONLY with pure love, nothing else! ❤️

BevilNC
(NC)
11/07/2021

Borax is less toxic than table salt. In the case of Borax, I think the measuring spoon dosage is perfectly fine. A scale would be useful for perhaps things like Sodium thiosulfate.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Deirdre (LA) on 10/10/2019
5 out of 5 stars

My new borax protocol, working fabulously..

A pinch of borax in 4 ounces of water.

Taken two times a day. By pinch, I mean if you were to reach into a salt jar and pinch just enough salt to sprinkle on an entree, about that much. (Don't ask me to count the granules!) I spent the past 10 years on and off doing Ted's 1/8 teaspoon of borax in 1 liter of water. However, a pinch 1-2 times a day seems to be the perfect amount for me. I do the first dose on an empty stomach in the morning. 5 days on and take the weekend off. I was inspired by the post on Earth Clinic in the borax cures section to try the pinch after reading where someone wrote about how they generously sprinkled borax on their food every meal. No side effects with this pinch dosage! Previously borax made me feel upset for absolutely no reason like other women have mentioned here and there on the site. With the pinch of borax, after less than a day I feel light on my feet and have no joint pain lingering after strenuous karate training.

What an amazing remedy.

Replied by Paul
(Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire)
01/21/2022

I read further down a post that said borax had 11% of boron if that's the case what is the filler?


Borax Dosages
Posted by Mike (Virginia, United States) on 10/05/2019

Greetings all, I just found this site yesterday; however, I bought Borax when I first heard about using it for health purposes, but never used any because I had no pressing health issues at the time and did not realize it's benefits for detoxing. Now I thinking about starting to use it as a foot soak for swollen gums and detox. I got rid of the causal toothache with Oil of Oregano, but the swelling has persisted. Two questions if I may. I'm currently taking two droppers of Lugol's 2% per day and was wondering if starting the Borax soaks one day after stopping Lugol's seems OK? Also, any suggestions on a good starting point for how much Borax to use in the foot soak? From the side effects page I came away with, a pinch and up? Any input will be greatly appreciated. Mike

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)
10/06/2019

I don't have the answer to your question but I found I needed chanca piedra (stonebreaker) when doing the foot soaks with pinch of borax for one hour one day a week. I use selenium or brazil nut when using the iodine. Others have soaked in larger amounts with no side effects. Horsetail (silica ) is also needed to regulate calcium. D-3 with K-2 and magnesium. As far as gums swollen. Comfrey tincture helps. I put a drop on the gum., or a few drops on the face around the problem area of the mouth and let it penetrate. Activated charcoal helps, put tiny amount in mouth and let it soak up the problem and then spit and do it again. Maximum. GSE with citricidal helps, 1 blob drop in little water and mix and swish in mouth and swallow. Castor oil helps, 1/4-1/2 tsp swish around in mouth , spit repeat and I swallow because a lot of teeth stuff is coming from gut issues. I also put it on my face above problem area at bedtime...messy stuff but works. Tumeric helps, I put it on my eggs daily. I would also encourage you to speak what you want to happen and not what is going on at the moment because words are powerful. Imagine pictures of what you want to see it become. I got an old picture of myself and put it in front of me when symptoms attack it makes it easier to imagine the goal I want. I think I can.....oh yes I know I can and I am. I overcome and my body is always healing itself and renewing my youth.

Mike
(United States)
10/11/2019

Thanks Charity, I'm up to 1/4 teaspoon in foot soak and the gum swelling seems to be going down. A couple more days and then a break and then back on the Lugol's or maybe oral Borax. Mike

Charity
(Faithville, Us)
10/12/2019

I just want to add that any neck /spinal issue that affects circulation of nerves and blood flow to mouth /digestio can wreak havoc on the mouth. The spine affects the life of the nerves and organs connected to it. I had problems with neck. John Bergman youtube teachings are amazing on the spine . As far as that goes mineral salts and adequate water and I do hormone balancing . Dr, John Lee teachings were my favorite .What your doc may not tell you. Too much estrogen causes muscle tension and cancer can grow.. Cortisol the stress hormone is also a culprit to dental health and Eric Berg , You tube seems to have the best teachings on how to reverse that. May your smile radiate with perfect health . Put the fire out and then figure out what started it.

