I am interested in knowing if anyone has seen an improvement in bone density after using strontium citrate for about a year. I know a calculation has to be made for strontium to get an accurate BMD reading.
I have been taking 1200 mg highly absorbable calcium; 800 mg vitamin D; plus minerals, and some bone friendly foods like salads, vegies, fruits, fat-free milk, etc. And taking the strontium 4 hours away from the calcium, minerals, vitamins and food nutrition. I plan to have a BMD test soon and am hoping to see some improvement and I will let you know. In the meatime, I would like to know if anyone has been taking strontium long enough to see any results; or hopefully not--any problems?
I hear that many very elderly women have improved their bone density with strontium ranelate supplementation. The European studies do not indicate any harmful sides like high BP, blood clots, blood toxicity, dental caries, etc.
Strontium is sourced mainly from China where there are many impure and toxic products; and purity and cleanliness standards are mostly not regulated. I am wondering if there are affordable and trustworthy brands of strontium with optimal purity and safety?
I think Canada and France distribute pharm grade pure and refined strontium ranelate named Protelos. I have read that the FDA has not approved Protelos for fear of loss of pharm market revenue to strontium; while fronting the explanation that insufficient clinical trials have not been done; when indeed they have for years in France, Canada, and Europe.
As usual, women's health and women's diseases have been pushed to the back of the bus; so sad. Indeed, a primary health care provider told me outright that not much money or research goes into "women's" diseases like osteoporosis, arthritis, etc. Most of the money goes to heart disease, stroke, cancer and the diseases that primarily affect men. Women should be out in the street screaming and waving with their signs; and demanding equal access to quality health care; yet women remain meek and silent as lambs. Why are U.S. women not protesting the deeply engrained sexism in the U.S. medical establishment that negatively impacts the quality of their lives and their health? Will women have to move to Canada or France to save their bones?