Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules vs USANA Essentials

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)1500 µg15000 IU?VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)470 mg1300 mg177% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)50 µg1800 IU?VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)
Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate, D-alpha tocopherol)67 mg400 IU?VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)75 mg27 mg-64% ↓VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
Thiamine is also called vitamin B1.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary CID 1130"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary
• "Thiamin's function, deficiency symptoms and causes, toxicity, drug interactions and recommended daily intake."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Christopher Bates, D.Phil, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Thiamin
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)50 mg27 mg-46% ↓VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
Riboflavin is also called vitamin B2.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary (CID 493570)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary
• "Riboflavin / Vitamin B2 metabolism, antioxidant function, nutrient interactions, deficiency, RDA, safety, supplements and LPI recommendation"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Riboflavin
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)50 mg40 mg-20% ↓NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)75 mg32 mg-57% ↓VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)400 µg1000 µg150% ↑FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)300 µg200 µg-33% ↓VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=BIOTIN
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)50 mg90 mg80% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg300 µg100% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)100 mg300 mg200% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)25 mg20 mg-20% ↓ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]200 µg200 µg=SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)2 mg5 mg150% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]200 µg300 µg50% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)100 µg50 µg-50% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
Inositol50 mg150 mg200% ↑INOSITOL
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)20 mg34 mg70% ↑MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg
quercetin5 mgQUERCETIN [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to11.12 mg
trans-lutein5 mg600 µg-88% ↓LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Apigenin5 mg
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)3 mg3000 µg=BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]1 mg1000 µg=LYCOPENE
60 µgVITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
RUTIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
12 mgCOENZYME Q10
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
270 mgCALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
2 mgCOPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
3 mgULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Nutrients only in Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
Dose: Adult
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg
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
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 mg
RUTIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Two-Per-Day CapsulesUSANA Essentials
stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.Microcrystalline Cellulose, Modified cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pregelatinized Starch, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Calcium Silicate, Rice Protein Hydrolysate, Vanilla Extract, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Sodium CMC, Sodium Citrate, Alpha Lipoic Acid

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