Elysium Health soon will provide vitamins pills that can delay aging. The tablets will be available over-the-counter. They will be acquired from chemicals that are used in the laboratory to prolong the lives of worms and mice. Leonard Guarante, the MIT biologist at Elysium health, believes that by altering the body metabolisms, aging can be decelerated. However, proving that the chemicals that prolong the lifespan of animals can also extend those of people will take decades. For this reason, Elysium Health opted to use nutraceuticals that neither requires chemical trials nor approval to introduce the oils into the market.
The blue pill otherwise known as Basis is therefore not a guarantee of staying young. The pill is in an inactive form of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide abbreviated as NAD. The compound is used by body cells to perform metabolic reactions like respiration which in simple terms is releasing energy from glucose. The compound has similar effects to a diet with fewer calories on animal bodies, an effect that prolongs the lifespan of a mouse.
Before joining Elysium Health, Guarantee was an employee at Sirtris Pharmaceutical. The pharmaceutical was researching resveratrol. Resveratrol is compound present in red wine that the biotechnology facility thought would help cure diabetes patients. Mr. Guarante is currently of the idea of selling the pills to supplement diets. They would then do follow-ups and study the progress of their customers.
The company will put up with the pharmaceutical-quality productions standards and avail the pills through its website only. Scientists have proven that caloric restriction works. This is the process of prolonging the life of laboratory animals especially mice by giving them less food. Sirtuins facilitate the process. Sirtuins are biological molecules that take part in some cell metabolism. The molecules need NAD to function correctly. Sirtuins should, therefore, be increased in the body since NAD decreases with aging in people and mice.
Elysium Health is a supplementary diet company that specializes in biotechnology, and personal health care. The health facility was founded in 2014 and has its headquarters in New York City in the United States of America. It was co-founded by Dan Alminana, the CEO, Eric Marcotulli technology executive and Eric Guarantee an MIT biologist. The founders of Elysium who have backgrounds in technology and Silicon Valley. They identified a business opportunity in the biomedical industry. The medical facility aims at improving the health conditions of people and prolonging their life through combating aging.
The facility works closely with experts and professionals in the field of medicine. With the great skills and highly educated experts that the company works with, incredible steep trajectory is expected shortly. Some of these experts are Nobel Prize winners in medicine, chemistry, biochemistry and complex chemical systems.