A lot of the strongest superheroes have something that makes them powerful. For example, Green Lantern has his ring, The Flash has the speed force, Superman gets his powers from the sun, and Iron Man… Well… He’s got money.
However, all of them are just comic book characters and they aren’t real. You know what’s real, though? Alpha Males. These are the strongest of the strong and similar to comic book heroes with something to give them their powers, Alpha Males are loaded with testosterone to make them stand above all other men. Where do they get all this testosterone, you ask? Well, dear reader, one of them is Boron and today’s research review article is all about this superhuman mineral.
WHY TEST BOOSTER SUPPLEMENTS USE BORON
There’s a lot of ways that Boron can influence testosterone and overall manliness. So many, that I personally think it’s right up there with the best natural supplements you can get. It’s like a rare gift from the aliens of Planet Testosterone to us lowly men so we could somehow catch up to their greatness. But what exactly is Boron? I’m glad you asked.
What is Boron?
Let me state something we’ve all probably went through in school. When you check the table of elements, you can find Boron under group 13, period 2, block P, abbreviated with the B symbol and the atomic number 5. You don’t remember that. I know. I didn’t too because that’s the boring science-y stuff. Let’s get to something more interesting.
Unlike most other elements that’re made from extremely hot cores, Boron is born from the destruction of stars. When a star dies (aka supernova), it produces a massive explosion and really, that’s what we see glimmering in the night sky. Add in the impact of highly charged cosmic rays (aka cosmic ray spallation) to supernova, and boom! A manly mineral in Boron is born.
You see, although Boron can be found here on Earth, it technically comes from space (which I think is super cool). It quite literally is a present from the heavens. To us men, Boron does a lot of equally heavenly stuff such as increasing AND enhancing androgens while also keeping some things detrimental to our manhood at bay.
In testosterone boosters, Boron isn’t typically dosed very high because it does so much at little amounts. Aside from directly influencing our manly hormones, it also amplifies other nutrients that impact testosterone. The next question you should now be asking is how Boron does its sorcery. Let’s check out some research and find out.
STUDIES ON BORON SUGGEST:
Quickly Regulate Testosterone Killers
If you ever see a testosterone boosting supplement that claims to increase testosterone in a matter of 7 days (or 1 week), that’s most likely because they have Boron included in their stack.
A research was done to evaluate the effects of daily and weekly Boron supplementation on steroid hormones. The study was done by giving the subjects 10 mg of Boron for 7 days and measuring their blood samples on 3 separate days. Here’s a simplified flow of the research.
- Day 0
- Subjects were given a placebo
- Blood samples were taken every 2 hours after ingestion for 6 hours
- Day 1
- Subjects were given 10 mg capsules of Boron
- Blood samples were taken every 2 hours after ingestion for 6 hours
- Subjects were instructed to take the capsules everyday with breakfast
- Day 7
- Blood samples were taken
First of all, the researchers noticed that plasma levels of Boron quickly increased just after hours and weekly consumption. That tells you that Boron is a highly bioavailable mineral that can be quickly utilized by your body. In terms of steroid hormones, here are the results.
- After 6 hours
- Significant decrease in SHBG
- After 1 week
- Increase in “free” testosterone
- Increase in DHT
- Increase in Vitamin D
- Increase in cortisol
- Decrease in estradiol
As you can see, in just a matter of days, Boron supplementation was able to decrease SHBG and estradiol. Both of these are notorious for killing testosterone. Therefore, by regulating these two, Boron is able to quickly increase levels of “free” (bioavailable) testosterone.
Also worth noting is the increase in Vitamin D and DHT. Vitamin D is also an essential testosterone booster that many men lack. DHT on the other hand, is the most potent androgen that many T-boosting products neglect in favor of more testosterone.
Boost other testosterone boosters
I like to think of Boron as a really helpful and supportive dude. If you’ve got friends like this in your life, think of them as Boron the next time you guys meet.
Anyway, we already know that Boron increases Vitamin D but there’s another testosterone booster that also gets a boost from this supernova-born mineral. A research was made to study the effects of Boron on mineral, estrogen, and testosterone metabolism in post-menopausal women.
I do understand that this probably isn’t a very reliable study to reference to because women and men have different physiologies but trust me when I say this is still a very good sign.
The results of the study show that “Boron supplementation markedly reduced the urinary excretion of calcium and magnesium”. The study also states that these results were more marked in the group with low Magnesium. From there, I can say that Boron helps the body hold on to more Magnesium and by doing this, also elevated levels of testosterone.
How Do I Take BORON?
To be honest, there really isn’t any RDA (Recommended daily allowance) for Boron so I can’t really tell you for sure how much to take.
However, the study that showed boron increasing “free” testosterone and DHT while also lowering estradiol and SHBG did use 10 mg for 7 days. Also, other sources say that up to 20 mg of Boron are likely safe for adult consumption. Combined, my personal suggestion is taking 10-20 mg of Boron depending on what form this mineral takes.
Speaking of forms, Ionic Boron is the basic form of boron which isn’t very bioavailable. Therefore, if you see this, then you should be taking higher end dosages. Other forms of Boron include Chelated Boron such as Boron Citrate. If you see this, you’re not going to have to take more because it’s more readily abosrbed by our bodies.
I’ve also seen testosterone boosting stacks go as low as 3 mg. These are probably still effective but don’t expect it to be as powerful as a 10mg dose.
Let’s go back to the superhero theme of this research review.
All men, young men especially, are loaded with testosterone. This is our innate super power. However, most of our testosterone is bound to SHBG (along with albumin and CBG to a lesser extent) and some of those that aren’t, are converted into estrogen. This leaves us with just 1-2% of “free” testosterone. These testosterone killers are what’s holding us back from our massive potential.
Enter Boron – the love child of supercharged cosmic rays and exploding stars. This mineral then falls to the hands of humans, unlocking more of our beloved testosterone and in the process, turning meager males into Supermen.
Boron is one hell of a testosterone booster and it’s one I personally strongly recommend. Even if you don’t realize it yet, there’s a super power lying inside of you. It’s inside all of us. Sometimes, it just takes a little Boron to set it free.
TESTOSTERONE BOOSTERS THAT USE BORON
- Grenade AT4 – Has the makings of a powerful testosterone booster utilizing 9 mg of Boric Acid
- Test1fy – Transforming mortals to demigods with an extremely high dose of Boron
- PrimaSurge – Designed to get you surging with testosterone. Uses 100 mg of Boron Citrate equivalent to 5 mg of Boron
- Prime Male – My #1 testosterone booster using a modest but effective 5 mg of Chelated Boron
- TestoSyn – A high performance testosterone booster with 5 mg of Boron Citrate