I have tried to read up on it and yet, what I don't understand is how anyone knows if strontium is really any safer than bisphosphonates?
Yes, I know that long term bisphosphonates may result in atypical fractures and that they also prevent bone turnover, and coat the bone etc- all of which is not too appealing. I also know that strontium helps to add new bone, not just prevent more bone loss.
So on first glance, it would seem that Strontium is a better choice, but what if strontium also has negative effects that just haven't been discovered yet? I think it has only been used since 2004? I think the negative side effects of the bisphosphonates weren't discovered for a number of years.
So I just really want to ask that question..... it is the same question going through my mind over and over since joining this website. You sound like a bunch of very intelligent people. What am I missing about the safety of strontium?