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Life Extension Mix™ Capsules without Copper -- 360 Capsules


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Life Extension Mix™ Capsules without Copper Description

  • State-of-the-Art Multi-Nutrient Formula

Studies show that people who eat the most fruits and vegetables enjoy healthier and longer lives, but getting the recommended five servings a day is difficult for even the healthiest diets. That's why we created Life Extension Mix™, a daily supplement that provides all the high-potency vitamins and minerals needed to form the cornerstone of a comprehensive health maintenance program.

 

Benefits at a Glance:

  • Provides a full spectrum of essential nutrients needed for whole-body health
  • Promotes cellular DNA function
  • Maintains already-normal glycermic control
  • Helps inhibit LDL oxidation

This formula saves time and money by combining the most important nutrients - including unique vegetable, fruit, and botanical extracts - into one product, eliminating the need to take dozens of separate supplements.


Directions

Take  twelve (12) capsules daily in divided doses with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 12 Capsules
Servings per Container: 30
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)1500 mcg167%
Vitamin C (as calcium ascorbate, ascorbic acid, ascorbyl palmitate, magnesium ascorbate, niacinamide ascorbate, acerola extract)970 mg1,078%
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)50 mcg250%
Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate, D-alpha tocopherol)67 mg447%
Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCl)125 mg10,417%
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5'-phosphate)50 mg3,846%
Niacin (as 61% niacinamide, 38% niacin, 1% niacinamide ascorbate)190 mg1,118%
Vitamin B6 [as pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (100 mg), pyridoxine HCl (5 mg)]105 mg6,176%
Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)400 mg100%
Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)600 mcg25,000%
Biotin3000 mcg10,000%
Pantothenic Acid (as D-calcium pantothenate with 5 mg pantethine)600 mg12,000%
Calcium (as Ca ascorbate, D-calcium pantothenate, Ca D-glucarate, dicalcium phosphate)140 mg11%
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 mcg100%
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide, citrate, arginate, glycinate, taurinate, ascorbate)420 mg100%
Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)35 mg318%
Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-methyl l-selenocysteine]200 mcg364%
Manganese (as magnanese citrate, gluconate)1 mg43%
Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized wih Capros® alma extract (fruit), PrimaVie® Shilajit]500 mcg1,429%
Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)125 mcg278%
Potassium (as potassium citrate)35 mg<1%
Broccoli concentrate blend [broccoli powder, extract (sprout, floret, seed)
(providing glucosinates, sulforaphane), calcium D-glucarate]
725 mg*
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC)600 mg*
Decaffeinated Green Tea Extract (leaf) [std. to 45% epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)]325 mg*
Acerola Extract 4:1 (berry)300 mg*
Inositol250 mg*
Bitter Orange citrus bioflavonoids (peel, fruit) [std. to 50% hesperidin]200 mg*
Fruit / berry proprietary blend [European elder, blackberry, blueberry, sweet cherry, cranberry, plum, persimmon (Diospyros kaki) powders]200 mg*
Taurine200 mg*
Wild Blueberry anthocyanin extract (fruit)150 mg*
Sensoril® Ashwagandha extract (root, leaf) [std. to 32% oligosaccharides, 10% glycoside conjugates]125 mg*
Silymarin [from milk thistle extract (seed)]100 mg*
Trimethylglycine (TMG) (as betaine anhydrous)100 mg*
CherryPure® sour cherry (tart cherry) proanthocyanidin powder (skin)85 mg*
POMELLA® pomegranate extract (fruit) [std. to 30% punicalagins]85 mg*
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta tocopherols)60 mg*
MirtoSelect® bilberry extract (fruit)30 mg*
BioVin® grape proanthocyanidin extract (whole grape)25 mg*
Leucoselect® grape seed proanthocyanidin extract25 mg*
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5 mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg*
Bromelain [from pineapple (stem)] (2400 gelatin digestive units/gram)15 mg*
Lutein [from marigold extract (flower)] (providing 45 mcg trans-zeaxanthin)15 mg*
Olive extract (fruit) (providing polyphenols, hydroxytyrosol, tyrosol, oleuropein)12.5 mg*
Sesame seed lignan extract10 mg*
Luteolin [from orange extract (fruit)]8 mg*
Apigenin5 mg*
Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)3 mg*
Lycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]3 mg*
Delphinidins [from Delphinol® magui berry (Aristotella chilensis) extract (fruit)]2 mg*
Cyanidin-3-glucoside (C3G) [from black currant extract (fruit)]1.25 mg*
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), maltodextrin, vegetable stearate, silica, microcrystalline cellulose, starch.
Warnings

Do Not Exceed Recommended Dose.

When using nutritional supplements, please consult with your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.

 

Caution: Temporary flushing, itching, rash, or gastric disturbances may occur. Liver function testing is recommended when niacin is taken in excess of 500 mg daily. Those with gout or liver diseases should avid taking high doses of niacin. Consult with your doctor before using this product if you are taking anticoagulant medications. Individuals consuming more than 2,000 IU/day of vitamin D (from diet and supplements) should periodically obtain a serum 24-hydroxy vitamin D measurement. Vitamin D supplementation is not recommended for individuals with high blood calcium levels.

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Why Are Some Vitamins and Supplements More Expensive Than Others?

