Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules 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 Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)1500 µg5000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)470 mg155 mg-67% ↓Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)50 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, D-alpha tocopherol)67 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 HCI)75 mg12 mg-84% ↓Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)50 mg10 mg-80% ↓Riboflavin
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)50 mg26 mg-48% ↓Niacin
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)75 mg8 mg-89% ↓Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)400 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 methylcobalamin)300 µg25 µg-92% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg400 µg33% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)50 mg41 mg-18% ↓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)100 mg64 mg-36% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)25 mg9 mg-64% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]200 µg100 µg-50% ↓Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)2 mg2 mg=Manganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]200 µg106 µg-47% ↓Chromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)100 µg64 µg-36% ↓Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Inositol50 mg67 mg34% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)20 mg1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from
Both mixed tocopherols 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
• "Technical article on vitamin E: function and metabolism"
byREGINA BRIGELIUS-FLOHÉ and MARET G. TRABER
Vitamin E: function and metabolism
• "Article on the benefits of mixed tocopherols"
Smart Publications
Are you taking the wrong Vitamin E? - Smart Publications
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg
quercetin5 mg9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
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 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)
Apigenin5 mg
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)3 mg600 µg-80% ↓Boron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]1 mg180 µg-82% ↓Lycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
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)
47 mgPotassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
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)
4 mgPiperine
5 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
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
Apigenin5 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
Potassium (from47 mg
Tripotassium Citrate100 mg
Potassium Ascorbate50 mg
Potassium Iodide)0.19 mg
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
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsulesxtendlife Multi-xtra
stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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