Probiotics for Anxiety

About the Study

People Science is conducting a new type of study to understand the effectiveness of a probiotic containing Lactiplantibacillus plantarum on anxiety. In this study, we aim to collect data related to your anxiety, sleep, mood, cognition and quality of life before and after taking the probiotic. All study activities can be done from the comfort of your home. The results of this study will allow you and the researchers to understand if this new probiotic can be used to help improve anxiety. 

After signing up, you will take a short online survey to find out whether you qualify for the study. After qualification, you will be able to review the consent form and decide if you’d like to continue with participation. After consent, you will complete brief surveys about your medical and social history and current medications you take using your smartphone. You will also answer daily online surveys before and during the study. You will also be asked to use a wrist-worn device that tracks your sleep. The data you provide will be made anonymous, and the analyzed results will be shared with you and the research scientists.

Why Participate?

  • Upon enrolling, the study probiotic product will be shipped to your home at no cost
  • You will receive a $100 Amazon gift card upon completing the study
  • You will be contributing valuable information that may benefit people in the future

What is the Product?

  • The study product is an investigational probiotic capsule containing Lactiplantibacillus plantarum 815
  • You will receive either the study product or a placebo
  • You also have the option to take part in a 4-week study extension where you can continue taking the probiotic product with the active ingredient at no additional cost

Who Can Participate?

  • All genders aged 18 and older living in the United States
  • Have self-reported mild to moderate anxiety
  • Own and use a smartphone
  • Willing to wear a wrist-worn device (Fitbit) to track sleep and heart rate for up to 7 weeks 

What Can I Expect?

  • Complete study activities over the course of 7 weeks, with the option to participate in a study extension for an additional 4 weeks
  • Use the study probiotic product for a total of 6 weeks
  • Wear a wrist-worn device to track your sleep and heart rate daily
  • Complete brief daily and weekly surveys on a mobile app

Who is People Science?

People Science is a technology-enabled clinical research company that brings communities together to see what alternative medicines work best for you. People Science tests good ideas by supporting research with the people that care about those ideas.

What is Chloe?

Chloe stands for Consumer Health Learning and Organizing Ecosystem and it is a free research tool for study participants. It is designed by People Science to connect people with trusted scientists in an effort to explore the potential benefits and uses of alternative and natural medicines.  

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