Does boron work?

Overall Effectiveness Rating for Boron

The overall effectiveness rating for boron is 1.3 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence boron does what it claims. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results.

Overall Confidence Rating for Boron

There are 4 studies in the database on boron; the confidence rating is 40. A score above 80 means the effectiveness rating for this supplement is reliable. A score under 80 means there is insufficient evidence to ensure a reliable effectiveness rating. Note, this rating is for boron as a whole. There are also individual ratings for the claims below.

Products Containing Boron

Products Containing Boron
Force X7
Mania 2.0
Full list of all 20 products containing Boron.

Individual Claims

The overall ratings above do no necessarily reflect each claim about boron. Individual claims can have higher or lower ratings. For example, some supplements may have a lot of backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on claims below for more information.

Body Composition (weight, muscle, body fat) Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase muscle mass

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
increase testosterone

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Confidence Rating
lower total cholesterol levels


Title of Study
Comparative effects of daily and weekly boron supplementation on plasma steroid hormones and proinflammatory cytokines
Plasma boron and the effects of boron supplementation in males
The effect of boron supplementation on its urinary excretion and selected cardiovascular risk factors in healthy male subjects
The Effect of Boron Supplementation on Lean Body Mass, Plasma Testosterone Levels, and Strength in Male Bodybuilders