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Effects of a Vitality Dietary Supplement on Physical and Mental Function in Middle-aged Adults

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01155076
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 1, 2010
Last Update Posted : November 14, 2013
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
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Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to determine the effects of 8 weeks Vitality Product supplementation on physical and mental function in middle-aged adults

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Health-related Quality of Life Dietary Supplement: Vitality Product Dietary Supplement: Placebo Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 116 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
Official Title: Effects of a Proprietary Ginseng, Cordyceps, and Pomegranate Supplement on Physical and Mental Function in Middle-aged Adults: a Double-blind, Randomized, Placebo-controlled Trial
Study Start Date : July 2010
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2012
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2013

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Vitality product
Proprietary blend of ginseng, cordyceps, and pomegranate
Dietary Supplement: Vitality Product
Proprietary blend of ginseng, cordyceps, and pomegranate taken twice a day for 8 weeks

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Dietary Supplement: Placebo
Placebo taken twice a day for 8 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Health-related quality of life [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Sexual Function questionnaire [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]
  2. Adverse events [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males and females aged 40-70 years
  • Signed Informed Consent
  • BMI between 19 and 30 kg/m2
  • Normotensive, defined as systolic blood pressure 90-140 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure 50-90 mmHg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Regular dietary supplement use and unwilling to discontinue use at least 1 month prior to enrollment in the study
  • Self-reported chronic condition that may affect subject safety (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease) or significantly impact product effectiveness (e.g. chronic fatigue)
  • Pregnancy/suspected pregnancy, breastfeeding
  • Antihypertensive medication use
  • Allergies to any supplement ingredients
  • Consumption of more than 600mg caffeine from any source per day
  • Consumption of "energy drinks" (e.g. Red Bull, Monster) or any herbal supplement known to affect energy levels
  • Known iron anemia
  • Medically treated for insomnia
  • Medically treated for depression
  • Taking medications known to affect energy, e.g. thyroid medication
  • Tobacco user
  • Planned surgical procedure in next 2 months
  • Participating in another clinical (medical or nutritional) study or likely to enroll in another medical or nutritional study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01155076

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United States, Arizona
Quality of Life Medical and Research Center
Tucson, Arizona, United States, 85712
United States, Minnesota
Ridgeview Chaska Medical Plaza
Chaska, Minnesota, United States, 55318
United States, Texas
West Houston Clinical Research Services
Houston, Texas, United States, 77055
Sponsors and Collaborators
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
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Principal Investigator: John McGettigan, MD Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, LLC
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Responsible Party: Pharmanex Identifier: NCT01155076    
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-SUS-03-NU-01
First Posted: July 1, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: November 14, 2013
Last Verified: November 2013