Elysium Health � NR-COPD

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. The aim of this study is to investigate if nicotinamide riboside can reduce the airways inflammation associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in patients aged 60 or older. A major event in aging is the loss of the central metabolite nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) that appear to be important in the proinflammatory environment that occur during aging. Notably, recent work suggest that aging can be ameliorated by even a short-term treatment of the NAD+ precursor nicotinamide riboside. Nicotinamide riboside has recently been shown to be able to return aging tissues to a younger state even after short term treatment. The investigators hypothesize that six weeks of nicotinamide riboside supplementation reduces interleukin-8 measured in sputum from COPD patients. Further, it is hypothesized that augmentation of NAD+ in COPD patients might alleviate symptoms through activation of sirtuins. This trial was completed in September 2021. The study results were published in CellPress April 2023. Results indicated that NR significantly increased NAD levels, reduced lung inflammation, and cellular senescence in vivo and in vitro and that NR could be a viable treatment option for COPD patients. ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04990869