Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules vs xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)1500 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, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)470 mg287 mg-39% ↓Vitamin C (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
40 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 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 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
19.5 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)50 mg26 mg-48% ↓Niacin (from
14 mgNicotinic 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 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 methylcobalamin)300 µg25 µg-92% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg399 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 mg68 mg-32% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium citrate,
110 mgMagnesium stearate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)25 mg9 mg-64% ↓Zinc
31.1 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 mg0%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
642 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Inositol50 mg59 mg18% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg49 mg96% ↑Alpha lipoic acid
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)20 mg1.9 mgTocotrienol/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
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 mg49 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
70 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to11.12 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)
Apigenin5 mg18 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, 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 mg600 µg-80% ↓Boron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]1 mg900 µg-10% ↓Lycopene
4.5 mg(from Tomato extract)
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)
74 mgPotassium (from
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
100 mgTripotassium citrate
0.2 mgPotassium iodide)
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)
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)
19 mgCoenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)
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)
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 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 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
Potassium (from74 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Tripotassium citrate100 mg
Potassium iodide)0.2 mg
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
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
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)19 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
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 Two-Per-Day Capsulesxtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.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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