How to grow taller

Have you ever thought of yourself as too short? While many people don't like being too tall, others wish they were taller. We have listed what we think are the most popular techniques and information on height increase.

Growth hormone therapy to grow taller

If you are in your mid-teens and you come from a family that's fairly tall but you have not seen a noticeable change in your height in the last seven to ten months, you should consider seeing your doctor. You may be experiencing human growth hormone (HGH) deficiency. Although, rare, it does exist. Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a treatable condition. It is mainly caused when the pituitary gland fails to produce the required amounts of grow hormone (GH) in the body. The pituitary gland is located at the base of the human brain. It controls the body's balance of hormones. It also secretes growth hormone which causes a person to grow.

Growth hormone therapy has been known to help increase young people's height. Studies have shown that therapy is effective even in children that are producing normal amounts of growth hormone. It is always recommended to consult with a qualified physician or medical expert before starting any program involving any type of hormone therapy or method mentioned here.

The FDA has approved human growth hormone for use in children experiencing slow growth spurts. This treatment requires a doctor’s prescription and only has effectiveness in children who have not reached puberty.

Grow faster with proper nutrition

It is a known fact. To maintain a strong healthy body it is important to eat a balanced diet. Nutrition is one essential factor that contributes to height increase. According to a 2002 study by Mlynska, nutrition influences on the retardation or acceleration of an individual's growth process. With this in mind, here list some of the foods we have found to help to promote growth: meat protein such as liver, beef, chicken, chicken liver and kidney, all in equal proportions. Also fish liver oil, milk, and eggs. All these contain substances essential to the body. To this you need to add a good variety of vegetables, cereals, legumes, and leafy greens.

Recent studies from the American Academy of Pediatrics showed 70% of U.S. adolescents are lacking nutrients essential for bone growth.

The important factor here is eating a highly varied and balance diet. This is essential to stimulate the body to produce human growth hormone. Without proper diet your body will produce a minimal amount of hormones needed to promote growth. Now you know how to grow taller with the proper diet.

Get plenty of sleep

On key factor in how to grow taller is to get plenty of sleep – because it is when we fall asleep that our bodies produce human growth hormone. That's why doctors normally recommend plenty of deep sleep giving our bodies time to recover from a full day's activities. This means that when you sleep your growth plates are open and you are getting growth hormone, this will help you to continue to get taller. Make sure that you are sleeping on a good mattress that offers good back support. Try out different mattresses before you buy one. The best position to put the least amount of pressure on your back is to sleep on your back. This puts the least amount of pressure on your spine.

There are many things going on in our bodies when we get proper sleep:

  • It restores the whole body
  • Muscles are relaxed
  • Blood supply to the muscles increases
  • Tissue growth and repair occurs
  • Energy is restored
  • It supports daytime performance
  • It restores energy to the brain and body
  • Hormones are released, such as: Growth hormone, essential for growth and development, including muscle development

It is a good idea to keep these points in mind next time you think of staying up late.

Growth Supplements

Supplements are also used in the increase of height especially those with the proper amounts of Vitamin B12, D3, D1-alpha tocopheryl acetate, calcium as carbonate, L-Arginine, L-Ornithine, and Zinc. Although supplements are recommended by many physicians, these cannot be used as a substitute for the vitamins, minerals and amino acids found in every day foods. Make sure they don't contain any stimulants or steroids either.

Many grow taller supplements claim to increase your height by 1 to 6 inches with no side effects. Before taking any grow taller supplement, carefully read all the ingredients on the product label and discuss it with your doctor, to make sure the supplement will not endanger your health in any way.

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