I deal with chronic advanced OA and my right side of body seems to be my worst side of issues...this side was the hip replacement in 2010. I'll post on the hip story later.
I've had two fingernails on my right hand that just would not grow, they would spit, have vertical lines which I believe are an arthritis indication but they would not grow. I just realized those nails are growing and long!!!! Still some lines but they've grown,
The only thing I can think that I've changed is taking Tri Boron by TwinLabs which has 3 types of boron in the capsule and changed my K2 to Life Extension Super Advanced K2. I know we need the K2 for D3 to work in our bodies so I'm not sure what has changed my nail issues but guessing one or both of these.
Any thoughts on this are welcome.......C
Before you try any supplement, herb, over the counter item, exercise program, mechanical aid, brace, etc always consult with your doctor to make sure you get their approval.
Some of these products may be very effective, but no two individuals or medical conditions are alike. What works for one, may cause trouble for another..
Ron DiLauro, Spine-Health System Moderator
Boron is considered safe for most people, but large amounts can cause poisoning. The way it affects estrogen levels can be of concern for some women. Two small studies suggest that post-menopausal women on estrogen replacement therapy may have increased risks of breast or uterine cancer.
It’s important that you talk with your doctor before taking supplements. Most experts recommend increasing intake through dietary sources like fruits and vegetables before considering supplements.
Symptoms of boron overdose toxicity would include nausea, vomiting, weakness, and dermatitis. In some cases, skeletal abnormalities are also experienced. Normally, boron is easily absorbed and excreted through the urine. However, in people with kidney problems, boron might accumulate in heart, kidneys, brain and tissues, so be aware of how much you are taking in, particularly if you are using high-concentration supplements.
Bodywide OA, Fibro and complications from Hip Replacement.