Dr. Leonard Guarente and Elysium Health
Elysium Health is a health company working to translate advances in science and technology into clinically-validated health products that work and help people live healthier, longer.
The company was co-founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente, an MIT scientist who has conducted significant research on the molecular and genetic causes of aging. He also serves as the director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratory for Biology of Aging at MIT.
The Study of the Cells
Elysium Health works together with scientists from world-class institutions including Yale. These scientists make up the company’s scientific advisory board who guide the direction of the company and its research.
The Basis of Good Health and Youth
The first supplement created by Elysium Health is called Basis. This supplement is based on more than 25 years of aging research and works to increase levels of a coenzyme called NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is essential to many of our cellular functions, including energy creation, DNA protection, and circadian rhythms. As we get older, our levels of NAD+ decline and those functions break down.
In 2016, a clinical trial put on by Elysium Health proved that Basis increased levels of NAD+ in humans by an average of 40 percent. The results of this study were published in the peer-reviewed science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.
To place an order for Basis today, visit Elysium Health’s website. The company sells Basis in a variety of monthly subscriptions. A standard monthly subscription costs $50 each month. Longer subscriptions cost more upfront but offer discounts on the monthly rate. A six-month subscription costs $270, breaking down to $45 per month. A 12-month subscription costs $480, breaking down to $40 per month.