Seneque’s supplement Elevant Prime seeks to promote vitality by recharging energy, repairing cells and rewinding age.
Over the coming weeks, we will be bringing you extracts of 11 company profiles from our Longevity Supplements Report. Each profile includes an assessment of Pre-Clinical and Clinical Studies, Safety and Risks, Target Market and Success Factors and the target Hallmark(s) of Aging for one of their key products.
We also study each company’s IP, team, UVP, product efficacy, competitive advantage, runway and inflection point, and much more. Here’s the lowdown on Seneque, makers of Elevant Prime, whose philosophy is that vitality isn’t just a mindset, but a state of cellular health.
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Seneque was founded in 2018 to address the fact that healthspan is no longer increasing in developed countries, despite longevity research highlighting the potential of natural molecules to extend both healthspan and lifespan.
The name Seneque comes from Seneca the Younger, a Roman philosopher who encouraged people to discover vitality using their inner sources. This is exactly what Seneque has set out to do, by gathering a team of international biochemists and cellular metabolism scientists to pioneer research into cellular longevity.
Based in Switzerland and the US, Seneque brings the rigorous scientific approach and standards of research used in the pharmaceutical industry to the supplement market. The company believes in undertaking cutting-edge research to create next generation products that help people live in better health, for longer, with additional clarity on provenance, purity and clinical data to gain consumer trust.
Seneque’s founder, French entrepreneur Guillaume Bermond, was inspired to champion the development of natural molecules as health and longevity interventions after seeing NMN mitigate severe age-associated health problems that were afflicting his father. Mr Bermond has since expanded Seneque’s research focus to encompass cellular NAD+ metabolism more broadly, to discover health solutions that support not only longevity, but also vitality at any age.
“Seneque’s scientifically rigorous approach is grounded in the most extensive clinical research program to analyse the health benefits of NMN in humans to date. This first-of-kind research will propel further development of NMN to support cardiovascular, cognitive, muscular, skin and immune health.”
One of Seneque’s key research partners is the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, a collective of the world’s top scientists in the field of aging, located in California. Seneque collaborates with the Buck Institute on a range of research programs to enhance the scientific body of knowledge around the efficacy of NMN on longevity.
Seneque’s Scientific Advisory Board is headed by two recognised NAD+ experts. Its Chair is President of the Buck Institute, Dr Eric Verdin, and its Chief Scientist is Dr Alessia Grozio, a biologist who helped discover an NMN transporter that delivers the nucleotide directly into cells.
In early 2021, Seneque launched its first health and longevity supplement brand, Elevant. Elevant’s flagship product is Prime, a range of clinically tested NMN supplements that work directly within cells to deliver daily energy, power immunity and fight aging. Prime has received compelling safety endorsements in the form of Self-GRAS affirmation, and highly favourable results from a world-first OECD 408 toxicology study undertaken on Seneque’s proprietary form of NMN, called NMN-C®, which Prime contains.
Prime is currently available for purchase from Elevant’s website, elevant.co.
Seneque maintains strict control over every element of its production and manufacturing process, to ensure that all its products deliver what it believes to be the highest levels of quality available in NAD+ boosters today. The manufacturing process for Prime was developed over two years in Europe and was designed to be applied at a large enough scale to make high purity NMN affordable for consumers. Elevant products are made in Europe in cGMP-certified facilities, are gluten-free and suitable for vegans.