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What Is SeroVital HGH?
SeroVital HGH is an oral supplement that promises to increase a person’s HGH levels naturally. HGH (Human Growth Hormone) is a naturally occurring hormone produced by the human body that causes new cell creation. Boosting natural HGH results in increased muscle growth, lean muscle mass and a quicker recovery time which is why it is so desired by bodybuilders and fitness fanatics.
There have been previous attempts to use synthetic HGH to improve muscle grow and reduce fat, but the lack of research of the synthetic form caused many companies to move their focus to natural HGH production. SeroVital HGH turns to amino acids to create increased HGH production within the body. It is one of only two natural HGH boosters on the market whose main ingredients are amino acids.
This formula was first introduced in 2012 at the Obesity Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting. The event was used to present the results of a clinical trial of the formulation that would later be sold under the name SeroVital HGH. The results of the study showcased that the supplement successfully increased the production of HGH within two hours of being administered. Although the full report is available, it has yet to be peer reviewed by any industry scientists who were not involved in its creation.
SanMedica International manufacturers SeroVital HGH. The company specializes in both oral supplements and topical skin care products, all of which are distributed under the SeroVital label. This is SanMedica International’s first attempt at a natural HGH boosting product. Other oral supplements include both male and female multivitamins, but the bulk of their merchandise is for topical skin care that aims to reduce wrinkles and increase collagen production.
Located in Salt Lake City, SanMedica International began working as a distribution company in the 90s. They work directly with pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies from creation and hold the rights for production and distribution for the resulting products. However, even though the manufacturer and the original patent holder are technically different companies, they both operated from the same address in Utah. Now the patent ownership has been transferred to a company in Nevada, but SanMedica International is still the sole manufacturer.
The manufacturer is not accredited by the Better Business Bureau, but not having an accreditation is more often than not a result of the company not applying for one. Regardless, SanMedica International holds a “B” rating from the organization with four official complaints filed. The complaints revolved around issues with receiving a refund or abdominal issues that resulted from product use. All four of the complaints are officially closed as a result of either the customers accepted the company’s response to their issue or not receiving any follow-up response from the customer.
How SeroVital HGH Works?
SeroVital HGH works by essentially manipulating the brain. The high levels of amino acids provided by the supplement were shown in the clinical trial to manipulate the brain’s pituitary gland to produce higher rates of HGH. The body naturally produces HGH, but it decreases with age, which results in the body taking longer to fix sore muscles and burn fat.
In the clinical trial, natural HGH levels increased dramatically within two hours of taking the capsules. Once HGH levels rise, it is thought to increase the speed at which your body sheds old cells and creates new ones. It also aids in repairing any damaged cells whether they are a result of torn muscles or from exposure to free radicals in everyday life. New and non-damaged cells mean a person can workout more often because they suffer less from sore muscles, and they can also burn more fat as a result of working out longer because the body experiences less fatigue. It’s important to keep in mind that the product must be taken on an empty stomach and no food can be eaten for at least two hours.
Only one clinical trial was completed before the supplement hit the market. The trial consisted of only used 30 participants, and the majority (28) of the participants were men. The lack of extensive research means that there is not yet a complete understanding of the process or if the supplement affects male and females differently after long-term use.
Ingredients of SeroVital HGH
The main ingredients are L-Lysine HCL, L-Arginine HCL, Oxo-Proline, N-Acetyl-Cysteine, L-Glutamine and Schizonepeta Powder. L-Glutamine and L-Arginine are amino acids that the human body does actually make on its own, but L-Lysine, Oxo-Proline (L-Pyroglutamic Acid) and N-Acetyl-Cysteine are categorized as essential amino acids because they are not made by the human body. Schizonepeta Powder is a Japanese herb that is believed to reduce inflammation. Here’s a breakdown of the individual doses of each of the main ingredients:
- L-Lysine HCL – 374.83 mg
- L-Arginine HCL – 181.38 mg
- Oxo-Proline – 170.93 mg
- N-Acetyl-Cysteine – .25 mg
- L-Glutamine – .25 mg
- Schizonepeta Powder – .125 mg
The rest of the ingredients are mostly used for maintaining or forming the capsule. Gelatin and Magnesium Stearate are used in the production of the capsule. Stearic Acid is used as a releasing agent which keeps the ingredients from activating before entering the body. Rice Flour and Microcrystalline Cellulose provide thickening and binding properties to the capsules. For coloring, Titanium Dioxide, Yellow #5 and Yellow #6 are used.
