Life Extension Children’s Formula vs xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium

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 Total Balance Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)1050 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 ascorbic acid)120 mg287 mg139% ↑Vitamin C (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
40 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 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 (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)3 mg12 mg300% ↑Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin hydrochloride)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)1.7 mg10 mg488% ↑Riboflavin
19.5 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)20 mg26 mg30% ↑Niacin (from
14 mgNicotinic 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 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)6 µg25 µg317% ↑Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg399 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 mg68 mg36% ↑Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium citrate,
110 mgMagnesium stearate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)10 mg9 mg-10% ↓Zinc
31.1 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
642 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg74 mg640% ↑Potassium (from
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
100 mgTripotassium citrate
0.2 mgPotassium iodide)
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg50 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower) [contained in: Lutein [contained in: Eye Health Blend]]
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
trans-lutein5 mg2.5 mg-50% ↓Lutein [contained in: Eye Health Blend] [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg500 µg223% ↑Zeaxanthin [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
10 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Inositol10 mg59 mg490% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Coenzyme Q101 mg19 mg1800% ↑Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)
180 µgVitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
47 mgCalcium (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
100 mgCalcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium algae)
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate
45.3 mgCalcium panthothenate)
26 mgPhosphorus (from
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate
11.7 mgPyridoxal-5-phosphate
19.5 mgRiboflavin-5-phosphate)
0.1 mgCopper
0.72 mg(from Copper gluconate)
2 mgManganese
8 mg(from Manganese citrate)
106 µgChromium
884 µg(from Chromium Picolinate)
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
95 mgCholine bitartrate
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 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)
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 mgAlpha lipoic acid
49 mgMyricetin
70 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
30 mgGinger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
1.5 mg(providing gingerols)
30 mgGrape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
30 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
28 mgPiperine
30 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
25 mgTrans-resveratrol
50 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)
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)
1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
900 µgLycopene
4.5 mg(from Tomato extract)
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]
40 mgBilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit)
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
9.85 mgRutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)
800 µgAstaxanthin
26.6 mg(from haematococcus pluvialis)
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Calcium (from47 mg
Calcium ascorbate180 mg
Calcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium algae)100 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Calcium panthothenate)45.3 mg
Phosphorus (from26 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate11.7 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Copper0.1 mg
(from Copper gluconate)0.72 mg
Manganese2 mg
(from Manganese citrate)8 mg
Chromium106 µg
(from Chromium Picolinate)884 µg
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
Choline bitartrate95 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
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)50 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
Alpha lipoic acid49 mg
Myricetin49 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)70 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)30 mg
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)50 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
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from1.9 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg
Lycopene900 µg
(from Tomato extract)4.5 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
Bilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit)40 mg
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)9.85 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Children's Formulaxtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
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, 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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