does caffeine really have any effect on growth?

dpopiz

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is the notion that caffeine can stunt your growth just an old wives' tale, or does it really have any bearing?
I've always been a little under height, so I've generally stayed away from caffeine "just to be on the safe side", but now I often need caffeine to get my homework done efficiently since I have so much homework that keeps me up late and makes me tired.
is there any reason at all to be worried about its effects on growth, even "just to be safe"?
 

Zim Hosein

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Sounds like an old wives' tale to me dpopiz :)
 

glugglug

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It's not a wives tale. Stimulants keep the muscles tight and they compress the bones so they don't grow as much.
 

Schadenfroh

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im in a state of misery between conciousness and sleep, i am in a caffine zone and it hurts
 

dpopiz

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B vitamins? glugglug says stimulants stunt growth, so does that include vitamins?
or are they a healthier alternative to caffeine?
 

CrazyPerson

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growth of what?
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