Elysium Health is a health startup that was founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente in 2014. Dr. Guarente is the director of the Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT who has conducted significant research on the genetic and molecular causes of aging during his career.
Dr. Guarente founded Elysium Health with the goal of helping people live healthier, longer. He wanted to translate advances in science and technology into clinically validated health products that work. To help with the business side of things, Eric Marcotulli and Dan Alminana co-founded Elysium with Dr. Guarente.
Elysium Health currently sells a supplement called Basis. Basis is a daily supplement that works to support cellular health. It increases levels of the key coenzyme NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ declines in levels naturally as we age, so Basis works to maintain higher levels of the coenzyme, supporting cellular health as a result.
Basis is vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and nut-free, as well as free from artificial colors and flavors, allowing you to take the supplement even with strict dietary restrictions.
Basis has been clinically tested to ensure it increases levels of NAD+ in humans. 120 participants were divided into three groups, with one receiving the recommended dose of Basis, another receiving double the recommended dose of Basis, and the last receiving a placebo. After taking the supplement daily over the course of several weeks, the group that took the recommended dose of Basis saw an increase in NAD+ levels of an average of 40%.
Basis is currently available on Elysium Health’s website. Each jar of Basis contains 60 capsules, which is enough for 30 days. A single jar costs $60. Monthly subscriptions to Basis decrease the cost of each jar to between $40 and $50 per month.
For more information about Elysium Health, the science and the scientists behind Basis visit the company’s website.