- Why does bioDensity® work for building bone?
- What is Osteoporosis?
- Why does bioDensity work for diabetes?
- What is A1C test for diabetes?
- Scientific Studies Done on bioDensity Equipment
bioDensity specifically optimizes your ability to create osteogenic loading, which results in increased bone density and stronger muscles as well as improving functional movement for greater mobility and independence. Forces generated during osteogenic loading trigger the bodies own natural ability to increase its bone density. The concept of osteogenic loading has been reported in the scientific literature since the 1800’s with the work of Dr. Julius Wolff (Wolff’s Law) Dr. Wolff stated "As a consequence of primary shape variations and continuous loading ... bone changes it’s inner architecture according to mathematical rules and, as a secondary effect and, governed by the same mathematical rules, also changes it’s shape" - Julius Wolff, 1892
Typically, a biodensity session is performed once per week, and takes about 15 minutes to complete. During each session individuals perform 4 specialized exercises monitored by a trained technician. These movements deliver the appropriate stimulus needed to activate the body’s natural adaptive response. In the same way that a muscle becomes stronger by overloading the muscle, a bone can also increase it’s density with bioDensity’s unique osteogenic loading system which helps people of all ages reach this limit without causing pain, muscle soreness, or fatigue. Numerous researchers have subsequently reported on the benefits of osteogenic loading improving or maintaining bone mineral density.
At the conclusion of each bioDensity session, an informative User Report is generated documenting a client’s success and reinforcing the benefits of bioDensity. These results are also emailed to the client allowing them to share their success with their healthcare professional and family.
Osteoporosis (from the Greek Language meaning Porous Bone) is a medical diagnosis, usually confirmed by a DEXA scan. The amount of bone density loss is reported to you as a T-score. A T-score of -1 to -2.4 indicates you are osteopenic which is the precursor to osteoporosis, while a T-score of -2.5 or below is considered osteoporotic. It’s estimated that in the US, 8 million women have osteoporosis, and 48 million have low bone mineral density. Fifty percent of women will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime, and a 50-year-old woman has a similar lifetime risk of dying from hip fracture as breast cancer. An estimated 1.5 million individuals suffer a fracture as a result of osteoporotic bones each year. bioDensity’s osteogenic loading exercise helps maintain and rebuild bony structure. Prior to osteogenic loading technology and the bioDensity system, physicians had few options other than to prescribe medications to combat osteoporosis and osteopenia. The non-pharmaceutical bioDensity system enables you to generate a brief but adequate force on your musculoskeletal system, resulting in bone remodeling. These adaptive responses are perfectly natural, and the results are both real and measurable.
Symptoms of Low Bone Density:
For some, the first indication of low bone density is a fracture. For others, it could be the results following a DEXA scan ordered by their physician. Numerous risk factors can increase the likelihood of a fracture. Some of these risk factors are within your control, some are not.
Factors that increase the risk of osteopenia and osteoporosis may include:
- Genetics or family history
- Low body weight (BMI)
- Poor nutrition
- Eating disorders
- Low dietary calcium intake
- Vitamin D insufficiency
- History of cancer
- History of excessive alcohol use
- History of tobacco use
Research conducted around the world focusing on
the benefits of bioDensity and osteogenic loading has been presented at:
- American College of Sports Medicine
- European Sport Science Congress
- World Congress on Osteoporosis
- Osteoporosis International Journal
- Journal of Diabetes and Metabolism
- Medical Fitness Association
- Medical Wellness Association
bioDensity specifically helps those with Type 2 diabetes by reducing glucose in the blood and boosting cholesterol levels. This in turn reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as building strength and improving functional movement for greater mobility and independence.
Type 2 Diabetes is a chronic disease that occurs either when the pancreas does not produce enough insulin or when the body is resistant to the insulin it produces (a hormone that regulates blood sugar).
Hyperglycaemia, or raised blood sugar, is a common effect of uncontrolled diabetes and over time leads to serious damage to many of the body's systems, especially the nerves and blood vessels.
