BoneSTRONG supplement review

BoneSTRONG supplements for stronger bones. You can prevent Osteopenia and Osteoporosis.

What does the research say about this particular supplement? Is this a good supplement for those who have Osteopenia or Osteoporosis?

So many supplement companies make strong claims in their

advertising. But what counts is the scientific data for evaluating such claims. You need to know which claims are backed by scientific data. If you are spending money on Calcium supplements, you want to buy the product that scientists have shown actually does work.

Frequently asked Questions about BoneSTRONG:

  1. What are its ingredients? According to the label this product contains: 950 mg of Strontium Citrate, Betaine HC1, Phosphorus (as Dicalicum Phosphate), Magnesium ditrate in a 'proprietary blend"> 2 mg of Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxines) 200 mcg of Folate (as folic acid) 10 mcg of vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin) 951 mg of (Calcium Citrate, Betaine HC1, Magesium Citrate, Boron Picolinnate) in a proprietary Blend. SPECIAL NOTE: The product contains both calcium and strontium but most of the research says that these two minerals should NOT be taken at the same time since they 'interfere' with one another.
  2. What are the directions the manufacturer gives for using this product? The package says that you take one capsule per day.
  3. What does the scientific research say about this product? I have not found any studies in peer reviewed journals about this product.  But the product page states: "BoneSTRONG has been clinically proven to increase bone density AND quality. Scientific studies have shown that the ingredients in BoneSTRONG increase bone building activity, which is the key to such remarkable increases in bone density. This not only gives you increased bone density, it gives you healthier and stronger bones."                                                                            I note that there are separate studies for many of the ingredients in this product eg. Vitamin D, Calcium and Strontium but the product itself or its particular combination of ingredients does not seem to show up in any search of the scientific literature. If you reread the manufacturers statement, you will see that the studies could be those about the individual ingredients - rather than studies about the product itself.

The question you need to ask is if the particular combination of ingredients in this product have been proven to be helpful.

I note that the manufacturer's product pages links to the New England Journal of Medicineand refers to articles published there about Strontium's effectiveness.

BUT the article in the New England Journal of Medicine that showed such increase in bone density and lowering of fracture risk with the use of Strontium were about the pharmaceutical drug, Protelos, Strontium Ranelate and not strontium citrate.

Is there likely to be a difference in results? We do not know since no studies comparing the two products have been done. However, I would have more confidence in the manufacturer's claims if the differences were noted.


In Europe there has been a CAUTION issues to doctors NOT to prescribe strontium EXCEPT in dire circumstanaces since it has been shown to lead to cardiovascular problems.

I note that the product has a 'patent pending' and perhaps that is why there is so little research about its effectiveness. What troubles me about the product web site is that the content appears to be offering claims that are not well documented and if you follow the site's links to outside sources some of the material on the landing pages does not really offer specific evidence for what the paragraph containing the link was claiming.

To read reviews of other calcium products go to BoneSTRONG and other calcium Supplements

To buy this supplement go to Osteopenia Shopping page -Supplements

updated 2014