Research Inspired


Maintaining muscle strength becomes essential as we grow older.

Research revealing the relationship between muscle strength and bone health in older adults inspired Dr. Naomi L. Albertson to create Dr. Ni's OC2 for her patients. One in four adults over age 65 suffers a fall each year, often resulting in serious injuries such as broken bones.  But research shows that maintaining better muscle strength can help reduce falls and their resulting fractures. This is a key, but often overlooked aspect of bone health, as well as an important factor in staying active and leading the lifestyle you want.* 

Muscle loss (sarcopenia) begins as early as age 35, and accelerates as we get older. Losses in muscle strength between the ages of 50 and 60 average around 1.5% per year. This increases to 3% per year after age 60.1

Muscle strength declines with age

Man at golf course

The role of creatine



Dr. Ni's OC2 includes creatine because research has shown creatine supplementation to be effective at boosting muscle strength in older adults when combined with exercise. 

By promoting muscle strength, Dr. Ni's OC2 takes a different approach to bone health. It's more than just a bone health supplement. It's frame support for adults who want to stay strong and active.*

 



Articles, Papers, and References

Muscle Strength + Bone Health

The effect of fall prevention exercise programmes on fall induced injuries in community dwelling older adults: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials.  
El-Khoury F, Cassou B, Charles MA, Dargent-Molina P. BMJ. 2013;347
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Interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community (Review).
Gillespie LD, Robertson MC, Gillespie WJ, Lamb SE, Gates S, Cumming RG, Rowe BH. 
 2009 The Cochrane Collaboration.
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The effects of exercise on falls in elderly patients. A preplanned meta-analysis of the FICSIT Trials. Frailty and Injuries: Cooperative Studies of Intervention Techniques. 
Province MA, Hadley EC, Hornbrook MC, Lipsitz LA, Miller JP, Mulrow CD, Ory MG, Sattin RW, Tinetti ME, Wolf SL.  JAMA. 1995;273(17):1341.
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The recent prevalence of osteoporosis and low bone mass in the United States based on bone mineral density at the femoral neck or lumbar spine.
Wright NC, Looker AC, Saag KG, Curtis JR, Delzell ES, Randall S, Dawson-Hughes B. J Bone Miner Res 29(11):2520–6. 2014.
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An overview of sarcopenia: facts and numbers on prevalence and clinical impact.
Stephan von Haehling, John E. Morley, Stefan D. Anker, J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2010 Dec; 1(2): 129–133.  Published online 2010 Dec 17. doi: 10.1007/s13539-010-0014-2 PMCID: PMC3060646
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Exercise and fall prevention: narrowing the research-to-practice gap and enhancing integration of clinical and community practice. 
Li F, Eckstrom E, Harmer P, Fitzgerald K, Voit J, Cameron KA, J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Feb;64(2):425-31. Epub 2016 Jan 30.
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Creatine

Creatine supplementation enhances isometric strength and body composition improvements following strength exercise training in older adults.
Brose A, Parise G, Tarnopolsky MA.
 J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2003 Jan;58(1):11-9.
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Creatine supplementation improves muscular performance in older men.
Gotshalk LA, Volek JS, Staron RS, et al.
Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002 Mar;34(3):537-43.
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Strategic creatine supplementation and resistance training in healthy older adults.  
Darren G. Candow, Emelie Vogt, Sarah Johannsmeyer, Scott C. Forbes, Jonathan P. Farthing.
Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2015, 40(7): 689-694, 10.1139/apnm-2014-0498
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Calcium, Magnesium, and Vitamin D

Calcium citrate and vitamin D in the treatment of osteoporosis.
Quesada Gómez JM1, Blanch Rubió J, Díaz Curiel M, Díez Pérez A. Clin Drug Investig. 2011;31(5):285-98.
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Meta-analysis of calcium bioavailability: a comparison of calcium citrate with calcium carbonate.
Sakhaee K1, Bhuket T, Adams-Huet B, Rao DS. Am J Ther. 1999 Nov;6(6):313-21.
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Magnesium deficiency and osteoporosis: animal and human observations.
Rude RK, Gruber HE J Nutr Biochem. 2004 Dec;15(12):710-6.
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Vitamin D2 is much less effective than vitamin D3 in humans. 
Armas LA, Hollis BW, Heaney R J. Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2004;89(11):5387.
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Evidence that vitamin D3 increases serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D more efficiently than does vitamin D2.
Trang HM, Cole DE, Rubin LA, Pierratos A, Siu S, Vieth R.  Am J Clin Nutr. 1998;68:854-858.
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    Always consult your doctor prior to beginning any supplement or exercise regimen.