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Effects of a Nutritional Supplement Combination on Body Weight Management

This study has been completed.
Nu Skin Enterprises
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Pharmanex Identifier:
First received: October 19, 2012
Last updated: October 27, 2014
Last verified: November 2012
Title: A Phase IV, Open-label, Single-Center Study on the Effects of a Nutritional Supplement Combination on Body Weight Management over a 90-day period

Condition Intervention Phase
Dietary Supplement: Nutritional supplement and protein shakes
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase IV, Open-label, Parallel Group, Single-Center Study on the Effects of a Nutritional Supplement Combination on Body Weight Management Over a 90-day Period

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Further study details as provided by Pharmanex:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • -Evaluate the changes in body composition as determined by percent body fat using the Bod Pod [ Time Frame: 90 Days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Evaluate the changes in body weight [ Time Frame: 90 days ]
    • Determine the safety and tolerability of a weight loss system and dietary supplements containing ingredients to promote healthy weight
    • Evaluate the changes in body weight as measured by body weight and body composition changes (as determined by BMI as well as changes in body measurements-waist, hip, arm, and ankle circumferences) of a weight loss system and dietary supplements containing ingredients to promote healthy weight.
    • Determine changes in substrate energy utilization
    • Determine subjective measurements of hunger, appetite, feeling of well being during weight loss
    • Determine changes in expansion and return of blood vessels (pulse wave analyzer)

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: September 2012
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Dietary Supplement

Treatment Regimen

-The Nutritional Supplement will be given for approximately 90 days in the form of 7 capsules and a powder to mix into liquids or foods for the first 15 days of program. Subjects will also drink a protein shake.

Dietary Supplement: Nutritional supplement and protein shakes

Detailed Description:

Safety assessment:

Safety will be assessed by changes in blood chemistries/hematology, and adverse events, of nutritional supplement emergent AEs (TEAEs), classified by severity grade, relatedness to the nutritional supplement.

Efficacy Assessment:

The objectives of this study are to evaluate the efficacy (changes in body composition and measurements as well as influence on appetite and quality of life changes) of the nutritional supplement administered repeatedly throughout the study.

Study Subject Population:

Healthy adult men and women are eligible for participation upon fulfillment of the inclusion/exclusion criteria.


Ages Eligible for Study:   25 Years to 65 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Females and Males aged 25-65 years
  2. Signed informed consent
  3. BMI between 25 and 40 kg/m2
  4. A resting normotensive blood pressure is defined as a systolic blood pressure between 90-145 mmHg and a diastolic blood pressure of 50 90 mmHg
  5. Use of effective method of contraception by females of childbearing [potential and agreement to continue to practice an acceptable method of contraception for the duration of their participation in the study]. Acceptable methods of contraception include oral, injectable, or implantable contraceptives; intrauterine devices, diaphragm plus spermicide; abstinence (must agree to use double-barrier method if they become sexually active), transdermal patch, or any double barrier method including a vasectomized sexual partner. Women who have had a hysterectomy or tubal ligation at least 6 months prior to Visit 1 or who have been post-menopausal
  6. Ability to speak and understand English
  7. Willing to fast the morning of visit where blood samples are taken

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Self-reported chronic condition that may affect subject safety (e.g., diabetes, cardiovascular disease) or significantly impact product effectiveness (e.g., chronic fatigue)
  2. Pregnancy/suspected pregnancy, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant during the course of the study.
  3. Use of Antihypertensive medication for less than 4 months or unregulated clinically blood pressure.
  4. Having undergone gastroplasty or bariatric surgery in the past 10 years.
  5. Taking medication (e.g., thyroid medication), must be stable for at least four months.
  6. Allergies to any ingredients contained in the Nutritional Supplement.
  7. Medical treatment for insomnia or depression within 30-days prior to the screening visit.
  8. Tobacco (e.g. cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipe, nicotine patches) use within 30-days prior to the screening visit.
  9. Planned surgical procedure during the course of the study.
  10. Currently participating in another study or have done so within 30 days prior to the screening visit or is likely to enroll in another clinical or nutritional study.
  11. Currently taking any medication or supplement for the use of weight loss must be discontinued prior to Visit 1 Baseline Day 0.
  12. Currently participating in a weight loss program or participated in a weight loss program in the past 6 months.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01725958

United States, Utah
Aspen Clinical Research
Orem, Utah, United States, 84058
Sponsors and Collaborators
Nu Skin Enterprises
Study Director: Steve Poole, BS Pharmanex
  More Information

Responsible Party: Pharmanex Identifier: NCT01725958     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NSE 12-PHX-08-NU-02
Study First Received: October 19, 2012
Last Updated: October 27, 2014

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Body Weight
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on April 26, 2017