Serovital-hgh Side Effects

Serovital-hgh Side Effects

This article looks at some of the possible side effects of Serovital-hgh, an amino acid blend which supposedly increases growth hormone.

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Note that this is a supplement to our overview of Serovital-hgh, which can be found here. The purpose of this article is to evaluate possible side effects of Serovital-hgh. Furthermore, it should be noted that not everyone experiences side effects.

Serovital-hgh Ingredients and Side Effects

The active ingredients of Serovital-hgh are:


  • L-Lysine HCI
  • L-Arginine HCI
  • Oxo-Proline
  • N-Acrtyl L-Cysteine
  • L-Glutamine
  • Schizonepeta (aerial parts) powder

The potential side effects of these individual ingredients will help give us a better idea of the possible side effects of Serovital-hgh as a whole. The following ingredients have known possible side effects:

  • L-Lysine HCI – Stomach pain and diarrhea. Avoid taking large amounts of calcium and lysine at the same time.
  • L-Arginine HCI – Abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gout, allergies, worsening of asthma, low blood pressure, allergic reaction, hives, and increased risk of bleeding.
  • N-Acrtyl L-Cysteine – Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and constipation.

Serovital-hgh is a “proprietary blend” which means we don’t know the exact amount of each ingredient contained within. It has been suggested that the science behind Serovital is somewhat vague at this point.

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Additional (Anecdotal) Side Effects

The Serovital-hgh side effects listed below have been reported by readers of this website. If you compare the anecdotal list below with the possible side effects of the ingredients of Serovital, you can see a clear correlation between the two. Reader comments are below. These anecdotal side effects include:

  • Acne
  • Bloating
  • Constipation
  • Cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Flatulence
  • Headache
  • Heartburn
  • Hives
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Water gain
  • Weight gain

Some readers have reported that drinking extra water along with Serovital may help reduce nausea and cramping.

Bottom Line

You may or may not experience any of the side effects listed above if you take Serovital-hgh. If you have any health conditions, you should check with your doctor before taking it. The most common complaints we’ve heard about Serovital-hgh are abdominal problems, or that it simply didn’t work. There are, of course, many who feel the product does work.

Have you experienced any side effects not listed above? Give us your review and tell us of any side effects you experienced.

Please see our first post on Serovital-hgh which includes dozens of additional user comments.

Updated January 26, 2015
Originally published August 2013

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  • CalGirl

    I’ve been taking this for about 2 weeks and am shocked at all of the (negative) side effects)
    *My fingers feel arthritic and my rings don’t fit my fingers anymore!
    *Knees and legs have been extremely sore and swollen
    *Nausea comes and goes (probably depending on how much water I drank that day
    *Water retention

    ~~The reality is, I’m glad it didn’t work and now I can save that $100 per month!

  • MsTarry4 .

    I used Serovital for exactly one month and gained weight. Otherwise, I didn’t feel any better or worse. I wasn’t about to continue taking it once I noticed the 3 pound weight gain.

  • christine

    I am a 42 yrs old female, I have been taking this product for 1 month, still waiting for results…..woke up with hives all over my chest and under arms ! I don’t know what to do now….

  • Theresa

    After taking Serovital hgh for about two months, I was having anxiety attacks, heart racing and pounding, my blood pressure was elevated. I wasn’t feeling good. I never lost any weight. My skin looked the same. There were no positive outcomes, only adverse side effects frrom taking this supplement. I am a health professional and I would not recommend Serovital-hgh. I was afraid after I abruptly stopped taking Serovital, I would have major side effects. I feel 100% better now that I have stopped taking it.

  • trilla

    I have been taking Sarah vital for the last 4 months I recently ran out of money and could not afford it I am wondering if there are side effects or withdrawals from not taking serovital I am feeling fatigued tired and nauseous is anybody else feeling this

  • jourdan

    I’ve been taking serovital for three weeks now (the recommended dose.) At first it was great my planters fasciitis went away. Other then that I started getting really bad acne during “that time of month” and not much for weight loss… I work out 24 7.. 5 am I run 4 miles and threw out the day my job is highly acctive. I don’t sleep good at night anymore.. so therefore tonight I’m not going to take this and see what happens, in hopes nothing gets worse.

  • Debbie B

    I have been taking Serovital for about 2 months now. No side effects besides some slight acne. I am a 55 year old female. After two months my crows feet are almost gone. I am amazed at the results, I have tried other products for wrinkles but have not had any luck. I have not seen any difference as far as weight. I will continue to use this product.

