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Research / Discovery

Volunteers needed for vitamin C studies

April 10, 2013

Health and Exercise Science researchers are evaluating the effectiveness of different methods of consuming vitamin C.

CSU's Human Performance Clinical/Research Laboratory in the Department of Health and Exercise Science is seeking volunteers to participate in a study evaluating the effectiveness of different methods of consuming vitamin C (intravenous vs. standard oral vs. oral liposomal). Liposomal vitamin C consists of microscopic bubbles/parcels filled with vitamin C.

You may learn more about liposomal vitamin C from Empirical Labs, a Fort Collins-based company.

Volunteers should be:

  • Between 40 and 70 years old,
  • Have a body mass index greater than 27 kg/m^2. (we will calculate this for you).

Volunteers should not currently be using vitamins or other nutritional supplements.

Participants will receive financial compensation for time spent in the laboratory.

Potential risks for study volunteers – you will be asked to consume vitamin C, provide blood samples, and wear a very tight blood pressure cuff.

For more information, please contact the lab via email at  and put Vitamin C in the subject line.

This study has been approved by the CSU Institutional Review Board (Protocol 12-3790H).

Contact: Chris Bell
Phone: 491-3495