Elysium Health was founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonard Guarente, the director of The Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT. Dr. Guarente wants to bring advances in science and technology to the public to help people live healthier, longer. Elysium Health’s first product is Basis, which is a daily supplement that supports our health at the cellular level.
Basis works to increase the levels of an essential coenzyme NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is part of many of our cellular functions like energy creation, DNA protection, and circadian rhythms. As we age our levels of NAD+ gradually decline and those functions break down. But Basis increases levels of NAD+ back up, supporting those cellular functions and our cellular well-being as a result.
The formula behind Basis is based on 25 years of prior research. Elysium Health works with world-class scientists from many prestigious institutions to ensure that its products are well-researched and based on the latest advances in science. Dr. Guarente himself has conducted significant research on molecular and genetic causes of aging during his long career at MIT.
Basis has been clinically proven to increase levels of NAD+. In a clinical trial, 120 people were divided into three groups. Over several weeks, one group took the recommended dose of Basis, one took a double dose of Basis, and another took a placebo. The results of the study were published in the online journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, showing that Basis increased levels of NAD+ by an average of 40 percent in humans who took the recommended daily dose over the course of several weeks.
More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website. The company’s website is also the place to buy Basis.