Taking vitamins and supplements on a regular basis is hardly the anomaly it once was: The national vitamin and supplement market topped off at $33 billion in 2019, rendering it one of the largest industries in the U.S. People are becoming increasingly health-conscious, and with it has arrived a growing interest in supplementing with everything from vitamin D to turmeric.

Torso View of Woman Shopping for Supplements Holding Two Bottles and Wondering if Expensive Vitamins are Better Than Cheap Ones | Vitacost.com/blog

Whether you’ve been supplementing for years or are just now hopping on the bandwagon, one question perplexes many: Why are some vitamins and supplements more expensive than others?

Here’s why—and how you can ensure you’re buying the right type for you and your family:

Ingredients

Some argue that inexpensive vitamins are just as effective as pricey choices, and while this may be true—read on—the type of ingredients in the supplement you’re buying is of utmost importance (and can mean the difference between paying $18 for iron rather than $3.99). Several vitamin and supplement manufacturers use fillers and “shelf-extenders” than can range from talc to  hydrogenated oils, which may sound harmless but can have detrimental effects on your health. Vitamins and supplements are exempt from FDA regulation, meaning that “manufacturers are legally allowed to go to market with their product without proving their purity levels to anyone,” Today reports.

The onus, then, is on you. Conduct research, see if the product has been tested (see below), and know the percentage of the key ingredients to look for. Additionally, you can check the National Institutes of Health’s free fact sheet to get the info you need.

Marketing

Vitamins that cost three times more than their counterparts? Consider the marketing campaigns behind them. As the Globe & Mail puts it, “Most of us buy from names we know,” and those are names we see everywhere from our latest issue of Prevention to Facebook. As the Globe & Mail also reports, “After years of exposure to advertising, we instinctively trust the brands we recognize.” Advertising requires dollars, so, naturally, the prices will be higher.

Medical-Grade Supplements vs. Over-the-Counter Supplements

“Many people ask me about medical-grade supplements vs. other-the-counter (OTC) supplements that can be purchased at outside stores or online,” says Dr. Lynne Mielke. “Is your OTC multivitamin the same thing that you can get at a medical office? In a word: No.” Some OTC supplements, for example, use inexpensive, synthetic forms, while those prescribed in an office “usually contain the best forms of these vitamins, to ensure that your body is getting the most natural and effective form of the vitamin—even if it costs a little more,” Mielke adds. Additionally, OTC products generally contain a lower dosage than a medically-prescribed supplement. Take niacin, for example. Praised for its ability to support a number of benefits—including digestive health and your skin—experts say that a prescription-strength is needed for it to be effective.

Is this to say that all of your vitamins and supplements need to be prescribed by a health professional? While you definitely need to consult with your doctor first (better yet, ask for a blood test to see what you may be lacking), quality brands that refrain from using inexpensive ingredients can be just as valuable.

“Personalized” Vitamins and Supplements

One of the freshest trends in the vitamin and supplement industry is personalized vitamins (indeed, advertisements for them may be cramming your IG feed as you read this). Often accompanied by a quiz, which tracks everything from whether or not you eat red meat to your workout schedule, these companies provide specially-tailored recommendations based on lifestyle, age, gender, and nutritional needs. While the verdict is still out on whether this is simply a clever marketing strategy, what holds true is this: These vitamins and supplements run on the higher end.

Quality

Above all, the price of vitamins and supplements often comes down to quality. As former investigator for the FDA Gary Collins, MS, says, “The fact is, it costs money to make quality dietary supplements such as vitamins, proteins, fish oil capsules, energy bars, herbal blends, and/or sports nutrition products.” Counterfeit products run rampant, particularly on the internet.

Fake supplements can contain everything from dangerous amounts of the active ingredient, to none of the “active” ingredient at all, to sawdust (yes, sawdust)—and because the vitamin and supplement industry isn’t tightly regulated (and the fact that counterfeit companies can get the necessary paperwork to peddle their products), the consumer is left unawares. And even if the company isn’t completely fraudulent, their product might not be as fabulous as their label makes them out to be: ConsumerLab, for example, found that roughly 30 percent of multivitamins do not absorb properly, or have more or less of the stated item.

Does that mean you should go with the most expensive brand on the shelf? Absolutely not. As The New York Times points out, “Vitamins and minerals are commodity items, and every manufacturer has access to the same ingredients. For that reason, researchers and scientists say paying more for a name brand won’t necessarily buy you better vitamins.” Eric Rimm, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, adds to this by saying, “When we measure levels of vitamins in the blood, we find the levels are the same whether the person was taking a generic brand or a name brand.”

That said, it’s also advised that you don’t go too cheap. Rather, choose a brand with a solid reputation—and who restocks often. “Vitamins lose their potency over time and must be stored at, or below, room temperature,” The New York Times reports. “If bottles are sitting on a shelf in a warm room or in direct sunlight, they may degrade even before their expiration date.”

Testing

That bottle of vitamin E you’re eyeing may cost less than the name brand displayed a shelf above, but have you checked to see if the product has been adequately tested? Good manufacturers get a stamp of approval from NSF International, ConsumerLab, and/or the United States Pharmacopeia, who assess for safety, efficacy, and quality. Those that haven’t received a seal approval aren’t necessarily of poor quality, but you will know what you’re paying for. Which, given that it’s about your health, is priceless

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