Charity
(faithville, Us)
01/25/2022

I'm adding to my 2019 post in the borax section about teeth because I think it helped me a lot to discover that your body sends ACIDS to attack bad microbes that are in your mouth. So that erodes your enamel. I can say I brushed, I flossed, I had all those six month dental appts. and all the work done timely and it was still like trying to stop a train.

Stress hormone cortisol robs peter to pay paul and throws off gut health and that affects mucus. Eric Berg on youtube is the best teacher to help overcome this cortisol train. eric berg cortisol - YouTube


Borax Dosages
Posted by Christine (USA) on 05/22/2019

Hello, I want to point out that according to https://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/weight-to-volume 1000 mg equalts 0.12 tsp or close to 1/8 tsp and not 1/4 tsp as mentioned "¼ teaspoon (940 mg ~ 1,000 mg) of borax" in your article. "The density of borax is 1.73 gram/cm^3. A gram therefore has a volume of 0.58 cm^3. However a teaspoon is 5cm^3. Therefore 1 gram of borax is about a tenth of a teaspoon. Or if you prefer: 1 teaspoon full of borax is about 9 gram" So 1/4 tsp should have approx. 226 mg of boron. Please advise if you agree. Thank you, Christine

Replied by Will
(Vancan)
11/08/2019

How fine or coarse your borax is granulated would affect density in practice, I would think, negligible or not I'm not sure

Replied by Live4Truth
(Liberty, USA)
01/29/2022

People, there is bad info out there giving wrong dosages. Check for yourself:

https://www.aqua-calc.com/calculate/volume-to-weight

Borax decahydrate [Na2B4O7 ⋅ 10H2O] Laundry Borax:

5 ml (5cc) Borax = 8.65g Borax X 11.34% (Boron in Borax) = .98g (980mg) Boron

+1 liter (1000ml) water = 980mg/l Boron Aq

Therefore a 1ml dose = .98mg/ml Boron

So...

5ml (tsp) = 4.9mg Boron Aq

1 Liter / 5ml (1 tsp) = 200 5ml Doses

So one 5ml teaspoon of Borax in a liter of water will give you 200 teaspoons of solution total, take as much as you need for the dosage you want.

Each 5ml teaspoon of the solution has approx. 5mg of Boron.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Tim A. (Taiwan) on 05/04/2019
5 out of 5 stars

Hello, I was wondering if you knew how much elemental boron is in one teaspoon of borax powder? Or how much boron is in 6 grams of borax powder? I'm a little confused about the math. If one teaspoon of borax powder is about 6 grams, then how can you get multiple 3 gram doses of boron in the water concentrate recipe? If you start out with only 6 grams of borax powder, then you probably wouldn't have more than 3 grams of boron in the quart of distilled water "concentrate". Thanks, Tim

Replied by Josef
(Chiapas, Mexico)
08/07/2020

That's an easy calculation... if borax formula is Na2B4O7*10H2O, elemental boron is 11.33% of formula. Thus, 6 grams x 0.1133 = 0.6798

As an engineer/chemist, I prefee to do everything by weight than by teaspoons. Cheers.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Val (Switzerland) on 03/23/2019
5 out of 5 stars

RE: BORAX dosages Hi I just watched you video on how to prepare borax solution and cannot make sense of the dosages you have there. Here in front of me I have a precise scale for mg and cup to measure the ml. So 1tsp is about 5ml. One levelled teaspoon of borax is around 4g which is 4000mg. 1L of water is 1000ml which is 200 tsp serving. Thus 1tsp serving is 4000mg/200 = 20mg which is NOT 2mg. for the Ted's formula it is not 110mg but 1000mg. Can you please clarify? I wonder if it will make any difference if I take just 2mg when you actually reported the healing effect at 20mg. Thank you

Replied by Val
(Switzerland)
03/23/2019

sorry for the confusion, just spotted that actually the boron is just 11% in the borax which makes your calculation OK. Regards Val

Replied by Susan
(Ann Arbor, MI)
02/26/2021

You're confusing Borax and boron. Boron is the element that makes up a part of Borax-the-rock that is mined.. Borax contains lots of other elements, such as oxygen, etc. When they give the approximate weight of Borax, it's always going to be a lot higher than the boron in it, because of all the other elements in Borax adding to its weight.

