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Exercise and NutraStem (NT-020): Effects on Stem Cells

This study is ongoing, but not recruiting participants.
University of South Florida
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meharvan Singh, University of North Texas Health Science Center Identifier:
First received: May 1, 2013
Last updated: October 24, 2016
Last verified: June 2016
The purpose of this study is to see if an investigational supplement called NutraStem® will increase the amount of stem cells in human blood at rest and after exercise. The ingredients found in NutraStem® can be found in nutrition or vitamin shops/stores.

Condition Intervention Phase
Adult Stem Cell Proliferation
Drug: NutraStem
Drug: Placebo
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Phase 2 Study of the Effect of a Nutritional Supplement and Exercise on Human Stem Cells

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of North Texas Health Science Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Increased stem cell proliferation in active supplement arm [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Markers of oxidative stress [ Time Frame: 4 weeks ]

Estimated Enrollment: 24
Study Start Date: April 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date: March 2017
Estimated Primary Completion Date: March 2017 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Active supplement
NutraStem, 2 tablets daily, Vitamin D3 (2000 IU), BioVin® (40 mg) and the proprietary blend (900mg).
Drug: NutraStem
Other Name: NT-020
Placebo Comparator: Sugar pill

The placebo is identical in appearance to the NutraStem® supplement and contains the following ingredients in a Vegi Capsule:


Drug: Placebo
Other Name: Sugar pill


Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy men and women
  • Age 50 to 70 years old
  • Ability to walk on a treadmill for 15 minutes.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Age less than 50 or greater than 70 years of age.
  • A history of difficult veins/difficulty obtaining blood samples
  • Unwilling to follow the procedures of the trial
  • Participated in more than 2 sessions per week of strenuous exercise in the last month
  • Unable to tolerate the ingredients in NutraStem® or placebo, or have food allergies
  • Intentionally lost or gained 10 or more pounds of body weight in the last 3 months
  • Acute illness
  • Severe co-morbid disease
  • Use of any prescription or non-prescription products for antioxidant regimen or stem cell supplement within the past 4 weeks
  • Diabetic
  • Uncontrolled hypertension
  • Recent cardiovascular event (past 36 months), or a family history of sudden death or heart attacks before the age of 55
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 20 or greater than 35 m/kg2;
  • Participated in a clinical trial in the past 4 weeks
  • Take methadone, insulin, anticoagulants (blood thinners), MAO's or similar medications
  • Anticipate the need for surgery of any type during the entire study;
  • Plan to donate blood or blood products during the study or for thirty (30) days following the study
  • Active peptic ulcer disease or reliable history of gastrointestinal bleeding within the past five (5) years
  • Recurrent or a history of intestinal disorders that may interfere with the absorption of the product
  • Any disease or condition that in the investigator's opinion compromises the integrity of the clinical trial or the safety of the subject
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01847027

United States, Texas
University of North Texas Health Science Center - Center for Biohealth
Fort Worth, Texas, United States, 76107
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of South Florida
Principal Investigator: Meharvan Singh, PhD University of North Texas Health Science Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Meharvan Singh, Chairman and Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Neuroscience, University of North Texas Health Science Center Identifier: NCT01847027     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2012-162 
Study First Received: May 1, 2013
Last Updated: October 24, 2016

Keywords provided by University of North Texas Health Science Center:
Stem cells
Increase stem cell replacement
decreased stem cell proliferation processed this record on February 27, 2017