xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium vs Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids from5000 IU1500 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)
Beta-carotene from fermentation of Blakeslea trispora and32.5 mg
mixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina)15 mg
Vitamin C (from287 mg470 mg64% ↑Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)
Calcium ascorbate180 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate)40 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)500 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 E103 IU67 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate, D-alpha tocopherol)
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable oils & Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Thiamin12 mg75 mg525% ↑Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)
(from Thiamin hydrochloride)13.5 mg
Riboflavin10 mg50 mg400% ↑Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Niacin (from26 mg50 mg92% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)
Nicotinic acid14 mg
Niacinamide)14 mg
Vitamin B68 mg75 mg838% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)11.7 mg
Folic Acid322 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)25 µg300 µg1100% ↑Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Biotin399 µg300 µg-25% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid41 mg50 mg22% ↑Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
(from Calcium pantothenate)45.3 mg
Calcium (from47 mg
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 mg100 mg47% ↑Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Magnesium citrate,200 mg
Magnesium stearate110 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)60 mg
Zinc9 mg25 mg178% ↑Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)
(from Zinc citrate)31.1 mg
Selenium100 µg200 µg100% ↑Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]
(from L-selenomethionine)250 µg
Copper0.1 mg
(from Copper gluconate)0.72 mg
Manganese2 mg2 mg0%Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)
(from Manganese citrate)8 mg
Chromium106 µg200 µg89% ↑Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]
(from Chromium Picolinate)884 µg
Molybdenum64 µg100 µg56% ↑Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)
(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 mg
(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 mg50 mg-15% ↓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 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
Alpha lipoic acid49 mg25 mg-49% ↓Alpha lipoic acid
Myricetin49 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) extract, leaf)70 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)30 mg
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg
(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 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
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 mg20 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)10 mg
Lycopene900 µg1 mg11% ↑Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]
(from Tomato extract)4.5 mg
Boron600 µg3 mg400% ↑Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)
(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 mg
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)9.85 mg
Lutein2.5 mg5 mg100% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flower) [std. to]
(from Aztec marigold, flower)50 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.
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg155 µg-69% ↓trans-zeaxanthin ] [contained in: Marigold extract (flower) [std. to]
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 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 Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg
Calcium (from47 mg
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
Copper0.1 mg
(from Copper gluconate)0.72 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
Soy lecithin100 mg
(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
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 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
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, seed)30 mg
(providing at least 450 mg/g phenolics)
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)50 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)19 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
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 mg
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)9.85 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 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 Unisex PremiumLife Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
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 cellulosestearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.

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