Life Extension Children’s Formula vs xtendlife Multi-xtra

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)1050 µg5000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)120 mg155 mg29% ↑Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)10 µg500 IUVitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D3 is a form of vitamin D.
Sources:
• "Explains the relationship between different forms of Vitamin D and how they are processed in the body."
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D
• "Vitamin D sources, methods of activiation in the body and uses"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin D
• "On Vitamin D chemistry, sources, biological actions and clinical significance"
byRichard S. Bak, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory
Vitamin D and Metabolites
• "Human trial comparing potencies of Vitamins D2 and D3"
byRobert P. Heaney Robert R. Recker James Grote Ronald L. Horst Laura A. G. Armas, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
JCEM - Vitamin D3 Is More Potent Than Vitamin D2 in Humans
Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)20.1 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 (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)3 mg12 mg300% ↑Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)1.7 mg10 mg488% ↑Riboflavin
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)20 mg26 mg30% ↑Niacin
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)2 mg8 mg300% ↑Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Folate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)265 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)6 µg25 µg317% ↑Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg400 µg33% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)10 mg41 mg310% ↑Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg(from Calcium Pantothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)50 mg64 mg28% ↑Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)10 mg9 mg-10% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)25 µg100 µg300% ↑Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)20 µg64 µg220% ↑Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg47 mg370% ↑Potassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg10 mg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract) [contained in: Lutein]
Aztec marigold flower is the same species as aztec marigold flower extract.
trans-lutein5 mg500 µg-90% ↓Lutein [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg25 µg-84% ↓Zeaxanthin
500 µg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
Inositol10 mg67 mg570% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
Coenzyme Q101 mg
180 µgVitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
65 mgCalcium (from
100 mgCalcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
150 mgCalcium Ascorbate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
21 mgDicalcium Phosphate
45.3 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
0.1 mgCopper
0.71 mg(from Copper Gluconate)
2 mgManganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
106 µgChromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
100 mgMSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)
95 mgCholine Bitartrate
50 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
50 mgSoy Lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
30 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
25 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
18.25 mg(providing Catechins)
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)
9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
4 mgPiperine
5 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
180 µgLycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Nutrients only in xtendlife Multi-xtra
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Calcium (from65 mg
Calcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),100 mg
Calcium Ascorbate150 mg
Calcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate60 mg
Dicalcium Phosphate21 mg
Calcium Panthothenate)45.3 mg
Copper0.1 mg
(from Copper Gluconate)0.71 mg
Manganese2 mg
(from Manganese Citrate)8 mg
Chromium106 µg
(from Chromium picolinate)884 µg
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
Choline Bitartrate95 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Soy Lecithin50 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)25 mg
(providing Catechins)18.25 mg
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
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)9 mg
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from1.9 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Lycopene180 µg
(from Tomato extract)900 mg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Children's Formulaxtendlife Multi-xtra
xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, natural beet color, natural (cherry, vanilla, strawberry) flavors, stearic acid, citric acid, gum arabic, silica, dicalcium phosphate, luo han guo extract, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, corn starch, stevia extract.
Contains soybeans.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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