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Elysium Health: Past, Present, and Future

Elysium Health, a health startup, is a new kind of supplement company. Established in 2014, the company’s mission is to help people live healthier, longer. Elysium Health was established by Dr. Leonard Guarente, the director of the Glenn Laboratory of Aging at MIT. Dr. Guarente serves as the chief scientist of the company, but the research is also backed by a world-class scientific advisory board. The scientists on the board work for institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, Oxford, and other top-notch universities and institutions of academic research.

Currently, the company has one product on the market—the daily dietary supplement Basis. Basis, contains two active ingredients, each capsule featuring 50 milligrams of pterostilbene, and 250 milligrams of nicotinamide riboside.

Basis is clinically proven to increase NAD+ levels in humans. NAD+ is a coenzyme that is essential to many cellular processes, from circadian rhythms to energy production. But as we age, the levels of NAD+ begin to decline and that affects these key processes. Basis raises levels of NAD+ in our bodies, supporting our cellular wellbeing as a result.

During a clinical study conducted in 2016, participants who took the recommended two-capsule dose of Basis over the course of several weeks saw an increase in NAD+ levels of an average of 40 percent. As they continued to take Basis, those increased levels were sustained.

Each jar of Basis contains 60 capsules or about a month of daily intake. A single individual jar costs $60. Elysium Health also offers monthly subscriptions to Basis, which decrease the cost to $50 per jar. Prepaying for a six-month or twelve-month supply of Basis will ensure you get monthly shipments of the supplement and further decrease the cost to $45 or $40 per month.

More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website.