The Truth Behind Grow Taller Supplements

By | November 29, 2013

Needless to say, being tall is always the most desirable aspect for many of us. That is why the supplements, which are supposed to increase body height, are always in great demand. But there is no proven evidence (both clinical and medical) that once anyone has passed their golden puberty periods, they can grow taller. That simply means that once you have passed the puberty, your physical growth will be stopped. No matter what you are doing or using – exercises, pills, lotions or any type of body growing formula! Therefore, it is highly recommended that you consult a skilled medical practitioner before using any grow taller supplement.

Science Behind Growth

Our physical growth stops when we pass puberty – as said in ‘Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics’. But the end of puberty cannot be fixed. In general, this stage ends at 18 years and 20 years of age for girls and boys consecutively. The last stages of growth take place in the growth plates (epiphysis) sited at the ending part of our legs and arms. Throughout the puberty stage and before it, the epiphysis plates remain softer and as such allow increases of bones that means help in spurting our growth. At the final stage of puberty, the epiphysis begins to go hard and get completely combined or fused after the puberty period.  Most of the doctors have the same opinion that growth is impossible if the epiphysis is fused. But there are many companies producing supplements claiming that these supplements can reverse the process. Though you have found no clinical evidence, they are confirming that it is doable.

Growth Supplements

Lots of products with countless ingredients around you are promising to help you grow taller but no scientific evidence exists for this claim. These height increasing products are assumed and used as health supplements but the FDA does not confirm or legalize the accuracy of such claims made by these supplements manufacturers. Moreover, some of the ingredients used in so-called health supplements have never gone through the evaluation processes that would confirm their safety as well the side effects.  Therefore, if you are going to take any height increaser, check the ingredients list available on the product pack and consult with your doctor to ensure that the supplement will not put your health at risk.


Children who experience abnormal growth can be treated using human growth hormone (HGH) and it is FDA recommended. For such treatment, a doctor’s prescription is needed and it is applicable before the puberty ends. The HGH helps body produce its own hormones and that is why, HGH are being marketed by various grow taller supplements producing companies. Keep in mind, once you have passed the puberty, your growth stops and therefore, HGH cannot help you grow taller throughout the life !

Buyer Beware

At this fast-paced internet world, it has been a very simple job marketing varieties of grow taller supplements all over the world. These supplements manufacturers have created many forums or discussion groups and in these platforms, they have posted bogus discussions with fake people. They have also added fake testimonials! Moreover, some companies sell their products with money back guarantees if the product does not work within 30-60 days. In spite of such offers and claims, it is known to all that there is no height increasing supplement on the market which is recommended by clinical research and has proven track record when it comes to effectiveness.

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