SeroVital-hgh is a pill made by SanMedica that claims to be clinically proven to increase Human Growth Hormone (HGH) levels 682%. With this boost in HGH, they state your wrinkles and saggy skin will disappear, you’ll lose weight, have more energy, and be happier. They promise if you take SeroVital you will have the same results as if you were injecting HGH, minus the painful needles and side effects.
What is HGH?
HGH is short for human growth hormone, the fluid we all produce in our pituitary gland. HGH is believed to be responsible for growth spurts in childhood as well as regulating other functions like bone and muscle health. As we grow older, our levels of HGH naturally decline and some have postulated the lower HGH levels are responsible for the physical signs of aging.
Enter synthetic HGH, which was developed in 1985 and approved by the FDA for use in children who have rare growth-related diseases. Many doctors began prescribing it “off label” to patients with the promise of being able to turn back the clock so they look and feel younger. But as WebMD mentions, the use of HGH for anti-aging is not supported by science or FDA-approved.
What Does SeroVital-hgh Do?
SeroVital-hgh claims to contain amino acids listed as L-arginine, L-pyroglutamic acid, N-acetyl L-cysteine, L-lysine, L-glutamine, and Schizonepta. Don’t worry, there won’t be a test: the main thing they claim these ingredients do together is raise your HGH.
In spite of its name SeroVital-hgh contains no HGH. Instead, they insist if you take 4 tablets daily on an empty stomach, you will naturally produce more HGH, resulting in a younger, slimmer, happier you.
The SeroVital Study
One of the main selling points of SeroVital are the results from a clinical study which purports to show a dramatic increase in HGH levels in patients who took it (vs. a placebo) 120 minutes after it was ingested. (You can check it out here.)
But there are some things you should keep in mind. First, the study was conducted in-house, meaning SanMedica did it themselves and it was not peer-reviewed.
Secondly, there were only 16 people tested, most of whom were in their 30s. And while there seemed to be a boost in HGH, it is not known how long this lasted, if it was directly related to taking SeroVital-hgh, and if this raised level indeed resulted in a more youthful appearance. This appears to be the only SeroVital-hgh study that has been conducted.
$105.95 ($99 plus $6.95 S&H) for a 30-day supply. Or, if you want to subscribe to their monthly shipment program, you will instead be charged $105.95 for the first shipment and then $80 every month after that, until you cancel.
SeroVital offers a refund (minus the shipping fees) if you return the unused portion within the first 30 days.
Bottom Line: Will SeroVital-hgh Work?
SeroVital-hgh has a persuasive pitch, with a very slick website and a medical study that allegedly backs their claims. Indeed, a few of its ingredients (most notably arginine) show promise for increasing HGH levels. However, there is still insufficient evidence that supports SeroVital’s claims of being a fountain of youth in pill form.
In fact, the Federal Trade Commission strongly cautions against buying any so-called HGH-enhancing products like SeroVital-hgh. The FTC says these products are “long on promises and short on proof.”
However, this hasn’t slowed or stopped the sale of SeroVital-hgh. Actual consumer reviews of the product are decidedly mixed, averaging about 3.5 stars on the reviews we could find. Of those that love it, many stress that the product does take time to work, but they end up feeling rejuvenated and report younger looking skin (although they add it didn’t help them lose weight). The negative reviews of SeroVital-hgh state that the product was ineffective and expensive. A very common complaint from both camps is the need to take it on an empty stomach.
And while the SeroVital-hgh website includes a quote from TV’s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz, it should be noted that Dr. Oz says he does not specifically endorse any product. (We should also mention that Dr. Oz’s medical ethics were recently questioned by congress.)
Let us know your experience with SeroVital – did it make you look and feel years younger, or did you just feel stupid for buying it?