Strontium as Trace Mineral
Though virtually unheard of as a nutrient, Strontium exists in substantial amounts in healthy bones and teeth. In a 1959 Mayo Clinic study, 85% of osteoporosis sufferers who increased Strontium in their diets reported a marked reduction of pain. Early research indicates Strontium to be a protector of life-energy production within the cell.
Despite its proven safety and important benefits, research and supplementation of Strontium has been inexplicably neglected. Your body contains about 300-350 mg., nearly 99 percent of it in the bones and teeth. It closely resembles calcium chemically and can actually displace it. It forms strontium bone salts, which may actually be slightly stronger than those of calcium.
Functions: Strontium may help improve the cell structure and mineral matrix of the bones and teeth, adding strength and helping to prevent tooth decay or soft bones, though it is now known if low body levels of strontium causes these problems.
Uses: There are no clear uses for supplemental strontium. The use of strontium to help bone metabolism and strength in osteoporosis has been investigated, but is still questionable. Whether strontium will prevent tooth decay has not been shown.
Low Levels: May indicate inferior teeth and bone integrity. It is suggested that the improved resistance to dental decay claimed for certain high mineral waters is due more to the strontium, molybdenum and phosphorus content than the fluoride content. Dr. S.C. Skorryna of McGill University of Montreal has suggested that strontium improves cell structures.
Food Sources: fish, flour, clam, kale and brazil nuts.