Skeleton Pirate

Skeleton Pirate
Artist: LindaB


Have you experienced, or read about, negative, and even dangerous, side effects from Fosamax (alendronate), Boniva (ibandronate), Actonel (risedronate), and other bisphosphonates prescribed for osteoporosis? If you have, then rest assured there is a safe, effective treatment for this condition. Strontium, primarily in the form of strontium citrate, is taken orally once a day.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

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Anonymous said...

Just don't forget that there are
other interventions of
a relatively natural nature
that can benefit those at risk.
Vitamin D3 (more than commonly
suggested), vitamin K2, and
rutin to mention the three
that come to mind.


BoneLady said...

Vitamin D can certainly help you utilize calcium and phosphorus necessary for strong bones and teeth. Multivitamins for women age 50 or over should contain 1000 I.U. Vitamin D.


Anonymous said...

Hi, Bonelady (great name).

Thanks for this site. I did a lot of research earlier about how to prevent and treat osteoporosis, but I found nothing on Strontium at that time. It is interesting to learn of this alternative. I hope Strontium is effective and safe for you. I am interested to hear about your experiences with it. I have not found anything yet on your site about what is happening with your treatment now. I hope to hear about that. Do you have a doctor to guide you in applying this treatment?

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis, and I am still undecided on the treatment to use. What a difficult decision: Serious side effects of existing medications on one hand; crippling fractures on the other.

I hope you do not mind postings on your site about other treatments than strontium. If you do, you can delete my post. The treatment that interests me the most is natural progesterone (this is not the same as synthetic progestin.) Natural progesterone was recommended by Dr. John Lee to not only slow but to actually reverse osteoporosis, and to build healthy bone safely at any age--even quite old, and to do so even faster where there is already greater bone loss. Natural progesterone is "bioidentical" with the progesterone produced by the body (has exactly the same chemical structure) according to Dr. Lee. During menopause, the progesterone produced by the body decreases or stops. Bioidentical progesterone to replace this loss is needed for healthy bones.

I am excited about Dr. Lee's work and treatment, yet I am reluctant to try this without the support of a doctor who has experience with it, has been successful, and could guide me. Hormones have profound effects and are nothing to mess around with. Dr. Lee died a few years ago, and the site supporting his work does not list doctors who use the treatment protocols Dr. Lee developed. I cannot find such doctors, if there are any.

If anyone visiting this site is a doctor with experience using Dr. Lee's protocols and/or is trying Dr. Lee's natural progesterone treatment for osteoporosis with or without a doctor's supervision, I am interested in hearing of these experiences in the posts here.

Thank you for your site, Bonelady.

Wandering Skeleton

Wandering Skeleton
Artist: Joel Hoekstra

Osteoporotic Bone

Osteoporotic Bone

How Strontium Builds Bones

Strontium is a mineral that tends to accumulate in bone. Studies have shown that oral doses of strontium are a safe and effective way to prevent and reverse osteoporosis. Doses of 680 mg per day appear to be optimal. See my "For More Information About Strontium" links section.

Osteoporosis is caused by changes in bone production. In healthy young bones there is a constant cycle of new bone growth and bone removal. With age, more bone is removed and less new bone is produced. The bones become less dense and thus more fragile.

Scientists believe that strontium works in two ways. It may stimulate the replication of pre-osteoblasts, leading to an increase in osteoblasts (cells that build bone). Strontium also directly inhibits the activity of osteoclasts (cells that break down bone). The result is stronger bones.

When taking strontium, be sure to take 1200 mg calcium, 1000 IU vitamin D3, and 500 mg magnesium daily. It is best to take strontium late at night on an empty stomach. Calcium and strontium may compete with each other for absorption if taken together.