The instructions read "take x amount of Borax dissolved in x amount of water. Then take a teaspoon (or whatever amount) of that water/Borax mix, and you'll end up having ingested 113 mg. or so of the BORON that's contained in the Borax. Reading a lot of these posts, know that you're not guaranteed an accurate amount with these tips. For some people, a few sprinkles a day mixed with your table salt works well. For others needing to know the precise amount of boron they're taking, might be better to get a boron supplement in capsule or tablet form.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Rob (Brisbane, Australia) on 08/20/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Just a very important note:

The suggested borax doses are very inaccurate! They are based on the premise that a teaspoon of borax is 4 grams. The weight of Borax is NOT 4gm per Teaspoon, it's actually 8.65gm per metric teaspoon, which means you're taking more than double the stated 113mg and 56mg.

In actual fact,

1/8 tsp = 119mg of boron

1/4 tsp = 238 mg of boron

(BORON, not BORAX)

Please don't just cut and paste information without verifying its accuracy!

Replied by Art
(California)
08/20/2018
1247 posts

Rob,

It is my understanding that borax contains 11.36% boron. I use a "level full" 1/4th teaspoon bakers measuring spoon (USA) to measure my borax. The 1/4th spoon, when measured with a digital scale, shows on average, 970 mg of which 11.36% is boron. If I multiply 970 mg x .1136 (11.36%) = 110.192 mg of boron in my 1/4th teaspoon or about 110 mg per 1/4th teaspoon dose and about 55 mg of boron per 1/8th teaspoon dose. These are the two doses recommended by Ted on this website.

Based on this, I do not understand how you arrived at the figures in your post showing more than double what I calculate for these two doses. I get that different types of spoons from around the world may vary in their accuracy or actual size, but If I am also using a digital scale in conjunction with the spoon for verification, how can I be that far off? What am I doing wrong?

Https://uknowledge.uky.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1205&context=pss_notes

Art

Replied by Art
(California)
08/21/2018
1247 posts

Based on the fact that measuring spoons can vary depending on where you are in the world, it may be more accurate to describe Ted's Borax protocol in terms of milligrams per dose instead of in fractional teaspoon measurements. The 1/4 teaspoon dose delivers approximately 970 mg while the 1/8th teaspoon dose delivers approximately 485 mg. While the 1/8th and 1/4 teaspoon doses work fine here in the US, people from many other country's come to EC and their measuring spoons may be significantly different than ours!

Based on the known toxicity of borax, both of these doses fall well below that toxicity level.

Art

Replied by Clement M.
(Botswana)
08/31/2018

Please clarify how much 8 ounces is, in metric unit measurement ie, in millilitres or litres.

Joel
(Colorado)
09/29/2018

Clement, 8 ounces equals one quarter of a liter.

Replied by Virginia
(Tasmania, Australia)
09/16/2018

Hi Rob. I just weighed 1 tsp of borax obtained from Blants on my commercial scale and it weighs between 4 and 5 grams.....


Borax Dosages
Posted by Bryel (Rathdrum, Id) on 05/31/2018

I'm curious about the dosage to be taking, the doctor's office directions said to mix 2 TBSP Borax with 1 Liter of water and gulp morning and night. To me that meant 1 swallow in the morning and night. I did that for several days and then saw the video from you guys and now I am questioning their directions for dosage.

Replied by Rsw
(Oh)
06/01/2018

Ted suggested taking 1/8 teaspoonful in one liter of water and drinking that throughout the day, for women. 1/4 teaspoonful borax for a man in one liter water, consumed throughout the day. I believe someone figured out that this was still a fairly potent amount of boron, so 2T seems very high.

EC: Ted's 1/8 teaspoon in liter of water for women dosage amounts to 55mg of boron per day and the 1/4 teaspoon in liter of water for men dosage amounts to 113mg of boron per day.

Replied by Bill
(The Philippines)
06/02/2018

Hi Bryel...The borax dosages that EC quoted from Ted are quite correct. Also bear in mind that borax has the same toxicity profile as common table salt. When you take the male dose of 250 mgs of borax(1/4 tspn) you are only actually ingesting about 113 mgs of boron -- and the woman's borax dosage(1/8 tspn) is ony about 55 mgs of boron.

To further help you to understand the dosages, usefulness and importance of Borax for our bodies, you should watch this video:

The Boron and Borax Miracle (Dr Jorge Flechas)

I've also been using Ted's male Borax Water dosages on a regular basis for about the last 11 years (since 2007) without any problems at all -- and I'm 68 y o.


