Wow new legal action against Elysium Health reports that the nicotinamide riboside in Elysium Health’s Basis contains, quote:
“Elysium’s new Basis product is contaminated with toluene (CAS No. 108-88-3), an industrial solvent used in such things as paint thinners, fingernail polish, lacquers, and adhesives”
” The residual solvents analysis indicated the presence of four solvents in the August samples that are not found in the July samples. The solvents detected in the August samples include ethanol, ethyl acetate, dichloromethane (DCM), and toluene. While ethanol, ethyl acetate and DCM were present in trace concentrations, toluene was present at 96-144 mg/kg, which renders Elysium’s product adulterated…Lead, molybdenum, and zinc were not detected in the July samples but were detected in the August samples”
It is believed that Elysium Health’s basis in July still contained the Chromadex produced nicotinamise riboside version called Niagen and from then onwards switched to a self made (or imported) nicotinamide riboside ingredient due to its conflict with Chromadex that started when it stop paying its bills.
Its hard to believe that Leonard Guarente the chief science officer of Elysium Health would risk the health of his customers with a supplement that he recommends people to take daily and for the rest of their lives because of a self created business dispute – but here we are. It will be interesting to see what follows, FDA action, consumer class action?