Positive consumer reviews of SeroVital claim that the drug slows the body's aging process, reduces fat, builds muscle, strengthens the immune system and boosts energy levels. However, the Federal Trade Commission has found no reliable evidence to suggest that SeroVital is as effective as prescription human growth hormone.
SeroVital is designed to increase the body's production of human growth hormone (HGH), which declines as the body ages. HGH is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates growth, development and regeneration in the body. HGH also regulates body fluids, muscle and bone growth, metabolism, and possibly heart function, according to WebMD. Shape Magazine suggests that HGH helps to synthesize collagen, leading to increased elasticity and thickness of the skin and a more youthful appearance.
Unlike HGH supplements and injections, which introduce foreign HGH into the body, SeroVital contains a blend of amino acids designed to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more HGH. SeroVital's manufacturer, SanMedica International, claims that in clinical trials, a single dose of SeroVital increased HGH levels by 682 percent in 120 minutes. However, as of 2015, scientific evidence of SeroVital's efficacy is limited, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has not approved drugs such as SeroVital for the purpose of antiaging.