Borax Dosages
Posted by John (Michigan) on 11/15/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Ok so for those having issues with Borax. I took 1/4 teaspoon in an 8 once glass of hot water about the temp you would make tea at. It was incredible each day pain seemed to melt away. About 3 weeks into this I started to get diarrhea. So I droped my dose from 1/4 teaspoon a day to 1/8 teaspoon a day and everything was good. Did improvements slow? Yes. Did my pain come back? No. I figure after a few months I will try moving back to 1/4 teaspoon a day.

Oh I am 44 years have had 3 ankle surgeries, a knee surgery, have diabetes, a leaking heart valve and a whole in half my sacrum from spinabifida. I have been terrible pain since age six and was told I would never walk again, never play sports again blah blah....Since I had the right knee of a 90 year old man at age 12 I played sports, lifted weights, climbed mountains etc.....

Oh I forgot about my broken spine and arthritis in multiple joints including my left hand. Slowly but surely I am reversing my type ii diabetes with diet and exercise. I am reversing my many issues with nutrients including Borax. I know what it is to go from squatting over 700lbs. bench pressing 475lbs. to barely being able to get out of the way of one's own shadow.

So just keep in mind that if a dose of Borax is too high and causes you side effects do not give up on it just cut the dose until the side effects go away. You can always build up but if you give up well all is lost! Take each day one day at a time. Think in terms of weeks, months, years, decades. You did not end up where you are instantly so it will likely take some time to turn things around.

As a fellow American I know we are short on patience as a Nation and want Instant Results but life does not work that way usually! Stay focused on the dream and just take one step towards it each day a marathon is not a huge intense sudden effort rather it is a series of moderate efforts repeated over and over and over again until you get to the end!

Be blessed!

-Sincerely, John.

Replied by Marky M.
(Pipe Creek, Texas)
01/03/2021

John, thank you for your sensible response. Yes, I do also know about using Borax for many things, too. My health intuitive started me on it it years ago. Unfortunately I got out of the habit of drinking it. But I will.certainly ask her about dosages again and resume. Appreciate your candid answer.

Blessing back at you,

Marky (short for Margaret, Dennis the Menace 's Nemesis, remember?).

Pipe Creek, Texas

Replied by Rob
(Brisbane, Australia)
03/21/2021

Just read a paper on millet and its use to cure among other things, type 2 diabetes. This is based on a hi fibre diet.

My situation is Multiple Myeloma and the osteoporosis side issue. I am eager to try the Borax remedy and take Mg supplement. I also realise that I do not need to take calcium. I am in the early stages of a hi fibre diet with no red meat or dairy products in keeping with some very recent research. I am in partial remission and my cancer markers are reducing with my bloods stable. I frequently meditate. Love and light to all.
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Borax Dosages
Posted by Jen (San Antonio, Tx) on 02/01/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Judging by the percentage of negative results on Ted's regimen, and the positive results my family has experienced, I would say it's probably safe to assume this dose is too high for the average person.

My family hast been taking only at most a 1/2 tsp in 5 gallons of water daily - there are 4 of us - we put it in our 5 gal dispenser along with some other minerals (favorite being Himalayan pink salt for its 88 minerals). My husband and I are over 50 and have no aches or pains caused by arthritis or rheumatism - and we have had our share of bone injuries in the past. Can't say it has helped the Candida on my part, I could probably stand to up the dose from here. This is the dose I started my husband and kids on and no problems at all - good benefits I can see. I hope you will try this to get your daily Boron, just start low, low, low. Good luck and God bless!

Replied by Linda
(Omaha, Ne)
04/04/2017

When you look at boron vitamin supplements, the amount is almost always around 3 mg. so I would think 56-113 mg. is way too much. A friend of mine always said just a pinch a day; which would make a lot more sense. If 1/8 tsp in 1 liter = 56mg. then use 10 liters instead to get it down to 5.6 mg.

Teresa
(Oh)
05/31/2018

IMHO 3 mg of boron is useless. Search YouTube for Dr Jorge Flechas videos on boron. He recommended to my dentist that I start with 90 for 3 months then dropping to 60 for 3 months. Then dropping to a maintenance dose of 30. Every time I decreased my knee started hurting. I had to wait six months for each decrease. I have put off knee replacement for three years and still going. Every time my RA flares up, I up my dose. Currently I am taking 150 mg to combat osteoporosis. According to Dr Flechas this is the dose his wife needed to reverse her osteoporosis. And My RA is doing great.

