The magic of the minerals boron, manganese & molybdenum
Minerals are more powerful than you’ve probably been lead to believe. They affect every facet of your health and wellbeing. When minerals levels are optimised to your specific requirements you will flourish. Humans have great potential, unfortunately our full potential is rarely reached. In the right amount they can have an incredible effect on vitality & health but on the other hand can be toxic with repeated high exposure. The perfect example of how the dose makes the poison.
The following goes into research backed evidence on how boron, manganese and molybdenum can help you.
Boron plays many roles in optimising health.
It assists with the homeostasis of hormone levels such as testosterone & estrogen.
This mineral also plays a role in improving calcium, vitamin D & magnesium levels.
It can improve cognitive function, reduces inflammation, hormonal metabolism, cell membrane functions, enzymatic processes, cerebral function, bone metabolism and wound healing.
Boron is helpful with ‘osteoporosis, heart trouble, paralysis, diabetes and senility.’
This mineral also has ‘anti-inflammatory, hypolipemic, anti-coagulant, and anti-neoplastic agents.’
Research on boron also indicates optimal intake has protective effects against certain cancers.
High repeated exposure can lead to developmental and reproductive issues, however boron levels are notoriously low in Australia.
Manganese plays multiple essential roles in the body. It has a protective affect against mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative damage.
Extremely low levels of Manganese can be a sign of dysbiosis and low lactobacillus gut bacteria.
Sub optimal levels can contribute to a host of mental disorders, such as anxiety and depression & fertility issues such as sperm motility.
This mineral can be quite toxic in high doses, however manganese toxicity is rare. It can come from well water and industries involving mining, batteries, and welding. High levels of manganese accumulate in the brain, it can contribute to prion disease and Parkinson’s disease. This can be exacerbated with high glyphosate exposure.
Is one of the rarest minerals on earth and is a vital mineral for plants, animals and humans.
It is important for cavity prevention, anemia and has cancer fighting, antibacterial and antifungal powers. Molybdenum also helps with aches and pains
Contributes to liver health due to sulphate metabolism and ability to breakdown toxic substances.
Molybdenum affects copper metabolism and can reduce copper overload.
Low levels can indicate chronic fungal overgrown.
This mineral has low toxicity but excessive levels can present as copper deficiency or gout like symptoms, gastrointestinal issues, and bone and growth disorders.
It’s so important to check your mineral levels before blindly supplementing! The best way to do this is via a hair tissue mineral analysis (HTMA) test which measures these minerals plus 32 others such as magnesium, selenium, calcium, zinc and heavy metals such as mercury and aluminum.
By nutritionist Chrissy
Chrissy is a university qualified nutritionist who graduated with honours at La Trobe University in Melbourne. One of her favourite hobbies is to read the scientific literature on how to optimise health. When she’s not reading, writing or working she’s with her 3 children outdoors, practicing yoga, jogging or cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Chrissy has overcome some debilitating chronic health issues (low mood, adrenal fatigue, insomnia, very bad acne to name a few) with the power of nutrients and correcting gut health, at 39 she now feels better than she did in her 20’s.