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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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Availability Of Protelos In U.S.

Is your company seeking approval of Protelos (strontium ranelate)for osteoporosis in the United States of America? If so, at what stage in the process is it?


Thank you for your interest for Protelos. Protelos is registered in 84 countries worldwide but has not yet been filed to the FDA and thus, for the time being, it is not possible to give you any indication on availability date in the USA.


M. Rebuffé-Scrive
Scientific Director Servier International Canada, USA, Northern, Central & Eastern Europe

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Alternative Medicine For Osteoporosis

Strontium citrate is an excellent alternative medicine for osteoporosis treatment. Instead of poisoning your body with drugs such as Fosamax, take strontium, a naturally occurring mineral present in water, food, and the human skeleton in trace amounts. Studies show that strontium promotes bone formation and decreases bone resorption (loss), leading to higher bone density.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Strontium And Arthritis

Did you know that there is some evidence that strontium may improve cartilage metabolism in osteoarthritis? An in vitro study performed by the Bone and Cartilage Metabolism Research Unit, University Hospital, Liege, Belgium, suggests strontium promotes cartilage growth. Clinical testing is needed in this area. For more information on this subject, go to Strontium For Osteoporosis and Arthritis in my links section.

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.