xtendlife Total Balance Children’s vs Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
xtendlife Total Balance Children's(Daily Dose)Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)1000 IU1500 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)
Vitamin C (from69 mg470 mg581% ↑Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)
Calcium ascorbate40 mg
Potassium ascorbate50 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate)20 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)220 IU50 µgVitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)
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 E15 IU67 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate, D-alpha tocopherol)
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Thiamin1.2 mg75 mg6150% ↑Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)
(from Thiamin HCl)3 mg
Riboflavin1 mg50 mg4901% ↑Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)1.9 mg
Niacin (from4.6 mg50 mg987% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)
Nicotinic acid2.5 mg
Niacinamide)2.5 mg
Vitamin B61.6 mg75 mg4588% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)3 mg
Folic Acid107 µg400 µgFolate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
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 µg300 µg14899% ↑Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Biotin80 µg300 µg275% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid5 mg50 mg900% ↑Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
(from Calcium pantothenate)5.6 mg
Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),25 mg
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 mg100 mg212% ↑Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Magnesium Citrate100 mg
Magnesium Stearate)38 mg
Zinc2.2 mg25 mg1036% ↑Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)
(from Zinc citrate)7 mg
Selenium40 µg200 µg400% ↑Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]
(from L-Selenomethionine)100 µg
Copper0.06 mg
(from Copper gluconate)0.47 mg
Manganese0.58 mg2 mg245% ↑Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)
(from Manganese citrate)2 mg
Chromium44 µg200 µg355% ↑Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]
Chromium Picolinate)367 µg
Molybdenum12 µg100 µg733% ↑Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)
(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 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 mg50 mg257% ↑Inositol
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg5 mgquercetin [contained in: Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])]
Both myricetin and quercetin 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
(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 mg25 mg153% ↑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 mg5 mgApigenin
Both luteolin and apigenin are forms of flavone.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
byVarious, French National Institute for Agriculture et al.
Phenol-Explorer (Database on polyphenol content in foods)
• "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
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
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 µg5 mg900% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flower) [std. to]
(from Aztec marigold flower)10 mg11.12 mgMarigold extract (flower) [std. to [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from382 µg20 mgNatural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)
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)2 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Lycopene180 µg1 mg456% ↑Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]
(from Tomato extract)900 µg
Boron100 µg3 mg2900% ↑Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)
(from Boron citrate)2 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg155 µg55% ↑trans-zeaxanthin ] [contained in: Marigold extract (flower) [std. to]
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg
15 mgBio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower]) [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Children's
Dose: Child
Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),25 mg
Dicalcium Phosphate24 mg
Calcium Ascorbate40 mg
Calcium Panthothenate)5.6 mg
Copper0.06 mg
(from Copper gluconate)0.47 mg
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 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
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
N-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)9.9 mg
L-Carnosine9.9 mg
L-Glutamine9.9 mg
Reduced Glutathione9.8 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
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
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
Dose: Adult
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower]) [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]15 mg
Other ingredients
xtendlife Total Balance Children'sLife Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
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.stearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.

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