xtendlife Multi-xtra vs USANA Essentials

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

Complete nutritional comparison


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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)5000 IU15000 IU200% ↑VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Vitamin C (from155 mg1300 mg739% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
(from Calcium Ascorbate150 mg
Potassium Ascorbate50 mg
Ascorbyl Palmitate)10 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)500 IU1800 IUVITAMIN D3 (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 E102 IU400 IU292% ↑VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
(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 K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg60 µg-67% ↓VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
Thiamin12 mg27 mg125% ↑VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
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
(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)13.5 mg
Riboflavin10 mg27 mg170% ↑VITAMIN B2 (AS 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
(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)19.4 mg
Niacin26 mg40 mg54% ↑NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
(from Nicotinic Acid14 mg
Niacinamide)14 mg
Vitamin B68 mg32 mg300% ↑VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)11.7 mg
Folic Acid323 µg1000 µgFOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Both folic acid and folate 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 Cobamamide)25 µg200 µg700% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin400 µg300 µg-25% ↓BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid41 mg90 mg120% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
(from Calcium Pantothenate)45.3 mg
Calcium (from65 mg270 mg315% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Calcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),100 mg
Calcium Ascorbate150 mg
Calcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate60 mg
Dicalcium Phosphate21 mg
Calcium Panthothenate)45.3 mg
Iodine150 µg300 µg100% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
(from Potassium Iodide)197 µg
Magnesium (from64 mg300 mg369% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Magnesium Citrate200 mg
Calcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate60 mg
Magnesium Stearate)16 mg
Zinc9 mg20 mg122% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
(from Zinc Citrate)31 mg
Selenium100 µg200 µg100% ↑SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
(from L-Selenomethionine)250 µg
Copper0.1 mg2 mg1900% ↑COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
(from Copper Gluconate)0.71 mg
Manganese2 mg5 mg150% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
(from Manganese Citrate)8 mg
Chromium106 µg300 µg183% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
(from Chromium picolinate)884 µg
Molybdenum64 µg50 µg-22% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
(from Molybdenum Glycinate)641 µg100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
Molybdenum gylcinate contains glycine. Both glycine and L-cysteine are forms of amino acid. The body converts N-acetyl-L-cysteine to L-cysteine.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Cysteine - Compound Summary CID 5862"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Cysteine - Compound Summary
• "Introduction to the chemistry of amino acids"
byDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Arizona
The Chemistry of Amino Acids
• "Cysteine - uses, dietary sources, available forms, how to take it, precautions, possible interactions "
St Luke's Hospital
Cysteine
• "PubChem: Glycine - Compound Summary - CID 750"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Glycine - Compound Summary
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Potassium (from47 mg
Tripotassium Citrate100 mg
Potassium Ascorbate50 mg
Potassium Iodide)0.19 mg
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
Choline Bitartrate95 mg100 mg5% ↑CHOLINE BITARTRATE
Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and67 mg150 mg124% ↑INOSITOL
Inositol Hexaphosphate)60 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Soy Lecithin50 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg3 mg-90% ↓ULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)25 mgGREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Green tea extract is the same species as green tea extract decaffeinated.
(providing Catechins)18.25 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
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)9 mgRUTIN [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from1.9 mg34 mgMIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
Both tocopherol tocotrienol mixture and mixed tocopherols 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
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg12 mgCOENZYME Q10
Tocomin ® contains coenzyme Q10.
Sources:
• "Tocomin Tocotrienols Complex - A Potent Natural Neuroprotective Vitamin "
byDr. Sharon Ling (B.Pharm, Ph.D.), Carotech
Tocomin Tocotrienols Complex
Boron600 µg3000 µg400% ↑BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Lutein500 µg600 µg20% ↑LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)10 mg
Lycopene180 µg1000 µg456% ↑LYCOPENE
(from Tomato extract)900 mg
Zeaxanthin25 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)500 µg
30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
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
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 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]
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
Other ingredients
xtendlife Multi-xtraUSANA Essentials
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, MaltodextrinMicrocrystalline 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 Acid

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