Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen vs xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen(Daily Dose)xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)4500 µg5000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids from
32.5 mgBeta-carotene from fermentation of Blakeslea trispora and
15 mgmixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina)
Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)1000 mg287 mg-71% ↓Vitamin C (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
40 mgAscorbyl palmitate)
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)20 µg500 IU?Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)134 mg103 IU?Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable oils & 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
19.5 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)100 mg26 mg-74% ↓Niacin (from
14 mgNicotinic acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)76 mg8 mg-89% ↓Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
Folate1330 µg322 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 µg399 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 mg47 mg-95% ↓Calcium (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
100 mgCalcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium algae)
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate
45.3 mgCalcium panthothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium iodide)
Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)500 mg68 mg-86% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium citrate,
110 mgMagnesium stearate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Zinc (as monomethionine)30 mg9 mg-70% ↓Zinc
31.1 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
0.72 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
642 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Gamma Tocopherol100 mg1.9 mgTocotrienol/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"
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 mg9.85 mg-80% ↓Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud) [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)50 mg50 mg0%PABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)
Inositol40 mg59 mg47% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg49 mg63% ↑Alpha lipoic acid
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 Extract30 mgGrape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate40 mgBilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit) [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg25 mg213% ↑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
50 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)
Lutein (from marigold flower)1000 µg2.5 mg150% ↑Lutein [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
50 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Lycopene (from tomato fruit)1000 µg900 µg-10% ↓Lycopene
4.5 mg(from Tomato extract)
180 µgVitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
26 mgPhosphorus (from
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate
11.7 mgPyridoxal-5-phosphate
19.5 mgRiboflavin-5-phosphate)
74 mgPotassium (from
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
100 mgTripotassium citrate
0.2 mgPotassium iodide)
150 mgRNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)
100 mgGreen tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
77 mg(providing catechins)
100 mgMilk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
80 mg(providing Silymarins)
100 mgMSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)
100 mgSoy lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
98 mgBetain HCl
90 mgDMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL
74 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)
79 mgN-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
74 mgN-acetyl L-cysteine
51 mgSAMe
95 mg(from S-adenoslymethionine tosylate)
50 mgBacopa extract (Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
15 mg(providing bacosides)
50 mgNigella (Black cumin) extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 190mg of Black cumin seeds)
50 mgGinkgo extract (from Ginkgo Biloba, leaf)
11 mg(providing ginkgo flavonoglycosides
2.7 mgand terpenelactones)
50 mgGuggul gum extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum)
1.25 mg(providing guggulsterones)
50 mgMasson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)
47.5 mg(providing proanthocyanadins)
50 mgTumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)
47.5 mg(providing curcuminoids)
49 mgMyricetin
70 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)
30 mgGinger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
1.5 mg(providing gingerols)
28 mgPiperine
30 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
19 mgCoenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)
18 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)
10 mgAlfafa extract (from Medicago sativa, aerial parts) equivalent to 120mg fresh alfafa)
10 mgPhosphatidyl L-serine
50 mg(from Soybean lecithin)
8 mgPolicosanol
8.9 mg(from Sugar cane extract)
5 mgATP (Adenosine triphosphate, from Yeast)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
804 mgAmino Acid Blend
99 mgL-carnosine
90 mgL-arginine HCL
90 mgL-tyrosine
89.19 mgL-lysine HCL
89.19 mgL-methionine
50 mgL-ornithine HCL
49.95 mgL-proline
49.75 mgL-cysteine
49.6 mgL-glutamine
49.5 mgL-pyroglutamic acid
49.25 mgTaurine
49 mgReduced L-glutathione
240 mgEznyme Blend
80 mgBromelain (from Pineapple stem)
80 mgPapain (from Carica papaya (Papaya), fruit)
50 mgAmylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
30 mgLipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)
147 mgImmunity Stimulating Blend
50 mgAloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)
50 mgOlive leaf extract (Olea europea)
7.5 mg(providing oleuropein)
35 mgBeta glucan (from yeast)
12.5 mgTea polysaccharides
50 mg(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
53 mgEye Health Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
800 µgAstaxanthin
26.6 mg(from haematococcus pluvialis)
500 µgZeaxanthin
10 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Nutrients only in Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Dose: Adult
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 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
Cranberry Concentrate
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Phosphorus (from26 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate11.7 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Potassium (from74 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Tripotassium citrate100 mg
Potassium iodide)0.2 mg
RNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)150 mg
Green tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)100 mg
(providing catechins)77 mg
Milk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)100 mg
(providing Silymarins)80 mg
MSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)100 mg
Soy lecithin100 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
Betain HCl98 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)74 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 mg
N-acetyl L-cysteine74 mg
SAMe51 mg
(from S-adenoslymethionine tosylate)95 mg
Bacopa extract (Bacopa monnieri, leaf)50 mg
(providing bacosides)15 mg
Nigella (Black cumin) extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 190mg of Black cumin seeds)50 mg
Ginkgo extract (from Ginkgo Biloba, leaf)50 mg
(providing ginkgo flavonoglycosides11 mg
and terpenelactones)2.7 mg
Guggul gum extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum)50 mg
(providing guggulsterones)1.25 mg
Masson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)50 mg
(providing proanthocyanadins)47.5 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
Myricetin49 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)70 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)19 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)18 mg
Alfafa extract (from Medicago sativa, aerial parts) equivalent to 120mg fresh alfafa)10 mg
Phosphatidyl L-serine10 mg
(from Soybean lecithin)50 mg
Policosanol8 mg
(from Sugar cane extract)8.9 mg
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate, from Yeast)5 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Amino Acid Blend804 mg
L-carnosine99 mg
L-arginine HCL90 mg
L-tyrosine90 mg
L-lysine HCL89.19 mg
L-methionine89.19 mg
L-ornithine HCL50 mg
L-proline49.95 mg
L-cysteine49.75 mg
L-glutamine49.6 mg
L-pyroglutamic acid49.5 mg
Taurine49.25 mg
Reduced L-glutathione49 mg
Eznyme Blend240 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)80 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya), fruit)80 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)50 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)30 mg
Immunity Stimulating Blend147 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)50 mg
Olive leaf extract (Olea europea)50 mg
(providing oleuropein)7.5 mg
Beta glucan (from yeast)35 mg
Tea polysaccharides12.5 mg
(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
Eye Health Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]53 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 mg
Other ingredients
Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimenxtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
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, Enteric Coating (Purified water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium hydroxide, Medium chain triglycerides, Oleic acid, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Maltodextrin, Silicon dioxide, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose

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