SeroVital supplements contain a blend of amino acids such as lysine, arginine, oxoproline, cysteine and glutamine as well as the herb schizonepeta and inactive ingredients such as gelatin and rice flour. SeroVital is designed to increase the pituitary gland's production of Human Growth Hormone.
According to WebMD, Human Growth Hormone, or HGH, stimulates the human body's growth, development and regeneration and regulates metabolism, bone and muscle composition and possibly heart function. Shape Magazine states that HGH also helps to synthesize collagen, which is responsible for the skin's elasticity, thickness and tone. The body's HGH levels decline during the process of aging; drugs that boost the body's production of HGH may have anti-aging effects. SeroVital's manufacturer SanMedica International claims that in clinical trials, a single dose of SeroVital increased HGH levels in the blood by 682 percent.
According to SanMedica International, these increased HGH levels are associated with reduced body fat, leaner muscle, tightened skin and improved mood and libido. However, scientific research on SeroVital's short-term and long-term effects is limited, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved drugs like SeroVital for anti-aging purposes. SeroVital is available in capsule and liquid form as well as in a variety of topical skin treatments. The bestselling capsule form is sold on SeroVital.com and at Ulta in stores and online. A month's supply of 120 capsules costs $99, as of 2015.