For centuries, ageing has been viewed as an impossibly complex and chaotic breakdown or decay that happens and accelerated only after the age of reproduction has been attained. In 1930s, scientists discovered that diets that are calorie-restricted extend the lifespan in mammals. Through the research, it was clear that the mammals evaluated withstand periods of long starvation, altering their food breakdown processes to extend the time of reproduction until there is abundance.
About The Company
The science behind the substance of most supplements is blurred because they do not do what is written on their sachet or package. But a new kind of supplement created by Elysium Health is said to change this fact for the better. The brains behind the creation of the company are: MIT professor Leonard Guarente, former JP Morgan vice president Dan Alminana and former Sequoia partner Eric Marcotulli.
The company emphasizes the claim that their supplement has all that is necessary. That is, the supplement is free from any other unnecessary materials and is tested to ensure efficacy and safety.https://www.linkedin.com/company/9241467/
What it does
The company produces products that are said to contain everything from the cans of unpronounceable contents sold on the local health food store to the multivitamin that is being consumed daily. They are not regulated as normal pharmaceutical drugs because they are not designed to treat a particular ailment or disease. Because of this, they do not follow the onerous FDA approval process but only carry out preliminary testing to ensure the safety of the supplements. As long as supplements and vitamins contain contents that are known to be non-toxic and don’t have any specific ailment treatment claims, they can sold over the counter.
The Goal of the Company
The first product produced by Elysium Health is called “Basis.”. Its purpose is to increase the level of “nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide” (NAD), a protein contained cells. The function of NAD+ decreases as we age and cells needs it to efficiently function. Studies carried out in yeast and mice proposed that boosting NAD levels may suppress decay related to ageing in the powerhouse of the cell known as mitochondria.
NAD controls some important processes in the cell such as communication between other parts of the cell and the nucleus and also governs how the cells of the body communicate with each other. The capabilities of the NAD levels falls as we age and the ability to communicate drops significantly.
Elysium believes that by combining pterostilbene (a polyphenol found in grape leaves, almonds and blueberries) and nicotinamide riboside (a type of vitamin B3 found in small amounts in yeast-containing food and milk derived products like yogurt) and making them more abundant that the little amounts found in food, the body can form more NAD.
The concept of the company according to one of its founder “Guarante’ is that there are numerous natural products all around, and the aim is to find out (through medical research) those products that has the potential to benefit human health and safely make it available to the masses.