Sheila
(Ky)
11/03/2018

Teresa in Oh, wonderful news! How are you doing? How many tsps is in 150 mg please? I have arthritis in my spine from a failed Lumbar fusion! I am currently taking a very small amount of borax and want to increase my dose! Your post convinced me!

David
(Brisbane)
01/05/2021

1/3 of Tea spoon = 153.7 mgs boron

Replied by Linda
(Omaha, Ne)
04/04/2017

Jen,

My daughter got rid of candida by using Yst Management. I did not misspell it, that is how it is spelled.

Replied by Amanda
(Braham)
07/10/2017

I always add freshly squeezed lemon juice to my borax water mixture for taste and just to be sure I don't neutralize my stomach acid.

Replied by Ronnie
(Ohio)
11/25/2017

I thought the same thing I am reading online upper tolerable limit for boron is 20 mg a day, I broke out my smidgeon (1/32 tsp) measuring spoon and filled it about a third full..probably about 7 mg..if my calculations are right..

Replied by Beamer
(Brisbane, Australia)
03/27/2018

1/2 teaspoon between 4 people per day is 1/8 teaspoon each - which is what Ted recommends. So you are taking his dose.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Art (California, Usa) on 03/28/2016 1247 posts

Ted and many others here including myself have mentioned Borax as a very effective arthritis remedy that is readily available and is dirt cheap. Borax is just over 11% boron so if you use Borax at the doses that Ted has previously mentioned of 1/8th teaspoon for smaller people and 1/4th teaspoon for larger people, you will be getting about 55mg or 110mg of boron respectively.

For me it takes the larger dose to completely control arthritis, but each person is different and starting lower and working your way up makes good sense......why use more than you need to get the desired health benefit. Dr. Rex Newnham, Ph.D., D.O., N.D, who discovered and popularized the use of Borax and boron in the 1960's said that some people found benefit with as little as 10 mg per day and for people who's condition was more severe and or of longer duration, it could take more Borax or boron and it could take up to 3 or 4 months to get the full benefit.

Studies on boron show that it offers many health benefits to people that goes well beyond just arthritis and osteoporosis, two common uses for it. Below is a short abstract from PubMed that lists some of those health benefits of which there are more than what is listed.

For those who are concerned about the safety of Borax and boron, as you should be, there is an abstract below the first one that explains this in clear language and Ted's dosing does not even come close!

Art

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26770156

Integr Med (Encinitas). 2015 Aug;14(4):35-48.

Nothing Boring About Boron.

Abstract

The trace mineral boron is a micronutrient with diverse and vitally important roles in metabolism that render it necessary for plant, animal, and human health, and as recent research suggests, possibly for the evolution of life on Earth. As the current article shows, boron has been proven to be an important trace mineral because it (1) is essential for the growth and maintenance of bone; (2) greatly improves wound healing; (3) beneficially impacts the body's use of estrogen, testosterone, and vitamin D; (4) boosts magnesium absorption; (5) reduces levels of inflammatory biomarkers, such as high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) and tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α); (6) raises levels of antioxidant enzymes, such as superoxide dismutase (SOD), catalase, and glutathione peroxidase; (7) protects against pesticide-induced oxidative stress and heavy-metal toxicity; (8) improves the brains electrical activity, cognitive performance, and short-term memory for elders; (9) influences the formation and activity of key biomolecules, such as S-adenosyl methionine (SAM-e) and nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD(+)); (10) has demonstrated preventive and therapeutic effects in a number of cancers, such as prostate, cervical, and lung cancers, and multiple and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; and (11) may help ameliorate the adverse effects of traditional chemotherapeutic agents. In none of the numerous studies conducted to date, however, do boron's beneficial effects appear at intakes > 3 mg/d. No estimated average requirements (EARs) or dietary reference intakes (DRIs) have been set for boron-only an upper intake level (UL) of 20 mg/d for individuals aged ≥ 18 y. The absence of studies showing harm in conjunction with the substantial number of articles showing benefits support the consideration of boron supplementation of 3 mg/d for any individual who is consuming a diet lacking in fruits and vegetables or who is at risk for or has osteopenia; osteoporosis; osteoarthritis (OA); or breast, prostate, or lung cancer.

PMID:

26770156

[PubMed]

PMCID:

PMC4712861

[Available on 2016-08-01]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10050929

Biol Trace Elem Res. 1998 Winter;66(1-3):343-57.

Comparative toxicology of borates.

Hubbard SA1.

