How MBP® Builds Bones

Bone Metabolism

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.

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How MBP® Helps

MBP® regulates the activity of bone-destroying osteoclast cells, while increasing the number of osteoblast cells to stimulate the production of collagen.

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.

Clinical trials show increased bone density with MBP®

MBP® +3.0% Rate of Bone Density Increase
Control Group (no supplemental MBP®) -1.3%

Tests were conducted on 33 women (17 in MBP® group, 16 in control group) between the ages of twenty-two and fifty-four in Japan. The group that consumed 40 mg of MBP® per day for six months (shown at right) showed an average 3% increase in bone density of the radius (a forearm bone near the wrist).

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).*

To consume an equivalent amount of MBP® in the form of milk, you would need to drink approximately 800 ml / 28 ounces of milk every day.

*Yamamura J, Aoe S, Toba Y, et al. MBP® Increases Radial Bone Mineral Density in Healthy Adult Women. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2002;66(3):702-704.

Bone Health FAQ

Bone Health FAQ

Q. If I consume the right amount of calcium, will my bones automatically regenerate?

A. No matter how much calcium we ingest, our bones will not be able to utilize calcium effectively if the bones are unreceptive. If the calcium we consume is not incorporated into our bones, it flows out of the body as waste.
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