Strontium occurs naturally in our foods. The health benefits of strontium are still being evaluated. Healthy strontium levels in the diet have been linked to strong bones, according to


Strontium is a commonly occurring natural element. The human body absorbs and utilizes strontium like calcium–-another reactive element with which it shares several chemical properties, according to

Average Consumption

It is estimated that the average person consumes 1 to 5 mg of strontium per day in food and water.

Foods Containing Strontium

Strontium is found in relatively high concentrations in spices, whole grains, leafy green vegetables such as spinach and kale, seafood, root vegetables like carrots and parsnips, and legumes like beans, lentils and peas.

Recommended Intake

The amounts of strontium ingested from a healthy diet are typically enough for human development. If you have osteoporosis, you may want to take a strontium supplement, according to Dana Myatt, N.M.D.


If there is a concern over strontium intake, several supplements are available in pill form which contain strontium in addition to other vitamins. Be aware that strontium should not be taken with calcium supplements, to aid absorption.