Mechanical vibrations affect growth and regeneration of bone and muscle tissues.
The human body is designed to withstand many forces in daily life and can adapt to different loads that occur during normal activity. These forces can be large, such as those generated during running, or they may be very small, such as the continual small and high-frequency signals between bones and muscles we never even think about it. These all have a direct impact on the growth and renewal of our bones and muscles. This is a very complicated process, and is regulated by networks of cells that are sensitive to chemical, biological and mechanical signals.
Bone and muscle tissue decreases with age
As we go through life the load placed on the human body is lessened due to factors such as age and living a more sedentary lifestyle; this then has an adverse effect on the bone and muscle tissue. We believe that the reduction of mechanical load, both large and small, is a cause of the adverse muscle and tissue effects. The LIV (Low Intensity Vibration) signal is similar to rapid muscle contractions which, for example, are necessary for us to be able to stand up straight and have mobility. The LIV signal is directly focused on cells that would normally respond to the now lost high-frequency signals.
25 years of research
Our knowledge about the role of mechanical signals and their effect on the human body has been acquired over the last 25 years through vibration research, funded by NASA, Universities and various government agencies. More than 110 peer-reviewed publications describe the basic science and the clinical effect of low intensity vibration.
Message from Dr. Clint Rubin
“I have spent the last 30 years of my life trying to understand how mechanical signals modulate bone, bone mass and morphology. The low-intensity vibration frequency has the capacity to dictate the regeneration patterns of Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) found within the body to stimulate bone and muscle.
We have discovered, through our many years of scientific research, that low-intensity vibration can fight against diseases such as obesity and diabetes. Scientific research has also shown that low-intensity vibration frequencies can reduce bone loss in individuals with osteoporosis, osteopenia or sarcopenia.
Dr. Clint Rubin”