  • ggumm

    I have been taking this supplement for 6 months and have abdominal issues, such as cramping, bloating, and mainly diarrhea and very loose stools. I called to talk to a representative about this and was given a number to call, which was an answering machine and took my number. I have never been called back and it has been two months. I am going to stop taking Serovital after giving it a good go. It has done nothing that I can visually see and has made my abdominal issues too difficult to live with.

  • Nina

    I began taking the pills two weeks ago. First began taking 2 at a time but began feeling a strong back pain around my kidneys that would not go away. I stopped for a week. I started again with four pills a day. Have been taking it for a week. My hands and legs are swollen and tingling and today I woke up with severe vertigo and low blood pressure. Perhaps this pills are beneficial for those who are pretty healthy. I’m going to try to return the product. Otherwise, I lost $100.00. My advice: dont take it. Too many health risks.

  • Gail O

    I have tried taking Serovital 4 separate times now and each time I have developed Hot Flashes. I never have experienced those Pre-Menopausal, or during Menopause, as I continually took Omega 3 Fish Oil. Now each time I try a packet of Serovital, I wake up with horrible night sweats. Only time ever that I have had this. Today I noticed acne, and stomach cramping, nausea.
    I’m done trying to take this. Too many side effects that aren’t addressed on the package insert. This will probably be listed down the road as a dangerous supplement.

  • Sam Smith

    After taking this HGH product my left leg and foot is painful and swollen. I checked for warning of use. I read none in packaging.
    Wow I am miserable. NEVER has my leg had any cause to hurt this bad.
    Hmmmm now a trip to the Dr. No more HGH. :-C Sam

  • Elizabeth

    I started to take the Serovital and immediately had hives in my arms. Stopped for 8 days to make sure this product is what was causing it. Last night I took the 4 pills again and sure enough this morning I have two red itching spots on my left arm.
    I had high hopes for this product. This is too bad. Going back to Costco to return it!

  • Debi

    7 months ago I started taking Serovital. Had great results. Lost weight, skin looked amazing. My side effect was it was like I was having hot flashes, to the point I was flushed and perspiring. We went on vacation for two weeks and I forgot to pack it. During that time I had horrible stomach cramps, constipation. It was miserable. Came home and stop taking it. Gained the weight back I lost and then some. My stomach is a mess always and constipation problems. Is this normal? I’ve been to the doctor thinking maybe menopause, but that’s not it.Help?!

  • Diane Spangler

    Yes, I have gained weight as well. I have been taking the pills for 3 wks. It is scary because I do not want to gain, I need to reduce. I will try it the full 40 days.

  • Michelle

    I’m 50 and starting taking SeroVital for 3 to 4 months, but only 2 pills a night instead of 4 on the suggestion of the Ulta sales person. After about a week, the skin on my body looked better, less dry and wrinkly, but nothing for thinning hair. I stopped taking it 5 days ago because it’s so pricy and now I have a rash or hives on my stomach, back and arms. I called their CS but they said it should not any side affects from not taking it. Anyone else had this reaction to stopping it?

  • j. Spears

    SeroVital has all but cured my hereditary eye condition in my left eye called Best’s Disease, which is a situation where a drop of protein gets lodged between my optic nerve and behind the retina (I think that is what the specialist said). It results in a gray spot in the center of my vision that I can see through, but everything is distorted like using a fish eye lens.

    I have been taking SeroVital for about nine months and the condition has improved by about 90%. I only have a vestige of the former problem, and it is still improving. Who knew? I took seroVital for prevention of bone loss and tightening skin. I am thrilled.

  • matu

    I took the serovital for 6 months & developed hyperthyroidism. Never had any problems b4 or taking any medication. Now I’m taking meds for hyperthyroid. Too much hormone in dis supplement. Need to warn people of such problems.

  • Marie

    I have problems with my thyroid would this serovital affect it in anyway? Anybody knows?

  • Mark Tennis

    I am a 29 year old male and was a firm non believer of weight loss supplements till i used the Dr Max Powers HGH Spray. My weight was 223 pounds, when i ordered this product. I started using it a month back and for 5 days, i went to gym too without any diet changes. After that because of my hectic work schedule, i wasnt able to exercise at all but continued to use the the spray.

    Now, after using the Dr Max Powers HGH Spray daily for a month, my weight is 217.8 pounds, lost little over 5 pounds without following any exercise or diet routine This simply proves that this product works and i am going to use it for quite some time till i reach my appropriate body weight.

    P.S – I didn’t face any side effects whatsoever by using this product.


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