Strontium is a trace element which was once easily obtained through foods and natural drinking water. Commercialized agriculture has made it difficult for us to obtain strontium and other trace minerals. Strontium has a chemical structure similar to that of calcium. however, unlike calcium it is easily absorbed by the body.
Strontium can be found throughout the entire skeletal structure and connective tissues. Clinical studies have shown Strontium to exert anabolic activity and effects bones on a cellular level by increasing calcium retention. Because it is believed to help increase bone density, supplementation of this non-essential trace mineral may decrease your chance of developing osteoporosis or osteoarthritis.
2 tablets contain:
Strontium Citrate 680 mg
Carbohydrate- 0.5 g
Dietary Fiber- 0.7 g
Other Ingredoents: Cellulose, Silica, Stearic Acid
Ralonate is the patented chemical that binds to strontium ions so it can be packaged as a pill. Studies show that the key here isn't the Ralonate at all, but the need for Stronitum (II) ions in the blood when there is a deficency of Ca(II).
Citrate also provides the same delivery vehicle for Strontium (II), but it simply is not patentable, hense no profits or motivation for studies. Recent Strontium citrate and Strontium malonate (a competing patented version) studies both show the same benfits as the Ralonate version.
Strontium citrate is a natural and safe form of strontium.
The joker who dissed this product is pushing strontium ranelate. Why would anyone want to take strontium ranelate when a natural citrate form was available?
Strontium ranelate ... what is ranelate? It is simply a form that was patentable, making it possible for Big Pharma to make billions!