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Strontium supplementation bad for bones? (also Rx strontium in Europe)

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by SickOfSickness, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. SickOfSickness

    SickOfSickness Senior Member

    I read somewhere about strontium being important for bones, so I was looking into supplementation.

    Found this article. It has me scared of strontium supplements.

    I don't know if the article is true. The author appears to think she is an expert and wants to sell information. However, on WebMD they say "Strontium is chemically similar to calcium" so I think it may be bad to supplement like calcium seems to be.
  2. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

    Left Coast
    I have been taking Stontium for several years for my osteopenia. Before I started it my Osteopenia got worse. Once on I had a reversal in my bone loss. I will say I haven't had a DEXA in 2 years so I"m not sure now.

    I take 1000 mgs per day, the maximum we can absorb and I take it separately from Calcium.

    Try this link for some information

  3. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque


    I have cut and pasted from that article and will comment from my experience:

    I have never had any of these side effects in the many years I have taken strontium.
    • Yes, if you get a dexa scan you have to have it read allowing for the different density of strontium. Easy to do, conversion tables are readily available.
    • Most of the "bone researchers" I have read disagree.
    • This may be true to some extent but it has never shown up on the many tests that I have had done. I have always tested at normal calcium levels.

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