Beet-root juice plus red-light therapy for Healthy Aging

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
1
Effectiveness
1
Safety
Healthy Aging+1 MoreBeet-root juice - DietarySupplement
Eligibility
65+
All Sexes
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Study Summary

The goal of this randomized counterbalanced repeated measures study is to test beet-root juice supplementation and red light therapy augment forearm muscle endurance in apparently healthy older adults over 65 years of age. The main questions seek to answer the following question: Does beet-root juice supplementation improve forearm muscle endurance compared to a placebo supplement? Does red light therapy improve forearm muscle endurance compared to a sham light exposure? Does beet-root juice supplementation in combination with red light therapy improve forearm muscle endurance compared to a placebo-sham light control?

Eligible Conditions
  • Healthy Aging
  • Health Care Utilization

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 2 Secondary · Reporting Duration: During the forearm exercise fatigue protocol lasting up to 45 minutes

During the forearm exercise fatigue protocol lasting up to 45 minutes
Forearm
Intermuscular coordination
Total forearm work performed

Trial Safety

Safety Progress

1 of 3

Trial Design

4 Treatment Groups

Placebo plus sham light therapy
1 of 4
Beet-root juice plus red-light therapy
1 of 4
Beet-root juice plus sham light therapy
1 of 4
Placebo plus red-light therapy
1 of 4

Active Control

Experimental Treatment

Non-Treatment Group

10 Total Participants · 4 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: Beet-root juice plus red-light therapy · Has Placebo Group · N/A

Beet-root juice plus red-light therapyExperimental Group · 2 Interventions: Beet-root juice, red-light therapy · Intervention Types: DietarySupplement, Radiation
Placebo plus sham light therapyActiveComparator Group · 2 Interventions: Placebo, sham light · Intervention Types: DietarySupplement, Radiation
Beet-root juice plus sham light therapyShamComparator Group · 2 Interventions: Beet-root juice, sham light · Intervention Types: DietarySupplement, Radiation
Placebo plus red-light therapyPlaceboComparator Group · 2 Interventions: red-light therapy, Placebo · Intervention Types: Radiation, DietarySupplement

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: during the forearm exercise fatigue protocol lasting up to 45 minutes

Who is running the clinical trial?

Wake Forest UniversityLead Sponsor
177 Previous Clinical Trials
150,877 Total Patients Enrolled
Andrew D Wells, Ph.D.Principal InvestigatorWake Forest University, Reynolda Campus

Eligibility Criteria

Age 65+ · All Participants · 1 Total Inclusion Criteria

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