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Erythema clinical trials at UC Health
3 in progress, 2 open to new patients

  • Effects of Phytonutrients on Vascular Health and Skin in Obese Males

    open to eligible males ages 18-65

    This study will determine the effects of beneficial compounds of plant foods, such as pomegranate on cardiovascular health, skin inflammation and aging. This will be tested by asking healthy males to eat a high fat ground beef patty with 8oz. pomegranate juice or 8oz placebo (a study product that looks like pomegranate juice, but contains no active ingredients) and then measuring blood vessel dilation (endothelial function) by blood flow. The investigators also will measure the amount of Nitric Oxide (NO) in blood and urine samples and sugar and insulin in blood. In addition, a Cutometer, a device that measures the elasticity of the skin, will be used to obtain measurements of skin inflammation and aging. Healthy men have been chosen for this study because eating high fat hamburger patties can easily mimic in them the condition that causes atherosclerosis. The results from this study may help to explain how high fat foods can be harmful to the body and how beneficial plant foods can have on cardiovascular function and the skin.

    at UCLA

  • Pilot Study of Triphala and Rubia Cordifolia on Gut Microbiome and Skin

    open to eligible people ages 18-60

    Few studies have assessed the effects of Triphala and Rubia Cordifolia from a skin biophysical perspective. Here, we aim to understand how these herbs can modulate the skin's barrier properties and the gut microbiome.

    at UC Davis

  • Cosmetic Effects of Topical Acetyl Zingerone

    Sorry, in progress, not accepting new patients

    Cosmeceuticals are an emerging market within dermatology and the growth of natural products and derivatives of natural products has accelerated in use within the field. Here the investigators aimed to study the microbial and cosmetic effects of Synoxyl AZ, the trade name for topical acetyl zingerone (AZ), a novel compound designed based on Zingerone and curcumin.

    at UC Davis

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