Elysium Health, a health startup created in 2014, was founded by an MIT research scientist Dr. Leonard Guarente, who has been described as one of the foremost experts in the field of genetic and molecular causes of aging. Dr. Guarente has also brought several of the world’s leading scientists on board to work with Elysium Health in order to fulfill the mission of helping people live healthier, longer.
Elysium Health takes research and development of its products very seriously. At the moment, Basis is the only product available to be purchased from Elysium Health, but the company is also in the process of creating several other products which are currently in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical trials.
Basis is a daily supplement that works to support good cellular health. It is composed of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene which work together to increase levels of the coenzyme NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is a crucial component in DNA protection, energy creation, circadian rhythms, and other cellular functions. As we age those NAD+ levels decline and those functions break down. What Elysium Health has done is figure out a way to maintain higher levels of NAD+ and enable us to support our cellular health for longer.
Basis itself underwent a clinical trial to ensure its effects were as advertised. The results of the trial were published in Nature Partner Journals: Aging and Mechanism of Disease in November of 2017. The trial proved that Basis increased levels of NAD+ in humans by an average of 40 percent.
The recommended daily dose of Basis is two capsules. A single jar of Basis comes with 60 capsules, allowing you to enjoy the supplement for about one month. Elysium Health offers subscriptions to Basis and will send you a jar of the supplement once a month for $50. Paying upfront for longer subscriptions to the supplement can decrease the cost of each jar to $40-45.