Saturday, January 22, 2011

How to Grow Taller If You're a Teenage Girl

Nobody wants to be told how they should look like.  The issue with height increase in teenage girls is that many typical height gaining compounds or activities are considered mainly like Testosterone or IGF-1.  While you may hear that many men prefer short, voluptuous women ultimately you have to look good for yourself.  You have to decide what chemicals or methods to apply on your body in order to grow taller.

Ways to Grow Taller that don't Involve Looking Manly

The best and least controversial way to increase height growth during puberty is by anti-oxidants.  Anti-oxidants essentially protect your growth plate cells from damage.  Nothing manly about that.  Anti-Oxidants:

Green Tea: Tazo China Green Tips Green Tea, 20-Count Tea Bags (Pack of 6)
Vitamin A, C, E:  Spring Valley Antioxidant
MelatoninSource Naturals Melatonin 2.5mg, Peppermint, 240 Tablets
Selenium: Selenium 200mcg 100 caps
Zinc:  Spring Valley Zinc
Acai Berry: Life Smart Labs, 1300 mg Acai Berry Juice Extreem TM New Stronger Potency HIGH 
Astragalus Membranaceous: Astragalus ( Astragalus membranaceus ) 1 Oz Herb Pharm

Then there are other protectors that protect growth plate DNA from damage.

Folic Acid: Nature Made Folic Acid 400mcg, 250 Tablets (Pack of 3)
The B Vitamins: Nature Made Super Vitamin B-Complex with Vitamin C - 300 Tablets

You can get many of these compounds from foods.  Also, sleep as well helps you fight off free radicals by learning your metabolic rate.

Now, here are some chemical methods that don't involve Testosterone but it's very hard to just stimulate the bone.  These two compounds stimulate the PI3K pathway and will increase cellular proliferation in all cells including growth plate cells:

Puerarin: Planetary Herbals Full Spectrum Kudzu, 750 mg, Tablets , 240 tablets
Leptin: Nature's Vision New Balance w/ LEPTIN Homeopathic Liquid - 2 fl oz

Now, there's mechanical methods which includes Lateral Synovial Joint Loading.  Lateral Synovial Joint Loading applies lateral loads directly to the long bones thus, you can control which body parts you want to get better.  If you don't want to build muscle, you can stick with the clamp only.  Since you are in development, you don't have to use as much pressure as an adult.

There's also LIPUS which increases cellular proliferation.  You can apply it directly to the growth plates.  Here's an ultrasound machine but note that the studies on Ultrasound have been done on the $3,000 version: ReliaMed Portable Ultrasound.

All of these methods will allow you to grow taller and stay "girly".  If that's not enough then there are other methods that are less "feminine".


  1. if anything girls can also take dhea since it also can become estrogen and inhibits igf binding protein.

  2. Hey Tyler, tim from adult height increase is wondering if you want to trial his product, don't know if you heard

  3. puerarin? Isn't that the same thing used to grow breast? I could be wrong