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Serovital- ????

Post by shell921 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 am

Anyone taking "Serovital" from CostCo?

<<SeroVital-hgh is an oral anti-aging liquid concentrate that's claimed to contain a special blend of amino acids that can naturally increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels within your body by 682%, resulting in an anti-aging effect (reduced appearance of wrinkles, tightened skin, etc.), as well as increased lean .....etc etc..."

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Post by climber2020 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:20 pm

If anything like that legitimately worked, I guarantee you would not be able to buy it at Costco for whatever measly price they're selling it for.

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Post by Yooper16 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 pm

Have you considered VITAMEATAVEGAMIN? Seems to provide a kick.

My MD also has a background and training by a couple of Homeopathic organizations. In her practice there is also a nutritionist, massage and meditation and exercise specialists. She is in her early to mid 40s--- hopefully this kind of practice is a thing to come.

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Post by stoptothink » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:28 pm

Have never taken it, but based upon the ingredients and the availability of scientific research on them, the effect (if any) is likely to be very minimal and very short-term. Furthermore, the amount of specific aminos (lysine, arginine, glutamine, etc.) that have been shown to have the HgH-increasing effect is much higher than available in this product.

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Post by DanMahowny » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:32 pm

Seems very unlikely a fountain of youth is available for purchase at Costco.

But I'll share mine. It's free. And very real.

I quit alcohol at age 50 (18 months ago). Feel like I'm 35 again.
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Post by tenkuky » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:35 pm

Not medical advice, which is off-topic for this forum, but as a consumer question, I found this....

The safety of GH supplementation in aging individuals is still a matter of debate. Studies in healthy elderly have shown a higher risk for adverse effects of GH supplementation, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, gynecomastia, and fluid retention. Concerns have also been put forward about a dose-dependent increase of insulin resistance with GH treatment.
Despite clear positive effects in GH-deficient patients, GH supplementation in antiaging medicine for healthy elderly individuals with low GH levels due to age is still a matter of debate, with unclear pros and cons. Further studies are required regarding specific indications and the long-term safety and efficiency of such treatments.

(Samaras et al, 2014)

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Post by Rupert » Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:40 pm

See https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-life ... t-20045735 .

It is always important to keep in mind that the supplement industry is an unregulated swamp of snake oil. If your doctor isn't prescribing it to address a deficiency or other medical need, it's likely you don't actually need it and that it might actually harm you. So talk to your doctor.

Edited to add: Just noticed that one of the ingredients in Serovital is Japanese catnip. I wonder if it makes you purr?

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Post by goodlifer » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:21 pm

The last time I looked into Serovital, I realized that I could buy the ingredients individually cheaper than Serovital. I tried some of the ingredients on their own. Meh.

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Post by barnaclebob » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:31 pm

shell921 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:23 am
Anyone taking "Serovital" from CostCo?

<<SeroVital-hgh is an oral anti-aging liquid concentrate that's claimed to contain a special blend of amino acids that can naturally increase human growth hormone (HGH) levels within your body by 682%, resulting in an anti-aging effect (reduced appearance of wrinkles, tightened skin, etc.), as well as increased lean .....etc etc..."
The key word is bolded. I'd like to know what their definition of "can" is. On top of that you then need to figure out if increased HGH actually does anything for you. If you are smart enough to find this board your smart enough to know that its all BS.

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Post by Kennedy » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:45 pm

I wonder what these groups of people who took supplements because they were supposed to be good for you would say:

1) Smokers supplementing with beta-carotene: associated with increased lung cancer rates https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20155614
2) People taking calcium supplements may have an increased risk of plaque build up in arteries: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/me ... _the_heart
3) Creatine supplementation (promoted by some body-builders) associated with testicular cancer: https://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20150 ... nts-cancer

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Post by jpelder » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:53 pm

I would guess that it's a bottle of the stuff that comes from the back end of an intact male bovid...

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Post by Starfish » Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm

Yooper16 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Have you considered VITAMEATAVEGAMIN? Seems to provide a kick.

My MD also has a background and training by a couple of Homeopathic organizations. In her practice there is also a nutritionist, massage and meditation and exercise specialists. She is in her early to mid 40s--- hopefully this kind of practice is a thing to come.
Hopefully not.
Plenty of crooks around, no need for any homeopaths.

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Post by stoptothink » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:04 pm

Starfish wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Yooper16 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Have you considered VITAMEATAVEGAMIN? Seems to provide a kick.

My MD also has a background and training by a couple of Homeopathic organizations. In her practice there is also a nutritionist, massage and meditation and exercise specialists. She is in her early to mid 40s--- hopefully this kind of practice is a thing to come.
Hopefully not.
Plenty of crooks around, no need for any homeopaths.
You don't want your physician to be trained or knowledgeable about anything outside of internal medicine? Interesting.

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Post by TierArtz » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:11 pm

I try to base all my thoughts and actions, including taking or passing on nutritional supplements, on data.

Surfing BH has drawn me away from another favorite website: Quackwatch; their MD author provides information on HGH supplements: https://www.quackwatch.org/01QuackeryRe ... s/hgh.html

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Post by Starfish » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:17 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Starfish wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Yooper16 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Have you considered VITAMEATAVEGAMIN? Seems to provide a kick.

My MD also has a background and training by a couple of Homeopathic organizations. In her practice there is also a nutritionist, massage and meditation and exercise specialists. She is in her early to mid 40s--- hopefully this kind of practice is a thing to come.
Hopefully not.
Plenty of crooks around, no need for any homeopaths.
You don't want your physician to be trained or knowledgeable about anything outside of internal medicine? Interesting.
If buy outside internal medicine you mean crookery, no, thank you. I live evidence based medicine.

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Post by stoptothink » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:24 pm

Starfish wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:17 pm
stoptothink wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:04 pm
Starfish wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:57 pm
Yooper16 wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:27 pm
Have you considered VITAMEATAVEGAMIN? Seems to provide a kick.

My MD also has a background and training by a couple of Homeopathic organizations. In her practice there is also a nutritionist, massage and meditation and exercise specialists. She is in her early to mid 40s--- hopefully this kind of practice is a thing to come.
Hopefully not.
Plenty of crooks around, no need for any homeopaths.
You don't want your physician to be trained or knowledgeable about anything outside of internal medicine? Interesting.
If buy outside internal medicine you mean crookery, no, thank you. I live evidence based medicine.
Apparently you aren't familiar with modern-day medical training, which generally provides little to no education about nutrition, exercise, etc. Don't want to get this shutdown, but I think it is a very positive sign that many medical facilities are now incorporating experts in areas associated with health and well-being that physicians generally have little knowledge of.

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Post by Starfish » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:26 pm

As I said, as long as is evidence based is great! Homeopathy is not.

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Post by goblue100 » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:53 pm

I tried the Dr. Oz "GOAL" method, which I believe is essentially what Serovital is. Goal is an acronym for the amino acids glycine, ornithine, Arginine and Lysine. I supplemented them as he directed. I didn't feel like my own results where worth the cost of the supplements. YMMV.
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Post by LadyGeek » Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:56 pm

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