Considering the difficult side effects of the biophosphonates, one might think in terms of alternate therapies. One promising approach is using Vitamin C which is known to be an anti-oxidant. It is said that the process of bone loss through osteoclasts is accelerated due to the oxidation processes in the body, and that anti-oxidants could possibly slow down the bone loss. Vitamin C is an antioxidant. And people say that it could be a promising alternative to biophosphonates. I dont know how far this is correct, but I have started 500 mg of Vitamin C daily. Would anyone else on NOF have had any experience with Vitamin C for osteoporosis? It is said that full research has not been done on this topic yet--but results have been promising.