Strontium Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatment
Strontium Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatment has been in the news for some time.
Perhaps the approval of the drug, Protelos, a synthetic form of strontium, for use in the European Union, has something to do with this increased
Early research published in the New England Journal of Medicine reported that vertebral
fractures were reduced 49% in the first year and 41% over three years by
this pharmaceutical form. You can read the full text click on: Possible
Strontium Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatment: "The Effects of Strontium
Ranelate on the Risk of Vertebral Fracture in Women with Postmenopausal
But after a few years, there were reports of negative cardio effects and the European Union issued a warning: which you can read by clicking: Strontium ranelate warning
The FDA has not approved Protelos for use in the United States but it appears that some companies have created other pharmaceutical forms of strontium
Two companies:Hanmi Ameal and AstraZeneca have
both filed patents for a pharmaceutical form of strontium. But these
drugs have not been issues for the treatment of Osteoporosis. Instead
Hanmi Ameal's drug was launched for the treatment of GERD
Natural forms: Strontium Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatment
Natural forms of this element have been discussed as Strontium Osteoporosis Osteopenia treatments for years.
Note: ALL the early studies of this mineral and its effect on bone density were done with the natural forms - not the new pharmaceutical forms.
- The references I found go back to 1910. A
German researcher reported that Strontium seemed to be very effective in
stimulating the rapid formation of bone.
- In 1920
another German researcher concluded that using this element in addition
to calcium were superior to calcium alone in mineralizing bone. (But we now know that the two elements should NOT be taken at the same time because they 'cancel each other out'.
appears that the two studies noted abouve were not picked up elsewhere in the
world and nothing seems to have been done to advance the use of
Strontium Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatments for many years.
- But in 1952 report from Cornell University reinforced the 1920 conclusions.
The Cornell report stated that using both minerals worked better than
using calcium alone for rebuilding bone.
1959, at the Mayo Clinic physicians reported the use of Strontium
lactate as a treatment. 22 individuals with severe, painful
osteoporosis took 1,700 milligrams of daily and another 10 took the same
amount of along with estrogen and testosterone. Results: All patients showed improvement.
18 of the 22 in the mineral only group had 'marked improvement' while
the other 4 had 'moderate improvement'. In the hormones plus the
element group, nine of 10 experienced 'marked improvement' while the
other one showed 'moderate improvement'. These seem to be impressive use of Strontium
Osteopenia Osteoporosis treatments.
Then in 1981 there was a study of patients with cancer that had
metastasized to bone. The results showed improved bone density and
lessened pain in cancer-affected areas. (I believe that this study also
used the lactate form of the element for the Strontium Osteopenia
- In 1985, there was a 6
month study of the carbonate form of Strontium Osteopenia Osteoporosis
treatment. Six participants and each was given 500-700 mg per day. Bone
biopsies were done before and after treatment and researchers reported
that bone formation had improved while bone resorption (removal of
bone) had remained the same. For me, this is last study is
important since most of the drugs on the market do not stimulate our
osteoblasts to build NEW bone. They only inhibit the work of our
osteoclasts in bone resorption. (And this could be a factor in the
frature risk that seems to develop.)) Strontium is a mineral that
appears to stimulate the osteoblasts to build new bone.
by Jonathan V. Wright M.D. of the Tahoma Clinic and Robert Jay Rowen
M.D. are the major sources for the above information. Both these physicians use complementary medicine in addition to
conventional medical treatments. Both have web sites and offer
Dr. Wright reminds us that there are 3 main forms of the natural element: Strontium lactate, gluconate, and carbonate.
It appears that all three of these natural forms have been used by researchers seeking to increase bone building
Buy quality Natural Strontium at the Osteopenia Osteoporosis Products page (On that page you get a choice of companies selling the product.)