About SeroVital-hgh

SeroVital-hgh is an oral anti-aging liquid concentrate that’s claimed to contain a special blend of amino acids that can naturally increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels within your body by 682%, resulting in an anti-aging effect (reduced appearance of wrinkles, tightened skin, etc.), as well as increased lean muscle mass, reduced body fat, increased energy, improved mood, and heightened sex drive. According to the SeroVital-hgh website, this is accomplished using 6 primary ingredients:

  • L-lysine HCl
  • L-arginine HCl
  • Oxo-proline
  • N-acetyl-l-cysteine
  • L-glutamine
  • Schizonepeta (aerial parts) powder

Until now, SeroVital-hgh’s manufacturer claims that the only way to boost your human growth hormone levels was through injections at your physician’s office. However, the company claims after more than 30 years of time-consuming and detailed research, they have finally produced an oral compound that can boost your HGH levels at a much lower price.

But let’s get real: Can you expect SeroVital-hgh to work as well as injections? Here’s what we learned:

What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH)?

According to WebMD, human growth hormone (HGH) is released naturally by the body’s pituitary gland, and is responsible for a wide variety of functions, including growth during childhood and the regulation of “body composition, body fluids, muscle and bone growth, sugar and fat metabolism, and possibly heart function,” in addition to muscle growth (even as adults) and the firmness of skin. However, as we age, we produce less and less HGH, resulting in increased signs of aging from multiple perspectives.

In order to counteract these unwanted effects, an increasing number of men and women have turned to their physicians and undergone HGH injections, which introduce synthetic growth hormone directly into the body. This is in contrast to SeroVital-hgh, which does not contain any HGH whatsoever, but instead claims to feature key amino acids that are administered orally and are claimed to cause your body to release more HGH.

Will SeroVital-hgh Cause Any Side Effects?

Although SeroVital-hgh’s ingredients probably won’t cause anything worse than mild digestive upset (if anything at all), there are a few important considerations.

For example, WebMD notes that L-arginine can sometimes cause “allergies, airway inflammation, worsening of asthma, and low blood pressure.” They also note that in rare instances, n-acetyl-l-cysteine “can cause rashes, fever, headache, drowsiness, low blood pressure, and liver problems,” and in high doses, schizonepeta can damage the liver.

Finally, we’ll talk more about this in a moment, but oxoproline is considered an “uncommon and little studied” amino acid, so potential side effects are largely unknown.

What about HGH supplementation in general? HGH therapy has many legitimate medical uses, including treating chronic kidney insufficiency, Prader-Willi syndrome, short bowel syndrome, muscle-wasting disease, and more. When monitored by a physician, any long-term or severe side effects can be minimized.

However, for individuals who supplement (i.e. inject) HGH for long periods of time, such as bodybuilders, a whole slew of nasty side effects can manifest, including nerve, muscle, or joint pain, edema (swelling caused by fluid), carpal tunnel syndrome, skin numbness and tingling, high cholesterol levels, an increased risk of cancer, and more.

Here’s the thing though: based on existing research and evidence, we don’t think you’ll have to worry about any of HGH’s side effects with SeroVital. Why? Let’s learn more.

Does SeroVital Really Increase Your HGH Levels?

The SeroVital-hgh website provides a copy of their study claiming to show the product’s efficacy, although it’s interesting to note that the conclusion states: “Our results show that a single oral dose of these amino acids can significantly increase GH [growth hormone] Levels after 120 minutes in healthy men and women. Whether these GH changes persist over a longer duration or have other positive effects is being further examined.” In other words, although these amino acids were shown to increase growth hormone within the context of the study, there was no direct correlation between this GH increase and any of the benefits claimed by the company.

In layman’s terms, based on their own study, even if SeroVital-hgh does actually increase HGH levels, this doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll feel younger, have more energy, increase muscle mass, or anything else claimed by the company. The manufacturer appears to circumvent this problem by undermining the medical community when saying on their website, “the “established” medical community (and of course, they know everything) would say [SeroVital-hgh’s] benefits are largely anecdotal.”

