Leonard Guarente, a researcher at MIT, founded the company Elysium Health in 2014. Elysium Health is a company dedicated to providing their customers the option to be proactive about their health. Their sole product is Basis—a dietary supplement—though they have several products currently in development.
The Basis supplement is designed to promote health at the cellular level by increasing NAD+ levels in the body, which tend to decrease as we age. NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) aids your cells in several cellular processes, such as circadian rhythm circulation, energy production, and metabolism. These are all key to the overall functioning of your body and cells, and by replenishing the compound, Basis can positively affect your overall health.
Basis is currently only available on Elysium Health’s website. One bottle—enough of the supplement to last a month—is $60, but the various subscription plans can lead to savings overall. It is advised to take Basis daily, making sure to ingest two tablets. That said, the tablets do not need to be taken with food, and are vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free.
If you’re skeptical of the supplement industry—and don’t worry, your concerns are founded—you don’t need to be skeptical of Elysium Health or Basis. Recently, Elysium Health funded a clinical trial to test the safety and efficacy of Basis. The trial was double blind and consisted of a control group to compare against those who did take the supplement. The participants that took the supplement saw an average of a 40% increase in their NAD+ levels after just a month. When you purchase Basis, you know what you’re getting.