xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium vs USANA Essentials

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids from5000 IU15000 IU200% ↑VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Beta-carotene from fermentation of Blakeslea trispora and32.5 mg
mixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina)15 mg
Vitamin C (from287 mg1300 mg353% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Calcium ascorbate180 mg
Potassium ascorbate200 mg
Ascorbyl palmitate)40 mg
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)500 IU1800 IUVITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)
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 IU400 IU288% ↑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)
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)180 µg60 µg-67% ↓VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
Thiamin12 mg27 mg125% ↑VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
Thiamine is also called vitamin B1.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary CID 1130"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary
• "Thiamin's function, deficiency symptoms and causes, toxicity, drug interactions and recommended daily intake."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Christopher Bates, D.Phil, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Thiamin
(from Thiamin hydrochloride)13.5 mg
Riboflavin10 mg27 mg170% ↑VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
Riboflavin is also called vitamin B2.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary (CID 493570)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary
• "Riboflavin / Vitamin B2 metabolism, antioxidant function, nutrient interactions, deficiency, RDA, safety, supplements and LPI recommendation"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Riboflavin
(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
Niacin (from26 mg40 mg54% ↑NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Nicotinic acid14 mg
Niacinamide)14 mg
Vitamin B68 mg32 mg300% ↑VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)11.7 mg
Folic Acid322 µg1000 µgFOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
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 µg200 µg700% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin399 µg300 µg-25% ↓BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid41 mg90 mg120% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
(from Calcium pantothenate)45.3 mg
Calcium (from47 mg270 mg474% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
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 µg300 µg100% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
(from Potassium iodide)197 µg
Magnesium (from68 mg300 mg341% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Magnesium citrate,200 mg
Magnesium stearate110 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)60 mg
Zinc9 mg20 mg122% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
(from Zinc citrate)31.1 mg
Selenium100 µg200 µg100% ↑SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
(from L-selenomethionine)250 µg
Copper0.1 mg2 mg1896% ↑COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
(from Copper gluconate)0.72 mg
Manganese2 mg5 mg150% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
(from Manganese citrate)8 mg
Chromium106 µg300 µg183% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
(from Chromium Picolinate)884 µg
Molybdenum64 µg50 µg-22% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
(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 mgGREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Green tea extract is the same species as green tea extract decaffeinated.
(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 mg100 mg5% ↑CHOLINE BITARTRATE
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)74 mgHESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 mg
N-acetyl L-cysteine74 mg100 mg35% ↑N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and59 mg150 mg154% ↑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 mg15 mg-70% ↓TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
Alpha lipoic acid49 mg
Myricetin49 mgQUERCETIN [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
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)POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Punicalagin is a form of phenolic acid. Pomegranate fruit extract contains punicalagin.
Sources:
• "Integrative Medicine - Pomegranate"
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
MSKCC - Pomegranate
• "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)
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg3 mg-90% ↓ULTRA TRACE MINERALS
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 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)50 mg
Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)19 mg12 mg-37% ↓COENZYME Q10
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 mg34 mgMIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
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 µg1000 µg11% ↑LYCOPENE
(from Tomato extract)4.5 mg
Boron600 µg3000 µg400% ↑BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
(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 mg30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
Olive leaf extract is the same species as Olivol (trade mark of USANA).
(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 mgBILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)9.85 mgRUTIN [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Lutein2.5 mg600 µg-76% ↓LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
(from Aztec marigold, flower)50 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 mg
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
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
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
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 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
Alpha lipoic acid49 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
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)50 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
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
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 USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 mg
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
Other ingredients
xtendlife Total Balance Unisex PremiumUSANA Essentials
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 celluloseMicrocrystalline Cellulose, Modified cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pregelatinized Starch, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Calcium Silicate, Rice Protein Hydrolysate, Vanilla Extract, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Sodium CMC, Sodium Citrate, Alpha Lipoic Acid

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