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What is strontium?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Strontium is a powerful supplement that will provide crucial protection to your bones, preventing brittleness and reducing the risk of breaks. You may already be aware of the use of strontium in Europe; the American version is different and is enthusiastically supported by doctors and other practitioners in the United States. Additionally, while calcium supplements are helpful in preventing osteoporosis, they work by protecting bone that’s already present. Strontium, on the other hand, protects, strengthens, and adds density to your bones. In fact, taking 680 mg of strontium a day (at least four hours after you take your calcium, to prevent interaction) can reduce the risk of bone fractures by 33%.

This content originally appeared on doctoroz.com

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