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Calcium Fructoborate Supplement Benefits

What Is FruiteX-B® Calcium Fructoborate?

FruiteX-B® is a patented synthetic form of calcium fructoborate, which is a compound that contains a combination of boron, fructose, and calcium. It is also known as a “sugar borate,” with one boron atom attached to several sugar molecules. The compound is found naturally in a variety of plant-derived foods, but in its synthetic form, it is commonly included in supplements that treat joint pain and improve mobility, as it is estimated to improve joint comfort by roughly 87 percent. 

FruiteX-B® has over a decade of published, peer-reviewed research backing its safety and efficacy as a means of managing joint pain and discomfort, particularly when taken consistently for at least 90 days. Further research suggests that calcium fructoborate may have even more significant benefits, including reducing overall inflammation, improving symptoms of osteoporosis, supporting cancer therapy, and balancing blood lipid levels without major risk of side effects.

Comparing Calcium Fructoborate to Common Minerals

Before diving into the benefits of calcium fructoborate, let’s establish exactly how it differs from its two main mineral components: calcium and boron.

Is Calcium Fructoborate the Same as Calcium?

No, calcium fructoborate is not the same as calcium. Rather, the former is a compound made up of calcium as well as boron and fructose. 

On average, calcium fructoborate contains roughly 5 percent calcium, as well as about 3 percent boron and 84 percent fructose. 

Is Calcium Fructoborate the Same as Boron?

Comparing calcium fructoborate vs. boron, the two substances are distinct but related. As previously stated, calcium fructoborate contains only 3 percent boron, but the compound is a good source of soluble and bioavailable boron when taken in supplement form. 

What Foods Contain Calcium Fructoborate?

Although calcium fructoborate can be synthesized from a combination of crystalline fructose, boric acid, and calcium carbonate, the compound can also be found naturally in many foods. Foods that contain calcium fructoborate include numerous fresh and dried fruits, vegetables, legumes, and herbs, as well as wine.

Benefits of FruiteX-B®: What Can Calcium Fructoborate Do for the Body?

A calcium fructoborate supplement such as FruiteX-B® may support the body’s ability to fend off several common and often debilitating chronic conditions. Calcium fructoborate benefits are thought to include reducing one’s risk of developing the following illnesses:

Inflammation and Osteoarthritis

Lab-based studies have shown that calcium fructoborate is an antioxidant, which means it may help to protect cells from the effects of oxidation by scavenging free radicals that could otherwise contribute to inflammation and, in the long run, chronic illness. This effect is also thought to carry over into the body. 

Similarly, a high-quality (i.e., double-blind, placebo-controlled) study found that just two weeks of supplementing with calcium fructoborate reduced inflammatory markers in patients with osteoarthritis. Another well-designed study showed that supplementing with calcium fructoborate reduced pain levels and increased functionality in patients with knee discomfort. 

Bone Health

Because boron deficiency is thought to cause bone loss, adequate boron intake is also thought to be very important to support bone health. Thus, consuming boron via calcium fructoborate may contribute to increased bone health. More specifically, the compound may protect against bone loss through its effect on steroid hormones (i.e., estrogen and testosterone) as well as its effect on metabolism of the minerals such as calcium that make up bones.

Cancer Risk

Although research on the anticarcinogenic (anti-cancer) effects of calcium fructoborate is still in its early stages, the results have been promising thus far. 

For instance, in 2016, an in-vitro study of the effects of calcium fructoborate on metastatic breast cancer cells found that the compound may have benefits both for preventing and for treating cancer. 

Likewise, a 2022 study of the effects of calcium fructoborate on colon cancer cells found that the compound may prevent colon cancer from growing by inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) and autophagy (when the body intentionally breaks down and “recycles” the components of cells). 

Athletic Performance

Because calcium fructoborate is thought to reduce joint pain and stiffness, taking it as a supplement may increase athletic performance, by reducing muscle damage and improving recovery from exertion.

Side Effects of Calcium Fructoborate

Although calcium fructoborate is safe for most people to take as directed, it still has the potential to cause side effects. The most frequent side effects of FruiteX-B® are digestive distress, dizziness, and headaches. 

How To Use FruiteX-B® Calcium Fructoborate

The easiest and most effective source for one’s daily dose of calcium fructoborate is Body Kitchen’s ProMobility, which contains FruiteX-B® calcium fructoborate as well as several other highly effective joint health supplements—with the optimal amounts of each ingredient contained in just two convenient capsules.

How ProMobility Works

Body Kitchen ProMobility may support joint health by reducing breakdown of cartilage in the joints, activating the body’s own natural ability to regrow and renew its’ tissues, and minimizing debilitating symptoms such as stiffness and pain. The supplement’s positive effects may be attributable to its neutralization of inflammatory enzymes that cause cartilage, connective tissue, and other joint components to deteriorate. The result is thought to be improved comfort as well as increased overall flexibility and range of motion, which means a greater ability to enjoy active pursuits

Additional Ingredients in Body Kitchen ProMobility

In addition to FruiteX-B® calcium fructoborate, Body Kitchen ProMobility also contains two other potent ingredients that have been shown to combat inflammation and offer other notable health benefits: 

New Zealand Green-Lipped Mussels

New Zealand green-lipped mussels are freeze-dried to maintain their freshness and maximize the potency of the extract’s combination of bioactive marine proteins, minerals, and lipids, which may help to reduce joint inflammation. At this time, researchers have not been able to confirm how green-lipped mussels can reduce inflammation but theorize that their high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids (which are well known for their anti-inflammatory effects) could be the source of this benefit. In particular, green-lipped mussel supplements have been shown to combat osteoarthritis when taken with conventional NSAIDs such as ibuprofen but are not effective for treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. 

AprèsFlex® Boswellia Serrata Extract

AprèsFlex® is a patented combination of two extracts of the boswellia serrata tree. Boswellia serrata extracts’ numerous health benefits include the possibility of helping to combat arthritis, reduce inflammation throughout the body, and relieve pain, especially in cases of osteoarthritis. These effects are based on the results of four rigorous, double-blind clinical trials, one of which found that at six months, AprèsFlex® had improved joint comfort by 70 percent and reduced stiffness by 72 percent. In addition, Boswellia serrata extracts may offer these benefits even when consumed in relatively small doses (as little as 100 mg per day), and it is thought to work incredibly quickly, with symptom relief beginning to be noticeable as soon as five days after starting the supplement.

Speak to a Physician Before Beginning a New Supplement

Although FruiteX-B® calcium fructoborate, green-lipped mussel oil, and Boswellia serrata extracts are generally considered to be safe to take at their proper doses, it’s essential to speak to a physician before incorporating Body Kitchen ProMobility (or any other supplement) into your daily routine. Only a qualified medical professional can confirm that a supplement such as ProMobility is not only safe, but also beneficial for your particular set of medical needs. This is an especially important consideration for those who take other prescription medications, as some supplements can interact with these drugs and alter their effects on the body.