As a follow-up to this previous thread Fosomax or other Meds / Osteoporosis, I’ve been researching alternatives to treating osteoporosis and came across strontium citrate, a natural substance (non-pharma, inexpensive). Are any of you taking it?
UC Davis apparently is doing a study on it and is supposed to have results by Jan. 2011. Here’s a National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) blog thread about it and the study.
Also, here’s an NOF abstract on a 2010 study (see “Poster 057”… scroll to end):
A comparison of changes in BMD in a bone health plan with two different versions of a bone health supplements.
“Conclusion: In both study groups [both incl. strontium citrate], following the bone-health plan led to increased BMDs [bone mass densities] compared to expected changes, between baseline & ending BMDs, and between compliant and partially compliant subjects--increases unaffected by volunteer bias or attrition. Modifying the nutritional composition of the bonehealth supplement led to greater increases in BMD. No adverse effects were reported in either group.”
Online consumer reviews seem to be favorable.
Google results for “strontium citrate”