FACTORS OF HEIGHT
Every person is unique, both in personality and physique. We value each person for their individuality and don’t expect any two people, even siblings, to be perfectly alike. Why, then, are we concerned if some people are shorter than others?
NORMAL DEVELOPMENT OR DEFICIENT?
Not everyone will be a basketball player. Some people will always need help reaching the higher shelves (but others have a harder time tying their shoelaces). Yet, there is a graph that shows normal childhood development in height and weight. Children of shorter parents might fall on the lower end of the curve, but it is still important to be alert for signs of deficiencies causing growth delay or stagnation. Some children may be “late bloomers,” experiencing later growth spurts than most children their age. But there are children who suffer from chronic illnesses or other factors that cause their growth deficiencies. Common causes are malnutrition, asthma, hypothyroidism, and other medical or hormonal conditions. In developed countries, malnutrition is usually a result of self-restricted diet or poor food choices.
If a child is developing normally and growing at a consistent pace, even if slow, most doctors will not be concerned. It is only if a child loses weight, the rate of growth slows, or if the child stops growing that a doctor will intervene. Height deficiencies are usually under the purview of endocrinologists.
Zahler HeightFactor formulas feature a proprietary blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients that help support the pituitary system in its production of growth hormones and provide the proper nutrition necessary to sustain growth.
WHAT'S INSIDE AND WHY?
Whatever the cause of short stature, nutritional supplementation can go a long way in improving growth patterns. Supplementation can be used in isolation or in conjunction with medical intervention.
Vitamins A and C are essential for human growth. A variety of B vitamins (B6, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin and Pantothenic Acid) help the body produce energy and stimulate growth hormones. Deficiencies in B6 are attributed to a decrease in growth hormones. Pantothenic Acid is one of the most important vitamins for human life and is necessary to convert food into energy.
Calcium, Vitamin D3 and K2 are important supplements for the bones and can help increase bone mass and strength. Iodine is essential for thyroid health, and the thyroid is a major producer of hormones.
Magnesium boosts energy, muscle strength and promotes better sleep – which are all important for enhanced growth. Zinc also plays a vital role in normal development.
HeightFactor Capsules includes Alfalfa, an herb which is a good source of vitamins A, C and E as well as calcium, potassium and iron. This boosts nutrition, which in turn stimulates growth. L-Lysine is an essential amino acid which the body cannot produce yet is important for cell production and strength.
Chlorella is a type of algae that grows in fresh water. It is processed to extract chlorella, a nutrient-rich element which is helpful in enhancing growth.
HeightFactor Chews includes L-Tyrosine, which is an amino acid used by cells in the body to synthesize proteins, as well as Ashwagandha, Schisandra, Forskohlii and Holy Basil Root Powders, all of which are herbs helpful in encouraging healthy growth.