How to actually produce outstanding bone density results for women

Have you been researching ways to increase your bone density? You have probably been told about the prescription options like bisphosphonates and bone anabolic drugs like Prolia. Which means you have probably read about the many potential side effects of bisphosphonates (spoiler alert: bone loss is a potential side effect–WHAT?).

Yikes! The good news is that there is a more natural solution available and has been shown to produce truly incredible results

How can you grow bone naturally?

First you must realize that bone is living tissue in your body, and just like other living tissue in your body, you can grow new tissue. You just have to apply the proper stimulus to the body. What type of stimulus you may be wondering.

In 1892, Julius Wolff discovered exactly what you need to do. That’s right, we have known about this for over 100 years. The process is called osteogenic loading and this references loading the bone with the minimum dose-response to trigger natural bone growth.


What is osteogenic loading?

This is the process of loading weight through a region of your body to trigger natural bone growth in that part of your body. The best way to understand this process  and the results it can produce is to look at gymnasts.

Gymnasts have the densest bones because of the levels of force they load through the skeletal system when they tumble. Osteogenic loading allows you to load that level of force through your skeletal system through a process called impact emulation. This just means you are emulating what gymnasts do but with out the pounding on the joints.

Can middle-aged women do this easily?

Absolutely, and you should. In our center, we have women in their 60’s and 70’s loading more than ten times their body weight. Sounds wild but it is very achievable and beneficial for a healthy skeletal system.

Women who are post-menopausal are more susceptible to bone loss, losing about 4-6% of their bone density annually. Using the WHO criteria, 30% of Caucasian postmenopausal women in the US have osteoporosis, and 54% have osteopenia.

Following the once-a-week OsteoStrong program, you can begin to reverse the natural bone loss process. It is a slow  process, so the sooner you can begin, the sooner you can begin to see improvements.

Everybody is different and results vary by person. In our center here in Mobile, Alabama, we have dozens of members who have improved their bone density and reversed osteopenia or even osteoporosis.


How to Read Your Dexa Scan Results

Wondering how to read your Dexa scan results? It can be confusing if you don’t know how to analyze the results. Also, if your physician doesn’t review them in depth, the results can be much better than you think.

In this article, we are going to explain what the numbers mean, where you should be based on others you gender and age, and how to analyze your improvements.

What are normal T-scores?

The numbers you are evaluating are the t-scores. Each region of your body receives a T-score on your dexa scan, and these numbers are always really small. They can be positive or negative, and don’t worry, negative it completely normal.

Normal bone density is any T-score that is -1 or greater. That’s right, you can have a negative T-score and you are considered normal, so don’t sweat seeing a negative number.

Any T-score from -1 to -2.5 is considered osteopenia. A T-score of -2.5 or less is osteoporosis.

As you can see, small changes have very different diagnoses. Going from -0.05 to -2.5 would mean you went from normal bone density to osteoporosis.

What change in T-scores should I expect?

Now that we know what the numbers mean, let’s look at what kind of change you can expect. The first thing to keep in mind is that both males and females over the age of thirty are all losing bone density at about 2-3% per year.

So if we are all losing out bone density every year,  that means that unless you are taking necessary steps to maintain your current bone density (i.e. osteogenic loading) then you can typically expect to see your T-score get worse each year.

Now a 2-3% change is small, so you won’t go from a -0.5 to a -1.5.  In fact, let’s look at what a 2-3% change might look like.

If you had a -0.5 T-score, a 3% loss would result in a T-score of -0.515. Not really noticeable, right? Even that continued for five years, you would end up with a -0.585 T-score.

What is a good change in T-scores?

Since we know what kind of change you can expect, let’s look  at what would be a good (or even great) change in T-scores. We know that small changes make a big difference, and we also know that if your bone density doesn’t get worse, that is by default a gain because you are supposed to lose bone density.

That is the first sign of a good change in T-scores—no change from your previous scan. That means you maintained your bone density and didn’t lose any. So right away,  that is a 3% gain over what you are expected to lose.

Now let’s look at a gain like what we have seen with some of our members.

Suppose you had a -2.5, which would be osteoporosis,  and your next scan is a -1.9. Still  a negative number and not a huge change at first glance, but let’s do the math.

Going from -2.5 to -1.9 is a 24% improvement in T-scores!  

That’s right,  one of our members saw a 24% improvement in her T-scores and she’s not alone. We have several members who have achieved similar results. What  an incredible improvement when you consider that “normal”  T-scores decline every year.

How can I improve my T-score?

The only way to improve your T-score is to increase your bone density. OsteoStrong is the world’s leading osteogenic loading program that allows its members to achieve the necessary level of impact emulation that triggers natural bone growth.

In as little as 10-minutes each  week,  our members are able to load the necessary force required for a minimum dose-response in each region of their bodies.

Keep in mind, your bones take a long time to remodel,  so this isn’t something you can work on days before your next Dexa scan. You need to start now and be consistent in your efforts. Also, the outcome is completely dependent on the effort you put in. It is important that you hit your triggers regularly if you want to achieve your goals.