Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules vs Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)1500 µg4500 µg200% ↑Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)470 mg1000 mg113% ↑Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)50 µg20 µgVitamin 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, D-alpha tocopherol)67 mg134 mg100% ↑Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)75 mg50 mg-33% ↓Thiamine (as mononitrate)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)50 mg50 mg=Riboflavin
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)50 mg100 mg100% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)75 mg76 mg1% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)400 µg1330 µg233% ↑Folate
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)300 µg150 µg-50% ↓Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=Biotin
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)50 mg50 mg=Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine (as potassium iodide)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)100 mg500 mg400% ↑Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)
Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)25 mg30 mg20% ↑Zinc (as monomethionine)
Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]200 µg200 µg=Selenium (as selenomethionine)
Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)2 mg10 mg400% ↑Manganese (as gluconate)
Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]200 µg200 µg=Chromium (as polynicotinate)
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)100 µg130 µg30% ↑Molybdenum (as ascorbate)
Inositol50 mg40 mg-20% ↓Inositol
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg30 mg20% ↑Alpha Lipoic Acid
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)20 mg100 mgGamma Tocopherol
Mixed tocopherols contains d-gamma-tocopherol.
Sources:
• "2008 Opinion on mixed tocopherols, tocotrienol tocopherol and tocotrienols as sources for vitamin E added as a nutritional substance in food supplements"
byVarious, European Food Safety Authority (efsa)
Mixed tocopherols, tocotrienol tocopherol and tocotrienols as sources of vitamin E in supplements
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg
quercetin5 mg50 mgRutin
Both quercetin and rutin are forms of flavonol.
Sources:
• "Flavonoids, classification, metabolism and bioavailability, biological activities, disease prevention, supplements, safety, drug and nutrient interactions. Classifications include anthocyanidins, flavanols, flavanones, flavonols, flavones and isolflavones."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Christopher Bates, D.Phil, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Flavonoids
• "PubChem: Rutin - Compound Summary"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Rutin - Compound Summary
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to11.12 mg
trans-lutein5 mg1000 µg-80% ↓Lutein (from marigold flower)
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Apigenin5 mg
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)3 mg
Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]1 mg1000 µg=Lycopene (from tomato fruit)
200 mgCholine (as bitartrate)
1000 mgCalcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)
2 mgCopper (as gluconate)
250 mgCitrus Bioflavonoid Complex
50 mgPara-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
26 mgSilica (as silicon dioxide)
10 mgDelta Tocopherol
10 mgMixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)
10 mgTrace Mineral Complex
O-3 Essentials®
2 gFish Oil Concentrate
540 mgEPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)
360 mgDHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
1000 mgCinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)
200 mgProprietary Fruit Blend
Grape Seed Extract
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate
Cranberry Concentrate
8 mgResveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)
Nutrients only in Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
Dose: Adult
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to11.12 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Apigenin5 mg
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)3 mg
Nutrients only in Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Dose: Adult
Choline (as bitartrate)200 mg
Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)1000 mg
Copper (as gluconate)2 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)50 mg
Silica (as silicon dioxide)26 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
Grape Seed Extract
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
Other ingredients
Life Extension Two-Per-Day CapsulesDr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.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)

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