Anyone had experience with OsteoStrong, who is not a franchisee?

Posted by tikigod18 @tikigod18, Jan 29, 2019

Has anyone had experience with OsteoStrong? It suggests you will get a large increase in bone density while using their facility 10 minutes per WEEK. Somewhat pricey at $99 and up per month, but am curious if anyone who is NOT a franchisee, has experienced this program?

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@shaunalosborne1

I was diagnosed with Osteoporosis at the age of 55. I decided to try a natural approach vs. Fosomax. I have been going to OsteoStrong for 2+ years now. Within the first 12 months I reduced my Osteoporosis in my spine from -2.6T to -2.1T. I also reduced the Osteopenia in my hips from -1.4T to -1.1T. I am due for another DEXA and hope to see this trend continue. OsteoStrong works on bone density, balance and strength. After personally realizing these great results my husband and I invested in opening two OsteoStrong franchises and are now seeing great results in our members.

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I have had Osteoporosis since 2006 and during this time have been on every drug manufactured. When I started on Prolia and combined this with weekly sessions at OsteoStrong, the results were Amazing. The osteoporosis in my hip is now Osteopenia & my spine has improved from -4.1 to -3.2… statistically relevant but still Osteoporosis. I will continue both going forward as the combination in my case us working well.

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@suemer

Has anyone had any experience with this company?

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I have been dealing with Osteoperosis since 2017, refused to do medication and wanted to treat it naturally, after trying lots of supplements that did not improve my Osteoporosis, I joined Osteostrong and added AlgeaCal to my diet in six months I went from Osteoporosis to Osteopenia, gaining 19.2% in my hips and 5.5% in my spine. I also noticed my balance and posture improved drastically, I am so glad I joined Osteostrong.

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@JustinMcClanahan

@suemer, I am not familiar with the exact program of OsteoStrong, so I cannot say how high-intensity they are. The workouts may very well be tailored to each participant. It sounds as though you are quite active already, but maybe looking to supplement your current routine. Has your current regimen of activity helped? To be fair, lots of research out there that points to treadmills not being the best option for many people.

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I am very familiar with OsteoStrong and have been using it about 10 months now. I have tried everything, actonel, HRT, diet alone, they all reduced the rate of bone loss but none reversed it. For the first time in my adult life, I improved my bone density using OsteoStrong facility. Only 4 osteogenic load machine, upper, lower, stature, and core and 10 second on each does the work. I recommend it highly.

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@suemer

Has anyone had any experience with this company?

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I would think that a regular strength and resistance program would give the same results.

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@yogirider

I would think that a regular strength and resistance program would give the same results.

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OsteoStrong provides a safe way to get axial loading that stimulates bone growth. 4.2X Multiple of Body Weight is needed to start bone growth in the hips (proven scientific fact). That is hard to achieve with regular strength and resistance training. Also, I have been an athlete in my youth and regularly exercised all my adult life and still was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Only OsteoStrong's protocol helped me build bone.

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@suemer

Has anyone had any experience with this company?

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I've increased my bone health as well with heavy weights and fewer reps.

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@yogirider

I would think that a regular strength and resistance program would give the same results.

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Not true. I did it for years. It may reduce the loss but I could not reverse it. Practically you must jump, jog, hop. Think about a 70-75 years old doing it. OsteoStrong takes no more than 40seconds, 10 seconds at each machine.

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Here is information from the National Osteoporosis Foundation about exercise and the OsteoStrong claims https://www.nof.org/patients/patient-support/faq

"It has long been known that high-intensity resistance exercise and impact increases osteogenic loading and facilitates bone mineral density acquisition. Several of the manuscripts and abstracts shared by OsteoStrong™ describe the effects of high-intensity resistance exercise using the BioDensity equipment on force production, leg muscle strength, HA1C diabetes marker and bone mineral density (BMD) outcomes in small uncontrolled studies of adults (sample sizes ranged from n=9 to n=21). The larger published studies they shared examined levels of impact loading on BMD outcomes in adolescents, assessed sex differences and learning effects in maximal force production and reported in an abstract that the underweight adults only were able to produce adequate force production for osteogenic loading. None of the studies were adequately powered randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of the OsteoStrong™ exercise program on BMD outcome, and none compared the effectiveness of the BioDensity program to a more generic, high-intensity resistance exercise program. The studies to date do provide preliminary data for this type of large effectiveness trails which are needed in order to change guidelines or make recommendations.

In summary, the scientific community has long known the benefits of high-intensity resistance and impact exercise on BMD. While the high-intensity BioDensity exercise program may be beneficial for increasing BMD in adults, the evidence presented does not demonstrate efficacy of the OsteoStrong™ program on BMD outcomes. Furthermore, we do not know how it compares to the benefits of the current BHOF recommendations for weight bearing and resistance exercise. Further research is warranted before the benefits of the OsteoStrong™ program can be determined."

Good for all of you who do your due diligence when researching claims made. Talk with your doctor, monitor your bone density and find the exercise program that is right for you.

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OsteoStrong results were Amazing. The osteoporosis in my hip is now Osteopenia.
I am due for a dexa and hope to see this trend continue.

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@migizii…this option is an impossibility for me (closest location 4 hrs. away), but I am glad it is working for you.

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@migizii

@migizii…this option is an impossibility for me (closest location 4 hrs. away), but I am glad it is working for you.

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All you need to do is start strength training and get the required minerals and vitamins. Get on meds if needed. Also some lifestyle habits might need to be stopped such as smoking. Good luck!

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@colleenyoung

Here is information from the National Osteoporosis Foundation about exercise and the OsteoStrong claims https://www.nof.org/patients/patient-support/faq

"It has long been known that high-intensity resistance exercise and impact increases osteogenic loading and facilitates bone mineral density acquisition. Several of the manuscripts and abstracts shared by OsteoStrong™ describe the effects of high-intensity resistance exercise using the BioDensity equipment on force production, leg muscle strength, HA1C diabetes marker and bone mineral density (BMD) outcomes in small uncontrolled studies of adults (sample sizes ranged from n=9 to n=21). The larger published studies they shared examined levels of impact loading on BMD outcomes in adolescents, assessed sex differences and learning effects in maximal force production and reported in an abstract that the underweight adults only were able to produce adequate force production for osteogenic loading. None of the studies were adequately powered randomized controlled trials investigating the effects of the OsteoStrong™ exercise program on BMD outcome, and none compared the effectiveness of the BioDensity program to a more generic, high-intensity resistance exercise program. The studies to date do provide preliminary data for this type of large effectiveness trails which are needed in order to change guidelines or make recommendations.

In summary, the scientific community has long known the benefits of high-intensity resistance and impact exercise on BMD. While the high-intensity BioDensity exercise program may be beneficial for increasing BMD in adults, the evidence presented does not demonstrate efficacy of the OsteoStrong™ program on BMD outcomes. Furthermore, we do not know how it compares to the benefits of the current BHOF recommendations for weight bearing and resistance exercise. Further research is warranted before the benefits of the OsteoStrong™ program can be determined."

Good for all of you who do your due diligence when researching claims made. Talk with your doctor, monitor your bone density and find the exercise program that is right for you.

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@colleenyoung, Thanks for this great information, Colleen!

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