My name is Nurina and I am a Masters of Science in Psychology student within the Mental Health and Nutrition lab Te Puna Toiora at UC.
Over the past few months, Te Puna Toiora have set up the STAR trial to try to help address rising stress levels in University students.
STAR stands for STress Anxiety tRial, and it investigates the effects of a vitamin and mineral supplement on stress and mental wellbeing in undergraduate UC students. If you are feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed with everything that´s going on, taking part in this trial might interest you.
We all know that in recent times, there is a lot of uncertainty going on, and many of us are struggling. As life wasn´t stressful enough already, students now need to study from home, communicate with their lecturers and tutors via Zoom or Skype, and are not able to catch up with their friends for a coffee or lunch at Café 1982. This might be an extra burden for a lot of UC students, potentially adding stress and anxiety to the day-to-day university madness that we already experience anyway.
Participating in the STAR trial may help you to manage such stress and improve your mental wellbeing.
The STAR trial is the first study testing whether a new modality of a vitamin and mineral formula is an effective and alternative intervention for improving mental wellbeing as compared with a placebo. This new modality is called the Lightning Stiks, which are powdered candy straws in Sour Berry flavour (yum!). They are super easy to take; the powder needs to dissolve on your tongue and voilà – absolutely no swallowing pills are necessary.
If you are interested in taking part, please visit bit.ly/STARtrial for more information and to check your eligibility for the trial via the link provided on the homepage.
Please don´t hesitate to get in touch with me via email, or send me a text or give me a call (022 010 5522) at any time if you have any questions or concerns. I am more than happy to help you with any questions you might have.
I am looking forward to hearing from you! ☺