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What are the different forms of strontium?

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You can buy different forms of it, such as strontium citrate, in supplements at supermarkets and health food stores.

Scientists haven’t tested these supplements much, so there’s not enough research to know if they fight osteoporosis. Also, the FDA doesn’t regulate supplements in the same way as prescription drugs, so it's not possible to know if if they are safe or work well or even how much of the main ingredient they contain.

If you want to take a strontium supplement, ask your doctor first.

From: Strontium for Osteoporosis WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation Clinical Updates: "Over-the-Counter Products & Osteoporosis: Case Discussions."

UC Davis School of Medicine: "Strontium Citrate for Osteoporosis Prevention Evaluation (SCOPE)."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Strontium."

Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa: "European strontium drug spurs supplement sales in U.S."

European Medicines Agency: “Osseor.”

National Osteoporosis Society: “Drug treatments for osteoporosis: strontium ranelate (Protelos).”

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

National Osteoporosis Foundation Clinical Updates: "Over-the-Counter Products & Osteoporosis: Case Discussions."

UC Davis School of Medicine: "Strontium Citrate for Osteoporosis Prevention Evaluation (SCOPE)."

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: "Strontium."

Human Nutrition, Food & Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa: "European strontium drug spurs supplement sales in U.S."

European Medicines Agency: “Osseor.”

National Osteoporosis Society: “Drug treatments for osteoporosis: strontium ranelate (Protelos).”

Reviewed by David Zelman on December 14, 2018

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