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What is strontium?

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Strontium is a mineral found in seawater and soil. In your diet, you get it mainly from seafood, but you can also get small amounts of it in whole milk, wheat bran, meat, poultry, and root vegetables.

Strontium is similar to calcium. It seems to play a role in how your body makes new bone while it slows the breakdown of old bone. That means it may affect how strong your bones are. Some research says that women with osteoporosis may not absorb strontium as they should.

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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