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

This study has been completed.
Sprim Advanced Life Sciences
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pharmanex Identifier:
First received: June 29, 2010
Last updated: November 12, 2013
Last verified: November 2013
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 Intervention
Health-related Quality of Life Dietary Supplement: Vitality Product Dietary Supplement: Placebo

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: 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

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Further study details as provided by Pharmanex:

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

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

Enrollment: 116
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
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


Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
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: NCT01155076

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
Principal Investigator: John McGettigan, MD Quality of Life Medical & Research Center, LLC
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pharmanex Identifier: NCT01155076     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-SUS-03-NU-01
Study First Received: June 29, 2010
Last Updated: November 12, 2013 processed this record on September 25, 2017