xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium vs Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids from5000 IU4500 µg?Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)
Beta-carotene from fermentation of Blakeslea trispora and32.5 mg
mixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina)15 mg
Vitamin C (from287 mg1000 mg248% ↑Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)
Calcium ascorbate180 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate)40 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)500 IU20 µg?Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E103 IU134 mg?Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable oils & Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)10 mgDelta Tocopherol
Both d-alpha-tocopheryl acid succinate and d-delta-tocopherol are forms of vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Vitamin E Factsheet for Health Professionals"
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: 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
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Thiamin12 mg50 mg317% ↑Thiamine (as mononitrate)
(from Thiamin hydrochloride)13.5 mg
Riboflavin10 mg50 mg400% ↑Riboflavin
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Niacin (from26 mg100 mg285% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)
Nicotinic acid14 mg
Niacinamide)14 mg
Vitamin B68 mg76 mg850% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)11.7 mg
Folic Acid322 µg1330 µgFolate
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 µg150 µg500% ↑Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin399 µg300 µg-25% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid41 mg50 mg22% ↑Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)
(from Calcium pantothenate)45.3 mg
Calcium (from47 mg1000 mg2028% ↑Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)
Calcium ascorbate180 mg
Calcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium algae)100 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Calcium panthothenate)45.3 mg
Phosphorus (from26 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate11.7 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Iodine150 µg150 µg=Iodine (as potassium iodide)
(from Potassium iodide)197 µg
Magnesium (from68 mg500 mg635% ↑Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)
Magnesium citrate,200 mg
Magnesium stearate110 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)60 mg
Zinc9 mg30 mg233% ↑Zinc (as monomethionine)
(from Zinc citrate)31.1 mg
Selenium100 µg200 µg100% ↑Selenium (as selenomethionine)
(from L-selenomethionine)250 µg
Copper0.1 mg2 mg1896% ↑Copper (as gluconate)
(from Copper gluconate)0.72 mg
Manganese2 mg10 mg400% ↑Manganese (as gluconate)
(from Manganese citrate)8 mg
Chromium106 µg200 µg89% ↑Chromium (as polynicotinate)
(from Chromium Picolinate)884 µg
Molybdenum64 µg130 µg103% ↑Molybdenum (as ascorbate)
(from Molybdenum Glycinate)642 µg
Potassium (from74 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Tripotassium citrate100 mg
Potassium iodide)0.2 mg
RNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)150 mg
Green tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)100 mg
(providing catechins)77 mg
Milk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)100 mg
(providing Silymarins)80 mg
MSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)100 mg
Soy lecithin100 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
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
Betain HCl98 mg
Choline bitartrate95 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)74 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 mg
N-acetyl L-cysteine74 mg
Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and59 mg40 mg-32% ↓Inositol
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)60 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 mg50 mg0%Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
Masson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)50 mg
(providing proanthocyanadins)47.5 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
Alpha lipoic acid49 mg30 mg-39% ↓Alpha Lipoic Acid
Myricetin49 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)70 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 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"
byKaren Walsh, Vitamin Inspector
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)30 mgGrape Seed Extract [contained in: Proprietary Fruit Blend]
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg10 mg-67% ↓Trace Mineral Complex
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg8 mg-68% ↓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), root extract)50 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)19 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
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from1.9 mg100 mgGamma 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"
byJane 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)10 mg10 mgMixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)
Tocomin ® contains beta-tocotrienol. Both beta-tocotrienol and mixed tocotrienols are forms of vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Article on the benefits of mixed tocopherols"
Smart Publications
Are you taking the wrong Vitamin E? - Smart Publications
• "Tocomin Tocotrienols Complex - A Potent Natural Neuroprotective Vitamin "
byDr. Sharon Ling (B.Pharm, Ph.D.), Carotech
Tocomin Tocotrienols Complex
• "Tocopherol and tocotrienol content of various oils"
Carotech
Sources of tocopherols and tocotrienols - Carotech
• "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
Lycopene900 µg1000 µg11% ↑Lycopene (from tomato fruit)
(from Tomato extract)4.5 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 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 Blend147 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)50 mg
Olive leaf extract (Olea europea)50 mg
(providing oleuropein)7.5 mg
Beta glucan (from yeast)35 mg
Tea polysaccharides12.5 mg
(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
Eye Health Blend53 mg
Bilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit)40 mgWild Billberry Concentrate [contained in: Proprietary Fruit Blend]
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)9.85 mg50 mg408% ↑Rutin
Lutein2.5 mg1000 µg-60% ↓Lutein (from marigold flower)
(from Aztec marigold, flower)50 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 mg
250 mgCitrus Bioflavonoid 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 only in xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
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
Green tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)100 mg
(providing catechins)77 mg
Milk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)100 mg
(providing Silymarins)80 mg
MSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)100 mg
Betain HCl98 mg
Choline bitartrate95 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)74 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 mg
N-acetyl L-cysteine74 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
Masson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)50 mg
(providing proanthocyanadins)47.5 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
Myricetin49 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)70 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)19 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
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 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 Blend147 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)50 mg
Olive leaf extract (Olea europea)50 mg
(providing oleuropein)7.5 mg
Beta glucan (from yeast)35 mg
Tea polysaccharides12.5 mg
(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
Eye Health Blend53 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 mg
Nutrients only in Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Dose: Adult
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 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 Unisex PremiumDr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Microcrystalline cellulose, Dextrose, Enteric Coating (Purified water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium hydroxide, Medium chain triglycerides, Oleic acid, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Maltodextrin, Silicon dioxide, Sodium carboxymethyl celluloseGelatin, 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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