Compared to many other natural HGH boosters on the market, SeroVital HGH has a minimum amount of ingredients. There is only one other naturally based HGH supplement that can be taken orally that focuses solely on amino acids. That particular product has the same six main ingredients, but the differences in dosage of the ingredients are unavailable to the public. This supplement also steers clear of green tea, which is typically used to add caffeine in natural supplements and often causes a sense of jitteriness.
An advantage SeroVital HGH has over the competition is its minimal ingredients. While other natural HGH boosting products turn to large amounts of Vitamin B-6 or natural ingredients that contain caffeine, this supplement focuses on essential and nonessential amino acids. When a person takes this product, they are essentially consuming elements that it either already produces or that it needs to achieve optimal health.
Another perk of this supplement is that it is purchased over the counter. Until very recently, bodybuilders and athletes had to obtain prescriptions for formulas that promised to increase HGH. Nearly all prescription HGH boosters had to be given through injection. Fortunately, this product is taken orally through the capsule or in liquid form.
The product also has the advantage of being clinically tested. Although the number of participants in the trial was small, they did show results in increased HGH levels after taking the supplement. Results from blood tests are much more reliable than the anecdotal evidence offered by other natural HGH boosting products that have not yet been tested in a scientific setting.
SeroVital HGH doesn’t yet hold any certificates from any institutions, but the product is still considered new within the market. It has successfully been granted 10 patents from the United States Patent Office. These grants cover the formula to be used in humans for treating a range of issues including the increase of metabolism and endurance as well as overall improved health. It has also been patented to improve the health of canines.
Although SanMedica International manufactures the product, they are not the patent holder for this product. The company that filed the initial patent was Basic Research L.L.C. in 2012, but that patent has since been transferred. The new patent holder is Quality IP Holdings, LLC, who requested the transfer of the patent to their name in 2014. They have also filed all the additional patent requests since the initial transfer. Quality IP Holdings, LLC is a company located in Carson, Nevada.
As a professional in the scientific community, I was previously aware of the benefits of increased HGH production, but I had no desire to spend large amounts of money of injections. Once I heard about this product, I jumped at the chance to try the product. After three months of use, I’m reminded of what my younger self looked and felt. My second chin has disappeared as well as the tire of fat around my stomach. Within three weeks of use, my energy levels were high enough that I picked up running after many years of feeling too tired and brittle to attempt it.
– Debra P., Los Angeles, CA, US
While I haven’t experienced any extreme weight loss within the last two months, I have lost inches in fat while gaining muscle. I notice huge changes in everyday activities like getting up from my rocking chair or bending over to pick something up off the floor. I’m over 50 years old and my body doesn’t move like it used to, at least not before I started this product. Even my aging skin looks toned up.
– Anne M., Washington, DC, US
This is the first supplement that gives me so much energy that I actually look forward to working out. I started taking this supplement two months ago in preparation for a new workout regime. Not only has it provided me with the energy to make it through the workouts with still having energy for other aspects of my life, but the increased endurance that I feel has resulted in me actually sticking to my workout program instead of giving it up after a few weeks.
– Nikki L., Austin, TX, US
Awards & Media Coverage
SeroVital HGH was featured on an episode of Dr. Oz after the results from the clinical trial were announced at the conference. Dr. Oz noted the formula’s ability to increase HGH levels naturally without the use of synthetic HGH or requiring monthly injections. The television star applauded the supplement for its apparent rejuvenating effects, claiming he’d been searching for such a product for years. This was the first of many media outlets that covered the new product.
The product has also been featured in multiple magazines for various reasons. Shape Magazine covered the supplement for its ability to create a high-quality sleep if taken before bed. The publication also referred to the product as a way to “turn back your body’s clock” in a separate addition. Other magazines like Star and OK! spotlighted the product as an energy creator as well as providing skin clearing and wrinkle reducing properties. The supplement was also one of the featured exhibits at the Academy of Women’s Health conference in 2013.