But what does the medical community have to say about boosting HGH levels using amino acids? As it turns out, there doesn’t appear to have been a lot written about the link between the two, although we did locate a very in-depth article by QuackWatch (hint: the short answer is no). WebMD also wrote an informative article about HGH supplementation, claiming that “the Federal Trade Commission has seen no reliable evidence to support the claim that these [natural supplement-based] products have the same effects as prescription HGH, which is always given by injection.”

Even when looking at each ingredient Independently, according to WebMD, there is insufficient evidence showing that l-lysine, l-arginine, oxoproline (also known as pyroglutamic acid), n-acetyl-l-cysteine, l-glutamine, or schizonepeta can have any impact on HGH production.

Important note: Although the manufacturer claims that the research behind SeroVital-hgh was featured on Dr. Oz’s 10/28/2012 episode named “Supercharge Your Body with Human Growth Hormone,” after watching the episode ourselves, we didn’t find anything mentioned that would identify the company or the supplement. In fact, Dr. Oz mentioned that you only need 4 amino acids in order to boost HGH production (glycine, ornithine, arginine, and lysine), two of which aren’t included in SeroVital-hgh.

Are HGH Supplements Safe?

As noted previously, it’s important to make a very clear distinction between treatments that actually contain HGH (such as injections at your doctor’s office) and supplements that contain no HGH, but use different ingredients that are claimed to boost HGH production within your body (similar to SeroVital-hgh).

With this distinction in mind, the repeated use of treatments containing human growth hormone can lead to “joint swelling, joint pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and an increased risk of diabetes.” However, since SeroVital-hgh doesn’t contain any HGH, the possibility of experiencing these types of side effects might be extraordinarily rare.

On the other hand, when taken in the recommend dosages, the amino acids contained in SeroVital-hgh appear to result in very few side effects (we’ll talk about this more next). For additional information on the SeroVital side effects, you can learn more here.

What are Consumers Saying About SeroVital?

Although there were no testimonials listed on the SeroVital website at the time of our research, taking a look at consumer reviews on sites such as Ulta.com and GNC.com, the supplement appears to have an average rating of 3.7 stars. While some users appear to have experienced positive benefits from using SeroVital-hgh, some of the most common complaints cited failure to work, high price/low value, and side effects such as bloating, trouble sleeping, skin redness/blotchiness, and joint pain.

Since writing our original review, 12 HighYa readers have chimed in on their experiences as well, and have given SeroVital-hgh an average rating of 2.5 stars. According to these reviews, some of the most common complaints also cited failure to work as advertised and high price.

From a company perspective, SeroVital-hgh is manufactured by Sanmedica International based out of Salt Lake City, UT. The company has a C- rating with the Better Business Bureau, based on just 3 closed complaints (as of 1/9/15), the majority of which appeared to reference difficulty obtaining a refund.

What Does Serovital Cost?

A 30-day supply of SeroVital-hgh is priced at $99, plus $6.95 Standard shipping (faster options are available for additional money).

Looking to spend less? According to Dr. Oz, the 4 key amino acids he spoke about on his original show can be purchased in pill form from your local health foods store for under $20.

With this said, after placing your SeroVital-hgh order, you’ll be automatically enrolled in the company’s Preferred Customer Plan, which means you’ll continue receiving a fresh supply of SeroVital-hgh once every 30 days, and your credit card will be billed $80 each time (20% discount)

Important note: Although autoship programs like this are advertised as a way of providing convenience, there are several pitfalls you should be aware of before signing up. As such, we’d strongly recommend reading through our All About Autoship Programs article beforehand.

SeroVital-hgh comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges (you will be required to return the empty container to the company). In order to request a refund or to cancel you autoship enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service at 800-435-1409.

Is SeroVital-hgh Your “Magic Bullet” for a Rejuvenated Body?

Chopping to the Point: Although the amino acids found in SeroVital-hgh may have been found to boost mean HGH levels more than six-fold in the manufacturer’s clinical study, there is essentially zero clinical evidence (whether through the manufacturer’s trial or elsewhere online) showing that this translates into any kind of real-world benefits. Considering this, along with the supplement’s very high price, we might recommend speaking with your physician about more effective methods of turning back the hands of time than with SeroVital-hgh.

