USANA Essentials vs Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules

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

Complete nutritional comparison


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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU1500 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg470 mg-64% ↓Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU50 µg?Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)
VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)400 IU67 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate, D-alpha tocopherol)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg75 mg178% ↑Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)
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
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg50 mg85% ↑Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)
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 NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg50 mg25% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg75 mg134% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg400 µg-60% ↓Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg300 µg50% ↑Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg300 µg=Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg50 mg-44% ↓Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 mg20 mg-41% ↓Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
RUTIN
QUERCETIN5 mgquercetin [contained in: Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])]
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]
INOSITOL150 mg50 mg-67% ↓Inositol
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg5 mg733% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flower) [std. to]
LYCOPENE1000 µg1 mg=Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg150 µg-50% ↓Iodine (as potassium iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg100 mg-67% ↓Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg25 mg25% ↑Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg2 mg-60% ↓Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg100 µg100% ↑Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg200 µg-33% ↓Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg200 µg=Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg3 mg=Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
25 mgAlpha lipoic acid
15 mgBio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower]) [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]
11.12 mgMarigold extract (flower) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
5 mgApigenin
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 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
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]) [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]15 mg
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]11.12 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Apigenin5 mg
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsLife Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
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 Acidstearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.

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