Author information

Abstract

Inorganic borates, including boric acid, Na, ammonium, K, and Zn borates generally display low acute toxicity orally, dermally, and by inhalation. They are either not irritant or mild skin and eye irritants. Exceptions owing to physiochemical properties do occur. Longer-term toxicological studies have been reported mainly on boric acid or borax where the properties are generally similar on an equivalent boron (B) basis. The critical effects in several species are male reproductive toxicity and developmental toxicity. The doses that cause these effects are far higher than any levels to which the human population could be exposed. Humans would need to consume daily some 3.3 g of boric acid (or 5.0 g borax) to ingest the same dose level as the lowest animal NOAEL. No effects on fertility were seen in a population of workers exposed to borates or to a population exposed to high environmental borate levels. There is remarkable similarity in the toxicological effects of boric acid and borax across different species. Other inorganic borates that simply dissociate to boric acid are expected to display similar toxicity, whereas those that do not dissociate simply to boric acid may display a different toxicological profile.

PMID:

10050929

[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Replied by Peter
(Chicago)
01/29/2017

Art.

Which brand of borax do you use?

Replied by Art
(California)
01/29/2017
1247 posts

In reply to Peter (Chicago),

I use 20 Mule Team Borax which is typically available in the laundry isle of most major markets. Generally under $5. Here is a link to the item in Walmart.

Art

Replied by Katarina
(New Jersey)
05/08/2017

With the recommended use for women 1/8 tsp in 1 liter for 5 days and 2 off. For how long can one continue with that dosage? and should the maintenance dose be the 1 tsp in 1 liter concentrate?


Borax Dosages
Posted by Susan (Utica, Ny) on 07/25/2015

I buy boric acid powder at the pharmacy and mix a small portion with boiled water. (You can find amounts online). You can soak gauze in it then apply it.

In the old days, and I mean in the 1920s-1950s - my grandmother always kept a warm pan of boric acid water on the back of the stove. It was that important to have on hand when raising six kids. They didn't have antibiotics for most of those years - so infections were drawn out with compresses and wounds were sterilized this way.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Bajanine (Grand Junction, Colorado) on 12/12/2014

If you are unsure how much boron you are receiving from borax (sodium tetraborate, sodium borate, sodium tetraborate or even disodium tetraborate).

Here is how you figure it out:

Borax is: Na2B4O7.10H20

The atomic weights are:

Na = 22.98976928, B = 10.81, O = 15.999, H = 1.008

Therefore:

(22,9897*2)+(10.81*4)+(15.999*1*10)+(1.008*2*10)=381.3625 approx.

Total Boron is 10.81*4=43.24

Boron factor is 43.24/381.3625 = .11338

Boron factor is .11338 so the boron percentage is 11.338%. So regardless of how much volume of borax you use you need to weigh it and multiply the total weight of borax by .11338, this give you how much boron you are receiving.

This brings back memories of high school chemistry. ;)


Borax Dosages
Posted by A Friend (Australia) on 08/26/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Earth Clinic,

Boron Consumption Update with Questions:

I have been taking 5 times the maintenance dose daily for some weeks, with a day or two break here and there.

I have seen an improvement in overall energy of the body, and aches and pains of the joints don't seem to last more then a short time.

Starting on a higher dose I notice a severe reaction (host flushes, numbness of face, disorientation) of 1/4 to 1/8 a teaspoon.

I still get the hot face feeling a little bit on the low dose, though I think I have found the amount that works for me.

A friend of mine in his early 70's has started on the same does that I have, though he splits his up into two cups of water a day.

The process for consumption; is using one of the teaspoon sets; like these
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Amco-Measuring-Spoons-for-Small-Amounts-/141301745022?pt=Measuring_Cups&hash=item20e63d857e&_uhb=1

the smallest teaspoons on there works out to be about 1/64 of a teaspoon. I weighed and calculated; 2 of these (in two doses) or one the size up from this is (1/32 of teaspoon size on that set, the second smallest teaspoon in the set), that 2 of the first, or one of the second; is equal to 5 times the maintenance dose of 3mg of boron a day.

I calculated the boron as 11% of the the borax molecule.

I think my calculations were such;
Having measured a heaped teaspoon of borax at around 6.5 grams,
then calculating that a liter of water is 202 teaspoons;
we end up with 1 teaspoons equaling about 33mg or 0.033g of borax content.

