Brain Imaging Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 12, 2015
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2016
University of Utah
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Brief Summary:
The study is designed to evaluate the effects of the proprietary nutritional supplement on cognition, mood, and brain imaging parameters following a relatively short period of treatment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Brain Health Dietary Supplement: Proprietary Nutritional Supplement Dietary Supplement: Placebo Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 68 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator)
Official Title: A Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo-controlled Study Investigating the Effects of a Proprietary Nutritional Supplement on Brain Health
Study Start Date : April 2015
Actual Primary Completion Date : June 2016
Actual Study Completion Date : June 2016

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Dietary Supplement: Placebo
2 capsules taken by mouth with morning and evening meals.

Experimental: Proprietary Nutritional Supplement Dietary Supplement: Proprietary Nutritional Supplement
2 capsules taken by mouth with morning and evening meals.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in MRI Brain scan [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline MRI Brain scan at Day 42 ]
    Determine differences in brain metabolism, brain connectivity, or brain structure. Highlight regional brain changes between pre and post chronic supplementation with a proprietary nutritional formula.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in anxiety as measured by the Hamilton Anxiety Scale (HAM-A) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline anxiety at Day 42 ]
  2. Change in depression as measured by the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline depression at Day 42 ]
  3. Change in mood as measured by the Profile of Mood States (POMS) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline mood at Day 42 ]
  4. Change in memory as measured by Logical Memory I and II (subtests from the Wechsler Memory Scale- IV) [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline memory at Day 42 ]
  5. Change in fluency as measure by Letter and Category Fluency test [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline fluency at Day 42 ]
  6. Change in Chemistry panel [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline Chemistry panel at Day 42 ]
  7. Change in RBC fatty acid profile [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline RBC fatty acid profile at Day 42 ]
  8. Change in Gene expression [ Time Frame: Change from Baseline Gene expression at Day 42 ]
  9. Measurement of polyphenol metabolites in saliva [ Time Frame: Day 42 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   40 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Both male and female subjects will be included.
  • Age between 40-60 years inclusive.
  • Healthy subjects who, in the opinion of the investigator, are free of any medical conditions that might affect study measures.
  • Eats 1 or fewer servings of fatty fish per week.
  • BMI < 35

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Current or past neurological illness.
  • Substance abuse or dependence within the prior 60 days.
  • Current depression (HAMD greater than 20) or anxiety disorder (HAMA greater than 18).
  • Current or past history of psychiatric disorder.
  • History of head trauma with loss of consciousness.
  • Contraindication to brain MRI examination.
  • Supplementation with Omega 3, fish oil, or other over the counter supplements including the other bioactive ingredients in the proprietary nutritional supplement, antioxidants and multi-vitamin mineral supplements for the previous 3 months.
  • Plasma Omega3 Index >5% at screening visit.
  • Subject has a known allergy or intolerance to any of the ingredients contained in the proprietary nutritional supplement or placebo.
  • Subject is currently pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or is breastfeeding.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02439983

United States, Utah
University of Utah - Brain Institute
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, 84108
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Utah
Principal Investigator: Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, Ph.D. University of Utah

Responsible Party: Pharmanex Identifier: NCT02439983     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 14-PHX-0002
First Posted: May 12, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2016
Last Verified: August 2016