One of the biggest challenges and limitations we face as human beings has to do with our body and aging. Some scientists have been trying to find a solution to some of these challenges, but Elysium, a start-up company, has made it their mission and purpose.
Elysium Health in its mission statement categorically stated its vision to help people live longer and healthier. With renowned scientists and clinicians working with this company, they are successfully adapting the advances in science and also technology into health products that are scientifically sound and highly effective. They create a platform for developing from nature compelling compounds that provide proactive health support to consumers. Leonard Guarente, who’s an MIT biologist, founded this startup. He’s convinced that the aging process can be significantly slowed by changing the metabolism of the body.
One of Elysium Health major work and product is the purported release of over-the-counter vitamin pills that can combat aging in people. The company’s first product is a blue pill called Basis. It was made with a precursor to nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) compound, called nicotinamide riboside. The NAD compound is known to be used by cells in carrying out metabolic reactions. According to Guarante, they plan on marketing their dietary supplements and to follow up these clients with surveys and further research.
Elysium’s pill, Basis, contain nicotinamide riboside (a form of vitamin B3 that can be found in some proportion in foods containing yeast and products derived from milk like yogurt and cheese) and pterostilbene (this is a type of micronutrient referred to as polyphenol that could be found in some amounts in grape leaves, almonds, and blueberries). Guarente says they expect a “synergistic effect combining them.” The company is to follow due procedures that would align with the strictest pharmaceutical product quality. The supplements are available only on the company’s website at 60 dollars ($60) for 30 days’ supply and 50 dollars ($50) on a monthly subscription basis.
The company is led by a successful venture capitalist and technology exec., Eric Marcotulli. Guarente founded the company alongside Marcotulli and a former vice president of JPMorgan, Dan Alminana. Marcotulli serves as the CEO and Alminana as the COO. Even though its investors are not known, the board of directors at the company feature a wide range of renowned and brilliant scientists.https://futurism.com/can-a-new-supplement-change-how-we-age/
Daniel Fabricant, the CEO of National Products Association (NPA) and former director of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the board; 5 Nobel Prize winners are on its advising team. They include: Eric Kandel (neuroscientist), Thomas Südhof (biologist), Jack Szostak (theorist on the origin-of-life) and the chemist Martin Karplus (a 2013 laureate). Elysium looks to test five more products and gradually add them to its product line to improve overall health and wellness, through supplements, in consumers.