Last Thursday, Dr. Oz told his audience about four supplements, extensively researched by his staff, which he highly touts as anti-aging supplements. The four were resveratrol, vitamin D, fish oil, and strontium. Please see my previous blogs about fish oil (Tuesday, April 10, 2012 titled ‘Et tu fish pills?’) and Vitamin D (Tuesday, March 20, 2012 titled ‘What's The Big Deal About Vitamin D? It turns out quite a bit.’
At a later date, I'll write about resveratrol. In the interim, please note that one of the leading, if not the number one in the world, resveratrol researcher, Depak Das at the University of Connecticut, was dismissed from his university post because he was found to have repeatedly falsified his resveratrol research data. This has thrown the entire field of resveratrol research into dispute and a major conference that was scheduled in India called Resveratrol 2012 was cancelled late last year as he was one of the top experts expected to present. Enough about resveratrol for now; today, let's have some fun with strontium.
By the way, here are the chemical structures for strontium ranelate and strontium citrate. Do they look similar? If no, it's because they are not. One, ranelate binds with two atoms of strontium, while the other, citrate, only binds with one atom.