In school, we learn about recessive genes and DNA and all of the biological things that determine how our bodies look. All of this information helps us to determine if we will be short or tall, have brown eyes or blue eyes, dark hair or light hair, as well as details such as face shape and body type. Other information that is gained from these classes includes how our bodies grow. We are told that we grow all through adolescence, particularly during puberty. it is common knowledge that a human’s body stops growing between the ages of 18 and 25. Once this age has been reached, a person is as tall as they will ever be. However, this may not necessarily be the case. What if you were told that there is a product that you purchase that will make you taller, would you be interested? Many people are not satisfied with their stature and are always trying to find ways to change their appearance. This is generally done by wearing high heels or certain clothing to make the legs appear longer.

These methods may work to some extent, but at the end of the day, it is still just an illusion. There may be a better way, a permanent way. There are products currently on the market that claim to make a person grow taller, even after the body has stopped its natural growth. The question is, do they really work? This is what will be explored here, what products are available, how do they work, and are they actually effective.

 

First, let’s talk about the science behind natural human growth. The majority of what determines how tall a person will be is dependent upon genetics passed from both the mother and the father. This makes up for about 65-75% of what determines height. Other factors are environmental, particularly diet. The right nutritional combination during the formative growing years will promote more growth in the average child.

Once a person reaches the age range between 18 and 25, they stop growing. The bones form a sort of cap on their ends when growth is complete. in-between bones, there is cartilage, when a person stretches, this cartilage extends as far as it can, which, for the duration of the stretch, makes the person taller. While in space, astronauts are often up to 2 inches taller than normal because of the lack of gravity keeping the cartilage from being able to remain extended on earth. As a general rule, the height growth supplements for children, provide a specific balance of nutrients that are necessary for a child to grow. The ones marketed for adults, claim to be able to permanently extend the spaces and cartilage in-between the bones, allowing for an adult to become taller.

The first product up for consideration is NuBest Tall. This product comes as a capsule and is to be taken by children and teenagers. It acts as a nutritional supplement to aid a child’s body reach its full height potential. This product is vegetarian and vegan-friendly, it is also organic and gluten-free. Not only does this product claim to help a child reach their full height potential, it also claims to reduce the risk of osteoporosis. Some of the prominent ingredients include hydrolyzed collagen type 2, nanometer calcium, and seven different herbs. This product claims to be one hundred percent (100%) all natural. There have been no reports of side effects related to taking this supplement. Does it work? Many claim yes. The product currently has a 4.6-star rating out of 5 stars. There are many positive reviews for this product, claiming that results were seen within a few months of a child taking this supplement. It is difficult to determine whether or not this product works, as there is no certain way to tell if a period of growth is actually caused by using this product or if it would happen regardless. There are, at least, some scientific studies that do show the appropriate nutrients will allow for more growth during a child’s primary growing years.

The next product to consider is Growth Factor Plus. Unlike the previous product, this one is designed for adults. Right off the bat, this product induces far more skepticism than the previous one. While there is scientific proof that the right nutrition can help a child reach their full height potential, adults are a completely different story. This product comes in a tablet form an claims to be able to not only increase height but also strengthen joints and cartilage and increase bone density. The way this product works is supposedly by stimulating cells that transform the lengthened cartilage into a developed bone structure. This is what is supposed to make the person taller. There are two types of cells that this product stimulates within the bone, Osteoclasts, and Osteoblasts. Some of the main ingredients in this product are Pituitary Powder, L-Glycine, Soy Protein Isolate, L-Arginine, and Phosphatidyl Choline Complex. This product has quite a few positive reviews Does it work? That is still up for debate. Is it safe? The jury is still out for debate.

So, do these growth supplements really work? There is no way to definitively ascertain this. If you have a desire to be taller or to ensure your child grows to their maximum height, there is no harm in trying out one of these supplements. If you do decide to try one, there are a few guidelines that you should follow to ensure maximum safety and best possible results. First, you should always choose a supplement that is made of completely natural ingredients. This will avoid problems that may be caused by chemicals. Also, before making a purchase, scour the ingredient list to ensure that there are no ingredients that you have a known allergy to. Also, do not overuse any of these products, as soon as you get the desired results or have given the product an ample amount of time to work, cease taking it. So long as you follow these few steps, you should have a good experience. Keep in mind, that there is no guarantee that any of these products will work, and this article is not a medical recommendation. 

Remember to always consult a doctor before taking any medication !