Basis was created by Elysium Health in 2015, the year after the organization was founded. Basis, a supplement, is the sole offering of Elysium Health. Let’s dig into how it works.
What’s the mechanism of action behind Basis?
Basis contains 250 milligrams of nicotinamide riboside and 50 milligrams of pterostilbene per capsule. In conjunction, they support regular bodily function, cellular health, DNA health, and the promotion of a regular circadian rhythm. Together, these two substances work to promote the above functions.
What makes Basis so special? Why aren’t other supplements as good as Basis?
While it’s not safe to say all supplements are not as effective as Basis, the vast majority of supplements in the United States have not been proven to work as advertised. However, Basis has, in fact, underwent a rigorous clinical trial cost millions of dollars.
Elysium Health financed the clinical trial because it was confident in Basis’ ability to maintain regular bodily function.
The clinical trial found that when people were dosed on a daily basis with the active ingredients of Basis, their average serum concentrations of NAD+ rose 40%. When they were given two capsules’ worth each day, average concentrations of NAD+ rose an astounding 90%.
The basics of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, or NAD+
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide is a coenzyme found in all living cells inside the human body. Without this compound, life wouldn’t be as we know it, if even possible at all. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide has an oxidized isotope that has two extra electrons. As electrons have a positive charge, it only makes sense to call this isotope NAD+, hence the addition sign.
NAD+ carries electrons through reactions, from one to another. Whenever it accepts electrons, NAD+ become NADH, its reduced form, that is then able to transfer NAD to other functions.
Without NAD+, the other active ingredient in Basis, pterostilbene couldn’t do its job. That is, pterostilbene activates proteins in cells called sirtuins, and never function without its molecular buddy NAD+.
Who is Elysium Health?
Elysium Health was founded in 2014 as a company dedicated to helping the human body run as effectively as possible. The following year, Elysium Health came out with Basis.
Currently, Basis stands as the sole product of Elysium Health, available on the company’s website. Although the organization has other products in queue, all of which are related to supporting basic bodily functions, Basis is slated to be the only product of Elysium Health through, at minimum, the end of the year.
Elysium Health was founded by two business people and a trained medical scientist, Leonard Guarente. Dr. Guarente is the Director of the Glenn Laboratory for the Science of Aging, a department of the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology.