The supplement industry has gained a reputation for not always having the highest standards of research, development, and product marketing. While this reputation is undoubtedly somewhat deserved, it obscures the fact that the industry counts among its ranks a number of extremely valuable brands and products that have had a genuine and marked effect on the overall public health.
The industry’s weakness is also its strength
However, one company, Elysium Health, is now looking to set right the bad reputation that the industry has acquired. Founded by one of the leading aging researchers in the world, Leonard Guarente, the company currently works with more than 30 of the world’s leading biologists and other scientists. As the Director of MIT’s Glenn Lab for the Science of Aging, Guarente lives by the scientific method. He created Elysium Health to fill the gap that existed within the supplement industry. By bringing a high level of scientific rigor and careful study seen in the pharmaceutical industry to that of supplements, Guarente believes that he can create a company that the public trusts and products that will make a genuine difference.
The NAD+ revolution
Elysium’s first product is called Basis, a supplement that is capable of supporting cellular health. The key to Basis is that it provides the body with precursors to the vital molecule known as NAD+. NAD+, which stands for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, is one of the key factors involved in cellular respiration, the means by which all cells in living organisms produce and use energy.
Scientists have long known that this vital molecule is closely linked with the aging process. In older people, NAD+ levels are considerably lower than in younger people. This insight is now being used in a nutritional supplement, allowing people to maintain optimal levels of cellular health as they age. Basis is available on Elysium Health’s website, where you can purchase a one-month supply for $60, or look into subscription plans. On the website is also more information about the science behind Basis, the company’s team, and Elysium Health’s mission.