The natural drink, developed by the Queensland government, has been shown to have a range of benefits in pre-clinical animal studies.
“We will test if these positive results are also true for humans who are overweight and mildly hypertensive,” said College of Health and Biomedicine researcher Maharshi Bhaswant.
Participants must be aged 18 to 65; be non-smoking, not pregnant or lactating; not taking blood pressure medication or supplements for weight loss; and able to consume fruit drinks.
The three-month study will be conducted at St Albans Campus, with one visit for body composition measurements before and after the study at Footscray Park Campus.
At the end of the study, participants will be given a free nutrition consultation by VU nutrition students.
For more information contact Maharshi Bhaswant on 0416 662 709