LeornadoGuarente is a 62-year-old biologist and the director of the Glenn laboratory for the science of aging at MIT. He was interested in the aging preference in humans and wanted to look for a way in which he could counteract the automatic process. He decided to work hand in hand with Dan Alminana and Eric Marcotulli and founded the Elysium Health.http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2016/08/is-elysium-healths-basis-the-fountain-of-youth.html
Elysium health notion was to prove that the supplement it provides contains what its supposed to have and that it has been tested for safety and efficacy. The company has created a pill which is known as Basis. The pill boosts the levels of a specific protein known as Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide. Basis was to hinder aging since in their research they found out that, if they promote the NAD compound level, it may prevent aging of the mitochondria. They also found out that the more one ages, the more the NAD levels fall.
Elysium health wanted to be different from other supplement industries by selling their products in minimal packaging online. They also had an advisory team of about six Nobel Prize winners who worked hand-in-hand with them. Another beneficial factor was since it was a dietary supplement, it did not need any approval from the FDA, and hence they could sell them anywhere. As it started, it bought its ingredients from ChromaDex Company but later on lost its connection. This is because they tried to take over its board against ChromaDex’s will.
According to the MIT review on Elysium, they focused on Guarente the biologist. He believed he could alter the aging process in humans from his discovery when he tried it with lab rats and worms. From arguments of other people, it was concluded that he probably couldn’t reduce the aging factor in humans. However, the drug only contained a diet with few curbs that could lessen the metabolic reactions in the body. He argued that even if they came up with a drug that would reduce the metabolic rate of their bodies, one might not notice it, but it would still be very effective.
As much as they work to translate the latest health discoveries and aging research into products that will benefit the consumers, their cellular health pill was found to have various side effects. Some of them include; hair growth, skin smoothening and more energy. These results are not harmful but essential. So their primary purpose to solve most significant health challenges and help people to live healthy and long lives is still on their achievement list. They are working hard to provide the fountain of youth to consumers.