Clinical Trial

Phytochemicals on Aging and Inflammation in the Skin

Study Description

Effect of Orally Delivered Phytochemicals on Aging and Inflammation in the Skin

The objective is to determine, in a small number of participants, the protective effects of UV-induced skin erythema (reddening or "sunburn") following oral administration of sulforaphane, curcumin, or a combination of the two plant (diet)-based supplements. The investigators will be using the over-the-counter nutritional supplements Crucera-SGS and Meriva-SF to deliver the biologically stable sulforaphane precursor and a highly bioavailable formulation of curcumin. Volunteers will be challenged with UV irradiation at 2-times the minimum erythematous dose (M.E.D.) on discrete 2 cm diameter circles on the upper buttocks. Skin redness will be monitored daily using a chromometer. Biomarkers will then be evaluated in blood, urine, and skin biopsies.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Dietary Supplement - Crucera-SGS

Crucera-SGS is a commercially available dietary supplement. The active ingredient is glucoraphanin, a phytochemical from broccoli and it is prepared as a simple extract of broccoli seeds. Glucoraphanin is converted to sulforaphane by bacteria in the human intestines. Crucera-SGS is formulated by Thorne Research Inc. into gel-caps that make it much more convenient to deliver than having subjects eat broccoli every day.

Dietary Supplement - Meriva 500-SF

Meriva-SF is a commercially available dietary supplement. The active ingredient is curcumin, a phytochemical from the spice, turmeric, and it is prepared as a simple extract of this plant, formulated with lipids which aid in its absorption and metabolism. Meriva-SF is formulated by Thorne Research Inc. into gel-caps that make it much more convenient to deliver than having subjects eat turmeric powder every day.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effect of Orally Delivered Phytochemicals, Alone, and in Combination, on Aging and Inflammation-Related Effects in the Skin

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03289832

ParticipAid ID

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