Elysium Health was founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonard Guarente, Eric Marcotulli, and Dan Alminana. Dr. Guarente, in addition to his duties as the chief scientist of Elysium Health, is the director of the Glenn Center for Biology of Aging at MIT. During his scientific career, he conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging.
Elysium Health’s main goal is to translate advances in science and technology into clinically validated health products that work. Right now, the company sells the supplement Basis. This supplement works to increase levels of NAD+ in our cells.
NAD+ is an essential coenzyme to many of our cellular functions, including circadian rhythms, energy creation, DNA protection, and hundreds of others. As we get older, our levels of NAD+ decline naturally. Basis supports cellular functions and, as a result, our cellular well-being by increasing levels of NAD+.
Basis is clinically-proven to increase levels of NAD+ by an average of 40 percent in humans. Elysium Health put the supplement through a clinical trial in 2016 that showed these results. The science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease published these results.
Basis is designed for long-term use and is available for purchase on Elysium Health’s website. Since each jar of Basis contains about a month’s worth of supplement, there is a variety of subscriptions available to purchase. An ongoing subscription costs $50 per month. The most popular deal is the six-month subscription for $270, which ends up as $45 per month. An individual jar of the supplement is also available for purchase for $60.
Elysium Health is also developing new products that focus on the microbiome, cognitive health, skin health, muscle function, and circadian rhythms. These products are in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical trials.
More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team of scientists, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website