Seven of the world’s most prestigious scientists in fields directly related to the functions of human cellular functions, alongside successful business professionals, and MIT’s own Dr. Leonard Guarente, formed Elysium Health in 2014. The following year, Elysium Health released Basis, a supplement consisting of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, facilitating regular cellular functions in the human body.
While many consumers that are fans of quality supplements are aware of Basis, not every health-conscious person is aware of Elysium Health and its quality creation. Following is a short guide to Basis and understanding how it works.
What else does Basis contain besides the above ingredients?
Nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene are the only two active ingredients in the entirety of Basis. However, the capsules it contains are crafted from four inactive ingredients, as follows:
What functions do nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene serve?
- Microcrystalline cellulose
- Silica – this is the only ingredient other than the two primary ingredients that are found in the capsule. Silica is included to maintain the freshness and longevity of the chemical compound mixture in Basis.
- Vegetable magnesium stearate
It’s safe to say that most people who haven’t studied health science – and even those who have – are not familiar with nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene.
Nicotinamide riboside, when consumed, is transformed into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, found in all living cells in humans. Also shortened to the initialism – the compound’s chemical name – NAD+, suggesting it’s positively charged because of the two extra electrons it holds (as compared to its reduced form, called NADH, with no extra electrons).
There are hundreds of processes that regularly occur within human cells. To facilitate them, NAD+ gives away one or two of its additional electrons, in which it becomes NADH. The reverse happens whenever processes need to give away electrons.
Pterostilbene is involved in numerous processes in the human body’s many cells, particularly those needing proteins to function (also called sirtuins; pterostilbene is a sirtuin activator). NAD+ helps pterostilbene facilitate the transfer, production, and normal usage of sirtuin proteins.
Where can one find Basis for sale?
To find official jars of Basis, containing 60 capsules of 250 and 50 milligrams of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, respectively, simply log on to Elysium Health’s website.
Wait- how can consumers be certain of the efficacy of Basis?
In 2017, Elysium Health funded a clinical trial of the efficacy of Basis’ primary ingredients: nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene. Following the daily consumption of both for four weeks, average concentrations of NAD+ in participants’ bodies rose 40 percent for those taking 250 and 50 milligrams of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, respectively; whereas participants taking 500 and 100 milligrams, respectively, saw their NAD+ levels rise an average of 90 percent. The proof is in the pudding, as they say – the double-blind, randomized, standardized, proverbial pudding.