Skeleton Pirate

Skeleton Pirate
Artist: LindaB

WELCOME TO STRONTIUM FOR BONES BLOG

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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Friday, June 11, 2010

Preniva For Osteoporosis

Recently, Saturday Night Live (SNL) did a skit about Preniva, a drug women don't need for osteoporosis but are scared into taking for our weak bones. Many of you have seen the Sally Field commercials for Boniva and will recognize the pun. Health Freedom Alliance posted the video with an introduction by Drew Kaplan. The Alliance, SNL, and I want people to be wary of tactics used by the big pharmaceutical companies to scare us into taking their sometimes useless and dangerous drugs. They often use celebrities, who may or may not take the drugs themselves, to make us believe they take them and love them. They imply that not taking their drugs could have dire consequences for our health. Follow this link for a real treat:

http://healthfreedoms.org/2010/05/24/snl-gets-it-right/

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Wandering Skeleton

Wandering Skeleton
Artist: Joel Hoekstra

Osteoporotic Bone

Osteoporotic Bone
Source: www.mayoclinic.com

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.