ProAlgaZyme Novel Algae Infusion: Applications in Immunodeficiency

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 28, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 28, 2007
University of Yaounde
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Health Enhancement Products, Inc.

June 26, 2007
June 28, 2007
June 28, 2007
May 2006
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  • CD4+ T-lymphocytes [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • HIV Viral Load [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • hsCRP (C-reactive protein) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Total cholesterol [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • Liver enzymes (ALT, ALP, GGT) [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
  • MDA (malonaldehyde) and thiol proteins [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Same as current
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RBC and WBC counts [ Time Frame: 12 weeks ]
Same as current
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ProAlgaZyme Novel Algae Infusion: Applications in Immunodeficiency
The Effects of ProAlgaZyme Novel Algae Infusion Alone or in Combination With HAART on Markers of Immune Status, Dyslipidemia, Inflammation and Oxidative Stress in HIV or HIV/HBV Patients
The purpose of this study is to determine the safety and effects in HIV patients of supplementation (4-20 fl. oz. daily) with ProAlgaZyme, a novel fermentation product of a freshwater algae ecosystem, on markers of immune status, dyslipidemia, inflammation and oxidative stress alone or in combination with HAART (highly-active antiretroviral therapy).
HIV infection and interventions such as HAART (highly-active antiretroviral therapy) are associated with dyslipidemia and increased markers of inflammatory and oxidative stress. These effects can hasten the progression towards AIDS and present serious cardiovascular complications. Therapeutic agents that can provide immune support with minimal side effects and/or reduce the adverse effects of HAART are in high demand worldwide. Such agents may help HIV patients to live a better quality of life, and may potentially improve the compliance with traditional therapies including HAART. This study is a single-center open-label design to evaluate the safety of ProAlgaZyme novel algae infusion and its effects in varying dosages on markers of immune status, dyslipidemia, inflammation and oxidative stress in patients with HIV or HIV/HBV co-infection, who may also be taking HAART.
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Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Supportive Care
  • HIV Infections
  • Hepatitis B
  • Dyslipidemia
Drug: ProAlgaZyme
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
Same as current
September 2006
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosed as HIV +ve or HIV/HBV +ve
  • Either/or:

    • had not taken antiretroviral drugs before (pre-HAART patients)
    • were treated with triple drug therapy for at least 3-6 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Obese
  • Taking any cholesterol-lowering medications 30 days prior to the start of enrollment and during the course of the study.
  • Enrolled in another clinical study in the past 6 months.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
19 Years to 45 Years   (Adult)
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Health Enhancement Products, Inc.
University of Yaounde
Principal Investigator: Julius Oben, Ph.D. Laboratory of Nutrition and Nutritional Biochemistry (LNNB), Department of Biochemistry, University of Yaounde I, Yaounde, Cameroon
Health Enhancement Products, Inc.
June 2007

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