Me: Somehow while I was looking on Youtube at another recently talked about device, the magnetic powered foot stimulating device, I found another youtube video which is promoting a oral intake type of pill which is supposed to help the still growing and developing individual gain more height.
If you watch the video below, which is about 2 and a half minutes long, you can see that the English Speaking person who uploaded the video is mocking the Chinese Infomercial. I would assume most of the regular visitors who come to this website would just make a quick claim that the product is a scam and won’t work, which I agree with, but that does not mean that such a product should not be studied. There are a few other link source like HERE and HERE (PinoyExchange.com) on the Zenith Grow Taller product.
When I was looking through the ingredients of a recent post on the possibility of using Ayurvedic medicine to increase height, what I found was that many of the ingredients in the compound mixture has real medicinal properties and seemed to be related to L-Dopa and have anabolic qualities. This shows that at least some of the ingredients have real scientific studies backing up their claim.
What I would actually like to do for these infomercial pills sold in China is see what they are really made of and look for any unique ingredients. From the link below, these are the ingredients….
Q : What is the content of the calcium tablet? How should I take the tablet?
A : Oyster Shell Power, Bone Meal Powder, Rose Hips Powder, Guar Bean Gum, Hydroxypropyl Methl Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate and Vitamin D3. Take one tablet daily and your body will absorb the calcium in your food intake. The Taiwan’s health authority approval number is 8602629.
The directions state this…
The main element leading to the bone cells division is NGF (Nerve Growth Factor). Therefore, the only effective means to gain height is to once again cause the bone to release large amount of NGF is to stimulate the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
It seems that besides the capsule pills, you will also have to put a type of pad with NGF in it on your back of neck for 24 hours a day. They say that this Zenith Height product is approved by the FDA and ARP as well as some Taiwan organization but what do I know? I don’t think anyone is going to go through all the hassle to see if these guys are really being honest about the FDA approval. Even if the FDA approves of it, the FDA does not test for product feasibility, only for safety.
Q: What are the ingredients of Zenith Grow?
A: Natural coral calcium with vitamin D3 and several mineral substances, extracted and purified. (To find out more on coral calcium, you could check out link below) http://www.familyhealthnews.com/48.html
What I am seeing is that there is a use of Vitamin D3 and some form of Calcium Carbonate (which is a calcium supplement) from the Coral calcium or Oyster Shell Powder.
From PubMed study link HERE… I learn that “Nerve growth factor (NGF) is a neurotrophin that is essential for survival and differentiation of neuronal cells” and “Nerve growth factor (NGF) induces neurite outgrowth and differentiation in a process that involves NGF binding to its receptor TrkA and endocytosis of the NGF–TrkA complex into signaling endosomes.”
Other directions involve putting this pad on your neck after you shower each day. There is supposed a type of heat that comes from it and may cause itching and irritation. One of the posters named Heng paid almost $1200 for all the products, which include the pills, the pad (you place 15 cm below the shoulder level), a mini massager for the knees, and insoles to wear (like KIMI and YOKO). So far they have never answered the other posters on whether they grew or not.
Conclusion: This product which seems to either come from Malaysia, Taiwan, or China has two main active ingredients, Calcium and Vitamin D3. This could theoretically help a little bit for the still growing individual. What is interesting about this product is that they claim the NGF (Nerver Growth Factor) comes from the pituitary gland, which I am not sure is true or not. However, the fact that this product claims that NGF, not HGH does the height increase gets me curious on the effects of NGF on the human body.
[Note: There is also a forum post on the Gloxi height increase product with the Zenith Growth Program HERE and the one of the posters clearly say that both products are hoaxes.]
When I did a search on google for the term “Zenith grow pills” what I found was that there was a post from the All About Height Boards or Network54 Boards years ago (11 years to be exact!!) about the feasibility of using this Zenith Grow Taller Pill. I found this testimonial posted from this link HERE…
http://www.beautyforever.com.sg (Zenith Grow)
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SECRET ON HEIGHT INCREASE BY 26 CANADIAN PHARMIST
T. K. PERSAUDI increased my height from 167.5cm to 174cm in four months using two products.
One product I ordered from Singapore, and the other from a doctor from India. I started stretching exercises at age 22; my initial height was 166.5cm, and only gained one cm from stretching. Stretching was just not for me.
The first product cost me about $1200 Canadian dollars, I ordered the Height Increase program from “Beauty Forever” in Singapore.
The product name is called “Zenith Grow”, and I also ordered a mini portable height increase equipment from them.
The link for this website is:(www.beautyforever.com.sg/heightincrease.htm)
ZENITH GROW- this is the transdermal treatment; they are adhesive pads that you place on the back of your neck each morning after you shower. Placed anywhere within 15cm from hairline.
Also, it should be placed in a different area each day to prevent a rash.
Each box contains 15 pieces of height increase pads and 15 calcium tablets.
