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Cathy Wong, ND

Strontium for Osteoporosis Prevention?

By April 18, 2012

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As many as half of all women older than 50 will fracture a bone due to osteoporosis, an age-related disease marked by the breakdown of bone tissue. One natural remedy often touted for osteoporosis prevention and treatment is strontium, a chemical element found in seawater and sold in supplement form.

In laboratory research, scientists have shown that strontium may help promote the growth of bone-forming cells. What's more, some studies have found that strontium ranelate (a form of strontium registered as a prescription drug in many countries) may help boost bone density (as well as reduce fractures in people with osteoporosis). However, since research on the health effects of strontium is somewhat limited, it's important to seek medical advice before using any form of strontium to preserve your bone health.

To keep your bones strong and reduce your osteoporosis risk, make sure to get enough calcium and vitamin D, perform weight-bearing exercise (such as walking, weight-training, and stair-climbing) on a regular basis, avoid smoking, and limit your intake of alcohol. Read the article: Strontium - What You Need to Know.

Comments
May 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm
(1) Jacqueline says:

I am very interested in adding strontium to my natural bone health regime. I have discovered that in Europe, they prescribe something called strontium citrate and this is different from strontium found in foods. Here’s an explanation: http://www.betterbones.com/blog/post/Strontium-bone-drug-or-nutrient.aspx

August 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm
(2) jul says:

Is there such a thing a non strontium nuclear, means is there a strontium from natural fruits or veggies that I can use. How much we need to control osteosporosis and what veggies are the most recommended.

Thanks

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