USANA Essentials vs xtendlife Multi-xtra

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU5000 IU-67% ↓Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg155 mg-88% ↓Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU500 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)400 IU102 IU-74% ↓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)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg12 mg-56% ↓Thiamin
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
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg10 mg-63% ↓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
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg26 mg-35% ↓Niacin
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg8 mg-75% ↓Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 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 CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg25 µg-88% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
BIOTIN300 µg400 µg33% ↑Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg41 mg-54% ↓Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg(from Calcium Pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg180 µg200% ↑Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 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)
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
RUTIN9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]25 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
Green tea extract decaffeinated is the same species as green tea extract.
18.25 mg(providing Catechins)
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
INOSITOL150 mg67 mg-55% ↓Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg95 mg-5% ↓Choline Bitartrate
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg500 µg-17% ↓Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
LYCOPENE1000 µg180 µg-82% ↓Lycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg65 mg-76% ↓Calcium (from
100 mgCalcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
150 mgCalcium Ascorbate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
21 mgDicalcium Phosphate
45.3 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg150 µg-50% ↓Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium Iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg64 mg-79% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg9 mg-55% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg0.1 mg-95% ↓Copper
0.71 mg(from Copper Gluconate)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg2 mg-60% ↓Manganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg64 µg28% ↑Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg106 µg-65% ↓Chromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg100 µg-50% ↓Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg600 µg-80% ↓Boron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg30 mg900% ↑Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
47 mgPotassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
100 mgMSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)
50 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
50 mgSoy Lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
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)
25 µgZeaxanthin
500 µg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
Nutrients only in xtendlife Multi-xtra
Dose: Adult
Potassium (from47 mg
Tripotassium Citrate100 mg
Potassium Ascorbate50 mg
Potassium Iodide)0.19 mg
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Soy Lecithin50 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 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
Zeaxanthin25 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)500 µg
Other ingredients
USANA Essentialsxtendlife Multi-xtra
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 AcidMicrocrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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