Strontium Helps Bone Health
Updated: Sep 23
Strontium has worked as a medicinal remedy for over 100 years. But its effects on bone health were first tested back in 1959 when researchers at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic treated a group of patients suffering a severe bone loss with strontium. Much to their shock, every patient in the study experienced some level of improvement.
But strontium is finally getting the attention it deserves, thanks to a wave of exciting clinical studies conducted over the last two years. The results make it clear that strontium could be the key to making your bones virtually unbreakable — and keep them that way for decades to come. Consider this:
• In one study of older women over the age of 80, those who took strontium alone slashed their fracture risk by 59% in the first 12 months of treatment.
• In another study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, women who added strontium to their bone-building program cut their fracture risk by 49% in the first year.
• Other studies show strontium slows the rate of height loss by an impressive 20%. It also helps 20% more patients experience relief from back pain.
Strontium performs double-duty action for boosting your bone health. Strontium not only slows down the breakdown of bone it stimulates new bone growth. No other nutrient can work so well at doing both.
Strontium may stimulate the replication of pre-osteoblasts, leading to increased proliferation of osteoblasts (cells that build bone). Therefore, strontium helps the synthesis of the bone matrix. In terms of effects on osteoclasts (cells responsible for bone resorption), in vitro work shows that strontium directly inhibits their activity and prevents bone breakdown.
Strontium attracts essential minerals like calcium, magnesium, boron, and zinc to absorb directly into your bones. As a result, your entire skeleton becomes thicker and more potent in a relatively short time — less than a year, in most cases. In one study conducted at the prestigious McGill University in Montreal, patients who took strontium for only six months showed a remarkable 172% increase in the rate of bone formation. They felt less bone pain, too.
Strontium’s benefits for bone health flew under the radar until recently. I first heard about it two years ago and researched it extensively. I found over 220 published articles on strontium and its effects on bone health. Judging from the research I’ve seen, strontium seems to get results no matter how old you are or how weak your bones may be. Plus, other studies suggest strontium is more effective than calcium for supporting the health of your teeth and joints.
There are more than enough studies on strontium’s benefits for building up bones and avoiding fractures. If you’re at high risk for osteoporosis, strontium may help. Strontium is a non-toxic trace mineral that studies show can help fragile bones weakened by age, race, heredity, or other factors become more robust and more flexible. Natural strontium is safe, even in high doses. Please don’t confuse it with strontium-90, the artificial, radioactive compound that has nothing to do with bone health!
Source: Dr. Nan Fuchs, http://tslota.com/?p=68
For the best in bone health, try Swanson’s Strontium Citrate. Strontium is one of the most abundant elements on earth. It’s molecularly similar to calcium and is in healthy bones and teeth. Strontium Citrate is a dietary form for supplementation, but it competes with absorption because of its close molecular ties to calcium. That’s why we recommend taking a quality calcium supplement along with our Strontium Citrate.
As a dietary supplement, take one capsule two times per day with meals.
Ensure adequate calcium intake (1,000 mg/day) during use.
Do not take calcium supplements within two hours before or after strontium use.
Note: Individuals with severe renal impairment should check with a healthcare practitioner before using this product.