Strontium

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How to Use It

No recommended intake levels have been established for strontium, since it is not considered essential for humans. However, preliminary research in humans suggests that 600–1,700 mg of strontium, taken as a supplement in the form of strontium salts, may increase bone mass in the vertebrae of people with osteoporosis.10

Where to Find It

Strontium is widely distributed throughout nature. Strontium levels in the soil determine how much strontium will be in the foods grown in particular areas. Areas with strontium-rich soils also tend to have higher levels of strontium in the drinking water.

Possible Deficiencies

Strontium is not an essential mineral, so deficiencies are not seen with this mineral.

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