Being tall is a desirable attribute for many people. Supplements that claim to make you grow taller appeal to people who wish to increase their height. There is, however, no medical or clinical evidence that you can grow taller once you have passed puberty. Lotions, pills and exercises will not make your bones grow once your growth has stopped. You should speak with a medical professional prior to taking any grow taller supplement.
According to “Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics,” your growth stops at the end of puberty. Typically, puberty ends at approximately 18 years of age for girls and 20 years of age for boys. The final stages of growth occur in the epiphysis or growth plates located at the end of the long bones of your arms and legs. During and before puberty, the epiphysis is soft allowing for additional bone and spurting your growth. During puberty, the epiphysis begins to solidify, fusing completely after puberty. Most doctors agree that once the epiphysis has fused, further growth is not possible. There are companies that produce supplements that purport to reverse this process. No medical evidence exists, however, confirming that this is possible.
There are many products with a myriad of ingredients promising to make you taller. These products have no scientific basis for their claims. Grow tall products are a type of health supplements, and the Food and Drug Administration does not regulate or confirm the accuracy of statements made by health supplement manufacturers. Additionally, some of the ingredients found in grow tall supplements have never received a thorough evaluation confirming safety and the long-term affects of using the ingredient. Therefore, before taking any grow taller supplement, read all the ingredients on the product label and talk to your doctor, to make sure the supplement will not endanger your health.
The FDA has approved human growth hormone for use in children experiencing abnormal growth. This treatment requires a doctor’s prescription and only has effectiveness in children who have not reached puberty. The HGH hormone functions by aiding the body in producing its own hormones. Some companies market HGH grow taller supplements and cite the information about the medical use of HGH in the children to support the claims for growth. HGH, however, will not make you grow taller after you have reached puberty.
What we eat matters a lot. The nutrition derived from food is the foundation to every good thing that takes place in our body, including an increase in height. A balanced diet is a sure way to pep up the growth-inducing hormones in your body and to replenish all your lost cells.
These are some of the vitamins and minerals found in food that are sure shot height-boosters:– Calcium – Vitamin D – Vitamin B1 – Zinc – Phosphorus