Basis is a health supplement created by Elysium Health, an organization dedicated to helping people live healthier for longer, established in 2014. Basis was released to the public in 2015, just months after Elysium Health was incorporated.
Following are a few basic questions that should acclimate readers to who Elysium Health is, the people they employ and partner with, how they are so confident in Basis, and more about the basic functions of the supplement.
Who is behind Elysium Health?
The man to credit for Elysium Health is Dr. Leonard Guarente, an esteemed scientist with decades’ worth of experience in research. Dr. Guarente spends most of his time today researching health products that help people live healthier lives, particularly in regards to promoting cellular functions.
Dr. Guarente has an up-close-and-personal experience with research related to Basis and its constituent compounds, as the established researcher works at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – but not just in any capacity.
Leonard Guarente is currently the Director of MIT’s Glenn Laboratory for the Science of Aging, a position he has held for several years. Being a director in the medical or health science fields is a high-end accomplishment for any professional, particularly someone who has performed their entire life in the highly-competitive medical sphere of the United States.
Are there any others besides Dr. Guarente that work for or with Elysium Health?
Several researchers and physicians work alongside Elysium Health, the vast majority of which work for some of the world’s leading colleges of science, granting the company an indisputable privilege to work with many high-profile individuals to achieve their goals.
What does Basis contain, and how does it work?
Basis is a health supplement that is sold on Elysium’s website in jars of 60 capsules, of which Elysium Health recommends adult consumers to take 2 per day. Basis has 250 mg of nicotinamide riboside and 50 milligrams of pterostilbene. These two compounds are found naturally throughout human cells.
Nicotinamide riboside forms NAD+ – short for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide – which helps facilitate the protein-sharing of its partner-in-crime pterostilbene. As people grow older, their naturally-occurring levels of NAD+ dwindle down. Adults are recommended to consume NAD+ regardless of their age, boosting and maintaining cellular health.
How does Elysium Health know Basis works?
Just a few months ago, a clinical trial testing the effects of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene was finished. Each of its 120 participants was given a placebo, one capsule of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene – 250 mg and 50 mg, respectively, just like Basis – or two capsules of the mixture. After four weeks, NAD+ concentrations rose in none of those taking a placebo, 40% in those taking 250 and 50 mg, respectively, and 90% in those taking two capsules’ worth each day.