Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen vs xtendlife Total Balance Children's

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Ingredient
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen (Daily Dose)xtendlife Total Balance Children's (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)4500 mcg RAE1000 IU-93% ↓Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)
Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)1000 mg69 mg-93% ↓Vitamin C (from
40 mgCalcium ascorbate
50 mgPotassium ascorbate
20 mgAscorbyl palmitate)
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol 400 IU)20 µg220 IU-73% ↓Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)134 mg15 IU-92% ↓Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Thiamine (as mononitrate)50 mg1.2 mg-98% ↓Thiamin
3 mg(from Thiamin HCl)
Riboflavin50 mg1 mg-98% ↓Riboflavin
1.9 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)100 mg NE4.6 mg-95% ↓Niacin (from
2.5 mgNicotinic acid
2.5 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)76 mg1.6 mg-98% ↓Vitamin B6
3 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
Folate1330 mcg DFE107 µg-87% ↓Folic 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 µg2 µg-99% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg80 µg-73% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)50 mg5 mg-90% ↓Pantothenic Acid
5.6 mg(from Calcium pantothenate)
Choline (as bitartrate)200 mg19 mgCholine bitartrate
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
by webqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)1000 mg25 mg-98% ↓Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
24 mgDicalcium Phosphate
40 mgCalcium Ascorbate
5.6 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium iodide)
Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)500 mg32 mg-94% ↓Magnesium (from
100 mgMagnesium Citrate
38 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (as monomethionine)30 mg2.2 mg-93% ↓Zinc
7 mg(from Zinc citrate)
Selenium (as selenomethionine)200 µg40 µg-80% ↓Selenium
100 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Copper (as gluconate)2 mg0.06 mg-97% ↓Copper
0.47 mg(from Copper gluconate)
Manganese (as gluconate)10 mg0.58 mg-94% ↓Manganese
2 mg(from Manganese citrate)
Chromium (as polynicotinate)200 µg44 µg-78% ↓Chromium
367 µgChromium Picolinate)
Molybdenum (as ascorbate)130 µg12 µg-91% ↓Molybdenum
120 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Gamma Tocopherol100 mg382 µg-100% ↓Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (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"
by Jane 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
2 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
Rutin50 mg1.9 mg-96% ↓Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)50 mg5 mg-90% ↓PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
Inositol40 mg14 mg-65% ↓Inositol
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg9.9 mg-67% ↓Alpha Lipoic Acid
Silica (as silicon dioxide)26 mg8 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"
by Karen Walsh, Vitamin Inspector
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
by webqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
Trace Mineral Complex10 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
Grape Seed Extract12 mgGrape Seed Extract (from Vitis vinifera Seed)
(providing at least 450mg/g phenolics)
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate25 mgBilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)
6.25 mg(providing anthoycyanins)
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg5 mg-37% ↓Trans-resveratrol
Trans-resveratrol is also called resveratrol.
Sources:
• "Pubchem: resveratrol - Compound Summary (CID 445154)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Resveratrol Compound Summary
10 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Extract Root
Lutein (from marigold flower)1000 µg500 µg-50% ↓Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec marigold flower)
Lycopene (from tomato fruit)1000 µg180 µg-82% ↓Lycopene
900 µg(from Tomato extract)
50 mgAloe Vera (from Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe Leaf Juice)
50 mgBlack Cumin Extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 200mg of Black Cumin Seeds)
50 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
36.5 mg(providing catechins)
50 mgMilk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
40 mg(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)
50 mgSoy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
50 mgTumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)
47.5 mg(providing curcuminoids)
49 mgN-Acetyl L-Cysteine
49 mgTaurine
35 mgBeta Glucan (from yeast)
25 mgL-Arginine HCL
25 mgDimethylglycine HCL
25 mgGinger Extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
1.25 mg(providing Gingerols)
25 mgL-Tyrosine
24 mgL-Lysine HCL
24 mgL-Methionine
20 mgBacopa Extract (from Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
6 mg(providing Bacosides)
20 mgMSM (Methylsulfonyl Methane)
20 mgOlive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)
3 mg(providing Oleuropein)
20 mgPapain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)
19 mgBetain HCl
19 mgL-Cysteine
18 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)
15 mgL-Proline
14 mgL-Ornithine HCL
14 mgMyricetin
20 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)
11 mgTea Polysaccharides Extract
50 mgCamellia sinensis Leaf)
10 mgAmylase (from Fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple Stem)
10 mgGuggul Gum Extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum exudate) (a source of guggulsterones)
10 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium & Tungsten)
10 mgMasson Pine Bark Extract (from Pinus massoniana Bark)
9.9 mgRNA (Ribonucleic Acid, from Yeast)
9.9 mgN-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
9.9 mgL-Carnosine
9.9 mgL-Glutamine
9.8 mgReduced Glutathione
9 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)
5 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)
5 mgSAMe
9.5 mg(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)
6 mgLipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)
4.7 mgPiperine (from Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Extract)
4 mgPhosphatidyl L-Serine
20 mg(from Soybean)
2.9 mgCoenzyme Q-10
1.6 mgPolicosanol
1.7 mg(from Sugar cane)
1 mgATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)
372 µgAstaxanthin
11.7 mgHaematococcus Pluvialis)
100 µgBoron
2 mg(from Boron citrate)
100 µgZeaxanthin
2 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)

Nutrients exclusive to Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen

Dose: Adult
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
Trace Mineral Complex10 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
Cranberry Concentrate

Nutrients exclusive to xtendlife Total Balance Children's

Dose: Child
Aloe Vera (from Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe Leaf Juice)50 mg
Black Cumin Extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 200mg of Black Cumin Seeds)50 mg
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
(providing catechins)36.5 mg
Milk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)50 mg
(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)40 mg
Soy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)50 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine49 mg
Taurine49 mg
Beta Glucan (from yeast)35 mg
L-Arginine HCL25 mg
Dimethylglycine HCL25 mg
Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale, root)25 mg
(providing Gingerols)1.25 mg
L-Tyrosine25 mg
L-Lysine HCL24 mg
L-Methionine24 mg
Bacopa Extract (from Bacopa monnieri, leaf)20 mg
(providing Bacosides)6 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonyl Methane)20 mg
Olive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)20 mg
(providing Oleuropein)3 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)20 mg
Betain HCl19 mg
L-Cysteine19 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)18 mg
L-Proline15 mg
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)20 mg
Tea Polysaccharides Extract11 mg
Camellia sinensis Leaf)50 mg
Amylase (from Fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple Stem)10 mg
Guggul Gum Extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum exudate) (a source of guggulsterones)10 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium & Tungsten)10 mg
Masson Pine Bark Extract (from Pinus massoniana Bark)10 mg
RNA (Ribonucleic Acid, from Yeast)9.9 mg
N-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)9.9 mg
L-Carnosine9.9 mg
L-Glutamine9.9 mg
Reduced Glutathione9.8 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)9 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)5 mg
SAMe5 mg
(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)9.5 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)6 mg
Piperine (from Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Extract)4.7 mg
Phosphatidyl L-Serine4 mg
(from Soybean)20 mg
Coenzyme Q-102.9 mg
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Boron100 µg
(from Boron citrate)2 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg

Other ingredients

Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimenxtendlife Total Balance Children's
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)Microcrocrystalline cellulose, Dextrose, Enteric coating (Purified Water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Oleic Acid, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Tripotassium Citrate, Maltodextrin.

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