Table of Contents

  1. Simple Report
  2. Detailed Report
  3. Overall Effectiveness Rating
  4. Research Rating
  5. Products Containing Boron
  6. Claim Ratings
  7. Dosing
  8. References

Boron Simple Report

  • Supplement: Boron
  • Supplement Category: vitamins and minerals
  • Number of Products Containing Boron: 33
  • Effectiveness Rating: 1.3 out of 3
  • Research Rating: 40 (above 80 indicates sufficient research)
  • Number of Studies: 4
  • Number of Claims: 4
  • Effective Dosage Range: 10 milligrams per day

Boron Detailed Report

Overall Effectiveness Rating

The overall effectiveness rating for boron is 1.3 out of 3. This rating means there is little to no evidence to back the supplement's use. Using this supplement will not lead to positive results. Note, this effectiveness rating is for boron as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Research Rating for Boron

There are 4 studies in the database on boron; the research 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 research rating is for boron as a whole; there are also individual ratings for the claims below.

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Products Containing Boron

Products Names Amount of Boron
Neanderthal 10mg
Test HD Black Onyx 10mg
Triumph 5mg
Anavite 25mcg
Proven Joint 5mg
Full list of all 33 products containing Boron.

Claim Ratings

The overall ratings above are an average of the individual claim ratings below. Individual claims may have higher or lower ratings compared to the supplement's overall rating. For example, some supplements may have excellent backing for one claim, but be completely useless for another. Click on a claim below for more information.

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

Performance Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase strength

Hormone Function Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
increase testosterone

Cardiovascular Health Claims Effectiveness Rating Research Rating
lower total cholesterol levels


The Supplement Database includes 4 studies on boron dosing. These studies indicate an effective dose is 10 milligrams per day. For a more detailed dosing analysis visit: Supplement Dosing for Boron.


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