Strontium is a non-essential trace mineral that is found in
minute amounts in the body. Because strontium can increase the
retention of calcium by the body, it is sometimes used to help
prevent bone loss due to osteoporosis. It is known to contribute
to the health of bones and teeth.
in the body are similar to those of calcium. Because strontium
prevents the re-absorption of bone, it helps reduce bone loss.
It also may build stronger teeth, and is being studied as a
Strontium Comes From:
Strontium is found
in foods grown in strontium rich soil and in some drinking
water. The amount of strontium in plants is directly related to
the amount of the strontium in the soil in which it is grown.
Strontium is available in a number of different forms, including
strontium carbonate, strontium chloride, strontium sulfate,
strontium gluconate and strontium citrate. Strontium glucanate
seems to be most easily absorbed by the body.
Benefits of Strontium:
remarkably little research or information about strontium as a
health supplement, or its role in the body. Itís important to
note that the forms of strontium that are used in health
supplementation are NOT the radioactive isotope strontium-90.
What little research has been done is highly promising.
Strontium helps reduce bone loss in osteoporosis.
Strontium may prevent cavities. A recent Navy study found
that 10% of the respondents in the survey who reported no
dental cavities over the course of ten years all resided in
the same small town that boasts unusually high levels of
strontium in the water.
Mayo Clinic study, 85% of the patients suffering from
osteoporosis who were treated with strontium supplements
reported significant reductions of pain.
recently, in a 3 year long double blind controlled study,
researchers found that taking a daily supplement of
strontium reduced the risk of bone fracture by 41%. The
strontium group also showed an 11.4% increase in vertebra
density, while the control group showed a decrease of 1.3%.
another study, 353 women who had at least one fractured
vertebra due to osteoporosis took either a placebo or a
supplement containing strontium. The group taking strontium
showed an increase of bone density of over 3% per year, and
at the end of two years had significantly fewer recurring
Recommended Daily Intake of Strontium:
strontium is not an essential mineral, there is no established
recommended daily intake; however, therapeutic doses range from
10 mgs to 1000 mgs and more daily.
Symptoms of Strontium Deficiency:
strontium is not an essential mineral, there is no defined level
are no identified symptoms of strontium toxicity or strontium
Supplementing with Strontium:
it is considered a non-essential trace element, many health
supplements overlook the benefits of strontium when creating
their formulas, despite the fact that strontium can improve the
health of bones and teeth, reduce the pain of osteoarthritis and
promote overall absorption of other minerals.
Xtend-Life Natural Products Total Balance includes six
mineral sea salts in a special blend of ingredients that is
formulated to work synergistically with the other 70
ingredients. The inclusion of strontium, iodine, molybdenum,
indium, rubidium and tungsten help boost the absorption and
effectiveness of every other ingredient in
Total Balance as well as providing their own unique health