Elysium Health is a consumer health company that was founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente in 2014. As the director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT, Dr. Guarente has conducted significant research into genetic and molecular causes of aging. He, along with Eric Marcotulli and Dan Alminana, founded Elysium Health in order to translate advances in science and technology to create clinically-validated health products that work.
Basis is the first supplement created by Elysium Health. It was developed based on more than 25 years of aging research. Basis is a daily supplement that works to increase and sustain levels of NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is a coenzyme that is essential to cellular functions like energy creation, DNA protection, and circadian rhythms. NAD+ declines in levels as we age and those functions break down.
Elysium Health’s scientific board is composed of world-class scientists from esteemed institutions like Harvard, Yale, and Stanford. These scientists guide the company and the direction of its research.
In 2016, Elysium tested the efficacy and safety of Basis h through a clinical trial. In the trial, 120 people were divided into three equal groups. One group received the regular daily dose of Basis (two capsules), another group received double the regular daily dose of Basis (four capsules), and the last group received a placebo. The group that took the recommended daily dose of the supplement saw their NAD+ levels rise by an average of 40 percent over the course of several weeks. (Read How To Be Preventative About Your Health)
Each individual jar of Basis contains 60 capsules and costs $60. You can also purchase a monthly subscription to Basis for $50 per month. The most popular option is the six-month subscription for $270 ($45 per month) because it allows for a long-term trial of the supplement’s effects. There’s also a one-year subscription available for $480, or $40 per month. Find Related Information Here.
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