Determining the effects of the super-food NBS supplement on the symptoms of hyperactivity and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in adults with ADHD
Determining the effects of the super-food NBS supplement on appetite in adults with ADHD
A controlled clinical trial, with parallel, double-blind, randomized groups, on 50 adult patients with ADHD. We use the rand function in excel software for randomization.
Settings and conduct
The study site is a child and adolescent psychiatric clinic. 18 years and older Individuals who have been diagnosed with ADHD based on DSM 5 criteria and SADS diagnostic interview will complete the ADHD questionnaire and appetite questionnaire at the first visit after obtaining informed and free consent to participate in the study. Then they are randomly divided into two groups of super-food NBS or placebo. The psychiatrist's treatment of choice is not interrupted during the study. Assignment to groups is blinded to the researchers and patients by coding the NBS supplement and the placebo groups.
Participants/Inclusion and exclusion criteria
- Inclusion criteria: Diagnosis of ADHD by a psychiatrist based on ِDSM-5 diagnostic criteria, age 18 years and older
- Non-inclusion criteria: celiac disease, dissatisfaction to participate in the study
In the intervention group, 5 grams of wheat germ powder supplement (produced by Super Food NBS) will be received daily. In the control group, 5 grams of placebo similar to wheat germ powder (produced by Super Food NBS) is received daily.
Main outcome variables
Symptoms of hyperactivity and inattention; Appetite
Reason for update
IRCT registration information
IRCT registration number:IRCT20140203016465N6
Registration date:2020-08-02, 1399/05/12
Last update:2020-08-02, 1399/05/12
Name of organization / entity
Psychiatry Research Center/ Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
+98 21 5542 2002
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Evaluating the effects of the NBS super-food dietary supplement on the symptoms of hyperactivity, attention deficiency, and appetite in adults with ADHD compared to placebo
Evaluating the effects of the NBS super-food on symptoms of ADHD
Diagnosis of ADHD by a psychiatrist based on DSM-5 diagnostic criteria
Age 18 years and above
Dissatisfaction with participation in the study
From 18 years old
Groups that have been masked
Target sample size:
Randomization (investigator's opinion)
Randomization method: Simple randomization
Randomization unit: individual
Randomization tools and randomization sequences are determined by excel software.
Allocation concealment: Allocation to groups is hidden from the researcher and patients by encoding the NBS supplement and placebo groups.
Blinding (investigator's opinion)
This study is blinded and concealed from the participants, the principal investigator, the psychiatrist, the data collectors, and those evaluating the outcome by coding the NBS supplement and placebo groups.
Other design features
Name of ethics committee
Vice-Chancellor in Research Affairs, Tehran University of Medical Sciences