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80 Customer Reviews for SeroVital-hgh

Average Customer Rating: 2.6
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 22 4 stars: 8 3 stars: 2 2 stars: 11 1 stars: 37
Bottom Line: 40% would recommend it to a friend
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  • 8 out 10 people found this review helpful

    Very happy

    • Feb 14, 2017

    I have just finished my first month, and I am VERY pleased!

    I was very skeptical and really did not expect results. I have noticed the fat that was deposited on my upper hips and thighs has reduced. I sleep great, and my mood is more even. I have also noticed better muscle tone and a reduction in belly fat, so there is absolutely no question that this has worked for me.

    The fact that you can't eat anything by mouth two hours before and after is a challenge, but I found it easiest to set an alarm for two hours after I go to bed. So I take it then, and by morning I am able to not worry about affecting the absorption. I wonder if this has not worked for others as they were unable to maintain this "nothing by mouth" time frame.

    It is very worth the effort! I have recommended this to my friends, and wish that I had known about this earlier.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Surprised

    I started taking it about two weeks ago, along with SeroVital Wrinkle Concentrate on my face. I'm very impressed by my skin. I'm not really losing weight so far, but I'm loving my skin, though! And the ingredients in the pills are good for you anyhow. But, it is too pricey (compared to other good skin stuff).

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Worked for sagging skin over eyelids

    I noticed that the sagging skin above my eyelids (that I had been watching in my 15x magnifying mirror) lifted after using SeroVital for about a month. I am 58 years old, in good physical shape and had been dismayed to watch my eyelids sag, and not symmetrically either. My right eye drooped considerably more. It has now retreated, my eyes are symmetrical again, and I am beyond thrilled. I am almost in disbelief that the flap of skin is reduced by almost a quarter of an inch. That being said, I'm still a little saggy, but this small improvement is huge for me.

    I have had an extremely healthy diet (whole plant based and vegan) for years, and am already thin, so this is not explained by weight loss. ,I haven't lost weight and I don't need to. This is the only variable in my life, so I must attribute it to the SeroVital.

    There's no way around the fact that you MUST take this on an empty stomach (at least two hours before eating) and wait two more hours to eat again. It's challenging but WORTH IT!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Feel amazing, but

    • Utah,
    • Feb 8, 2017

    I was recommended this product by a doctor, and I have taken it pretty regularly for three (almost four) years. I feel amazing, but have many other health problems that no one else in my family has. I have a cyst on my thyroid and a cyst on my appendix. Apparently, my uterus is full of cysts. I just had rare abnormal cysts taken off my cervix. They were so rare it took ten doctors to finally diagnose it.

    I am the only person in my family to have a cyst problem, and I seriously wonder if it is from this product. Obviously, I have no documented proof, but every doctor (other than the one who recommended it) said they would advise against it. I seriously feel amazing (other than the pain from my cervix), so I don't want to stop taking it, but think it might be wise.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 8 out 9 people found this review helpful

    Very upset

    The product was not complete and looked like it was tampered with (the little packages were open), so I sent it back for a refund. I am very upset because they did not refund my $99 like they promised.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 31 people found this review helpful

    Surprised and impressed!

    • Michigan,
    • Jan 28, 2017

    I just started taking SeroVital-hgh two weeks ago. I had low expectations since I have pretty much tried everything under the sun to hang on to my youth. Seriously, everything!

    Since having a hysterectomy four years ago, I suffered from weight gain, sleepless nights, and a slight case of depression. Within days I was sleeping well, people commented that my skin looked great, and I can honestly say I feel better emotionally.

    I know it's only been a few weeks, but I can't imagine not taking it every night. Make sure you follow directions and don't eat for four hours before or after you take it!

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 17 out 23 people found this review helpful

    Finally, a product that does what it says it will!

    I am a 45-year-old woman who bravely chose to have three more children after raising two children to adulthood. There are 20 years between my oldest and her sister, to be exact.

    I learned quickly how different pregnancy in your 30's is compared to pregnancy when you're young. My three youngest were delivered by cesarean section, and ever since the birth of my son six years ago, I have battled irregular periods. I went nearly a year with two periods a month because I did not want to go on my doctor's advice and begin taking birth control in my latter 30's.

