Chinese Association of Idaho State University (CAISU)
The creators of SeroVital claim to have come up with just the solution—and they’ve packaged it in supplement form.HGH powder, human growth hormone powder, gh powder
This article looks at both the research and reviews of SeroVital hGH to look at what it is, what it claims to do and if it actually works.SeroVital is a dietary human growth hormone (hGH) supplement made by SanMedica International, who claims it promotes anti-aging.
It contains amino acids and an Asian herb (Japanese Catnip), which the company explains will stimulate the body’s production of hGH.
SeroVital received a huge boost of sales after Dr. Oz featured the product on his show.The first five ingredients are essential or conditionally essential amino acids, meaning they are not produced in the body or are in limited supply.
Amino acid supplements have been found to raise serum hGH levels, but only at very high doses (likely higher than what’s in SeroVital) or when taken without exercise (1, 2).
These type of supplements can also increase hGH levels, but only in the short-term (3, 4).
Schizonepeta, or Japanese Catnip, is a medicinal herb from China and Korea that has some anti-inflammatory effects and has been used to treat allergic skin reactions (5).hGH is produced in the pituitary gland, located in the center of the brain.
It plays important roles in bone and muscle growth, body composition, and cell repair and metabolism. It can boost strength and exercise performance, and speed up recovery times as well.
It’s also directly related to body fat levels. Those with higher body fat typically have lower hGH levels. However, you can naturally increase your levels simply by losing weight (6).
hGH levels rise after exercise and sleep, and more is produced at night than during the day. Overall, hGH gradually declines as you age, so many believe that increasing its levels will help you age slower.
SeroVital’s biggest claim is that it can stimulate your body’s own production of hGH “without the cost or controversy of synthetic injections.”
In fact, they say it can boost hGH levels by 682% just 2 hours after a single oral supplement has been taken. This is among “a broad range of ages and BMI’s and included both genders.”
However, this number comes from SeroVital’s own 2012 study, which only involved 12 men and 4 women—all in their 30s. No peer reviews or other studies on SeroVital have been performed to prove this (7).