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Auburn, Alabama 36849


Purpose:

The investigators are examining how the daily consumption of a multi-vitamin/mineral supplement affects the following variables in 21-40 year old women: 1. blood levels of various micronutrients (assessed from blood draws using mass spectrometry-based assays) 2. blood cell gene expression patterns (assessed from blood draws and real-time PCR assays) 3. mood (assessed via questionnaires) Blood and questionnaires will be collected prior to supplementation, and 12 weeks into supplementation.


Study summary:

The investigators are testing the efficacy of a multi-vitamin/mineral/omega-3 complex on psychological and physiological measures in pre-menopausal women (21-40 years old) over a 12-week period. This study will be a double-blinded, placebo-controlled intervention. Briefly, subjects will be screened for inclusion criteria. Eligible subjects will then undergo a pre-testing battery (i.e., T1) and will then be randomly assigned to one of two groups including: 1. Experimental group (anticipated n=50) 2. Control group (anticipated n=50) Subjects will then consume 2 capsules per day for 12 weeks and perform a post-testing battery (i.e., T2) that includes tests performed during the pre-testing battery. Main outcome (dependent) variables between treatments will include: 1. blood levels of various micronutrients (assessed from blood draws using mass spectrometry-based assays) 2. blood cell gene expression patterns (assessed from blood draws and real-time PCR assays) 3. mood (assessed via questionnaires) Blood and questionnaires will be collected prior to supplementation, and 12 weeks into supplementation. Statistics used to assess differences between conditions over time will include two-way repeated measures ANOVAs. When significant group*time interactions are observed, the statistical model will be decomposed using LSD post hoc tests.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: 1. Subjects must be healthy adult women (21-40 years) 2. Subjects must possess a body mass index between 20-30 kg/m2 3. Subjects can be of all demographics, race, and skin types 4. Subjects must have a regular menstrual cycle 5. Subjects must have never have smoked tobacco 6. Subjects must be willing to practice at least one of the following methods of birth control: (1) Total abstinence from sexual intercourse with someone of the opposite sex during the study duration; (2) Sexual intercourse with a vasectomized partner; (3) Contraceptive (oral, parenteral, or transdermal) for at least 3 consecutive months prior to and during the study duration; (4) Use of an intrauterine contraceptive device; (5) Other acceptable forms of birth control (condoms, contraceptive sponge, diaphragm or vaginal ring with spermicidal jellies or cream). 7. Subjects must be able to travel to test site on scheduled dates/times without transportation issues. Exclusion Criteria: 1. Any prescribed medication except for oral contraceptives (not acceptable if oral contraceptives are used to disrupt normal/monthly menstrual cycle) - includes recent antibiotic and/or oral corticosteroid use 2. Medical history including the following: cardiovascular disease, cancer, coagulopathies, current anemia, epilepsy, thyroid disease, parathyroid diseases, diabetes, hepatitis, brain injuries or other brain-related diseases, depression treated with prescription medications, liver diseases, abnormal lipid metabolism, digestive disorders (Crohn's, pancreatitis, ulcerative colitis), multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, asthma/COPD 3. Anyone incapable of adhering to the study protocol or knowing likelihood of moving away from the study site 4. Known allergies to algal oils, high-oleic sunflower oil, coconuts/coconut oil 5. Pregnant (or become pregnant during the course of the study) 6. Past or active smokers 7. Irregular menstrual cycles or amenorrhea 8. Donated blood within two months prior to study entry, and must not donate blood during the study duration 9. Consumers of alcohol, > 5 drinks of alcohol per week; one drink of alcohol was considered to be 142 mL of standard wine, 340 mL of beer, 35 mL of 80-proof liquor, or 10 mL of pure alcohol 10. Dietary practices: more than one fish meal per week, or daily consumption of more than a Tablespoon of flaxseeds 11. Caffeine-containing beverages are allowable if not excessive (more than the equivalent of 6 cups of coffee daily) and if they do not contain added vitamins; energy drinks or energy capsules containing caffeine are allowable if they have been used routinely 12. Dietary Supplements: those taking multivitamin-mineral (MVM), prenatal vitamins, B vitamins, fish oil, krill oil, flaxseed oil dietary supplements. Meal replacement drinks or powders with 100% or more of the Daily Values for vitamins and minerals are also excluded, but if subjects cease their use they can be admitted into the study. *Allowable supplements include calcium with or without Vitamin D (if the Vitamin D does not exceed 400 IU daily), fiber supplements not exceeding recommended doses on product labels, melatonin, niacin, herbal supplements without added vitamins, glucosamine/chondroitin, sports supplements, drinks or powders that do not contain vitamins and minerals (for example: protein powders, creatine, electrolytes, nitric oxide enhancers). Other supplements can be considered on a case-by-case basis. 13. Study subjects must not be in active litigation regarding malpractice, workman's compensation, or disability claims. 14. Study subjects must not be employees (temporary, part-time, full-time, etc.) or a family member of the research staff conducting the study.


NCT ID:

NCT03828097


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Auburn, Alabama 36849
United States



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Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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