Elysium Health is a health startup co-founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonard Guarente. Dr. Guarente has conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging during his career. Dr. Guarente is also the director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratory for Biology of Aging Research at MIT, in addition to being the founder and chief scientist of Elysium Health.
Elysium Health translates advances in science and technology to create clinically-validated health supplements that work.
The Supplement Basis
Based on more than 25 years of prior research, Elysium Health sells a supplement called Basis. Nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene are the two ingredients that make up Basis. Taken together, the two increase levels of NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is a coenzyme that is essential to hundreds of our cellular functions, including circadian rhythms, energy creation, and DNA protection. As we age, our levels of NAD+ decline and those functions break down.
Elysium Health decided to put Basis through a clinical trial in order to ensure its effectiveness. The trial demonstrated that taking the recommended daily dose of Basis over the course of several weeks increased levels of NAD+ by an average of 40 percent in humans.
Elysium Health sells Basis on its website in a variety of monthly subscriptions, as well as in individual jars. Each jar contains 60 capsules (the recommended daily intake is two capsules). A regular month-to-month subscription costs $50 each month. The most popular plan is the six-month subscription to Basis for $270, which breaks down to $45 per month. They also sell a one-year subscription for $480, or $40 per month.
Visit Elysium Health’s website for more information about the company, its team of scientists, and the science behind Basis.