Boron seems to help with pain and the stiffness of arthritis and is needed to build and maintain healthy cell membranes along with bones in the human body. A combination of calcium, magnesium, vitamin D and the trace mineral boron may help prevent osteoporosis.

Boron can be found in apples, grapes, various vegetables, fruits, nuts, and raisins.

Deficiences of boron can lead to osteoporosis, arthritis, poor bone development, and possibly stunted growth.