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Background Behind Elysium Health

Elysium Health was founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente, the director of the Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging Research at MIT, in 2014. The company is focused on helping people live healthier, longer. Elysium works directly with world-class scientists to translate advances in science and technology into clinically-validated health products that work.


Basis was created based on 25 years of aging research. Basis works to support our cellular health by increasing levels of NAD+ in our bodies. NAD+ is an essential coenzyme to many of our cellular functions, including DNA protection and energy creation. But as we get older our levels of NAD+ decline naturally. Basis supports cellular functions and, as a result, our cellular well-being by increasing levels of NAD+.

Elysium Health performed a clinical trial on Basis in 2016 to ensure that the supplement works as intended. The company also frequently puts the supplement through third-party quality testing. The results of the 2016 trial showed that taking Basis daily over the course of several weeks increased levels of NAD+ in humans by an average of 40%. The results of the trial were published in the science journal npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease.

Basis is vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free, allowing you to stick to your dietary needs while taking the supplement. It is also free of artificial colors and flavors.

What is the Cost of Basis?

Elysium Health sells Basis in a variety of subscription plans:

  • One-year subscription costs $480 ($40 per month)
  • Six-month subscription costs $270 ($45 per month)
  • A regular monthly subscription costs $50 each month
  • An individual bottle of Basis costs $60

The Future

Elysium Health is also developing new products that focus on the microbiome, skin health, muscle function, circadian rhythms, and cognitive health. These products are in various stages of pre-clinical and clinical trials.

More information on Elysium Health, the company’s team of scientists, and the science behind Basis can be found on Elysium’s website. 

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