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Will taking L-ornithine and L-arginine increase height?

Hi,i am 17yr old girl and i am a tennis player and my height is 5 5 .I wanted to grow my height atleast 3 to 4 inch.What should i do to grow my height?Can i take amino acid like L-ornithine and L-arginine.please help me.I am the shortest among my friends?
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
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Hi,

In case there is a deficiency of ornithine in the body, ornithine supplements can be useful. Otherwise, using ornithine cannot produce any visible effects. Since increase in height depends on a number of factors such as genetic, dietary and physical activity.

Increase protein rich,Vitamin D and calcium rich food.Calculate protein requirement per day and add protein content if required.Everyday at least one fruit and vegetable should be consumed.Adequate hydration is essential. Physical activity and stretching exercises can be done regularly.

Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Saranya Ramadoss, General and Family Physician
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Will taking L-ornithine and L-arginine increase height?

Hi, In case there is a deficiency of ornithine in the body, ornithine supplements can be useful. Otherwise, using ornithine cannot produce any visible effects. Since increase in height depends on a number of factors such as genetic, dietary and physical activity. Increase protein rich,Vitamin D and calcium rich food.Calculate protein requirement per day and add protein content if required.Everyday at least one fruit and vegetable should be consumed.Adequate hydration is essential. Physical activity and stretching exercises can be done regularly. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Saranya Ramadoss, General and Family Physician