Elysium Health � Basis EH301 No-ALS

Elysium, founded by Leonard Guarente, is on a mission is to translate critical scientific advancements in aging research into accessible health products and technologies. The current pipeline includes preclinical and clinical trials for skin, microbiome, muscle, cognition, UV damage, menopausal syndromes, and circadian rhythm. At present Elysium markets four products: Basis, Matter, Format, Signal, and Index. Although these products are categorized as supplements rather than pharmaceuticals, Elysium is setting up clinical trials to establish thieir safety and effectiveness. As of May 2023 Elysium has 18 clinical trials listed on clinicaltrials.gov.. This foundation allows Elysium to establish an approach to scientific discovery and customer support that enables the pursuit of lifelong health and wellness. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a serious rapidly progressive disease of the nervous system. The mean survival from the time of diagnosis is 2.5 years. Apart from Riluzole, there is no effective treatment. Care of advanced ALS will have a cost of 4-8 million NOK per year. Research i.a. from the investigators department has shown that increased activity in histone deacetylation enzymes (sirtuins) together with increased access to NAD can delay disease progression. Nicotinamide riboside (NR) can increase cells’ access to NAD and Pterostilben will stimulate sirtuins. The investigators want to study whether combination therapy with NR and Pterostilben can inhibit neurodegeneration in ALS and thereby delay disease development, increase survival and improve quality of life in ALS. In the NO-ALS extension study the investigators will follow the patients who completed the original NO-ALS study. Objectives are to evaluate adverse events and give patients possibility of compassionate use, and secondarily to see if EH301 will decrease progression of motor symptoms and loss of vital capacity, and increase survival time in patients with ALS.