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Strontium Can be a Vital Tool for Reversing Bone Loss and Building Healthy Bones
by Tony IsaacsWhen most people hear about strontium they likely think about strontium-90, a highly dangerous, radioactive component of nuclear fallout. However, stable non-radioactive strontium is non toxic even when administered in large doses. As numerous studies for over half a century have demonstrated, this often overlooked mineral also appears to be one of the most effective substances yet found for treatment of osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions.
Strontium, which was discovered in 1808 and was named after the Scottish town of Strontian, is element number 38 of the periodic table of elements and it lies directly below calcium on the table. It is also part of the same chemical family as calcium as well as magnesium, two other minerals vital for healthy bones. Strontium is naturally present in trace amounts with around 100 micrograms in every gram of bone. Thus, supplementing with strontium simply makes more of this natural element available for incorporation into your bone.
Scientists have discovered strontium has a unique method of action which provides a dual activity in your bones. Bone cells are continuously growing and being re-absorbed at the same time; bone growth drugs or rock-based calcium primarily affect only the resorption side of the equation. Strontium provides the double benefit of inhibiting bone resorption while simultaneously stimulating bone growth. No other natural substance or drug is known to provide this dual effect.
Strontium was studied in both
animals and humans from the early
1950s to the early 1960s and was
shown to have important bone health
properties. For example, in 1959,
Mayo Clinic discussing a study
involving strontium lactate for
osteoporosis, reported "the
therapeutic value of the drug
appears to be established". In the
1980's a pair of studies also
returned promising results for
strontium on bone health.
About the author
Tony Isaacs is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including Cancer's Natural Enemy. Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at Natural News, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador online, AlignLife, the Cancer Tutor, the American Chronicle and several other venues. Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 2800 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. Mr. Isaacs and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life Radio Show every Wednesday evening on BlogTalk Radio.
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