The number of people with diabetes has nearly quadrupled worldwide from 108 million in 1980 to over 425 million today.
Prevalence is increasing worldwide and in 2016, diabetes was the direct cause of 1.6 million deaths.
Insulin resistance is the most common cause of type 2 diabetes (formerly called non-insulin-dependent, or adult-onset).
Genetics and lifestyle (excess body weight and physical inactivity) are the most important cause of Type 2 diabetes.
The majority of people with diabetes around the world (90-95%) have Type 2 diabetes and until recently it was only seen in adults but is now also occurring with greater frequency in children due to the obesity epidemic, worldwide.
It is well-accepted that exercise has a positive effect on reducing glucose in the blood.
Put simply, exercise has an insulin like effect, regardless of how insulin resistant the person is, because it works from inside-out.
bioDensity is a great fit for those who are at risk of or being treated for Type 2 Diabetes.
Leveraging traditional forms of exercise, A1c and Cardiac Risk Profile values change when someone exercises for 40-60 minutes per day, 3 to 4 times per week for changes to be effective.
The study has demonstrated similar changes can be obtained when subjects exercised just one day a week for 5 – 10 minutes with bioDensity.
One of the biggest challenges in healthcare is to get people to exercise 40-60 minutes per day, 3 to 4 times per week.
Those who are physically unable to participate in traditional forms of resistance exercise due to excessive weight, mobility issues or being unable to lift conventional weights, and those who, psychologically, are more comfortable in a clinical environment or small studio rather than a commercial fitness center will benefit greatly from the bioDensity protocols.
The A1C is a blood test, conducted in a lab, that shows average blood sugar levels over the previous 3 months prior to the blood draw.
The normal range for people who don’t have diabetes on an A1c is between 4 percent and 5.7 percent. An A1C of 5.7 to 6.4 percent indicates prediabetes. If A1C is 6.5 percent or higher it indicates diabetes.
The higher the A1C number, the higher the chance of having long-term health problems caused by consistently high blood sugar levels.
Changes in A1C levels under a bioDensity protocol are observed as soon as between 12 and 24 weeks.
The impact on glycemic control through progressive resistance training with bioDensity in Chinese elderly patients with type 2 diabetes. Zheng Hangping, Qiao Xiaona, Zhang Qi, Li Qingchun, Yi Na, Ji Lijin, Liu Siying, Zhang Shuo, Zhu Xiaoming, Liu Xiaoxia, Xiong Qian, David Jaimovich, Li Yiming, and Lu Bin. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, April 2019.
This study demonstrated that bioDensity can help manage blood glucose control in Type 2 diabetics with elevated HbA1c.
New Apparatus Provides Compression Forces on Bone Resulting in Osteoblastic Activity. J. Conviser, Conviser, J., Koehler, J., Conviser, N. Osteoporosis International. Vol. 29, Supplement 1, April 2018.
Subjects were 15 females ranging in age from 56-84 who had completed at least 48 out of 52 bioDensity sessions in a year. Eleven of the subjects demonstrated significant improvement in their DEXA values, 2 had no change and 2 had further decreases in BMD.
Safety and Feasibility of Osteogenic Loading in Adults with Low Body Mass Index: Preliminary Evaluation. Jason Conviser, Conviser, J., Koehler, J. April, 2018
This same study documents the viability of safely loading low BMI patients to stimulate bone growth because of their ability to create the necessary multiples of body weight loading
Effects of bioDensity Training and Power Plate Whole Body Vibration on Strength, Balance, and Functional Independence in Older Adults. Derek Smith, Judge, S., Malone, A., Moynes, R., Conviser, J. and Skinner. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2016, 24, 139-148.
Subjects 85-93 years old showed significant improvement using Power Plate and bioDensity in walking speed, walking distance, balance, standing, sitting, walking up stairs and down stairs – all activities of daily living. Strength increased 22-51%