Good Morning Friends! Hope you are off to a great weekend! Today, I am partnering with Elysium Health and their product called Basis, for cellular health and optimization. I am not a scientist (I guess you already knew that!) but will try to get the point across in this post on what this supplement can do for us. What I put into my body is super important to me. I like to start my day with a healthy breakfast and have now included Elysium supplements, to my morning routine. After reading about this product, I am so excited to add it!
Have you heard of NAD+? Don’t worry, neither had I! NAD+ was first discovered in 1906 and is now the subject of countless studies because of the role it plays in the health of our cells. NAD+ is a coenzyme found in all living cells, and it is required for fundamental biological processes that make our life possible ( but it decreases as we age). These molecules are necessary for turning nutrients into energy, maintaining the health of DNA, and regulating circadian (sleeping) rhythms. If this can help with circadian rhythms, I am all in! Have you all noticed as you have aged, your sleeping patterns have changed? I know this may sound a bit more scientific than I usually am, but this information is from the company! There is a lot of clinical research that suggests that there is potentially a way to improve long-term health by boning up on NAD+ levels.
Cellular health is so important and is the foundation for overall health, which is why there is so much research on it right now. Leonard Guarente, Ph.D. and Chief Scientist and Cofounder of the company says, “As we age, NAD+ levels in our cells decline. The trial results indicate that Basis increases NAD+ levels in a sustained way. And since NAD+ is involved in hundreds of critical cellular processes, we think it is a vitally important component to optimizing our cellular health as we get older.”
Sometimes I am afraid to take a supplement that I don’t know much about. What makes me feel extra good about starting this product, is that the board members with Elysium are leading scientists participating in various fields of study, including biochemistry, neuroscience, and aging. They are also regulatory officials, clinicians, and scientists. A big plus is that their board collaborates with top academic institutions (University of Cambridge, Harvard, and University of Oxford) to provide them with clinical trials and connections to top researchers. Isn’t that a bit more comforting than buying a supplement from the drug store?
I was peeking around their website which took me to Elysium Health’s Health Journal called Endpoints. Most of it was over this fashion brained girl’s head, but I stumbled across an article about a conference that was held back in July that mentioned a bunch of new health research on how to inhibit specific NAD+ dependent enzymes that help with some health issues near and dear to “me personally.”
Do I completely understand this, no…but the thought of NAD+ maybe helping is promising and I pray to God that they figure it out! You can take a look at some of the new research going on here.
I know this was a more scientific post, but I am going to be taking my Basis every single day! I want my NAD+ levels back up. If you have the time, the Endpoints Health Journal I mentioned above is quite interesting. I am so thankful for smart scientists and researchers!
Hope you all have a wonderful and healthy day!
Thank you to Elysium Health for sponsoring this post and for teaching me something I didn’t know!
Photos: Mary Summers Hafner