xtendlife Total Balance Children's vs Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen

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Ingredient
xtendlife Total Balance Children's (Daily Dose)Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)1000 IU4500 mcg RAE1400% ↑Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)
Vitamin C (from69 mg1000 mg1349% ↑Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)
Calcium ascorbate40 mg
Potassium ascorbate50 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate)20 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)220 IU20 µg264% ↑Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol 400 IU)
Vitamin E15 IU134 mg1231% ↑Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
10 mgMixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)
D alpha tocopherol is also called vitamin E. Mixed tocotrienols is a form of vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Vitamin E: Function, Deficiency, The RDA, Disease Prevention, Disease Treatment, Sources, Safety and LPI Recommendation"
by Jane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin E
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
Thiamin1.2 mg50 mg4067% ↑Thiamine (as mononitrate)
(from Thiamin HCl)3 mg
Riboflavin1 mg50 mg4901% ↑Riboflavin
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)1.9 mg
Niacin (from4.6 mg100 mg NE2074% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)
Nicotinic acid2.5 mg
Niacinamide)2.5 mg
Vitamin B61.6 mg76 mg4650% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)3 mg
Folic Acid107 µg1330 mcg DFE644% ↑Folate
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)2 µg150 µg7400% ↑Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin80 µg300 µg275% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid5 mg50 mg900% ↑Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)
(from Calcium pantothenate)5.6 mg
Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),25 mg1000 mg3900% ↑Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)
Dicalcium Phosphate24 mg
Calcium Ascorbate40 mg
Calcium Panthothenate)5.6 mg
Iodine150 µg150 µg=Iodine (as potassium iodide)
(from Potassium iodide)197 µg
Magnesium (from32 mg500 mg1462% ↑Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)
Magnesium Citrate100 mg
Magnesium Stearate)38 mg
Zinc2.2 mg30 mg1264% ↑Zinc (as monomethionine)
(from Zinc citrate)7 mg
Selenium40 µg200 µg400% ↑Selenium (as selenomethionine)
(from L-Selenomethionine)100 µg
Copper0.06 mg2 mg3233% ↑Copper (as gluconate)
(from Copper gluconate)0.47 mg
Manganese0.58 mg10 mg1624% ↑Manganese (as gluconate)
(from Manganese citrate)2 mg
Chromium44 µg200 µg355% ↑Chromium (as polynicotinate)
Chromium Picolinate)367 µg
Molybdenum12 µg130 µg983% ↑Molybdenum (as ascorbate)
(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 mg200 mgCholine (as bitartrate)
Soy lecithin (unrefined) contains phosphatidyl choline. Phosphatidyl choline contains choline.
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 mgWild Billberry Concentrate [contained in: Proprietary Fruit Blend]
(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 mg40 mg186% ↑Inositol
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)20 mg
Grape Seed Extract (from Vitis vinifera Seed)12 mgGrape Seed Extract [contained in: Proprietary Fruit Blend]
(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 mg30 mg203% ↑Alpha Lipoic Acid
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 mg26 mgSilica (as silicon dioxide)
Both horsetail extract and silica contain silicon.
Sources:
• "Commercial sources of horsetail typically claim to contain 7.5% silicon and 10:1 concentration"
by Karen Walsh, Vitamin Inspector
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
by webqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)5 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)5 mg50 mg900% ↑Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
SAMe5 mg
(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)9.5 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)6 mg
Trans-resveratrol5 mg8 mg60% ↑Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)
Trans-resveratrol is also called resveratrol.
Sources:
• "Pubchem: resveratrol - Compound Summary (CID 445154)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Resveratrol Compound Summary
(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 mg50 mg2532% ↑Rutin
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Lutein500 µg1000 µg100% ↑Lutein (from marigold flower)
(from Aztec marigold flower)10 mg
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from382 µg100 mg26078% ↑Gamma Tocopherol
Both tocopherol tocotrienol mixture and d-gamma-tocopherol are forms of vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Vitamin E: Function, Deficiency, The RDA, Disease Prevention, Disease Treatment, Sources, Safety and LPI Recommendation"
by Jane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin E
• "Article on the benefits of mixed tocopherols"
Smart Publications
Are you taking the wrong Vitamin E? - Smart Publications
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)2 mg10 mgDelta Tocopherol
Tocomin ® contains d-delta-tocopherol.
Sources:
• "Patent for Tocomin - Drug delivery system:formulation for fat-soluble drugs "
Patent for Tocomin
• "Tocopherol and tocotrienol content of various oils"
Carotech
Sources of tocopherols and tocotrienols - Carotech
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Lycopene180 µg1000 µg456% ↑Lycopene (from tomato fruit)
(from Tomato extract)900 µg
Boron100 µg
(from Boron citrate)2 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg
250 mgCitrus Bioflavonoid Complex
10 mgTrace Mineral Complex
O-3 Essentials®
2 gFish Oil Concentrate
540 mgEPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)
360 mgDHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
1000 mgCinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)
200 mgProprietary Fruit Blend [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Cranberry Concentrate

Nutrients exclusive to 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
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
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)20 mg
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
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
SAMe5 mg
(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)9.5 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)6 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
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Boron100 µg
(from Boron citrate)2 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg

Nutrients exclusive to Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen

Dose: Adult
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Trace Mineral Complex10 mg
O-3 Essentials®
Fish Oil Concentrate2 g
EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)540 mg
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)360 mg
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
Cinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)1000 mg
Proprietary Fruit Blend [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]200 mg
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Cranberry Concentrate

Other ingredients

xtendlife Total Balance Children'sDr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
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.Gelatin, ethyl vanillin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, potassium aspartate, purified water, natural lemon flavour, antioxidant blend for freshness (mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate) CONTAINS: FISH (anchovy, sardine)

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