Chronic body pain or discomfort may be associated with chemical inflammatory markers in the blood. We would like to know whether or not three weeks of supplementation with an omega 7 oil can decrease blood inflammatory markers and the level of your discomfort.
The study length is six weeks during which your blood is drawn three times - at the baseline (1st visit), at the end of the third week and at the end of the sixth week. Each time we draw your blood, you will be compensated $20 and all blood draws will occur at the Bastyr Clinical Reserch Center in Kenmore, WA. Your baseline blood sample must come back at a specific level to be eligible. You will be notified of eligibility within 72 hours. If you are eligible, you will be given two kinds of supplement bottles in sequence. One of the bottles contains the omega 7 oil the other contains an inert food-grade oil. The sequence you are given the omega 7 oil is randomly chosen. Each bottle will last for three weeks. You and clinician do not know which bottle contains the omega 7. This process is called, "double blinding".
Eligibility: Open to adults with chronic pain or discomfort. Chronic refers to pain or discomfort persisting more than three months. The study visits and supplement dispensing take place at Bastyr University in Kenmore Washington. Each study visit will require approximately one hour.
Study Population: We are seeking 50 – 60 people with chronic pain or physical discomfort which may be caused by tissue inflammation.
Criteria to participate:
For more information or to enroll in the study, contact the research team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-896-6834. Please leave your name and contact information and a member of the study team will get back to you shortly.