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Dietary Supplement

Ketone Supplements for Ketosis (STAK-VKM Trial)

Led By Jeff Volek, PhD
Research Sponsored by Ohio State University
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Ages 20 - 70 years
Participant understands the study procedures and signs forms providing informed consent to participate in the study and authorizes the release of relevant protected health information to the Investigator
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up up to 5 hours
Awards & highlights

STAK-VKM Trial Summary

This trial will study how age, metabolic health, and obesity affect the body's response to ketone esters, which are used to treat people of different ages.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for individuals aged 20-70 who can fast, avoid alcohol and exercise before testing, and maintain consistent diet and medication habits. They must not have health issues that could affect study participation or interpretation of results as determined by the Investigator.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study examines how different people metabolize a ketone supplement across various ages and metabolic health statuses. It involves questionnaires on beverage tolerability, blood draws to measure ketones, urine analysis, and monitoring satiety levels.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Potential side effects are not explicitly listed in the provided information but may include reactions to the ingredients in the ketone supplements such as soy or milk protein allergies. Participants with known sensitivities to these components are excluded from the trial.

STAK-VKM Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
I am between 20 and 70 years old.
I understand the study and have signed consent forms.

STAK-VKM Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~up to 5 hours
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and up to 5 hours for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Capillary d-BHB
Secondary outcome measures
Beverage tolerability questionnaire (BTQ)
Capillary glucose concentrations
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STAK-VKM Trial Design

1Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Group I: C8 Ketone SupplementExperimental Treatment4 Interventions
360mg/kg of supplement will be given on a singular testing day.
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Blood Draw
Completed Phase 4

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Buck Institute for Research on AgingOTHER
2 Previous Clinical Trials
70 Total Patients Enrolled
Ohio State UniversityLead Sponsor
828 Previous Clinical Trials
505,351 Total Patients Enrolled
2 Trials studying Ketosis
45 Patients Enrolled for Ketosis
Jeff Volek, PhDPrincipal InvestigatorOhio State University
3 Previous Clinical Trials
60 Total Patients Enrolled

Media Library

Ketone Supplement (Dietary Supplement) Clinical Trial Eligibility Overview. Trial Name: NCT05924295 — N/A
Ketosis Research Study Groups: C8 Ketone Supplement
Ketosis Clinical Trial 2023: Ketone Supplement Highlights & Side Effects. Trial Name: NCT05924295 — N/A
Ketone Supplement (Dietary Supplement) 2023 Treatment Timeline for Medical Study. Trial Name: NCT05924295 — N/A

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Does the current enrollment process include adults aged 18 and above?

"As indicated by the requirements for participation, would-be participants must be aged 20 or above and no older than 70."

Answered by AI

What is the estimated enrollment for this experiment?

"Affirmative, the evidence on clinicaltrials.gov demonstrates that this medical trial is presently recruiting participants. It was initially advertised on June 20th 2022 and has been modified since then. A total of 400 patients are required to be enrolled at one site for it to begin."

Answered by AI

Am I eligible to register for this clinical trial?

"In order to join this medical research, applicants must have ketosis and range in age from 20 to 70. This trial intends to recruit a total of 400 participants."

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Are there any openings to join this clinical test at the moment?

"The particulars on clinicaltrials.gov affirm that, as of 6/20/2023, this trial is looking for patients to participate. This entry was initially posted and most recently updated on the same date."

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~267 spots leftby Jan 2026