There is a vast supplement market fueled by health-conscious people seeking the nutrition needed to live healthier and longer lives. The myriad of options and the impossibility of taking all of them at once create substantial confusion about how to prioritize what is really helpful. Ads pushing unverified claims hardly clarify anything.
Elysium Health appears to offer promise for an oasis in this desert. The credibility of any business starts with the quality of its leadership and staff. Consumer health company Elysium Health was co-founded by an MIT scientist and has on its advisory board more than two dozen renowned scientists and clinicians from the world’s leading academic institutions. They guide the direction of the company and its research.
— Gil Blander, PhD (@gblander1) March 22, 2018
According to their website, “Elysium’s mission is to solve the biggest challenges in health with science , to help people live healthier, longer. Specifically, their goal is to take the findings from scientific research and translate them into health products that work.
Elysium Health points out that “cellular health is the foundation of overall health.” A coenzyme known as NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is critical to cellular health. Cells need proteins called sirtuins to maintain homeostasis under stress, and they cannot function without NAD+. NAD+ is essential for hundreds of biological processes including turning nutrients into energy, maintaining the health of DNA, and regulating circadian rhythms. .
As we age, we have less NAD+ in our cells, and this appears to explain a lot about why the aforementioned functions decline. Elysium’s first product, Basis, is designed to support cellular health and clinically proven to increase levels of NAD+.
Elysium’s clinical trial demonstrated that Basis safely increased NAD+ levels in humans by an average of 40 percent within four weeks. The increase was sustained for the duration of the trial.
Basis contains the active ingredients nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene.
The ingredients in Basis have been tested for safety and are produced in facilities that meet FDA requirements. No animal products are used in Basis. Basis also undergoes rigorous third party purity testing.
Elysium’s website sells Basis in bottles containing 60 capsules, a one-month supply. The recommended dosage is two capsules each morning. Pricing range from $40 per bottle for a one-year subscription ($480) with monthly delivery to $60 for an individual bottle.