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A Closer Look at Elysium Health

Elysium Health was founded in 2014 by Dr. Leonard Guarente, Eric Marcotulli, and Dan Alminana. Its co-founder, Dr. Guarente, is also the director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research at MIT. Before founding the company, he conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging.

Elysium Health’s main mission is to translate advances in science and technology into clinically-validated health products that work. The company works hand in hand with world-class scientists to achieve that goal.

Currently, the company makes a daily supplement called Basis. Basis works to increase levels of NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is a  coenzyme that is essential to many of our cellular functions, including energy creation, circadian rhythms, DNA maintenance, and many others. As we age our levels of NAD+ decline naturally and those functions break down. Basis is designed to support those cellular functions and our cellular well-being as it increases levels of NAD+.

Basis is a clinically-validated product. Elysium Health put Basis  through a clinical trial in 2016 in order to ensure its safety and effectiveness. The trial demonstrated  that Basis increased levels of NAD+ by an average of 40 percent  in humans. The results of this clinical trial were published in November 2017 in the the peer-reviewed science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.

Basis can be purchased on Elysium Health’s website. It is available in a variety of monthly subscription plans. An ongoing monthly subscription to the supplement costs $50 per month. The most popular choice is the six-month subscription for $270, because it allows people to check out the long-term effects of Basis at a discounted monthly rate ($45 per month). Elysium also offers a one-year subscription for $480 ($40 per month). Individual bottles of the supplement are available for $60 each.

Elysium Health is currently in the process of developing new products that focus on the microbiome, cognition, skin health, muscle function, and circadian rhythm.

More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website.

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/534636/the-anti-aging-pill/

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