Clinically Tested, Potent Ingredients
At LifeSeasons we conduct extensive research on individual ingredients and develop formulas that work together synergistically to deliver maximum potency. We are always on a quest to identify the best ingredients to help you maintain an optimum state of health.
Why research is important to us
Combining the wisdom of a master herbalist, the science of a bio-chemist, and newly published clinical studies give us a strong foundation for product development at LifeSeasons.
Inspired by consumer experience, we are working to open a new door supporting clinical research in the dietary supplement field.
We have three main goals for our research program:
- Provide assurance and confidence in personal medical health matters
- To become a science-based educational resource.
- To provide information used in formulating and reformulating our products.
Ultimately, here at LifeSeasons we support research to provide confidence to individuals and their healthcare partners.
We believe in nature; the next step is to support the scientific process in proving what the ancients have always known: Nature Works.
The History of Our Research at LifeSeasons
Our first clinical research trial kicked off In Grenada in August 2017.
The trial was a triple blind, randomized, controlled study to investigate the effectiveness of LifeSeasons’ Glucose Stabili-T dietary supplement in individuals exhibiting metabolic syndrome. Stay tuned for our findings!
Effectiveness of Anxie-T
Our plans for 2018 consist of a double blind, randomized controlled clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of LifeSeasons’ Anxie-T supplement in non-GAD-diagnosed medical students who show high risk for anxiety.
We will collect both qualitative and quantitative data to support the benefits of using a natural dietary supplement in supporting the neural system and providing significant calming effects in medical students who are at high risk for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD).
There is an urgent need for mechanistically novel, more effective treatments for anxiety. Anxiety disorders are associated with substantial functional impairment. Treatments for anxiety represents a large unmet medical need.
Effectiveness of Focus-R
In addition, in 2018, we will conduct a double blind, randomized controlled clinical research trial to investigate the effectiveness of Neuro-T, a dietary supplement, in medical students to enhance mental performance, mental focus, and increase attention span.
We will collect data that will support the benefits of using a natural dietary supplement to support the thinking process and extend mental focus.
In August of 2017, Campus Safety Online Magazine reported that 25% to 35% of college students admit to abusing ADHD medications to increase study focus and lengthen their attention span.
We seek an opportunity to show students everywhere that there is a better way than abusing prescriptive drugs.
Clinical Trials & Studies:
Randomized, Triple-Blind, Placebo-Controlled
What is a Clinical Trial/Study?
A clinical trial/study is a type of research study that tests how well a new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of a disease.
Three Types of Clinical Trials/Studies
Randomized studies are when human subjects are assigned by chance to separate groups that compare different treatments or other interventions. Randomization gives each participant an equal chance of being assigned to any of the groups.
2. Placebo Controlled
Placebo trials involve a method of investigation of drugs in which an inactive substance (the placebo) is given to one group of participants, while the drug being tested is given to another group. The results are obtained when groups are compared to determine whether the investigational treatment is more effective in treating the condition.
Triple blind studies, or trials, are randomized experiments in which the treatment or intervention is unknown to:
- the research participant,
- the individuals who administer the treatment or intervention, and
- the individuals who assess the outcomes.
Qualitative Versus Quantitative Research
Qualitative research is an umbrella phrase that describes many research methodologies that draw on data collection techniques, such as interviews and observations.
The goal of qualitative research is to understand participants’ own perspectives that are embedded in their social context.
Quantitative research is a strictly controlled research design in which researchers clearly specify in advance which data they will measure and the procedure that will be used to obtain the data.
The goal of quantitative research is prediction, generalizability, and causality.
Mixed methods studies use both approaches to answer research questions. This generates qualitative and quantitative data that are then brought together to answer research questions.
In Vitro verses In Vivo Studies
In vivo is an experiment or test that is performed inside the living organism or in its natural environment.
In vitro is an experiment that is done outside of the living organism, usually in a test tube or a Petri dish.