Effect Of Boron Supplementation On Blood And Urinary Calcium, Magnesium, And Phosphorus, And Urinary Boron In Athletic And Sedentary Women
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||(mmol/L). Mean and SD. Athletic: Placebo: before 0.7 (0.1), after 0.8 (0.0). Boron: before 0.6 (0.1), after 0.8 (0.0). Sedentary: Placebo: before 0.7 (0.1), after (0.8 (0.0). Boron: before 0.8 (0.1), after 1.0 (0.2).
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In a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 28 healthy female students were allocated to take 3 mg of boron (chelates of boron and citrate, aspartate, and glycinate) or placebo for 10 months.
There were 17 participants who were athletic and 11 who were sedentary. Plasma normalized calcium didn't change in any groups, while serum phosphorus was reduced, but notable differences between groups were unclear. Serum magnesium increased more in the boron groups than the sedentary placebo groups, but the difference compared with placebo wasn't statistically significant. Urinary calcium increased more in the boron groups than the placebo group, considerably more in the athletic boron group, but the difference wasn't statistically significant. Phosphorus was unchanged in the sedentary boron group, was increased in the sedentary placebo group, and was reduced similarly in the athletic boron and placebo groups. Magnesium in urine was greatly increased in the athletic boron group and less so in the sedentary boron groups, but not notably changed in the placebo groups.