Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen vs xtendlife Multi-xtra

All of the differences set out neatly so that you can make a choice between them.

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen(Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)4500 µg5000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)1000 mg155 mg-84% ↓Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)20 µg500 IU?Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)134 mg102 IU?Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable and soy bean oils and Tocomin® tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Thiamine (as mononitrate)50 mg12 mg-76% ↓Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
Riboflavin50 mg10 mg-80% ↓Riboflavin
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)100 mg26 mg-74% ↓Niacin
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)76 mg8 mg-89% ↓Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Folate1330 µg323 µgFolic Acid
Both folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B9.
Sources:
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Folate metabolism"
Genome Alberta, Genome British Columbia & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Folate Metabolism
• "Folate fact sheet for health professionals"
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Folate fact sheet for Health Professionals
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)150 µg25 µg-83% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg400 µg33% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)50 mg41 mg-18% ↓Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg(from Calcium Pantothenate)
Choline (as bitartrate)200 mg95 mgCholine Bitartrate
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)1000 mg65 mg-94% ↓Calcium (from
100 mgCalcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
150 mgCalcium Ascorbate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
21 mgDicalcium Phosphate
45.3 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)500 mg64 mg-87% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (as monomethionine)30 mg9 mg-70% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
Selenium (as selenomethionine)200 µg100 µg-50% ↓Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Copper (as gluconate)2 mg0.1 mg-95% ↓Copper
0.71 mg(from Copper Gluconate)
Manganese (as gluconate)10 mg2 mg-80% ↓Manganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
Chromium (as polynicotinate)200 µg106 µg-47% ↓Chromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
Molybdenum (as ascorbate)130 µg64 µg-51% ↓Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Gamma Tocopherol100 mg1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from
Both d-gamma-tocopherol and tocopherol tocotrienol mixture are forms of vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Vitamin E: Function, Deficiency, The RDA, Disease Prevention, Disease Treatment, Sources, Safety and LPI Recommendation"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin E
• "Article on the benefits of mixed tocopherols"
Smart Publications
Are you taking the wrong Vitamin E? - Smart Publications
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
Rutin50 mg9 mg-82% ↓Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)50 mg50 mg=PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
Inositol40 mg67 mg68% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
Silica (as silicon dioxide)26 mg40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
Both silica and horsetail extract contain silicon.
Sources:
• "Commercial sources of horsetail typically claim to contain 7.5% silicon and 10:1 concentration"
byKaren Walsh, Vitamin Inspector
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
Trace Mineral Complex10 mg30 mg200% ↑Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
O-3 Essentials®
Fish Oil Concentrate2 g
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)540 mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)360 mg
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
Cinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)1000 mg
Proprietary Fruit Blend200 mg
Grape Seed Extract25 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
Grape seed extract contains procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate. Both procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate and epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate are forms of flavanol. Green tea extract contains epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
byVarious, French National Institute for Agriculture et al.
Phenol-Explorer (Database on polyphenol content in foods)
• "(2004) Phenolic Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables. Phenolics in Food and Nutraceuticals. p 147 "
byFereidoon Shahidi, Marian Naczk
• "Study on procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate and prostrate cancer"
byAlpna Tyagi,1 Komal Raina et al., University of Colorado
Procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate, a biologically active constituent of grape seed extract, induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells via targeting NF-κB, Stat3 and AP1 transcription factors
• "Integrative Medicine - Green Tea"
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
MSKCC - Green Tea
18.25 mg(providing Catechins)
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg
Lutein (from marigold flower)1000 µg500 µg-50% ↓Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
Lycopene (from tomato fruit)1000 µg180 µg-82% ↓Lycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
180 µgVitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
47 mgPotassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
100 mgMSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)
50 mgSoy Lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
24 mgBetain HCl
10 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)
10 mgAmylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple stem)
4 mgPiperine
5 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
25 µgZeaxanthin
500 µg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
Nutrients only in Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Dose: Adult
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
O-3 Essentials®
Fish Oil Concentrate2 g
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)540 mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)360 mg
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
Cinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)1000 mg
Proprietary Fruit Blend200 mg
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg
Nutrients only in xtendlife Multi-xtra
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Potassium (from47 mg
Tripotassium Citrate100 mg
Potassium Ascorbate50 mg
Potassium Iodide)0.19 mg
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
Soy Lecithin50 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
Betain HCl24 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)10 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)10 mg
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Zeaxanthin25 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)500 µg
Other ingredients
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimenxtendlife Multi-xtra
Gelatin, ethyl vanillin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, potassium aspartate, purified water, natural lemon flavour, antioxidant blend for freshness (mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate) CONTAINS: FISH (anchovy, sardine)Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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