Frequently Asked Questions
The amount of weight-bearing that causes response from the bone is called “osteogenic loading” because it takes a certain “load” to stimulate the bone-building cells.
The bioDensity is a rehabilitative non-drugs method with the goal of improving bone density and prevent bone fracture. This can be seen as an advanced brief, intensive resistance exercise for bone health.
Osteogenic loading is proven safe and effective. With nearly 1 million sessions completed, bioDensity has shown it can absolutely help to increase bone density, muscle fiber density and connective tissue density, musculoskeletal strength, better balance, better posture and better blood.
Osteogenic loading works for people of all ages and impacts the whole body in many ways. In just 10 minutes per week, bioDensity increases muscular strength, bone density, improve posture, balance, blood and athletic performance.
Scientifically proven, human bones are building up until about age 20. At age 30 we lose bone at a rate of 1 – 2% per year. bioDensity Osteogenic Loading works well for people of all ages, people with low bone density or Osteoporosis included. People feel the benefits right away.
Osteogenic loading helps athletes build muscle strength.
As many professional and Olympic athletes have experienced with bioDensity, getting that extra edge by strengthening the bones has dramatically increased their strength allowing them higher levels of performance.
During an osteogenic loading session you are positioned in the strongest biomechanical position to produce maximal force for 5 seconds in 4 positions:
1. forward using your hands
2. forward using your feet
3. upward using your knees
4. upward using your arms and legs together
The force that you produce on the bioDensity system is equivalent to pushing an object of significant weight and size
An osteogenic session takes 10 minutes, once a week. You will produce for five seconds maximal force in four exercises.
The bioDensity user report is a visual representation of the average maximal loads reached during each bioDensity session. In each graph (Chest Press, Leg Press, Core Pull and Vertical Lift) you will see your baseline reading and the last ten sessions recorded.
The report will also document your overall increase in bone performance from your first session to the last and provide feedback and tips on your improvement after each session.
bioDensity osteogenic loading session can be completed in regular clothes.
You will not experience muscle soreness after an osteogenic loading session unlike with traditional weight training. Because each position on the bioDensity only requires five seconds of maximal work. Your body will not produce the by–products that cause muscle soreness.
After completing a bioDensity osteogenic loading session you will feel like you have completed physical work. You will feel warm (from increased blood circulation and work completed by the muscles). You will notice an improvement in your posture (from the decompression of the spine and joints from the impact loading). Within 24 hours you will feel muscular fatigue but no soreness.
Traditional health insurance does not typically cover osteogenic loading sessions. The non-drugs bioDensity option is generally less expensive and have no side effects such as bone, joint, or muscle pain, nausea, difficulty swallowing, heartburn or even the rare side effect osteonecrosis of the jaw and atypical femoral fracture.
You will see results within one week. A client’s exercise data is recorded from the first bioDensity session and at every subsequent session. When a client comes in for their second session, usually after a week, that exercise data is saved and compared to their first session. This data appears in the form of a graph, tracking the strength increases the client has achieved.
Results vary from person to person, but the following are some general rules:
Joint and Back Pain Generally, people experience a sensation of joint and back pain relief in 1 to 12 sessions.
Muscular Strength Most people, regardless of fitness level, feel the gains in overall strength in about 4 bioDensity sessions.
Skeletal Strength / Bone Density increases can only be seen on a bone density scan. It usually takes 6-12 months from the time you start with bioDensity for your DEXA scan to show increases in bone density.
Balance improvements Most people notice improvements in their personal balance in just one to two bioDensity sessions and it generally improves for several sessions afterward
Most people who walk for exercise tend to walk at the same pace for the same amount of time. But to improve bone density, and prevent bone fracture your body needs a certain “load” on your body.
The bioDensity osteogenic loading is a brief, high intensive resistance non pharmaceutical exercise method with the goal to improve bone density muscle fiber density, connective tissue density, muscular skeletal strength, blood, balance, and posture.
Bisphosphonates are usually the first choice for osteoporosis treatment. These include Alendronate (Fosamax) or Risedronate (Actonel). bioDensity osteogenic loading is the non-pharmaceutical alternative with as goal to improve bone density muscle fiber density, connective tissue density, muscular skeletal strength, blood, balance, and posture.
Yes, it’s safe and effective. Many showing T-scores as low as -4 from their DEXA scans do bioDensity sessions. Even in these extreme cases, users have completely reversed their osteoporosis without medication. As with all medical conditions, we encourage people to consult with their physician prior to starting sessions on the bioDensity.
You cannot reverse bone loss on your own. But bioDensity osteogenic loading can help you stop further bone loss and increases muscular strength, bone density, improve posture, balance, blood and athletic performance. If you are diagnosed with osteoporosis or at a greater risk for developing it, take action, now.
Osteoporosis is a chronic condition caused by the loss of bone density. You can reverse the loss of bone density with medical therapies that may slow, maintain your bone density. Or opt for bioDensity, the non-medical exercise therapy, osteogenic loading that is safe and effective and even increases your bone density and skeleton strength.
Weight-bearing and resistance exercises are the best for bone health. Weight-bearing exercises force you to work against gravity. They include walking, jogging, climbing stairs, and playing tennis. Resistance exercises, such as lifting weights, can also strengthen bones. bioDensity is a brief intensive weight bearing resistance exercise based method that causes response from the bone to stimulate the bone-building cells.
No. There is limited joint pressure, and therefore the chances of injury are lessened greatly when training in the range of motion that bioDensity equipment uses. It is always advisable to speak to your physician to review your health history and concerns before starting any new form of exercise.
Osteogenic loading is safe to use for everyone however as with all exercises followed by injuries you should consult your physician first. It is important to keep in mind that unlike conventional weight lifting, there is no load being imposed on the body; everything is created by the individual. Using the bioDensity machine will safely strengthen and stimulate growth of the surrounding muscles in the spine, which is very important for those who have had back injuries and/or surgeries.
Yes. 5 ways to build strong bones as you age
1. Don’t smoke
2. Drink alcohol moderately
4. Vitamin D
bioDensity is an intensive brief weight bearing resistance exercise based method that causes response from the bone to stimulate the bone-building cells
No! There is a fitness myth that you lose muscle within 72 hours, but this is only true of blood displacement or sarcoplasmic hypertrophy which is the result of conventional weight lifting. All gains from using the bioDensity system are much longer lasting. Clients have been known to take months off and return to make greater strength gains.
No. Clients’ ages have ranged from 11-90 years of age. Because bioDensity is about self- imposed load, it is safe for anyone to use. Age does not limit one from engaging in this exercise. An individual only performs to their maximum ability.
Research is showing positive results for those struggling with pre-diabetes and T2D as osteogenic loading (OL) is a brief, intensive resistance exercise that has long been shown to increase lean muscle mass, improve bone density and also stimulate myofibril (muscle fibers within cells) to change the actual cell structure where insulin receptors absorb glucose, lowering AIC.1,2
bioDensity is an effective, non-invasive way to reduce A1C. By increasing myofibril hypertrophy (or structure), more insulin receptors are available to convert glucose into energy which in turn, lowers A1C levels.
As reported in the Journal of Diabetes and Journalism, subjects completed bioDensity therapy intervention only once per week with a minimum of 18 sessions completed at the conclusion of the 24 weeks; no dietary modification was implemented.
The primary engine of calorie burning is muscles. bioDensity triggers tissue growth in the muscle fiber. With new tissue, people process glucose better and burn more calories.