AOR Strontium Support ll. Strontium is a trace mineral which concentrates in the skeletal system, where it supports the function of osteoblasts (the cells which form new bone) while reducing the differentiation and activity of osteoclasts (the cells which resorb old bone). Strontium Support ll now provides the daily dose of strontium in just two capsules.
- Supports skeletal health
Each Vcap Contains:
Strontium (citrate) - 341mg
Capsule: hypromellose, sorbitol, silicon dioxide, water.
Does not contain:
wheat, gluten, corn, nuts, dairy, soy, eggs, fish or shellfish.
Take one to two capsules daily on an empty stomach, at least two hours before or after food, calcium or milk but ensure that daily calcium intake is adequate. Calcium, food and milk products significantly reduce strontium absorption if taken at the same sitting.
Children, adolescents or pregnant/nursing women should not take this supplement.
Do not take strontium if you are taking tetracycline or quinolone antibiotics.
Talk to your health care practitioner before taking strontium if you have kidney disease.
Strontium: The First Bone-Building Supplement!
Bone loss accelerates suddenly in menopausal women because the drop in estrogen levels causes an increase in the resorption (teardown) of existing bone. But resorption is only half of the story. Age-related bone loss is also caused by a decrease in the formation of new bone tissue.
Existing drugs for treating osteoporosis, as well as calcium and vitamin D supplements, work by reducing bone resorption. But they do not support the formation of new bone. These drugs and nutrients increase the mineralization of bone, but they do not help the body to build new bone tissue. And in fact, within weeks of starting use of antiresorptive drugs like Fosamax, the body`s formation of new bone actually decreases. The resulting bone is less prone to fracture, but is not the same as youthful, healthy bone.
Strontium is a mineral found along with calcium in most foods. Research has long suggested that it may be an essential nutrient required for the normal development, structure, function, and health of the skeletal system. Clinical trials going back into the 1940s have supported this conclusion, but recent studies have provided evidence that it can offer unique nutritional support against loss of bone structure and function.
Calcium and Strontium: the Dynamic Tension
Calcium and Strontium can both play key roles in the health of your bones - if you use them properly. On the one hand, animal studies suggest that Strontium is not effective, and may even be counterproductive, if your calcium intake is not adequate. Current "official" recommendations suggest an intake of 1000 milligrams of calcium for younger adults, and 1200 milligrams for people over the age of 50. Some evidence suggests that a still higher intake (1300-1600 milligrams) of calcium is more effective for lowering fracture risk in the elderly. But remember that these numbers are your total calcium need. The more calcium you get in your diet, the less you need from supplements.
At the same time, however, it`s important not to take your Strontium supplement at the same time as your calcium supplements. This is because calcium and Strontium use the same pathways for absorption in the intestinal tract, so swallowing a calcium supplement along with your Strontium can dramatically reduce absorption. So obviously, putting Strontium and calcium in the same pill is a recipe for bone health disaster, in which you don`t get the benefits of either nutrient!
The best protocol - and the one used in the most recent clinical trials - is to take your Strontium either three hours after your last meal of the day, or one hour before breakfast in the morning, or both. Because studies suggest that one last dose of calcium just before retiring can help prevent excessive resorption of bone overnight, it may be best to take all of your Strontium before breakfast, leaving you free to take a calcium supplement just before you go to bed.
Like the Strontium carbonate crystals (strontianite) from which it was first isolated, Strontium`s role in bone health has long been hidden in obscurity. But its strength has allowed it to endure, waiting for the day that it could emerge and reveal its power.
Strontium Support II conveniantly provides high-quality strontium at an effective dose in only two capsules.
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