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Ketone Esters for Optimizing Operator Cognitive & Physical Performance in Extreme Environments

Study Description/Summary: The overall objective of this project is to determine how ketone ester administration affects physical and cognitive resilience at 15,000ft altitude exposure.

Your participation will benefit our research program by helping us assess the effects of ketone esters on altitude extreme environments. Participants will be asked to engage in physical activity at 15,000ft altitude simulation. All testing will be done by trained, qualified professionals.

Compensation: $200.00

Time Commitment: 3 total sessions, 8 hours

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Healthy male
  • 18-35 years/age
  • Non-smokers
  • No chronic conditions which prohibit exercise
  • There are a number of exclusion criteria, to ensure your safety. To inquire for a full list of these conditions and situations please fill out the form below.

When and Where:
The study will be conducted at the IHMC/Andrew’s facility in Gulf Breeze, Florida. All measurements taken will occur at IHMC at no cost to the participant other than transportation to the site.

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in participating in this study and meet the eligibility requirements. A member of our team will reach out to you with more details.

You can choose not to participate. Your participation is voluntary. Your participation will have no influence on anything that falls outside of this research context. A decision to not participate will involve no penalty or loss of benefits to which you are otherwise entitled, and you may discontinue participation at any time and for any reason. If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw from this study at any time and for any reason. Risks of participation do not exceed those of daily living. The risks to you as a participant are discomfort from sampling and hypoxia exposure. Although unlikely, there is always a risk for loss of confidentiality and anonymity when participating in research. All efforts will be made to protect your rights. Because the test will require multiple blood samples from the participants, although very unlikely, a risk of disease transmission exists. There is also a risk of bruising or bleeding of the skin at the sample site. Study staff will take every effort to minimize any risk associated with blood sampling. Participants can withdraw from the study at any time without penalty. Participation in this study may lead to improvements in performance, recovery, mood, arousal, or cognition. If you have questions about this research study or questions about your rights as a research participant, you can call Dr. Anil Raj (araj@ihmc.org, 850.202.4456), Chair of the IHMC Institutional Review Board.