AOR Strontium Support II. 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 II now provides the daily dose of strontium in just two capsules.
The bone building mineral
Strontium was the first mineral that was shown to rebuild bone at the same time as reducing its resorption. It is an essential nutrient in the development, structure, function and health of the skeletal system.
Makes old bones as good as new
Not only does strontium reduce bone loss, it also increases the formation of new bone. Strontium makes bone building cells multiply more quickly while slowing down the cells responsible for bone breakdown. It has been shown to make bones stronger without lowering their quality. Strontium also improves the retention of calcium, phosphorus and protein. Many clinical trials have shown that strontium supplementation significantly reduces the risk of fracture in women with osteoporosis.
Help for bone disorders
Strontium is a unique bone health mineral that works in different ways than other bone support supplements. It is a helpful nutrient in bone disorders like osteoporosis, building new bone while maintaining bone quality. AOR's Strontium Support II provides an effective dose of this bone health powerhouse in a convenient two-capsule formula.
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. Although they increase the mineralization of bone, 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. Recent studies have provided evidence that it can offer unique nutritional support against loss of bone structure and function.
Animal studies have shown that Strontium supplements both decrease bone resorption, and increase the formation of new bone tissue.
• In animal models, Strontium causes "baby" osteoblasts (bone-building cells) to multiply more quickly.
• Bone tissue cultures which are exposed to Strontium synthesize more bone matrix and new bone collagen.
• In bone tissue culture, Strontium prevents the resorption caused by excessive parathyroid hormone, and slows the rate at which immature osteoclasts (bone-breaking cells) develop.
• Strontium-supplemented diets boost bone strength in experimental animals without a negative impact on bone quality, even at extremely high doses.
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. At the same time, however, it's important not to take your Strontium supplement at the same time as your calcium supplements. Calcium and Strontium use the same pathways for absorption in the intestinal tract, so taking a calcium supplement along with your Strontium can dramatically reduce absorption.
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.
benefits of Strontium Support II
• reduces bone resorption
• improves bone strength
• stimulates the production of new bone
• slows bone breakdown
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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.
contains per daily serving (1 capsule)
strontium (from citrate) 341mg
active ingredients (strontium), filler (microcrystalline cellulose), capsule (hypromellose, water)
keep out of reach of young children
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.
contains no familiar allergens (wheat, gluten, soy, lupin, nuts/tree nuts, celery, mustard, sesame seeds, dairy, egg, fish/shellfish or mollusks) or any other animal byproduct
suitable for vegetarians and vegans