Elysium Health is a company founded by the director of the Glenn Laboratory for the Science of Aging at MIT, Dr. Leonard Guarente. The company provides a scientifically-backed dietary supplement called Basis to consumers. The world-class scientists involved in the development of Basis are purely focused on proactive health that can help people live healthier for longer.
One of the two main ingredients in Basis is nicotinamide riboside. Dr. Guarente, who cofounded the company with experienced businessmen Eric Marcotulli and Dan Alminana, readily admits that although the NR ingredient has shown positive results in helping mice stay healthy for longer, research hasn’t been conducted to prove the same effect in humans. The company is yet to understand the full effect of NR in older adults through the human trials that it’s undertaking. However, the company is not just waiting for those results because under the rules of FDA concerning dietary supplements, Elysium is promoting the benefits of NR in regards to repairing DNA and creating energy.
The NAD+ Story
Scientists discovered that the human body can convert NR into another molecule called nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) that is very vital in the metabolism process. NAD + is a very important coenzyme found in the body that helps in maintaining DNA and creating energy. It’s believed that NAD+ levels decline with age. Hence, Basis has the ability to boost cellular growth and keep rejuvenating the NAD+ levels in your body.
Besides the packaging of Elysium‘s pills in a white jar, the company has a stack of scientific heavyweights from Yale, Harvard, and Stanford who are all dedicated to doing solid work. In fact, the nonhuman evidence that Elysium decided to put out to the public is a clear indicator that the objectives of the company’s Basis are genuine and they want the customers to decide for themselves regardless of the extensive research that the scientists have and continue conducting.
It’s vital to remember that getting FDA to approve a drug is very difficult and complex, and thus those barriers keep the competition for that particular drug low. On the other hand, there are fewer regulations or barriers for getting an FDA approval for dietary supplements, which means the competition is high. Therefore, you should be cautious when it comes to choosing the most suitable, reliable, established and reputable brand of a dietary supplement product that has been tested and proven.