Elysium Health, a consumer health company, is currently trying to revolutionize the health industry, by helping people live healthier, longer. Elysium Health was co-founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente, an MIT scientist who has long studied aging. Elysium Health has teamed up with some of the world’s most renowned scientists and clinicians, many of whom work at institutions such as Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. The scientists guide the direction of Elysium Health and its research.
Basis is a daily supplement created by Elysium Health that is proven to safely and sustainably increased levels of NAD+, which is a coenzyme that is essential to many of our cellular functions. These functions include DNA maintenance, circadian rhythms, and energy creation. As we age, our levels of NAD+ decline naturally and those functions break down.
Basis utilizes two compounds—nicotinamide riboside, a direct precursor to the coenzyme NAD+, and pterostilbene, a powerful and bioavailable polyphenol similar to resveratrol. Basis contains no animal products, nuts, gluten, or artificial colors, and is suitable for vegetarian and vegan lifestyles.
The supplement Basis is recommended for adults, who should take two capsules per day, with or without food. The ingredients in Basis have been tested for safety and are produced in facilities that meet FDA requirements. Basis also undergoes rigorous third party purity testing.
In November of 2017, the results of Basis’ clinical trial were published in the peer-reviewed science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease. The trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, demonstrated that over the course of four weeks, participants whotook the recommended daily dosage of Basis (two capsules), saw on average a 40 percent increase in NAD+ levels, which were maintained throughout the rest of the trial.
Elysium offers several payment options—monthly, bi-yearly, and yearly subscriptions, which cost $50, $270 ($45 per month), and $480 ($40 per month) respectively. There is also an option for an individual purchase, which is offered at $60 per bottle.