After a vacation full of overindulgence, travelers may seek out ways to detox the body with natural remedies. The benefits of borax are becoming mainstream with each passing day. As people explore this miraculous mineral, some may be wondering what does borax taste like.
Death Valley Borax
Our first introduction to borax was during a tour of Death Valley. In the late 1800s, a businessman discovered that the precious mineral deposits were embedded in ancient lake beds of the California desert.
The remnants of the Harmony Borax Plant can be toured in Death Valley National Park today. The site offers a glimpse of the mining operation that once occurred in the hottest place on the planet.
Significance of Borax Location
Currently, two places in the world mass produce borax: Turkey and California. Specifically, the borax mine in the U.S. is located in the Mojave Desert in Boron, California. There’s a reason why it’s important to address where borax comes from.
This white powdery substance is a naturally occurring element mined from the earth similar to salt. Technically, borax is the sodium salt of a weak boric acid also known as sodium borate.
There is significant controversy surrounding the human consumption of borax. In the natural remedy world, borax is used as an antiseptic, antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial.
Mainstream Media Hit Job
Unfortunately, those unaware of the medicinal healing abilities are quick to label borax as laundry detergent in a defamatory manner—just as ivermectin was referred to as “horse paste.” Mainly, because it is sold in the laundry detergent aisle in most supermarkets.
As a naturally occurring salt, borax softens the water, allowing detergent to do a better job cleaning clothes. Borax often sits next to the Arm & Hammer baking soda in the cleaning aisle.
Interestingly, no one questions ingesting baking soda—it’s used for baking, soothing stomach issues, and as an antacid. Nevertheless, borax has become the target of a massive mainstream media hit job to disparage it as they did with ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Benefits of Borax
By restoring the body’s nutritional deficiencies, many health issues can be improved such as arthritis, bone strength, hormone imbalances, vitamin D deficiencies, low estrogen levels in women, low testosterone levels in men, uncontrollable blood sugar and insulin production, and autoimmune disorders.
How Much Boron Is in 1/8 and 1/4 Teaspoon of Borax?
- ⅛ tsp of borax equals 124 milligrams of boron
- ¼ tsp of borax equals 249 milligrams of boron
- ½ tsp of borax equals 498 milligrams of boron
- 1 tsp of borax equals 995 milligrams of boron
The average American gets about 1 milligram of boron per day from food.
Chemical fertilizers inhibit the uptake of boron from the soil: an organic apple grown in good soil may have 20 mg boron, but if grown with fertilizer, it may have only 1 mg of boron. – herbsetc.org
Everything Needed For the Borax Protocol
There are three items necessary for a proper borax regimen.
Additionally, if you are on the path toward natural healing, many protocols indicate that pure water should be used. It doesn’t make sense to use tap water full of forever chemicals and pharmaceuticals in a therapeutic solution. Thankfully, there are water filtration systems for the home for all budgets to accompany the borax.
Borax Protocol In-Brief
While it is best to familiarize yourself with borax before implementing it, there are two different protocol methods that are common.
- Concentrated: Take a daily dose of ¼ teaspoon of borax in a liter of water for men, or ⅛ teaspoon of borax in a liter of water for women.
- Diluted: Add a heaping tablespoon of borax to a glass liter of water to make a prepared solution. Then, pull 1 or 2 teaspoons of prepared solution and add to a glass of water one or two times daily.
The best practice is to start with the diluted solution and slowly work your way up to a more concentrated dose—that’s what we did. Additionally, both men and women should take borax for four or five days in a row and then take two or three days off.
Most importantly, make sure to ease into consuming borax. If you go too fast you may experience herxing, typically a minor headache or dizziness. For example, start with a teaspoon of the diluted solution and double every day until you’ve reached 16 teaspoons, which will take five days. Then, take two days off and make your next dose 1/16 teaspoon for women and ⅛ teaspoon for men, both in a concentrated form. It’s time to transition to the full dose of ¼ teaspoon for women and ⅛ teaspoon for men when you experience no herxing.
What Does Borax Taste Like?
Initially, we started consuming borax using the diluted solution. On the third day, we noticed that despite pulling that very small amount from the previously prepared solution, the taste of the borax was horrid. For us, borax tastes like decomposing fish which makes sense considering that it’s found in extinct lakebeds. Moreover, the taste intensifies the longer the borax sits in water.
While there was no smell, the taste made us a bit anxious. Despite the fact that there is a lot of chatter about borax protocols online, there is really no discussion on what it’s supposed to taste like. So, don’t be surprised if you find the taste horrid—that’s simply what it tastes like.
In a bit of a panic, we began researching “What should borax taste like?” and couldn’t find a clear explanation. The few articles that we came across that mentioned the taste of borax stated that it had flavors of soap or metallic sweetness, all clearly wrong. Borax tastes like decomposing fish.
Researching further, we noted that people often add borax to coffee, tea, or lemon water to disguise the taste. Furthermore, we typically add it to lemon water as it assists with the taste and detoxification.
If you’ve recently started ingesting borax as a natural supplement and you’ve noticed a really repulsive taste, don’t fret. Similar to how a person’s genetic makeup may perceive cilantro to taste “soapy,” some people will experience that dead fish taste, especially in the diluted solution.
The best way to address this is to add your dose to a flavorful drink to hide the taste. Also, avoid allowing the borax to disintegrate over a few days in a diluted solution. Instead, opt for a daily prepared dose.
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