A Closer Look at Basis, a Nutritional Supplement by Elysium Health

Many people across the world are beginning to prioritize healthy living despite maintaining busy lives. A balanced diet and regular exercise remain the two key ways to improve your personal wellbeing, but other opportunities to promote wellness have emerged as well.

One additional way to address and improve your health is supplements. Along with a proper diet and exercise, supplements play an integral role in nourishing the body with nutrients and vitamins. While it can be difficult to figure out which supplements are best for you, the payoff for finding the right ones can be significant.

About Elysium Health

Just four years ago, Dr. Leonard Guarente, along with Eric Marcotulli and Dan Alminana, founded Elysium Health. Dr. Guarente is a well-known and established researcher on the molecular and genetic causes of aging at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Marcotulli and Alminana are two thoroughly-seasoned businessmen hailing from venture capital and investment banking respectively.

In 2014, less than one year after Elysium Health was formally established, the company released its first supplement, Basis.

About Basis

Elysium Health recommends Basis—a daily dietary supplement—to all adults. The supplement can be taken with or without food (as it does not upset the stomach) and is both gluten-free and vegan.

Basis consists of just two simple active ingredients—nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene.

How Basis Works in Humans

As we grow older the levels of NAD+ naturally decrease in our cells. NAD+ is a coenzyme that is required for many cellular functions, like circadian rhythms and energy creation. Thus, as NAD+ levels decrease (which happens as we age), these functions tend to break down.

Basis has been scientifically proven to raise NAD+ levels in humans that consume the recommended dose of the supplement daily. In a clinical study, those who took Basis regularly over a period of at least several weeks, saw an average increase in NAD+ levels of 40%. This increase was sustained as intake of Basis was maintained.

Basis is available for purchase on Elysium Health’s website.