A meta analysis is a systematic way to quantify the total effect size of an ingredient or product and to control for variables that may moderate that effect. Practically, this means the meta analytic methodology is able to produce a more generalizable effect of your product or ingredient across a wide range of markets. The research is also able to identify ways in which the total effect of your product or ingredient may be altered–both positively and negatively.
Our team is highly skilled in conducting meta analysis and is among the most widely published researchers using this methodology in integrative health. Many natural product clinical studies are underpowered, reflect poor methodology, and use subclinical dosing. A meta analysis can correct for these factors, cutting through the noise, and identifying the true potential of your product. Meta analysis does not require an IND or ethical authorization and can be completed in as little as 4-6 weeks.