USANA Essentials 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
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)xtendlife Total Balance Children's(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU1000 IU-93% ↓Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg69 mg-95% ↓Vitamin C (from
40 mgCalcium ascorbate
50 mgPotassium ascorbate
20 mgAscorbyl palmitate)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU220 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 IU15 IU-96% ↓Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg1.2 mg-96% ↓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
3 mg(from Thiamin HCl)
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg1 mg-96% ↓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
1.9 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg4.6 mg-89% ↓Niacin (from
2.5 mgNicotinic acid
2.5 mgNiacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg1.6 mg-95% ↓Vitamin B6
3 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 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 CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg2 µg-99% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
BIOTIN300 µg80 µg-73% ↓Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg5 mg-94% ↓Pantothenic Acid
5.6 mg(from Calcium pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg20 mgOlive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)
Olivol (trade mark of USANA) is the same species as olive leaf extract.
3 mg(providing Oleuropein)
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 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)
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
RUTIN1.9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
QUERCETIN14 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)
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]18 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]50 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
Green tea extract decaffeinated is the same species as green tea extract.
36.5 mg(providing catechins)
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]25 mgBilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)
6.25 mg(providing anthoycyanins)
INOSITOL150 mg14 mg-91% ↓Inositol
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg19 mg-81% ↓Choline bitartrate
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg49 mg-51% ↓N-Acetyl L-Cysteine
COENZYME Q1012 mg2.9 mg-76% ↓Coenzyme Q-10
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg50 mg233% ↑Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
47.5 mg(providing curcuminoids)
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg500 µg-17% ↓Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec marigold flower)
LYCOPENE1000 µg180 µg-82% ↓Lycopene
900 µg(from Tomato extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg25 mg-91% ↓Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
24 mgDicalcium Phosphate
40 mgCalcium Ascorbate
5.6 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 mg32 mg-89% ↓Magnesium (from
100 mgMagnesium Citrate
38 mgMagnesium Stearate)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg2.2 mg-89% ↓Zinc
7 mg(from Zinc citrate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg0.06 mg-97% ↓Copper
0.47 mg(from Copper gluconate)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg0.58 mg-88% ↓Manganese
2 mg(from Manganese citrate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg12 µg-76% ↓Molybdenum
120 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg44 µg-85% ↓Chromium
367 µgChromium Picolinate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg40 µg-80% ↓Selenium
100 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg100 µg-97% ↓Boron
2 mg(from Boron citrate)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
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 mgMilk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
40 mg(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)
50 mgSoy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
49 mgTaurine
35 mgBeta Glucan (from yeast)
25 mgL-Arginine HCL
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 mgPapain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)
19 mgBetain HCl
19 mgL-Cysteine
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 mgAlpha Lipoic Acid
9.9 mgN-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
9.9 mgL-Carnosine
9.9 mgL-Glutamine
9.8 mgReduced Glutathione
9 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)
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)
1.6 mgPolicosanol
1.7 mg(from Sugar cane)
1 mgATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)
372 µgAstaxanthin
11.7 mgHaematococcus Pluvialis)
100 µgZeaxanthin
2 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Children's
Dose: Child
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
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
Taurine49 mg
Beta Glucan (from yeast)35 mg
L-Arginine HCL25 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
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)20 mg
Betain HCl19 mg
L-Cysteine19 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
Alpha Lipoic Acid9.9 mg
N-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)9.9 mg
L-Carnosine9.9 mg
L-Glutamine9.9 mg
Reduced Glutathione9.8 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)9 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
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg
Other ingredients
USANA Essentialsxtendlife Total Balance Children's
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 AcidMicrocrocrystalline 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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