Thus working out that this has only 11% boron (of the the 33mg) we end up with 3mg content or 0.003g or boron in each teaspoon.

Thus working out that two of the 1/64th of 1 of the 1/32 teaspoons sizes *in the drop, pinch etc. set mentioned above. Calculated these to be 0.14g or 140mg. Thus boron content is 11% = 15.4mg of boron content; which is 5 times the maintenance does of 3mg a day.

Thus when the effects become clear and at completion one can go down to the maintenance dose by drinking the solution over 5 days.

* I found the idea of using a liter with a teaspoon, two difficult for my life style in the bush.

* I would suggest always using borax, as its alkaline, as apposed to boric acid which is mixed with hydrochloric acid and acidic already.

Note; make the solution with boiling water, add the amount then stir. Drink anytime afterwards (i usually drink it an hours or few hours later, or over a few days).

My question to ted; is about boron build up; should one even with small detox as here; have a day or two of a week; or can one stick through on the 5 times does; or its a personal decision? What are the effects of build up in the body.

P.S My friend has noticed a great improvement in his arthritis; though both he and I do take some magnesium as well (small dose)

P.P.S In Australia there is a company called blants; it can be ordered cheaply from there website; it comes from turkey, very good quality.

P.P.P.S The only other side affect that I noticed that if it is taken in the evening sometimes it can cause insomnia for several hours; (only happened to both me and my friend on one occasion each).

Kind Regards,
A Friend From Australia

THANKYOU MOST KINDLY FOR YOUR HELP :-) Peace

Replied by Mary
(Big Stone Gap, Virginia)
12/11/2015

I would not take more and more borax. A post I read said to take less as time goes on. Unless I missed something. More isn't always better. Sometimes less is.

Replied by Bev
(Charlotte)
02/15/2017

Boron is in most multi vitamins.

Replied by Amanda
(Braham)
07/10/2017

"Hot Face" boron is antidote to radiation. When you feel the hot face it seems to be radiation. I scrub my face with it in the shower after any radiation exposure, and I do it daily until there's no heat reactions.

Dodi Bennatt
(Texas)
01/23/2022

Hello Amanda! I haven't taken borax internally yet, bc I am new to using it and a little nervous. However after seeing a post on telegram about doing a detox bath with epsom salt, baking soda, and borax, I did one. I experienced the red face immediately after. Can you pls explain more about that? What should I do when that happens? Thank you and I appreciate your help!

Fruitful Eden
(Oregon)
01/23/2022
4 posts

I have seen posts about this detox bath. what is the dosage of each item in the bath? I took a bath with a fourth of a cup of borax last night after experiencing a day of a pretty bad cold. Today I feel pretty good and I didn't have any bad reactions.


Borax Dosages
Posted by Eduardo (Spain) on 05/26/2014

Dear Mr. Ted,

I hope this finds you well. I am writing to ask you a few questions regarding Borax intake. I've read that Borax may help in increasing the free testosterone and at the same time reducing the estrogen levels, so I have decided to give it a try. Recently, I started to take Lugol's iodine along with Vit C, Magnesium (400 mg), a B complex (50 mg) and Selenium (200 mcg). As for the appropriate dosage for Borax, I am quite confused. I have prepared the 1 litre concentrate with water (non fluorated) and a teaspoon of Borax. Yesterday I took 1 teaspoon of the liquid concentrate and I intend to do this daily with 2 days off as you suggest. 1. Is this dosage ok? 2. How would you recommend -if you do- to increase the dosage? 2. How much Boron is there in 1 teaspoon of liquid Borax concentrate? 2. How much would be the maximum safe dosage per day -in teaspoons? 3. How long does Boron take to have a noticeable effect or to build up in the body? Thank you in advance for your kind reply. Best Regards, Eduardo SPAIN

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
05/29/2014
383 posts

I don't know how much boron is in the concentrate. What I do know is it most boron concentrate isn't too much. I expect to have effect one month on the average.

Ted

Replied by Bob
(Chonburi)
11/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I've been taking 1 teaspoonful twice daily of a concentrated solution of one teaspoonful of borax to a litre of water and supplement this with magnesium. I usually put my dose into half a litre of cold green tea which I consume during the morning, and do the same in the evening.

I noticed an improvement in my general health after a few weeks and a great improvement after a few months. My claudication has improved greatly and my mind is so much clearer. I am 70. My mobility has also improved greatly. I've had no adverse effects from borax.



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