In today’s world, staying healthy arguably means more to people than ever before. We see tons of packaging with gluten-free, animal-free, and responsibly-sourced promises on them. By extension, obtaining sufficient amounts of vitamins, nutrients, and minerals is highly sought after in today’s environment. Because it can be hard to adhere to strict diets in our busy world, people are increasingly looking to supplements to help them pick up a full spectrum of supporting ingredients.
Elysium Health’s Foundation
Elysium Health was founded by Leonard Guarente, Ph.D., in 2014. As one of the leading scientists in the study of genetic and molecular causes of aging, Dr. Guarente enlisted the help of experienced businessmen—Daniel Alminana and Eric Marcotulli—to successfully create Elysium Health.
Before its products go out to market, Elysium Health ensures that they go through proper research during the stages of product development. They also conduct clinical trials to demonstrate that the products work.
Elysium Health’s Inner Workings
As of early 2018, Elysium Health is 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.
Elysium Health works together with scientists and academics from various prestigious institutions such as Harvard, Oxford, and Cambridge when researching its products.
Basis: The Supplement Created by Elysium Health
So far Elysium Health is only selling the supplement Basis for the market. Basis has two main ingredients, nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, that together increase levels of a coenzyme called NAD+ in humans. Scientists believe that NAD+ is essential for many important factors in cellular health as it is essential for energy creation, DNA protection, and circadian rhythms as well as other important functions.
Levels of NAD+ decline in our cells as we grow older, but Basis works to maintain NAD+ at higher levels.