xtendlife Total Balance Children’s vs Centrum Adults

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
xtendlife Total Balance Children's(Daily Dose)Centrum Adults(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)1000 IU3500 IU250% ↑Vitamin A (29% as Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin C (from69 mg60 mg-13% ↓Vitamin C
Calcium ascorbate40 mg
Potassium ascorbate50 mg80 mgPotassium
Potassium ascorbate contains potassium.
Sources:
• "The Bioavailability of Different Forms of Vitamin C"
byJane Higdon, R.N., Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micronutrient Information Centre - The Bioavailability of Different Forms of Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
• "RFA: Table of mineral constituents"
RFA: Regulatory Affairs
RFA: Mineral Conversion Table
Ascorbyl palmitate)20 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)220 IU1000 IU355% ↑Vitamin D
Vitamin E15 IU30 IU100% ↑Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Thiamin1.2 mg1.5 mg25% ↑Thiamin
(from Thiamin HCl)3 mg
Riboflavin1 mg1.7 mg70% ↑Riboflavin
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)1.9 mg
Niacin (from4.6 mg20 mg335% ↑Niacin
Nicotinic acid2.5 mg
Niacinamide)2.5 mg
Vitamin B61.6 mg2 mg25% ↑Vitamin B6
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)3 mg
Folic Acid107 µg400 µg274% ↑Folic Acid
Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)2 µg6 µg200% ↑Vitamin B12
Biotin80 µg30 µg-63% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid5 mg10 mg100% ↑Pantothenic Acid
(from Calcium pantothenate)5.6 mg
Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),25 mg200 mg700% ↑Calcium
Dicalcium Phosphate24 mg
Calcium Ascorbate40 mg
Calcium Panthothenate)5.6 mg
Iodine150 µg150 µg=Iodine
(from Potassium iodide)197 µg
Magnesium (from32 mg50 mg56% ↑Magnesium
Magnesium Citrate100 mg
Magnesium Stearate)38 mg
Zinc2.2 mg11 mg400% ↑Zinc
(from Zinc citrate)7 mg
Selenium40 µg55 µg38% ↑Selenium
(from L-Selenomethionine)100 µg
Copper0.06 mg0.5 mg733% ↑Copper
(from Copper gluconate)0.47 mg
Manganese0.58 mg2.3 mg297% ↑Manganese
(from Manganese citrate)2 mg
Chromium44 µg35 µg-20% ↓Chromium
Chromium Picolinate)367 µg
Molybdenum12 µg45 µg275% ↑Molybdenum
(from Molybdenum Glycinate)120 µg
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
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
(providing catechins)36.5 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 mg20 mgPhosphorus
Soy lecithin (unrefined) contains phosphatidyl inositol. Phosphatidyl inositol contains phosphate. Phosphate contains phosphorus.
Sources:
• "SoyInfo Center: Soy from a historical perspective"
Soyinfo Center
SoyInfo Center
• "PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules."
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine49 mg
Taurine49 mg
Beta Glucan (from yeast)35 mg
L-Arginine HCL25 mg
Bilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)25 mg
(providing anthoycyanins)6.25 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
Olive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)20 mg
(providing Oleuropein)3 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)20 mg
Betain HCl19 mg
Choline bitartrate19 mg
L-Cysteine19 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)18 mg
L-Proline15 mg
Inositol14 mg
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)20 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 mg2 mgSilicon
Horsetail extract contains silicon.
Sources:
• "Commercial sources of horsetail typically claim to contain 7.5% silicon and 10:1 concentration"
byKaren Walsh, Vitamin Inspector
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
Coenzyme Q-102.9 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)1.9 mg
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Lutein500 µg
(from Aztec marigold flower)10 mg
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from382 µg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)2 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Lycopene180 µg
(from Tomato extract)900 µg
Boron100 µg75 µg-25% ↓Boron
(from Boron citrate)2 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg
25 µgVitamin K
18 mgIron
72 mgChloride
5 µgNickel
10 µgTin
10 µgVanadium
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
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
(providing catechins)36.5 mg
Milk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)50 mg
(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)40 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine49 mg
Taurine49 mg
Beta Glucan (from yeast)35 mg
L-Arginine HCL25 mg
Bilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)25 mg
(providing anthoycyanins)6.25 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
Olive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)20 mg
(providing Oleuropein)3 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)20 mg
Betain HCl19 mg
Choline bitartrate19 mg
L-Cysteine19 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)18 mg
L-Proline15 mg
Inositol14 mg
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)20 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
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
Coenzyme Q-102.9 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)1.9 mg
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Lutein500 µg
(from Aztec marigold flower)10 mg
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from382 µg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)2 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Lycopene180 µg
(from Tomato extract)900 µg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg
Nutrients only in Centrum Adults
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K25 µg
Iron18 mg
Chloride72 mg
Nickel5 µg
Tin10 µg
Vanadium10 µg
Other ingredients
xtendlife Total Balance Children'sCentrum Adults
Microcrocrystalline 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.Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Ferrous Fumarate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Maltodextrin. Contains < 2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Copper Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Modified Corn Starch, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Stannous Chloride, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide.

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