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.