Elysium Health is a health company co-founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente in 2014. Dr. Guarente serves as the director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT in addition to his responsibilities at the company. Working together with some of the world’s leading scientists and clinicians, the company translates advances in science and technology to create clinically-validated health products that work.
Elysium Health makes a supplement called Basis, which is based on 25 years of aging research. Basis is made up of two ingredients, pterostilbene and nicotinamide riboside. The combination of these two elements works to increase levels of NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is a coenzyme that is essential to many of our cellular functions. These functions include DNA maintenance, energy creation, circadian rhythms, and hundreds of others. Our levels of NAD+ decline naturally as we age.
To back up the company’s claims, Elysium Health put Basis through a clinical trial in 2016. The study divided 120 people into three equal groups. The first group took two capsules—the recommended daily dose, the second took four capsules, group three took a placebo daily. Those who took the recommended dose of Basis during the trial had their NAD+ levels rise by an average of 40 percent and remain there for the duration of the trial.
You may choose to purchase Basis from Elysium Health directly on their website. You can get this supplement via a monthly subscription program if you choose. The longer your subscription term, the better the price you pay. The most popular plan right now is the six-month plan for $270. That is a discounted rate compared to the $50 per month that a person plays on a month-to-month plan.