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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of a Nutritional Supplement (ImmuActive) for COVID-19 Patients

Majeed et al., Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, doi:10.1155/2021/8447545, CTRI/2020/09/027841
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RCT 100 patients in India, 50 treated with ImmuActive (curcumin, andrographolides, resveratrol, zinc, selenium, and piperine), showing improved recovery with treatment.
This study includes selenium, zinc, and curcumin.
risk of mechanical ventilation, 66.2% lower, RR 0.34, p = 1.00, treatment 0 of 45 (0.0%), control 1 of 47 (2.1%), NNT 47, relative risk is not 0 because of continuity correction due to zero events (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm).
risk of hospitalization, 79.7% lower, RR 0.20, p = 0.49, treatment 0 of 45 (0.0%), control 2 of 47 (4.3%), NNT 24, relative risk is not 0 because of continuity correction due to zero events (with reciprocal of the contrasting arm).
relative recovery - ordinal scale, 43.0% better, RR 0.57, p = 0.004, treatment 45, control 47, day 28.
relative time to improve one unit on ordinal scale, 30.1% lower, relative time 0.70, treatment 45, control 47.
risk of no recovery, 24.6% lower, RR 0.75, p = 0.08, treatment 26 of 45 (57.8%), control 36 of 47 (76.6%), NNT 5.3, day 28.
time to viral-, 5.8% lower, relative time 0.94, p = 0.47, treatment 45, control 47.
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Majeed et al., 11 Oct 2021, Double Blind Randomized Controlled Trial, India, peer-reviewed, 4 authors, study period September 2020 - November 2020, this trial uses multiple treatments in the treatment arm (combined with curcumin, andrographolides, resveratrol, zinc, and piperine) - results of individual treatments may vary, trial CTRI/2020/09/027841.
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A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Study to Assess the Efficacy and Safety of a Nutritional Supplement (ImmuActiveTM) for COVID-19 Patients
Muhammed Majeed, Kalyanam Nagabhushanam, Kalpesh Shah, Lakshmi Mundkur
Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, doi:10.1155/2021/8447545
Background. SARS-CoV-2 has emerged as a global threat due to its infectivity and rapid transmission. We evaluated the safety and efficacy of herbal and mineral formulation (ImmuActive) as an adjunct therapy in COVID-19 patients. Methods. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted in 100 COVID-19 patients in three centers in Southern India, and 92 subjects completed the study. Subjects were followed up until they were discharged from the hospital or for a maximum of 28 days, whichever was earlier. e primary outcome parameters were the mean change and time required to change the ordinal scale of disease severity by one unit. e secondary outcomes were the time required to turn RT-PCR negative or get discharged from the hospital, change in modified Jackson's Symptom Severity score, and COVID-19 quality of life questionnaire. Results. e ordinal scale at the end of the study was significantly lower in COVID-19 patients supplemented with ImmuActive (0.57) than placebo (1.0), with a p value of 0.0043. e ordinal scale decreased by one unit within 2.35 days in ImmuActive-supplemented patients, while it took 3.36 days in placebo-supplemented patients. Days of hospitalization and time required to turn RT-PCR negative were comparatively lower in the ImmuActive arm than the placebo arm. Change in modified Jackson's Symptom Severity Score and COVID-19 QOL were significant from screening to the end of the study in both ImmuActive and placebo arms. ere were no adverse events observed during the study period. Conclusion. e study results suggest that ImmuActive could be a beneficial and safe adjunct treatment for effectively managing COVID-19 infection symptoms.
Conflicts of Interest All the authors are affiliated to Sami-Sabinsa Group Limited or Sabinsa Corporation.
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