What is BoneMD®?
BoneMD® is a natural health product manufactured in Canada and licensed by Health Canada for its bone health benefits. BoneMD® contains a patented, clinically-researched ingredient known as MBP™.
MBP™ is a natural protein complex found in trace amounts in whey of human milk and cow’s milk. Whey is the watery substance that you often see on the top of yogurt.
MBP™ was discovered and researched in Japan for its effects on bone health. It contains several bioactive ingredients that are alkaline. Alkaline is the opposite of acidic. Although milk is rich in protein, MBP™ accounts for only a small portion of milk’s overall protein content.
a trace protein
found in milk . . .
an ingredient shown to increase bone mineral density.
MBP™ is an important multi-functional protein that acts directly and indirectly on bone cells. It vitalizes the bone itself, making it more receptive to calcium, while at the same time preventing excessive calcium from being leached from the bones.
No matter how diligent you may be about getting sufficient calcium, if your body’s ability to form bone is impaired, that calcium will not be efficiently absorbed into your bones.
To see a full list of active and inactive ingredients in BoneMD®, visit How to use BoneMD®.
Clinical tests conducted with MBP™ have shown that it can help increase bone density. (See How BoneMD® builds bones for details).
BoneMD® contains MBP™ extracted from New Zealand-based dairy sources. New Zealand’s dairy industry is known as the world’s leader in quality standards.
How BoneMD® builds bones
Each day, our bones undergo a constant, gradual process of regeneration. Bones are created from living cells, and continually regenerate themselves through a process known as bone metabolism. Bone metabolism involves the destruction of old bones, or bone resorption, and the creation of new bones, or bone formation.
The cells that handle bone resorption are known as osteoclasts, while the cells engaged in bone formation are called osteoblasts. Osteoblast cells produce collagen, the basic building material of bones. When osteoblasts produce collagen, calcium from the bloodstream attaches to the collagen to form new bone material.
How BoneMD® helps build bones
MBP™, the active ingredient in BoneMD®, regulates the activity of bone-destroying osteoclast cells, while increasing the number of osteoblast cells and stimulating them to increase the production of collagen, the building block of bones.
MBP™ both suppresses bone resorption and stimulates bone formation. MBP™ is an important substance that maintains a balanced bone metabolism, assisting in bone formation during periods of growth, and helping to prevent osteoporosis.
Is BoneMD® clinically-proven?
Human clinical trials have repeatedly demonstrated that the active ingredient in BoneMD® can increase bone mineral density through its effects on osteoblasts and osteoclasts.
Test group trials have verified that taking as little as 40 mg of MBP™ per day leads to increased bone density. In tests done on a group of 33 women ranging in age from twenty-two and fifty-four, each participant of MBP™ group (n=17) consumed 40 mg of MBP™ per day for six months. Results showed an average 3% increase in bone density of the radius (a forearm bone located near the wrist).*