Clinical Trial

Effect of Hydroxycitrate on Urine Chemistry

Study Description

Effect of Hydroxycitrate on Urine Chemistry

Hydroxycitrate (HCA) is a compound extracted from the fruit, Garcinia Cambogia. Hydroxycitrate supplements are available over the counter and are primarily promoted as a weight loss supplement. There has been recent evidence that hydroxycitrate is a potent inhibitor of calcium oxalate crystal growth and can lead to the dissolution of the crystals. The purpose of this research study is to study the effect of Hydroxycitrate (HCA) supplements on HCA urinary excretion and on urine chemistries in kidney stone formers and normal subjects.

Location

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Methods

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

Dietary Supplement - Hydroxycitrate (HCA)

Hydroxycitrate supplements are available over the counter and are primarily promoted as a weight loss supplement. Each subject will be given 42 capsules of Swanson super citrimax (hydroxycitrate) Details of the product are provided above. The subjects will be asked to take the capsules over a seven period (6 capsules per day).

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Effect of Hydroxycitrate on Urine Chemistry

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03348228

ParticipAid ID

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