Bone is the rigid structure that makes up our skeleton, but is actually an active, living organ which is constantly being built up and broken down by osteoblasts and osteoclasts. The proper balance of this cycle and turnover of bone provides the foundation for strong bones over a lifetime. The strength of bone tissue is closely related to bone density and many individuals are concerned about bone health because bone density naturally declines with age. Bone density can also be disturbed by genetic and hormonal factors as well as negative lifestyle influences such as poor diet, lack of exercise and sleep. By boosting the replication and maturation of osteoblasts and inhibiting osteoclasts, strontium provides key support for maintaining skeletal health and bone density. Strontium is a mineral that is similar in its physical and chemical properties to calcium. Research has shown strontium to provide all natural bone support through its ability to naturally increase the formation of osteoblasts (cells that build up bone) and slow down the formation of osteoclasts (cells that breakdown bone tissue) helping to maintain healthy bone density. As a result, strontium imparts a balancing effect on the osteoblasticosteoclastic ratio, boosting skeletal strength via two different mechanisms. Strontium’s ability to strengthen both the bone matrix and skeletal density makes it an important part of any bone building regimen. Suggested Use 1 capsule two times per day or as recommended by your health care professional. For maximum Strontium absorption, do not consume with calcium supplements.