Elysium “Basis” dietary anti-aging supplement to boost NAD+
Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide or NAD+ is a coenzyme found in all living cells. NAD fuels the “reduction-oxidation reactions” that may delay aging.
- B-Vitamin complex (Nicotinamide Riboside & Pterostilben)
- Microcrystalline Cellulose
- Other ingredients
Product marketing claim
The company website of Elysium Health claims there are “subtle changes” of sense of well-being, sleep quality, energy consistency, cognitive function, and skin health. But you have to take at least 2 capsules of Basis capsules within 4-16 weeks.
Reason to believe it may work
According to independent science journals, elevating Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) in the body may delay or even reverse aging. Also, it can delay the progression of age-related diseases.
Boosting NAD+ levels is a promising therapeutic strategy to counter aging, according to Chinese researchers. [Science Direct]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) confirms similar studies that indicate NAD+ may help certain disorders, particularly neurodegenerative diseases. [Science Magazine]
How it works
When ingested, Nicotinamide riboside turns into a chemical derivative called NAD+. Nicotinamide Mononucleotide or NMN is a precursor to NAD+, or nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide, meaning it becomes NAD+ through a chemical series of transformations.
About Nicotinamide Riboside
Nicotinamide riboside is part of the vitamin B3 family. It is found in small amounts in nearly every food. Our body converts nicotinamide riboside into nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+)
Generally used for its anti-aging effects, it also helps regulate high cholesterol and obesity. However, there is not enough scientific evidence to support it.
The company’s product benefits claims are limited to deep sleep, energy, and endurance. Something other supplements can also provide.
Pterostilbene is similar to resveratrol. The reason some brands (like aSquared nutrition and MAAC10) combine it with NAD. According to Examine, most of the two’s actions are comparable, but pterostilbene appears to be much more well absorbed orally.
|Amount Per Serving||% Daily Value|
|Nicotinamide Riboside 250mg||** %|
|Pterostilbene 50mg||** %|
Known Side Effects
PubMed reports that some people have reported mild to moderate side effects, such as nausea, fatigue, headaches, diarrhea, stomach discomfort, and indigestion.
Elysium did not discover the process for synthesizing Nicotinamide Mononucleotide
According to Thrivious, Elysium Basis doesn’t even directly use the process itself. Moreso, there are other brands of Nicotinamide Riboside such as Niagen, Ultra Health, Biophix, Nutricost, HPN, and of course NOW vitamin supplements.
However, comparing it with other brands, Elysium is priced just right. Elysium Basis’ closed competitor is TRU Niagen. It contains only 300mg compound and is priced higher.
Is it worth the price?
By eating the right food, our body can naturally have whatever Elysium has to offer. But to boost NAD, you need to take supplements. There are less expensive and equally effective ways of getting Nicotinamide Riboside and Pterostilbene.
Elysium Basis is not available on Amazon
It’s priced at a dollar per capsule (Retailed at $60 in 2020), but there are more expensive brands like Tru Niagen which means, Basis is reasonably priced.
If you want to save, you can buy two separate supplements. For example, you can get a Pterostilbene for $20 bottle/60 count and buy Nutricost (brand) at $13/240 counts or Nature’s Way (brand) at $8 for 100 counts. This brand claims to have 500mg of NAD.