Elysium Health and Its Supplement Basis

Elysium Health is a consumer health company that translates advances in science and technology into clinically-validated health products that work.

Co-founded by Dr. Leonard Guarente in 2014, Elysium Health is on a mission to help people live healthier, longer. The company works together with some of the world’s most prominent scientists and clinicians, coming from prestigious institutions such as Yale, Stanford, and Harvard. These scientists guide the direction of the company and its research.

Elysium Health has created a dietary supplement called Basis. Basis is designed to support cellular health. It increases and sustains levels of NAD+, a coenzyme that is essential for hundreds  of crucial biological processes, including circadian rhythms, energy creation, and DNA maintenance. The older we get, the less NAD+ we have in our bodies, and these functions begin to break down.

In order for Basis to increase NAD+ levels in support of overall cellular health, Basis utilizes two compounds—nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene.

Basis is vegetarian and vegan, as well as gluten- and nut-free, without artificial colors and flavors. It is also rigorously tested for purity by an independent third party. The supplement is recommended for healthy adults.

In November of 2017, Elysium Health published the results of its clinical trial on Basis in npj: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease—an online peer-reviewed science journal. The trial concluded that, after four weeks, the participants who took the recommended daily dose (two capsules) of Basis saw their NAD+ levels increase by an average of 40 percent. These levels were sustained throughout the duration of the trial.

Elysium Health sells Basis on its website. Basis is sold as monthly subscriptions as well as in individual jars. An individual jar of Basis costs $60. But monthly subscriptions to the supplement bring that cost down to between $40 and $50, depending on the length of the subscription.