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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Monday, August 16, 2010

Strontium Malonate Licensing Agreement

On August 2, 2010, Osteologix and Servier announced an ex-U.S. licensing agreement for NB S101 (strontium malonate). Osteologix has granted Servier an exclusive royalty-bearing license to develop and commercialize NB S101 to treat postmenopausal osteoporosis, other bone and joint disorders and dental indications worldwide, except in the United States. Under the terms of the agreement, Osteologix will receive up to €12 million in upfront and milestone payments. Additionally, Osteologix is eligible to receive up to €30 million in minimum royalty payments creditable against mid to low single digit royalties on sales. Osteologix will also be eligible to receive milestone payments and royalties on product development and sales in Japan. Servier will be responsible for all costs outside of the U.S. associated with development, regulatory approval and commercialization of NB S101. Osteologix will continue to own intellectual property rights for development in the U.S. This information is from a press release issued by Osteologix at

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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.