Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules vs xtendlife Total Balance Children’s

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 Total Balance Children's(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)1500 µg1000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)470 mg69 mg-85% ↓Vitamin C (from
40 mgCalcium ascorbate
50 mgPotassium ascorbate
20 mgAscorbyl palmitate)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)50 µg220 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 mg15 IU?Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)75 mg1.2 mg-98% ↓Thiamin
3 mg(from Thiamin HCl)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)50 mg1 mg-98% ↓Riboflavin
1.9 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)50 mg4.6 mg-91% ↓Niacin (from
2.5 mgNicotinic acid
2.5 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)75 mg1.6 mg-98% ↓Vitamin B6
3 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)400 µg107 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 µg2 µg-99% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg80 µg-73% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)50 mg5 mg-90% ↓Pantothenic Acid
5.6 mg(from Calcium pantothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium iodide)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)100 mg32 mg-68% ↓Magnesium (from
100 mgMagnesium Citrate
38 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)25 mg2.2 mg-91% ↓Zinc
7 mg(from Zinc citrate)
Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]200 µg40 µg-80% ↓Selenium
100 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)2 mg0.58 mg-71% ↓Manganese
2 mg(from Manganese citrate)
Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]200 µg44 µg-78% ↓Chromium
367 µgChromium Picolinate)
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)100 µg12 µg-88% ↓Molybdenum
120 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Inositol50 mg14 mg-72% ↓Inositol
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg9.9 mg-60% ↓Alpha Lipoic Acid
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)20 mg382 µgTocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (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
2 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg
quercetin5 mg14 mgMyricetin
Both quercetin and myricetin 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
20 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to11.12 mg10 mg(from Aztec marigold flower) [contained in: Lutein]
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
trans-lutein5 mg500 µg-90% ↓Lutein [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg100 µg-35% ↓Zeaxanthin
2 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Apigenin5 mg9 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)
Both apigenin and luteolin are forms of flavone.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
byVarious, French National Institute for Agriculture et al.
Phenol-Explorer (Database on polyphenol content in foods)
• "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
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)3 mg100 µg-97% ↓Boron
2 mg(from Boron citrate)
Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]1 mg180 µg-82% ↓Lycopene
900 µg(from Tomato extract)
25 mgCalcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
24 mgDicalcium Phosphate
40 mgCalcium Ascorbate
5.6 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
0.06 mgCopper
0.47 mg(from Copper gluconate)
50 mgAloe Vera (from Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe Leaf Juice)
50 mgBlack Cumin Extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 200mg of Black Cumin Seeds)
50 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
36.5 mg(providing catechins)
50 mgMilk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
40 mg(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)
50 mgSoy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
50 mgTumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)
47.5 mg(providing curcuminoids)
49 mgN-Acetyl L-Cysteine
49 mgTaurine
35 mgBeta Glucan (from yeast)
25 mgL-Arginine HCL
25 mgBilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)
6.25 mg(providing anthoycyanins)
25 mgDimethylglycine HCL
25 mgGinger Extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
1.25 mg(providing Gingerols)
25 mgL-Tyrosine
24 mgL-Lysine HCL
24 mgL-Methionine
20 mgBacopa Extract (from Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
6 mg(providing Bacosides)
20 mgMSM (Methylsulfonyl Methane)
20 mgOlive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)
3 mg(providing Oleuropein)
20 mgPapain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)
19 mgBetain HCl
19 mgCholine bitartrate
19 mgL-Cysteine
18 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)
15 mgL-Proline
14 mgL-Ornithine HCL
12 mgGrape Seed Extract (from Vitis vinifera Seed)
(providing at least 450mg/g phenolics)
11 mgTea Polysaccharides Extract
50 mgCamellia sinensis Leaf)
10 mgAmylase (from Fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple Stem)
10 mgGuggul Gum Extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum exudate) (a source of guggulsterones)
10 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium & Tungsten)
10 mgMasson Pine Bark Extract (from Pinus massoniana Bark)
9.9 mgRNA (Ribonucleic Acid, from Yeast)
9.9 mgN-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
9.9 mgL-Carnosine
9.9 mgL-Glutamine
9.8 mgReduced Glutathione
8 mgHorsetail Extract (from Equisetum arvense Leaf & Stem)
5 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)
5 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
5 mgSAMe
9.5 mg(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)
6 mgLipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)
5 mgTrans-resveratrol
10 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Extract Root
4.7 mgPiperine (from Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Extract)
4 mgPhosphatidyl L-Serine
20 mg(from Soybean)
2.9 mgCoenzyme Q-10
1.9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
1.6 mgPolicosanol
1.7 mg(from Sugar cane)
1 mgATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)
372 µgAstaxanthin
11.7 mgHaematococcus Pluvialis)
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
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Children's
Dose: Child
Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),25 mg
Dicalcium Phosphate24 mg
Calcium Ascorbate40 mg
Calcium Panthothenate)5.6 mg
Copper0.06 mg
(from Copper gluconate)0.47 mg
Aloe Vera (from Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe Leaf Juice)50 mg
Black Cumin Extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 200mg of Black Cumin Seeds)50 mg
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
(providing catechins)36.5 mg
Milk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)50 mg
(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)40 mg
Soy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)50 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine49 mg
Taurine49 mg
Beta Glucan (from yeast)35 mg
L-Arginine HCL25 mg
Bilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)25 mg
(providing anthoycyanins)6.25 mg
Dimethylglycine HCL25 mg
Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale, root)25 mg
(providing Gingerols)1.25 mg
L-Tyrosine25 mg
L-Lysine HCL24 mg
L-Methionine24 mg
Bacopa Extract (from Bacopa monnieri, leaf)20 mg
(providing Bacosides)6 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonyl Methane)20 mg
Olive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)20 mg
(providing Oleuropein)3 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)20 mg
Betain HCl19 mg
Choline bitartrate19 mg
L-Cysteine19 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)18 mg
L-Proline15 mg
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Grape Seed Extract (from Vitis vinifera Seed)12 mg
(providing at least 450mg/g phenolics)
Tea Polysaccharides Extract11 mg
Camellia sinensis Leaf)50 mg
Amylase (from Fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple Stem)10 mg
Guggul Gum Extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum exudate) (a source of guggulsterones)10 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium & Tungsten)10 mg
Masson Pine Bark Extract (from Pinus massoniana Bark)10 mg
RNA (Ribonucleic Acid, from Yeast)9.9 mg
N-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)9.9 mg
L-Carnosine9.9 mg
L-Glutamine9.9 mg
Reduced Glutathione9.8 mg
Horsetail Extract (from Equisetum arvense Leaf & Stem)8 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)5 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)5 mg
SAMe5 mg
(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)9.5 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)6 mg
Trans-resveratrol5 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Extract Root10 mg
Piperine (from Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Extract)4.7 mg
Phosphatidyl L-Serine4 mg
(from Soybean)20 mg
Coenzyme Q-102.9 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)1.9 mg
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsulesxtendlife Total Balance Children's
stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.Microcrocrystalline cellulose, Dextrose, Enteric coating (Purified Water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Oleic Acid, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Tripotassium Citrate, Maltodextrin.

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