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A 17-year-old female asked:

hi, i was planning to try gloxi height enhancer but i was also trying to find out if this is fda approved? do you think it has no side effects? thanks

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
Scam, scam, scam: Your height is genetically determined. Unless you have a deficiency of growth hormone or some inherited defect of calcium metabolism, there is NOTHING that will make you grow taller. The only way Gloxi will make you taller is if you stand on the bottles. If you try it, prepare to be disappointed (and poorer).

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