Supplements play a big role in many people’s lives, even if they aren’t overly concerned with their health. In the United States of America, supplements are lightly regulated by the Food and Drug Administration compared to the way medication is regulated.
As such, manufacturers of supplements sometimes claim their products to be more effective than they actually are.
Why Basis is Different from the Rest
Dr. Leonard Guarente cofounded Elysium Health in 2014, with the help of two businesspeople. The company works together with world-class scientists from universities like Harvard and Oxford to guide its future product development and Dr. Guarente himself has conducted significant research into the molecular and genetic causes of aging.
Elysium Health is the health company behind Basis, a supplement that boosts the levels NAD+ in our cells. NAD+ is an essential coenzyme to many of our cellular functions. As we age, levels of NAD+ naturally decline, but Basis keeps those levels high and supports our cellular health as a result.
To ensure that Basis holds up to Elysium Health’s claims, the company put Basis through a clinical trial in 2016.
The Results of the Clinical Trial Proved Basis Works
The clinical trial involved 120 people divided into three groups. One received the recommended dose of Basis, the second received a double dose of Basis, and the third received a placebo.
For those that took the recommended dose of Basis over the course of several weeks, average NAD+ levels rose by 40 percent. For those who took the double dose of Basis, average levels of NAD+ rose by 90 percent.
The Ingredients of Basis
Basis comes straight to consumers in capsules. Each of them is free of nuts, gluten, and artificial flavors and colors. They’re also safe to use for vegetarians and vegans, as well as most other diets.
Basis can be purchased on Elysium’s website. An individual jar of Basis costs $60, while monthly subscriptions to the supplement decrease the cost to between $40-50 per jar.