Strontium is a common earth element which is easily incorporated in the bones and stimulates new bone formation and delays bone resorption. Therefore, it is a near ideal natural remedy to improve low bone density.
In a number of clinical studies, strontium was shown to reduce frequency of vertebral, hip and peripheral bone fractures.
Potential side effects:
- Gastrointestinal upset
- Transient joint pain
- Slightly increased risk of venous blood clots
Potential drug interactions:
- Quinolone antibiotics – ciprofloxacin, levofloxacin
- Tetracycline antibiotics – tetracycline, minocycline, doxycycline
- Bisphosphonates – Fosamax, Actonel, Boniva
- Decreased kidney function
- History of blood clots in the veins (venous thromboembolism, e.g., deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism).
- Blood disorders that increase the risk of blood clots in the veins (e.g., antiphospholipid syndrome, factor V Leiden mutation)
- Young age (less than 25 years)
Contents: 100 caps
The daily dose of strontium citrate should not exceed 700 mg a day. Strontium citrate should be taken on an empty stomach with a glass of water at least 30 minutes before a meal. Strontium and calcium as well as strontium and magnesium should not be taken together. Take them at least 2 hours apart from each other.
Meunier PJ, Roux C, Seeman E, et al. The effects of strontium ranelate on the risk of vertebral fracture in women with postmenopausal osteoporosis. N Engl J Med. 2004;350:459-468.
Meunier PJ, Slosman DO, Delmas PD, et al. Strontium ranelate: dose-dependent effects in established postmenopausal vertebral osteoporosis: a 2-year randomized placebo controlled trial. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2002;87(5):2060-2066.
Reginster JY, et al. Strontium ranelate reduces fractures in osteoporotic women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005; 90(5):2816-2822.
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