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Strontium Demystified: Everything You Wanted To Know

I’ve answered several questions about strontium as part of my Vivian Answers Day series. But I’ve noticed that more strontium related questions keep coming, so I’ve decided to compile all the information about strontium in one place to serve as a handy reference for you. An Introduction to Strontium Strontium is an element abundantly found in mineral compounds which has many uses in the metal industry. It is also utilized in me... Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day # 26: Caffeine and Calcium, Cartilage Integrity, Strontium Conundrum, Osteopenia Diagnosis, Alkalizing Drink, And More!

...d exercise regularly. And remember to keep smiling as well! Question & Answer #3 What is your opinion of strontium supplements for improving bone health and growth? – Katherine Dear Katherine, Many community members wonder why I do not recommend strontium supplements, yet it’s OK to take calcium supplements that have a small amount of strontium in them. Ultimately, it comes down to the dosage. I’ll explain. Strontium is a “natural” m... Click to continue →

ALERT: Strontium Blood Clot Risk Confirmed By New Study

...d news travels fast”. The latest osteoporosis drug fiasco is about the drug Protelos, the trademarked name for strontium ranelate, which is not sold in the U.S. and is also marketed under the names Bivalos, Osseor, Ossum, Protos, and Protaxos. According to an article published this week in The Telegraph, “Doctors ‘should not prescribe’ strontium ranelate – sold in Britain under the brand name Protelos – to patients who either have v... Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #19: Protein, Agave, Strontium, Density Exercises, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Barley Grass, Anti-Depressants, Weight Loss, And More!

...because it’s “sweet” to be healthy! Question & Answer #3 Dear Vivian, There’s so much confusion regarding Strontium (ranelate, citrate, etc.). Please address the question of whether or not strontium is helpful for bone health and which kind is best. -Ana Dear Ana, I don’t recommend strontium, either as a supplement or in its prescription form (strontium ranelate, sold abroad as Protelos and several other names). Strontium competes with calc... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #6 can help you best. Wishing you a quick recovery, Question & Answer #3 You seem to be strongly against strontium supplementation. As many other alternative health advisors are in favor of strontium, can you give a detailed explanation why you do not agree? -Maurice Dear Maurice, This is a rich and controversial topic, as you correctly mention in your question. For that reason, in the Save Our Bones Program I devote several pages to discu... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #10: Goat Milk, Soup, Strontium, Fluoride, Weight Loss, pH Balance, Dancing, Calcitonin, Forteo, Actonel And More! health. Have fun and keep moving, Question & Answer #5 My question is why you do not recommend taking strontium as a supplement for osteoporosis. -Sandra Dear Sandra, I don’t consider strontium a supplement because its presence in bone and in the rest of the body is minimal. Strontium can have undesirable side effects, most commonly diarrhea, nausea, headaches and skin irritation, the latter sometimes severe. It also distorts DEXA... Click to continue →

‘Vivian Answers Day’ #3

...on her recommendation. From sunny Florida, Question & Answer #3 Why don’t health care providers recommend strontium? My physician keeps saying I should take more calcium. -Jane Dear Jane, It could be because in the USA it is not an approved drug, as is the case in Europe with Protelos (strontium ranelate). Strontium is a trace element very similar to calcium. In fact, it is so similar, that it competes with calcium protein carrier in the b... Click to continue →

Vivian Answers Day #14: pH Test Strips, Alkaline Water, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Protelos, Chlorine, Vitamins, Half-Life Of Drugs, And More!

...the recommendations are equally applicable to both. The European drug Protelos, the most common brand name for Strontium Ranelate, is different from the other drugs in that it combines the mineral strontium with ranelic acid, a synthetic molecule. But studies have shown that strontium is a bone thickener, especially affecting the outer cortical layer, thus making bones more susceptible to break. I explain this drug in great detail in the Save Ou... Click to continue →

Your ‘Ask Vivian Week’ Answers is a section titled Men and Osteoporosis in Chapter 1 of the manual. Protelos is one of the brand names for Strontium Ranelate. It is different in that strontium is a naturally occurring element. However, Protelos is combined with ranelic acid, a purely synthetic molecule. Protelos has its own list of side effects, such as nausea, diarrhea, headaches, fainting, and blood clots. Studies have shown that strontium mainly thickens the outer cort... Click to continue →

Latest Osteoporosis News: Breakthrough Bone-Building Pathway Discovered, FDA Incites Protests Over Approval Of Dangerous New Drug, Protelos Still To Be Prescribed With Lame Warning, And More!

...rning” Back in April 2013, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended that the use of Protelos and Osseor (strontium ranelate) be restricted to reduce the risk of heart problems. And the Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) actually recommended that these drugs no longer be used to treat osteoporosis. During the months following April 2013, PRAC conducted an in-depth review of the study data that suggested heart problems could... Click to continue →

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