    I saw the SeroVital commercial numerous times and was very skeptical, for good reasons, I doubt it even needed to be said. I finally broke down and ordered it, and oh my! For myself, it has become one of the best things I've ever done for my health.

    The very first month on it, my periods balanced out and have remained normal. I sleep better, feel better, and have more energy during the day. The appearance of my skin has even improved, which was not even a concern, so it's just been an added bonus! And without even being aware of it, I gradually shed a few pounds without even trying to.

    Thank you, SeroVital, for being true to what you claim your product does. It's been a God send product for me.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 19 out 23 people found this review helpful

    SeroVital

    I'm a 59-year-old single mom of three, and an RN for 20 years. Tough life? Yes. And it showed. After eight months of taking SeroVital-hgh, I quit, not thinking it did anything. Well, it does.

    I quit for bout a month, and my skin changed. It looked saggy, my gut grew fatter, and my sleep habits changed. Looking back, my face had appeared younger, and my figure was younger looking. Even my sleep was better. I also had more energy.

    That said, I'm either going back on SeroVital-hgh, or I'm grabbing the amino acids that make up the product. It's your decision.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 104 out 108 people found this review helpful

    Why I am quitting SeroVital

    I will be 68 years old in January of 2017. I am not sure how long I have been taking this product (probably between two to three years), but it did help me get a good night’s sleep. That being said, I look back at photographs, and I can see that it also made me look like a puffy football player on steroids. I asked four doctors about it, and all four said, “I wouldn’t take that.”

    Last year my Urologist said I had tiny kidney stones in my left kidney. I was also sent to an Endocrinologist in January of 2016 because my lab work indicated that I had become “Insulin Resistant.” I was put on Metformin and treated as if I had diabetes. I tapered off the SeroVital gradually from January of 2016 and by August of 2016, I was totally off it. My Insulin Resistance was re-tested, and it had dropped from something like 27 to 9. I was lucky.

    SeroVital had helped me move less stiffly, and when I was off it, it felt like the bones were poking thru my palms and feet with arthritis. I started back again, taking two instead of four a day, to make my hands and feet feel better. But last week, during a colonoscopy, (my third in 18 years) a growth was found for the first time ever. Today I found out the biopsy was negative, but I wonder if I would have even had that growth if I hadn’t been taking this growth hormone. I also wonder about the development of tiny kidney stones.

    So I am mailing my boxes back. It has benefits, but it also scares me. I even began to wonder if my teeth were separating, like in some sport steroid users.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 35 out 51 people found this review helpful

    Results Right Away

    • Virginia,
    • Jan 3, 2017

    Started taking this product for vanity reasons (63 and the clock keeps ticking), and saw a difference in my facial skin the next day after the 1st pill.

    The really amazing result for me though is what it has done for the chronic back pain issues I have suffered with for approximately four years. The pain in my back has reduced so much that I am about to reduce my chiropractic visits to once a week and possibly even less.

    My chiropractor is so impressed with the progress my back has made over the last six months that he and his wife began taking the supplement. He is a body builder and is excited to see his results.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 212 out 216 people found this review helpful

    Did Not Work For Me

    • WV,
    • Dec 16, 2016

    I subscribed to the monthly Auto-Ship for SeroVital-HGH and took them religiously for 3 months. So far I have noticed no difference in the way I feel, nor have I noticed any change in my skin, hair, nails, vision, etc. according to their claims. I can only deduce that I have been taking what amounts to a Placebo, but I understand results vary with each individual.

    The worst part of my experience with SeroVital-HGH was when I repeatedly tried calling their 800 number to cancel the Auto-Ship and all I got was a recording that states, "This number is temporarily unavailable". So I had to get online and Google them to find their website, and was able to send a message on their "Contact Us" page stating that I wanted to cancel my subscription. I am praying they cancel my order before another month's supply is sent and charged to my credit card. The initial charge was $99 for the first box, then $79.20 per month per box. A lot of money for a product that didn't work.

    My overall impression of this company is they have very poor customer service for making a person go an extra mile to contact them, and for not making it an easy process to cancel orders.

    Although some of the reviews here are positive, I think there are enough poor ratings and reviews to discourage a possible new customer from trying this product. The inflated price is hardly worth the hassle.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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