What is height and what is HGH?

Everyone knows what is height but what causes height? Why are some people dwarfs or midgets, and why are others towering giants, and can there be anything that can influence a person's height?

The answer is not so easy to determine.

A person's height is based on a variety of factors, perhaps primarily on genetic and hereditary compositions but diet, environmental factors and a person's lifestyle can also play a crucial role, especially at a young age (and also amongst the elderly who often develop osteoporosis, or a shrinking of the bones).

HGH is the abbreviation of human growth hormone which is a naturally occurring hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, but which can also be created biosynthetically. When the body creates this hormone, it travels from the pituitary gland through the bloodstream to the liver where it actuates IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor 1).

The IGF-1 basically tells the bones to grow longer and larger. However, the body sometimes produces too much of this hormone and tells the bones to grow too much, resulting in an extremely tall person. At other times, the body produces too little of this hormone, resulting in dwarfs, midgets and other short-statured persons.

In virtually all cases, this process stops at maturity or puberty, eliminating any chance of changing one's height in this manner.

Relation between HGH and height

The biosynthetic version of HGH is well known to be used amongst bodybuilders and athletes in order to increase body mass. However, it can also be used to increase height. Some documented studies have shown that HGH can increase a person's height by as much as 12 cm. and within a brief period of time (in just a few months).

Other options, such as exercising and stretching (which increases height by about 5 cm and which might take more than a year to realize) and herbal supplements (which can increase height by 5 to 7.5 cm and which takes several months to show) are not as effective.

To maximize the benefits and the potentiality of biosynthetic HGH, it needs to be injected (rather than consumed) under the guidance and direction of a knowledgeable and experienced healthcare provider and/or endocrinologist. They need to be injected on a daily basis and by the doctor or through self-administration, as this is very similar to insulin injections.

In all cases, the proper and correct directions must be adhered to. If the injections are too frequent and/or if the amounts are too large then common side effects relate primarily to the bones. These can include acromegaly which is abnormal growth of the bones of the face, feet and hands, and possible arthritis. Other side effects can include liver damage, diabetes, heart damage, high blood pressure, muscular weakness, abnormal hair growth, and even the possibility of colon cancer.

You, HGH and height-

It needs to be repeated that growth is predominantly a natural occurrence (although too much or too little of it can result in extremes of height, and that this occurs most easily and rapidly before the age of maturity or the termination of puberty.

However, to increase your chances of getting a desired height increase, along with taking biosynthetic HGH, you ought to ensure that you are doing the following.

Exercise. As implied above, there are specific exercises which can help increase your height but the very act of exercising HGH, adrenaline, blood lactate and nitric oxide, all of which can contribute to an increase in height.

Have a proper diet. This especially excludes foods that are high in carbohydrates (and which can stop the natural production of HGH), and to avoid snacks and sodas between meals (which can release insulin and which counters the beneficial effects of IGF-1) and to minimize high fats.

Sleep well. As with exercising, restful sleep also produces HGH naturally, and with similar results.