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Chronic Effects of Euphytose® on Psychological and Physiological Measures of Stress

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03909906
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : April 10, 2019
Last Update Posted : April 10, 2019
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Bayer
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Philippa Jackson, Northumbria University

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to assess the chronic effects (14 days) of Euphytose® on psychological state, physiological stress responses and any resulting changes in gut microflora communities as compared to placebo.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Mood Drug: Euphytose® Drug: Placebo Oral Tablet Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
The aim of the proposed study is to assess the effects of chronic (14 days) supplementation with Euphytose® on psychological state with regards perceived stress and overall mood as well as psychological and physiological stress responses during a laboratory stressor. The trial will employ the Observed Multitasking Stressor (OMS), with psychological state and physiological responses assessed before and after its completion. The main mood/psychological stressor assessment will take place pre-treatment and following 14 days of treatment. Stool samples will also be collected from participants in order to assess changes in gut microflora communities at visits 1 and 2.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 30 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Balanced crossover
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Masking Description: Triple masking (Participant, investigator, outcomes assessor)
Primary Purpose: Other
Official Title: The Chronic Effects of Euphytose® on Psychological and Physiological Measures of Stress: a Randomised, Placebo-controlled, Double Blind Study in Healthy Humans
Estimated Study Start Date : April 2, 2019
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 30, 2019
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 30, 2019

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MedlinePlus related topics: Anxiety

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Euphytose®
Euphytose® 2 tablets 3 times per day for 14 days
Drug: Euphytose®
(50mg Valeriana officinalis L., 40mg Passiflora incarnate L., 10mg Crataegus sp., 10mg Ballota nigra L.)

Placebo Comparator: Placebo
Matched placebo 2 tablets, 3 times per day for 14 days
Drug: Placebo Oral Tablet
Placebo comparator




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Chronic treatment effects on anxiety following a psychological stressor [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Ratings of anxiety as defined by the Stait Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) - State subscale


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on general anxiety [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Ratings of anxiety as defined by the Stait Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) - Trait subscale

  2. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on general psychological health [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Ratings of general psychological health as defined by the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12)

  3. Chronic (14 Days) treatment effects on stress [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Ratings of stress as defined by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (Total score 0-40)

  4. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on psychological distress [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Ratings of stress as defined by the Profile of Mood States (POMS)

  5. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on subjective mood as assessed by visual analogue scales following a psychological stressor [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment, measures immediately before, after and at 30, 60 and 90 minutes following a psychological stressor ]
    Ratings of mood (scored along a 100mm line)

  6. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on subjective ratings of stress as assessed by visual analogue scales following a psychological stressor [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment, measures immediately before, after and at 30, 60 and 90 minutes following a psychological stressor ]
    Ratings of stress (scored along a 100mm line)

  7. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on physiological stress responses [ Time Frame: Measures taken following 14 days treatment prior to and during a psychological stressor ]
    Measuring readings of galvanic skin response to determine response to psychological stressor

  8. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on physiological stress responses [ Time Frame: Measures taken following 14 days treatment prior to and during a psychological stressor ]
    Measuring readings of heart rate response to determine response to psychological stressor

  9. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on other physiological stress responses [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment, measures taken at baseline, immediately before, after and then at 15, 30, 60 and 90 minutes following a psychological stressor ]
    Measuring salivary cortisol and a-amylase to determine response to psychological stressor

  10. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on gut microbiota [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Measuring changes in gut microflora communities

  11. Chronic (14 days) treatment effects on cognitive performance during psychological stressor [ Time Frame: Following 14 days treatment ]
    Tasks include serial 3s, serial 7s, serial 17s, tracking task

  12. 7 days treatment effects on cognitive performance [ Time Frame: Following 7 days treatment ]
    Tasks include simple reaction time, digit vigilance, stroop, Rapid Visual Information Processing (RVIP), peg and ball tasks

  13. 13 days treatment effects on cognitive performance [ Time Frame: Following 13 days treatment ]
    Tasks include simple reaction time, digit vigilance, stroop, RVIP, peg and ball tasks

  14. 7 days treatment effects on subjective ratings of mood as assessed by visual analogue scales [ Time Frame: Following 7 days treatment ]
    Ratings of mood (scored along a 100mm line)

  15. 13 days treatment effects on subjective ratings of mood as assessed by visual analogue scales [ Time Frame: Following 13 days treatment ]
    Ratings of mood (scored along a 100mm line)

  16. 7 days treatment effects on subjective ratings of stress as assessed by visual analogue scales [ Time Frame: Following 7 days treatment ]
    Ratings of stress (scored along a 100mm line)

