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    How to get taller?


    Is there anyway to help or speed up the rate of growth such as my height???Is there any supplements that can help speed up the process???

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris808costa View Post
    Is there anyway to help or speed up the rate of growth such as my height???Is there any supplements that can help speed up the process???
    If you are an adolescent, then you are going to grow at whatever rate your body dictates. However, studies have shown that administration of Growth Hormone can double the velocity of height growth in adolescents (Davies, et al., 1998); and that through suppression of adolescent oestrogen action the height reached as an adult could potentially be increased - but you would not be growing faster but slower re height until then (Wickman, et al., 2001).

    If you are a 'normal' adult and have already reached your genetic height, then you are not going to grow taller. However, studies have shown that for those who have diseases that affect their height or growth, short-term height growth can be stimulated by Growth Hormone and Oxandrolone (Rosenfield, et al., 1998).

    Whatever your age, and especially if you are still not matured physically, then I do NOT recommend using anything to try and achieve faster height growth. Self-medication of hormonal substances is not something you should be messing with.


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    If you are young, sleep more, it will not change the genetic maximum height you can reach, but by getting enough sleep(9hrs) it just might ensure that you actually attain the max.
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    Short answer: No!
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    Quote Originally Posted by royce0820 View Post
    If you like, you might do some stretching when you wake up and go into sports like basketball and volleyball. This sports would help you stretch your bones and muscles.
    Stretching bones? Not possible, you stretch connective tissue. Oh, and playing basketball does not make one taller. It's simple, tall people have a distinct advantage which is why they play.
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    AI will slow down bone maturation and extend the growth period. Estrogen is what makes women shorter.

    WIsh I had known this when I was 18.
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    You need to grow a tumor next to your pituitary gland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    Stretching bones? Not possible, you stretch connective tissue.
    So bone isn't connective tissue? sry, I was just scanning through and had to point out that it is, but you're right, it can't be stretched... that I know of.
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    But bottom line, don't mess with hormones and trying to get taller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafox View Post
    So bone isn't connective tissue? sry, I was just scanning through and had to point out that it is, but you're right, it can't be stretched... that I know of.
    Nursing major who loved science too much... hence why I work out; to not be called a nerd... (off topic, I know)
    But bottom line, don't mess with hormones and trying to get taller.
    Correct, bone is considered a 'dense' connective tissue. For simplicity, I was referring to fascia, tendon, ligament.

    By the way, I'll be starting a phd program in exercise physiology in the fall. I, too, know much about anatomy & physiology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blind12 View Post
    AI will slow down bone maturation and extend the growth period. Estrogen is what makes women shorter.

    WIsh I had known this when I was 18.
    A lack of estrogen can lead to osteoporosis-typically seen in women.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    A lack of estrogen can lead to osteoporosis-typically seen in women.
    You don't want a lack of it, just reduce the big surge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by russy_russ View Post
    Correct, bone is considered a 'dense' connective tissue. For simplicity, I was referring to fascia, tendon, ligament.

    By the way, I'll be starting a phd program in exercise physiology in the fall. I, too, know much about anatomy & physiology.
    yeah, I was just feeling like a jerk after being through class. sry
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    Quote Originally Posted by dafox View Post
    yeah, I was just feeling like a jerk after being through class. sry
    right on.
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    lifting weights at 13y/0 and genetics pretty much f$$%'d me.
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    It's not that bad being short, other than the fact that any shirt big enough to not be skin tight around the shoulders/chest will be so long as to look like a dress. When I was in high school one of my good friends was a full foot taller than me and people joked about us standing together but it was always good natured. I don't think anybody's said anything about my height in years.
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    To the OP, No.... (which sucks but most of the time the truth does)

    Once you've reached adult age, your growth plates are ossified (bound) and therefore no more vertical growing occurs regardless of the amount of HGH.
    Extreme HGH intake post-puberty can result in acromegaly (where the skull gains vertical size but rest of the body doesn't). This was said by a respectable neuro-surgeon in my town.

    Inversion table gives you temporary height gain (of let's say 2 inches max) because of the gravitational expansion in the spinal vertibrae, caused by the liquid. But this effect is just as temporary as doing 500 dumbell curls and getting heaps of pump, thus making your arms look bigger.

    Stretching exercises can improve posture so if your posture sucks, then your prolly losing 1 - 2 inches there. Stretching can help that out. But stretching wont add size by expanding the connective tissue.
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    What about spine straightening without surgery for mild scoliosis(11 degree)? I know this is an old thread. I'm 5' 11" and with out this curve I'd probably be 6 foot.
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