We’ve got many questions from guys wanting to know IF or HOW they can grow taller height.
The good news is that you CAN for sure get taller.
We’ve done it a few times with people, especially family members.
However, the bad news is that what you’ll discover today won’t work for everyone, especially if you’re over 25.
But, even if you’re over 25 and want to get taller, keep reading because there are certain things you can do that’ll still improve at any age.
Plus, in the end, we’ll show you two simple ways to make you instantly look 2-3 inches taller. Things I’ve learned from some of my “shorter” friends.
What Causes Tallness and Shortness
The first question is, why are some tall and some short?
Genetics will always play a primary role in everything, as do your hormone levels. Of course, you can’t change your genetics, but you CAN improve your hormones and lifestyle, which can turn certain genetic factors on or off. This would be considered “epigenetics.”
Various hormones, enzymes, peptides, and so forth play a role in height.
However, the main hormones are Thyroid, Estrogen Growth Hormone and IGF.
What is the reason for the short height?
In boys, high estrogen levels accelerate the fusing of the bone and stop the growth plates from maturing.
I’m sure you’ve heard “short, fat, bald and hairy” to describe confident guys. The “short and fat” part is from high estrogen.
The “bald and hairy” is from high DHT (dihydrotestosterone).
And when both of these hormones are elevated, testosterone levels drop.
So that’s three negatives!
- The first goal is to have normal or low/normal estrogen levels. NOT “high” levels.
- Secondly, you want high Growth Hormone levels, which will cause your bones to continue to grow as long as the ends haven’t fused yet, typically due to estrogen and older age.
- Lastly, you want optimal thyroid levels because your thyroid gland controls many other hormones and conversions.
Optimal thyroid levels will help more Growth Hormone to convert to the more powerful IGF (insulin-like growth factor). Using Drugs So, to achieve this optimal hormonal range using drugs, you would do a full hormone blood test to see where your levels are.
Then, you would take an estrogen or aromatase inhibitor to lower “high” estrogen levels.
But NOT an estrogen blocker.
You don’t want to block estrogen; you want to lower the levels to a standard lower level.
You would also take Growth Hormone simultaneously, along with small amounts of T4 and T3 thyroid.
You would need a brilliant endocrinology doctor to assist you with this.
However, we are NOT telling you to do this and certainly NOT on your own.
I’m just letting you know what works, using pharmaceutical drugs and working with an intelligent doctor.
Unfortunately, this method won’t be utilized by 99% of people.
So, let’s discuss how you can do it naturally.
Natural Ways To Optimize Your Hormones Remember, you can’t change your genetics, but the correct lifestyle will maximize or minimize your genetic potential.
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Factors Affecting The Growth And Development Of Children
- Sleep: The first thing you must do is get quality, deep sleep every night. This is when the majority of your growth hormone is released. Most people, especially growing teenagers, don’t sleep enough. You must wake up on your own, NOT with an alarm clock. Sleep also decreases stress hormones (such as cortisol), which is very important for growth – both muscle and bone. Get to bed early, around 9 or 9:30 and sleep till 6 am or longer. You must get a solid 8-9 hours of deep sleep. Look at a baby, it’s sleeping all day and it’s growing the most.
- Exercise Correctly Exercise improves your hormones, which will help you get taller. And the less fat you are, the less estrogen your body produces and thus, the taller you can get. Do whatever you want when it comes to exercise. Swimming is good. Lifting weights is fine too, especially if you do lots of pull-ups and bodyweight exercises. Go for higher reps, at least 10-15. But, stay away from exercises that can compress your spines – such as squats, deadlifts, overhead presses and shrugs.
- Take Extra Supplements. We also suggest taking extra vitamins and minerals. Such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, a good b-complex formula, and vitamins C and D are a good start.
- Posture & Confidence: Finally, don’t forget about posture. Stand up straight, chest out, shoulders back and look straight. Don’t look down and slumped forward. Stand with confidence. You’ll for sure LOOK a couple of inches taller.
- Lastly, stop comparing yourself to others. If you’re not as tall as you’d like to be, that’s fine. Nothing you can do about it. Instead, focus on all the great qualities you have, as well as the things that you CAN improve. Like staying in shape, having a great attitude, and being successful in something that you care about. Life isn’t fair. We all have things we like and dislike about ourselves. If you can make improvements, go for it. If you can’t, then stop wasting valuable time and energy on it.
How Does Food Affect the Development of a Child?
- Protein On average, people are taller these days than they were a few decades ago. One reason is that we’re eating more food. Because being malnourished, will for sure cause a decrease in growth. However, you must eat GOOD, healthy foods and not bad ones. Because most people are eating junk, and empty calories, and thus, even though they’re eating more food, they are not getting enough nutrients — which is slowing their growth. This means you need to eat a good amount of high, quality protein. Grass-fed beef and bison, pasture-raised chicken and whole eggs, wild-caught salmon and similar foods. Make sure you stop eating junk proteins like cold cuts, pre-packaged foods, and fast foods. They are horrible for your health and your growth. Stay away from soy proteins because they increase estrogen and decrease thyroid production, both of which prevent you from reaching your maximum height. You can add vegetable proteins as well if you’d like.
- Carbohydrates: Carbohydrates are essential, especially for growth. You need insulin to grow, and insulin + thyroid + growth hormone = maximum IGF levels, which causes the most growth. Mother’s milk is primarily sugar and fat. So again, carbs are essential. But you must eat healthy carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, white rice, yams and legumes. Avoid soda, packaged foods, chips, donuts, sugars and white bread. They have NO nutritional value. Besides, high blood sugar and insulin levels will cause negative hormonal changes. You want healthy blood sugar levels, not low or high.
- Fats And let’s not forget about fats; they are super important. Fats help produce many essential hormones for growth – muscle, brain and bone. Unfortunately, most people either don’t have enough fats or eat junky, unhealthy fats. Good fats are whole eggs and mono-unsaturated fats such as macadamia and olive oil. Coconut and MCT oil is good. Nuts are also good, especially walnuts and almonds. So are avocados, flaxseeds and fish oils. Stay away from the seed and so-called healthy vegetable fats such as canola, corn, sunflower, soybean, safflower and similar oils. They cause inflammation and negative changes in your hormones. Read the labels and eat natural, healthy proteins, carbs, and fats. Stay Away From Drugs Smoking, drinking and doing various drugs will not help you get taller and can decrease your potential for maximum height. We also suggest avoiding caffeine products such as energy drinks, coffee, soda and so forth because of stimulants like caffeine cause hormonal imbalances and stress your nervous system. Not to mention, they disrupt the most valuable formula for growth – DEEP SLEEP!