USANA Essentials vs xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium

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 Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU5000 IU-67% ↓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 CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg287 mg-78% ↓Vitamin C (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
40 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 IU103 IU-74% ↓Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable oils & 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
19.5 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg26 mg-35% ↓Niacin (from
14 mgNicotinic 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 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 CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg25 µg-87% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
BIOTIN300 µg399 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 mg50 mgOlive leaf extract (Olea europea) [contained in: Immunity Stimulating Blend]
Olivol (trade mark of USANA) is the same species as olive leaf extract.
7.5 mg(providing oleuropein)
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 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)
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
RUTIN9.85 mgRutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud) [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
QUERCETIN49 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)
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]74 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]100 mgGreen tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
Green tea extract decaffeinated is the same species as green tea extract.
77 mg(providing catechins)
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]40 mgBilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit) [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
INOSITOL150 mg59 mg-61% ↓Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg95 mg-5% ↓Choline bitartrate
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg74 mg-26% ↓N-acetyl L-cysteine
COENZYME Q1012 mg19 mg58% ↑Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)
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 µg2.5 mg317% ↑Lutein [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
50 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
LYCOPENE1000 µg900 µg-10% ↓Lycopene
4.5 mg(from Tomato extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg47 mg-83% ↓Calcium (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
100 mgCalcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium algae)
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate
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 mg68 mg-77% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium citrate,
110 mgMagnesium stearate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg9 mg-55% ↓Zinc
31.1 mg(from Zinc citrate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg0.1 mg-95% ↓Copper
0.72 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
642 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.
26 mgPhosphorus (from
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate
11.7 mgPyridoxal-5-phosphate
19.5 mgRiboflavin-5-phosphate)
74 mgPotassium (from
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
100 mgTripotassium citrate
0.2 mgPotassium iodide)
150 mgRNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)
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
90 mgDMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL
79 mgN-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
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)
49 mgAlpha lipoic acid
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)
28 mgPiperine
30 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
25 mgTrans-resveratrol
50 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)
18 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)
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 [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
50 mgAloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)
35 mgBeta glucan (from yeast)
12.5 mgTea polysaccharides
50 mg(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
53 mgEye Health Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
800 µgAstaxanthin
26.6 mg(from haematococcus pluvialis)
500 µgZeaxanthin
10 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
Phosphorus (from26 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate11.7 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Potassium (from74 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Tripotassium citrate100 mg
Potassium iodide)0.2 mg
RNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)150 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
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 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
Alpha lipoic acid49 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)
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)50 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)18 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 Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]147 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)50 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
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 mg
Other ingredients
USANA Essentialsxtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
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, 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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