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Probiotics for Mental Wellness (Moa Trial)

Waitlist Available
Led By Divya Nair
Research Sponsored by Fonterra Research Centre
Eligibility Criteria Checklist
Specific guidelines that determine who can or cannot participate in a clinical trial
Must have
Report moderate levels of perceived stress
Be older than 18 years old
Screening 3 weeks
Treatment Varies
Follow Up 4 weeks
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Moa Trial Summary

This trial tests if taking probiotics affects mental wellbeing in healthy adults w/moderate stress. Participants take either probiotic or placebo, answer questionnaires & use wearable device.

Who is the study for?
This trial is for adults aged 18-60 in the US who feel moderately stressed but aren't on depression or anxiety meds, haven't taken antibiotics recently, and have no coconut allergies. Participants need a smartphone, internet, and computer access.Check my eligibility
What is being tested?
The study tests if taking a probiotic capsule daily improves mental wellbeing compared to a placebo (a dummy pill). It involves answering questionnaires at three different times and wearing a wearable device throughout the study.See study design
What are the potential side effects?
Probiotics are generally considered safe with few side effects; however, some individuals might experience digestive discomfort such as gas or bloating initially when starting probiotics.

Moa Trial Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

You may be eligible if you check “Yes” for the criteria below
You feel a moderate amount of stress.

Moa Trial Timeline

Screening ~ 3 weeks
Treatment ~ Varies
Follow Up ~4 weeks
This trial's timeline: 3 weeks for screening, Varies for treatment, and 4 weeks for reporting.

Treatment Details

Study Objectives

Outcome measures can provide a clearer picture of what you can expect from a treatment.
Primary outcome measures
Change in Mental wellbeing
Secondary outcome measures
Change in Depression scores
Change in Salivary cortisol
Change in Stress scores
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Moa Trial Design

2Treatment groups
Experimental Treatment
Placebo Group
Group I: Probiotic ArmExperimental Treatment1 Intervention
Group II: ControlPlacebo Group1 Intervention
First Studied
Drug Approval Stage
How many patients have taken this drug
Completed Phase 4

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Who is running the clinical trial?

Fonterra Research CentreLead Sponsor
8 Previous Clinical Trials
1,274 Total Patients Enrolled
1 Trials studying Mental Health Wellness
120 Patients Enrolled for Mental Health Wellness
Sun GenomicsUNKNOWN
1 Previous Clinical Trials
350 Total Patients Enrolled
Divya NairPrincipal InvestigatorSunGenomics

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Is participation in this investigation open to eligible participants?

"Affirmative. According to the details hosted on clinicaltrials.gov, this medical trial was inaugurated on March 20th 2021 and is actively looking for 120 participants at one location. The most recent update occurred September 6th 2021."

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How many participants are participating in this trial?

"Yes, the information on clinicaltrials.gov reveals that this medical trial is still recruiting participants. It was inaugurated on March 20th of this year and edited as recently as September 6th . The study requires 120 volunteers to be admitted from 1 centre."

Answered by AI
~30 spots leftby Apr 2025