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“HGH – It’s been called the fountain of youth,” states SanMedica International. And now, the company’s product Serovital HGH is promising to increase HGH.
HGH — the human growth hormone — promotes cells reproduction. Among its benefits are smoother skin, faster weight loss, stronger muscles, higher energy, and increased libido. Consumers buy Serovital HGH believing it can provide them with these benefits.
My goal was to discover the truth about Serovital HGH. Is it really an effective HGH supplement?
Who Makes Serovital HGH?
I know SanMedica International makes Serovital HGH. But that’s all I know about the company. It doesn’t have an official website or a Better Business Bureau listing. I don’t even know if the company is based in the U.S.
When I searched “SanMedica International” on Google, Serovital.com and news releases are the only results to come up.
I want to know whether SanMedica International is reliable before recommending its product. As it is, I don’t know if the company has a good reputation or not.
The complete ingredient list is displayed on Ulta.com. These are all the active ingredients:
L-Lysine. This essential amino acid improves calcium absorption, promotes proper growth, and produces carnitine. Carnitine converts fatty acids into energy.
L-Arginine. By increasing blood circulation, nitric oxide delivers more nutrients and oxygen throughout the body. L-arginine directly increases nitric oxide and is claimed to boost HGH levels.
Oxo-Proline. Also called pyroglutamic acid, oxo-proline is used to improve brain function and memory. It seems to increase blood circulation in the brain and keep brain cells healthy.
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine. This antioxidant protects cells from destructive toxins. As a result, it extends cell life and improves cell health and functioning. N-acetyl L-cysteine is commonly used to reduce illness symptoms.
L-Glutamine. The body uses L-glutamine to deal with stress; particularly from exercise. It strengthens and preserves muscles, and may increase and preserve HGH, too.
Schizonepeta Powder. In traditional Chinese medicine, this herb is used to treat illnesses. It may inhibit histamine and prevent allergic reactions.
Is Serovital HGH Supported by Research?
Several Serovital HGH ingredients were clinically tested. SanMedica International also claims its HGH supplement was tested. Here’s the research:
L-Lysine and L-Arginine. Study participants took L-lysine and L-arginine together and their HGH levels increased considerably. In another study, L-arginine not only boosted HGH, it suppressed somatostatin. Somatostatin is a natural substance that damages HGH and renders it useless.
Oxo-Proline. It does not enhance HGH production, but oxo-proline is shown to improve memory problems in older adults.
L-Glutamine. Ninety minutes after taking L-glutamine, study participants’ HGH levels went up significantly.
Serovital HGH. The official website claims Serovital HGH increased people’s HGH levels up to 682%. The study details are available on Serovital.com, but nowhere else. In addition, the study was not published.
I would prefer it if the study was published because this would add credibility to the results. It would also increase my confidence in the company’s claim that Serovital HGH is effective.
10 users left feedback for Serovital HGH on Ulta.com. There are no other reviews online. Here are the individual ratings left by users:
• 5 stars: 2 users
• 4 stars: 3 users
• 3 stars: 3 users
• 2 stars: 0 users
• 1 star: 2 users
These are just a few quotes from the reviews:
“I have used this product almost 2 weeks and have not seen a single change or improvement in the way I look or feel.” – Jacked Again (1/5 stars)
“I’ve been taking this for 2 weeks without seeing any changes at all…I just wanted to let people know that if it works, it takes time.” – Robin (3/5 stars)
“Im loving how this makes my skin look and feel! And the sleep benefits are ooh la la!…I have noticed that I do recover a little sooner from my workouts not as sore as I normally get…I am noticing my middle and belly slowly getting smaller!” – Ginger Gurl (4/5 stars)
“Its truly the best product I have ever taken. I look better, have an increased energy, and just feel better overall. I highly recommend.” – Haleyb (5/5 stars)
One woman experienced bloating and flatulence after taking Serovital HGH, but no other side effects were reported.
7 out of 10 users said they would recommend Serovital HGH to a friend.
Buying and Returning
Serovital.com doesn’t explain clearly how to use this product. My best guess is consumers are supposed to take 4 capsules a day on an empty stomach. At this rate, each box lasts 30 days. These are the retailers and prices:
• Serovital.com – $99.00 (Use promo code SERO09 to get free shipping)
• Ulta.com – $99.00 (free shipping)
The official website gives users the opportunity to pay less by signing up for auto-shipping. Each month, you receive a new box and the company bills you $80 (plus shipping and handling). There’s no obligation with this program; you can cancel at any time.
A money back guarantee is offered by Serovital.com, but no details are shown. I emailed the company for more information, but haven’t received a response yet.
Ulta.com has a 60-day return policy. To my understanding, they issue a full refund for used and unused products. Just make sure to include these items with your return:
• Original email confirmation
• Packing slip
• Original packaging materials
If you have questions, the only way to contact Ulta is through the email form on its site.
If Serovital HGH really was researched, it may be worth trying. There are just two problems. The study has not been published, and I don’t know if it will be. Right now, the only place to read the study details is Serovital.com, which is the most biased source. The second problem is cost. Serovital HGH is very expensive.
Even if it is researched, Serovital HGH doesn’t work for everyone. This was shown in customer reviews. However, 10 reviews are hardly enough to really show what users think about Serovital HGH.
I don’t recommend buying Serovital HGH because there are probably better HGH supplements available.
 Suminski, RR, RJ Robertson, et al. “Acute effect of amino acid ingestion and resistance exercise on plasma growth hormone concentration in young men.” International Journal of Sport Nutrition. 7.1 (1997): 48-60.
 Alba-Roth, J, OA Muller, et al. “Arginine stimulates growth hormone secretion by suppressing endogenous somatostatin secretion.” Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 67.6 (1988): 1186-9.
 Grioli, S, C Lomeo, et al. “Pyroglutamic acid improves the age associated memory impairment.” Fundamental & Clinical Pharmacology. 4.2 (1990): 169-73.
 Welbourne, TC. “Increased plasma bicarbonate and growth hormone after an oral glutamine load.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 61.5 (1995): 1058-61.