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Supplements To Help You Grow Taller
A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: The best aid for growth is an active lifestyle, proper rest and a healthy diet. Don't expect anyone to grow taller than their genetic potential.No special supplements add to potential growth.If you want to know how much longer a person has to grow, an x-ray of the wrist ; hand can be analysed for bone maturity. With this a doc can give you an estimate. ...Read more
Unlikely: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep & and remaining physiclly active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches.You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.The only thing a calcium supplement might do is repace calcium in someone who is defficient. ...Read more
Balanced nutrition: At sixteen your growth centers have some potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise, no juice will make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity.If close to 16 you have a little left, if like 14 you have more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Well, it doesn't: Exactly work that way. We can obtain vitamins through the foods we eat or through supplements. If you are lacking vitamins from your diet alone, then supplementing with a vitamin pill can help to reach your maximum potential height. However, you don't grow taller after puberty. ...Read more
Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health.There is no supplement, stretches,exercises, etc. that makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to eat to grow taller? Could you tell me some foods or supplements to increase growth hormone levels?
Unlikely to happen: You are most likely to reach your tallest potential height by following a healthy diet, getting appropriate sleep and remaining physically active.Nothing you eat or drink will add inches.You can stunt your growth by the opposite, poor diet/sleep/inactivity can all take a toll.If the growth centers in your bones are open you may grow taller, but at 18 they may be closed, with growth ended. ...Read more
Confusing question: Your final stature is the result of your genetic endowment, general health and proper nutrition.There are no super foods. If you follow a pattern of healthy living, get proper rest,exercise and nutrients you can reach your potential. You cannot go past what your genes program in for height. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Balanced nutrition: At eighteen your growth centers have little if any potential for growth and simple measures help the best.Follow a healthy diet, rest and exercise.Special workouts or supplements will not make you grow taller than your genetic potential.If you want to know how much longer you have to grow, an x-ray of your wrist and hand can be analysed for bone maturity. ...Read more
no relationship: We all need stleep and mostly get it. While young, you may grow a little in your sleep but this is due to the normal increase your body is making and is not a response to being asleep. So get your sleep and consider your heredity and nutrition for optimizing your growth potential. ...Read more
Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly affect growth negatively. Most experts (mds, nutritionists, etc) recommend a well balanced diet, with adequate protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fad diets and expensive supplements are not necessary and may be harmful. ...Read more
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Mostly genes: Nutrition is rarely a factor unless you are nutritionally deficient. Males are expected to reach the average of both parents height plus 5 cm while females reach the average less 5 cm. There are no exercises or special foods to make you grow taller. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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