This study is a remote study which means that no in-clinic visits are required. Study data is collected via online questionnaires so internet access is required.
The study will involve approximately 150 men & women. Each participant will take the Study Product (provided as capsules) for a 3-month period.
If you begin to experience any cold or flu-like symptoms, you will be required to rate the severity of your symptoms each day until you return to normal health, or up to a maximum of 14 days. You are required record your symptoms each time you experience a cold/flu during the 3 month study period.
The information we collect during the study will enable the investigators to assess the product’s effectiveness on assisting preventing the occurrence and severity of cold and flu symptoms during illness.
This study is a placebo-controlled trial which means that we will be comparing any effectiveness of the Active product (beta-glucan) to a placebo. In this study, 50% of participants will receive the Active product and 50% will receive the Placebo. A placebo is an inactive treatment, typically made from a sugar or fibre material and designed to look like the real supplement being studied. Your allocated product will be posted to you after you have completed all enrolment requirements.
You will be eligible to be reimbursed up to $100 to cover your time and any out of pocket expenses. The reimbursement will be made via direct deposit to your nominated bank account once all study requirements (3 month participation) have been met.
If participation from the study is withdrawn prior to the completion, you will be eligible for reimbursement of any expenses incurred during your participation.
There is no cost to be a voluntary participant in this study, all study materials and test are paid for by the investigators. All products/items will be supplied and posted at the expense of RDC Clinical, and where required, pre-paid satchels provided for the return of any item.
If you are aged 18-65 and would like to help with this study, we’d love to hear from you. Please register your interest by answering the questionnaire and completing the form on this page… we’ll then get in touch to screen you for suitability.