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, September 26, 2016

Doctor's Best Has Been Sold to a Chinese Company

On June 15, 2016, North Castle Partners and its co-investors announced the sale of Doctor's Best, Inc. ("Doctor's Best" or "DRB"), a leading marketer and distributor of branded nutritional supplements (e.g., Doctor's Best Strontium Bone Maker brand of strontium citrate), to Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co. (SHE: 002626). For North Castle Partners, the exit concludes another successful partnership in the nutritional supplements industry. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About North Castle Partners
North Castle Partners is a private equity firm focused on investments in product and service businesses that promote healthy, active, and sustainable living. North Castle is a hands-on, value-added investor in high-growth, middle market companies in the (i) beauty and personal care, (ii) consumer health, (iii) fitness, recreation and sports, (iv) home and leisure and (v) nutrition sectors, among others. North Castle's current portfolio includes such well-known brands as Curves International/Jenny Craig, Barry's Bootcamp, Palladio Beauty Group, Mineral Fusion, Red Door Spas, Sprout Organics, SmartyPants, Brooklyn Boulders, Ibex Outdoor Clothing, and Turnbridge. North Castle is headquartered in Greenwich, CT. For more information, visit

About Doctor's Best, Inc.
Irvine, CA-based Doctor's Best, Inc. manufactures and distributes dietary supplements.  Doctor's Best is known for a broad line of products based on sound research and manufactured with quality ingredients. For more information, visit

About Xiamen Kingdomway Group Co.
Xiamen Kingdomway Group Company (KDW) was founded in 1997 as a key High-tech Enterprise of the National Torch Project and was publicly listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in 2011 under the ticker 002626. With over 1,500 employees, KDW is one of the first high-tech enterprises in Xiamen, China.  KDW is a fully integrated global nutrition company. KDW currently provides Coenzyme Q10, Microalgea DHA, ARA, Vitamin A, Vitamin D3 and Beta-Carotene, with many more products in a well-established research and development process. KDW has retail stores in Singapore, sales outlets throughout Southeast Asia, a joint venture in Japan and wholly owned subsidiaries in the United States, including Vit-Best Nutrition, a contract manufacturer of nutritional supplements and, with this most recent acquisition, Doctor's Best. 

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.