  17. 13 days treatment effects on subjective ratings of stress as assessed by visual analogue scales [ Time Frame: Following 13 days treatment ]
    Ratings of stress (scored along a 100mm line)

  18. 7 days treatment effects on stress [ Time Frame: Following 7 days treatment ]
    Ratings of stress as defined by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (Total score 0-40)

  19. 13 days treatment effects on stress [ Time Frame: Following 13 days treatment ]
    Ratings of stress as defined by the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) (Total score 0-40)

  20. 7 days treatment effects on sedation [ Time Frame: Following 7 days treatment ]
    Ratings of subjective drowsiness as as defined by the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS) (Total score 1-10)

  21. 13 days treatment effects on sedation [ Time Frame: Following 13 days treatment ]
    Ratings of subjective drowsiness as as defined by the Karolinska Sleepiness Scale (KSS)(Total score 1-10)



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 65 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged 18-65 years
  • In good physical health
  • Subjects agree to abstain throughout the trial from all dietary supplements (note: protein shakes and garlic supplements are allowed)
  • Body Mass Index above 18 kg/m2 and below 35 kg/m2
  • Subjects are, in the opinion of the investigator, willing to participate in all scheduled visits and to adhere to all study procedures
  • Subjects accept to refrain from alcohol intake 24 hours prior to Testing Visits 1-4
  • Subjects do not have a current diagnosis of a significant medical condition which may interfere with the subject's ability to perform assessments and successfully completes training
  • Subjects provide a personally signed and dated informed consent indicating that the subject has been informed of all pertinent aspects of the trial and understood and accepts these
  • Have a bank account (required for payment)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Have any pre-existing medical condition/illness? NOTE: the exceptions to this are controlled (medicated) arthritis, asthma, high cholesterol and reflux-related conditions
  • Event (personal or professional) likely to have impacted the subject's emotional and/ or psychological state within the last 8 weeks (for example but not restricted to: change of professional function/situation, death of a family member, divorce, surgery, accident, etc.)
  • Event (personal or professional) likely to affect the subject's emotional, psychological or hormonal state planned during the next 8 weeks, including vaccination, important medical exam etc.
  • Smoking or the use of any nicotine replacement products e.g. vaping, gum, patches (smoking within the last 3 months)
  • Blood pressure >159/99 millimeters of mercury (mmHg)
  • Excessive use of caffeine (> 500 mg caffeine per day) from all dietary sources
  • Current intake of pharmaceuticals (excluding contraception and arthritis, cholesterol and reflux-related hormone replacement treatments (for female participants) where symptoms are stable and medications do not contraindicate the study outcomes and inhalers used as required)
  • Have taken antibiotics within the last 4 weeks
  • Any known active infections
  • Have a recent history of (within 12 months of screening visit) or strong potential for alcohol or substance abuse. Alcohol abuse is defined as more than 60g (men) / 40g (women) pure alcohol per day (7 / 5.5 units)
  • A history of neurological or psychiatric diseases excluding anxiety or depression
  • A diagnosis/treatment for a psychiatric disorder within the past 12 months (including anxiety or depression)
  • A history of significant head trauma
  • Have sleep disturbances and/or are taking sleep aid medication
  • Have learning difficulties or dyslexia
  • Have visual impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses (including colour blindness)
  • Have frequent migraines that require medication (more than or equal to 1 per month)
  • Not proficient in English equivalent to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) band 6 or above
  • Are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breast feeding
  • Have any health condition that would prevent fulfillment of the study requirements
  • Any condition which may interfere with the subjects ability to perform assessments
  • Are employed in a job that includes night shift work
  • Have no access to the internet (including via smartphone)
  • Are unable to perform the computerized tests during training to the established acceptable levels for participation in this type of study.
  • Have habitually used supplements, within the last month (defined as more than 3 consecutive days or 4 days in total)
  • Participation in another clinical trial within 30 days prior to screening
  • Any history of hypersensitivity to the investigational product or its active or inactive constituents or any food allergy or intolerance
  • Non-compliant in terms of treatment consumption

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Contacts
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Contact: Fiona Dodd, Dr 0191 227 ext 3377 f.dodd@northumbria.ac.uk

Sponsors and Collaborators
Northumbria University
Bayer
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Philippa Jackson, Dr Study Principal Investigator

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Responsible Party: Philippa Jackson, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03909906     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9BW1
First Posted: April 10, 2019    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 10, 2019
Last Verified: April 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Philippa Jackson, Northumbria University:
cognition
anxiety
herbal supplements