The following are (Questions & Answers) for Zenith
Grow(This is what Zenith Grow sent me):Q: How much growth is possible with one month’s usage?
A: Zenith Grow can help you to grow taller by 3-5cm in a month, and about 5-8 cm in 2 months.
Q: How long can a box of Zenith Grow last?
Q: What are the ingredients of Zenith Grow?
Q: How does Zenith Grow help to increase one’s height?
The pad is placed on the skin after shower for the entire day, until the next
Q: What is GROWTH HORMONE and what is NGF?
The main element leading to the bone cells division is NGF(Nerve Growth Factor). Therefore, the only effective means to gain height is to once again cause the bone to release large amount of NGF is to stimulate the pituitary gland to release growth hormone.
Q: Is there any side effect from using Zenith Grow?
Q: What if I have not seen good effect after using Zenith Grow for a period of time?
Q: Why is there a hot sensation after applying the Zenith Growth pad?
Q: Why is there redness and itch after the first or second day?
Q: What if I do not follow the instruction accordingly due to irregular schedule. Does it affect the results?
Q: What is the content of the calcium tablet? How should I take the tablet?
Q: Why is calcium intake important?
THE MINI PORTABLE HEIGHT INCREASE SYSTEM: consists of the following:
a) 2 pairs of wired equipment; This equipment is about the size of a soap bar, it is studded. You basically place one set on the back of each knee, and the other set you step on with your feet placed flat against a wall. You do this lying down flat on the floor with no pillow.
b) Before you do that you must place a lotion they give you at the back of both knees, on top of both your knees and the back of both your ankles.
You then plug the wired equipment into the socket(or outlet). Switch the machine on for 10 minutes, then switch it off. It provides a vibrating motion in the areas you place the equipment.
They say it helps to circulate the blood, and stimulates the pituitary gland. But, you must stay lying down for 10 more minutes after you turn it off, then the treatment is complete.
They say you should do this 2 to 3 times per day with 4 hour intervals between each treatment. I did it in the morning and before going to bed.
**Please note, depending on what country you are from you may have to purchase an “A” Adapter Plug at your local electronics store. It modifies foreign electricity outlets to allow use of converters and dual voltage appliances. Their adapter doesn’t work in U.S. or Canada, unless you purchase the “A” adapter plug.
c) 2 PLASTIC INSOLES: These you have to cut to your size and insert in your shoes, you are supposed to wear them in your shoes everyday, everywhere you go.
It takes about a month to get used to these insoles. You have to start out 2-3 mins per day, and keep increasing the duration as you feel comfortable with them.
I will warn you right now, this is the hardest part of the program. These insoles hurt very much!! It feels like you are stepping on a nail when you are walking for the first few days(weeks). I wore it with two pairs of socks to shield the discomfort.
I suggest applying foot powder to absorb the moisture, because your feet will sweat more than usual with these insoles. Your feet have more sweat glands than your underarms.
I suggest you wash your feet daily with an antibacterial soap such as Dial or Safeguard to help kill any bacteria that may develop. You could also consider antiperspirant sprays and deodorants. If ever you feel pain while wearing these insoles, sit down and massage the area with your fingers. Then put your socks back on and walk again. Remember, it may take a month to get used to wearing them everyday. It took me a little over a month to get used to wearing them everywhere.
I had a pair of shoes just for home use, and one just for work, and transferred the insoles when I got home from work.
If you have tried KIMI or YOKO insoles before, these are different than Beauty Forever insoles.
Kimi and Yoko insoles looked very cheap compared to these insoles. It targets a different region on the foot than Kimi does to stimulate the pituitary gland. Kimi or Yoko targets the inner region of the foot, Beauty Foreverinsoles targets more in the centre of the foot. Beauty Forever insoles hurt a lot more than Kimi or Yoko, i’ve tried Kimi(no results).
Beauty forever insoles are black, and there is also a little curved bar like thing by the toes, and a little circular thing on the heel.
I’ll tell you one thing is for SURE with these insoles, after wearing them everyday, everywhere you go I have noticed a major difference in the loss of body fat. You know the so called love handles(fat), and the little gut that some people get around there stomach. They vanished within 3 months with these insoles.
So, for sure you are increasing your metabolism, and burning fat with these insoles even if they don’t help with increasing your height.
So, if you’re looking for a fat burner, I would advise it for that purpose also. But, that’s only if you have a job where you have a lot of walking. My occupation, I am on my feet a lot so that’s why I believe it helps to reduce fat.
The head office phone # is 65-251-1156, their e-mail is email@example.com
I e-mailed them and wired the money into their bank account. It took 11 business days to arrive by express delivery. 3 days for bank transfer(wire).
But, I would have been very upset if I didn’t grow at all after spending that much money!
Me: So this person said that they did grow in height only after spending $1200! That is really expensive. You are supposed to get 3-5 cm after one month (or 1 inch) and 5-8 cm after 2 months (or 2-3 inches).
The Youtube video link is from HERE