The study will involve approximately 200 men & women who experience cold and flu symptoms (such as congestion, sore throat, fever, aches and pains). Each participant will take the Study Product (provided in capsules) for a 2-week period once cold or flu symptoms begin.
This study is a placebo-controlled trial which means that we will be comparing the effectiveness of the Active product to a placebo. In this study, 50% of participants will receive the Active product and 50% will receive the Placebo.
Once enrolled in the study, you will be allocated to either the Active product group (Olive Leaf Extract), or the Placebo group. This is the product you will take during your next cold/flu event, and will be posted to you.
Once you begin to experience your next cold or flu, you will be required to start taking your allocated Study Product, and to rate the severity of your symptoms until you return to normal health, or up to a maximum of 2 weeks.
The information we collect during the study will enable the investigators to assess the product’s effectiveness.
You will be eligible to be reimbursed to cover some of 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 (up to 4 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If participation from the study is withdrawn prior to the completion, you will be eligible for reimbursement of any expenses incurred during your participation.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 tests 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 experience regular cold and flu episodes, aged between 18-65 and would like to help, 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.