SeroVital HGH’s manufacturer, SanMedica International, offers a money-back guarantee on all SeroVital HGH products. To receive a full refund, the package must be shipped to the company in Salt Lake City within 30 days of the supplement arriving. The company does require that customers wishing to receive a refund must first obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization from a customer service representative. An authorization number is required to secure a refund.
SanMedica International won’t accept the return unless the shipment is labeled with the necessary elements. To ensure that the return is accepted, include the authorization number on the outside of the shipping container as well as the customer’s name and correct address. The shipping and handling costs are not included in the money-back guarantee, and the customer must pay the shipping costs for both receiving and returning shipments. Proof of purchase must also be included within the return materials. For more information regarding returns, contact the Customer Service Hotline: 1-800-898-5153.
Shipping is available in three options with set prices for anywhere within the continental United States. Standard shipping only costs $6.95, but the set arrival date is anywhere from five days to two weeks. There is a two-day shipping option that costs $16.95, which can actually take up to three days depending on what time of day the product is ordered. The next day option doesn’t include Sundays and is priced at $26.95. These shipping prices are standard for each order regardless of weight, so if multiple products are being ordered, a customer will only have to pay one shipping price.
The product can be shipped to nearly every country in the world where there is mail service. The only exception is Canada. This supplement is not sold in Canada, and the product cannot be imported into the country. International orders also have a standard shipping fee regardless of weight, the number of items or country of importation. This shipping price is $46.50.
Customer support is provided by the manufacturer through a customer service hotline. The service is available Monday through Saturday for customers in the U.S. During the week, representatives are available starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m. EST. Saturday hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. EST. They can also be reached through a contact form on the manufacturer’s website, but there will is no guaranteed replied time for online contact.
Any issues regarding returns or dissatisfaction should be directed to the customer service department within a month of purchase. Any customers who receive damaged or opened products should contact the hotline immediately upon receiving the product in order to obtain a replacement package. The service will also answer questions regarding components of the supplement like active and inactive ingredients as well dosage size and instruction. Unfortunately, there is no overnight customer service provided, so customers living in other parts of the world will have to contact the company during the set times.
Safe & Secure Checkout
SeroVital HGH can be safely purchased online. The site uses a secure connection at checkout that can be seen in the URL once a customer has landed on the checkout page. The “s” that is added to the “https” at the beginning of the URL denotes that a Secure Sockets Layers (SSL) is being used. This layer prevents any of the credit card and personal information from being seen by anyone else on the website or the customer’s particular wireless network.
By ordering online, the purchaser does have to agree to the terms and conditions. These terms allow the company to use the customer’s information for advertising purposes like email marketing campaigns or digital coupons. The distributor can also use contact information to alert the customer of other items that they deem to be of interest. There is also an option to create an account at checkout or simply enter the billing information. Both options require contact information in case of any order availability or shipping issues.
SeroVital HGH is available for $99 for a package of 120 capsules or a 15-ounce tube of liquid. The recommended dosage is four capsules at a time, once per day, so the capsule package contains 30 days worth of doses. A month dose of product is similar to many other HGH boosters on the market. The most similar product by ingredients is about $20 lower than this product for the same amount of time.
Anyone who has an issue taking supplements in pill form can still take SeroVital HGH in liquid form. Take the liquid concentrated form of the supplement in half-ounce doses, once a day. This version of the product also provides 30 days worth of usage. Other products typically come in a powder that must be mixed into a liquid, and those products usually only have a week or two weeks worth of mixture for substantially less. However, there are no other liquid HGH boosting concentrations on the market that use these main ingredients.
- This product is available in both liquid and capsule form.
- This supplement has successfully shown to increase natural HGH levels in a clinical trial.
- The manufacturer offers a money-back guarantee on this product.
- It contains no caffeine or other ingredients that cause jitteriness.
- The single clinical trial that’s taken place for this supplement only had 30 participants, 28 of which were men.
- There have been no long-term studies on the effects of the product’s formulation.
- The product must be taken on an empty stomach, and the consumer cannot eat for two hours afterward.
Summary: SeroVital HGH is a natural HGH boosting supplement. The formula avoids synthetic strains of HGH, and instead, opts for naturally occurring amino acids to persuade the pituitary gland to release HGH. A clinical trial of the product proved to increase levels of HGH production within two hours of taking the recommended dose. There is still a need for a short-term trial that has a larger amount of participants as well as for a long-term clinical study to take place.
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