What Makes Our Supplements Unique
What are Life Extension's quality control standards?
Life Extension uses only premium quality vitamins and other ingredients. Our dedication to excellence insists that our nutritional supplements meet the highest standards and criteria.
That is why Life Extension insists on purchasing only the highest quality raw materials from all over the world, primarily from leading US, Japanese and European sources. Life Extension goes one step further by using advanced analytical methods, such as high-performance liquid chromatography and gas chromatography/mass spectrometry, to ensure our products meet label claims for potency and purity. Life Extension tests its raw materials using US Pharmacopeia and other exacting pharmaceutical assay standards.
Finally, a Certificate of Analysis guaranteeing every one of our products’ quality, potency, and purity is kept on file and available. For more information please call our toll-free health advisor line at 1-800-226-2370.
Are Life Extension's anti-aging supplements affordable?
Members of The Life Extension Foundation receive discounts that enable them to purchase premium vitamins, anti-aging supplements, weight loss supplements, and more at prices that are often 50% less than health food store prices. Volume discounts enable Foundation members to purchase many supplements at prices below what health food stores pay for similar products that may not contain top quality nutrients. If you join The Life Extension Foundation, you will receive more nutritional potency for your dollar than from any other source.
Why are Life Extension's nutritional supplements more advanced than other dietary supplements?
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The unique ingredients included in Life Extension's products are often years ahead of the products sold by commercial vitamin companies. Life Extension scientists analyze thousands of scientific studies every week to make sure their health-promoting formulas include the most advanced life extending ingredients in the world. The Foundation interacts with the world's foremost gerontology researchers in order to obtain inside information about antiaging breakthroughs before these findings are published. The Life Extension Foundation funds the most advanced anti-ischemia laboratory in the world, where antioxidant vitamins, hormones, and pharmaceutical agents are used to prevent free radical induced cellular damage.
The most popular multivitamin supplement offered to Foundation members is Life Extension Mix.
The Life Extension Mix™ contains unique vegetable, fruit, and herbal extracts along with high quantities of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and special antioxidants. The Life Extension Mix™ formula is fortified with botanical extracts that help to maintain healthy cells via physiological processes separate from traditional antioxidants. Consumption of these types of plants is being recommended based on research emanating from the most prestigious medical centers in the world.
This super potent antioxidant formula is light years ahead of any multivitamin supplement on the market. Since 1983, Life Extension Mix has been reformulated 18 times to take advantage of scientific breakthroughs uncovered by Life Extension scientists. In 1985, the carotenoids lycopene and xanthophyll were added to Life Extension Mix. In1995, Life Extension Mix was reformulated to include even more potent extracts of lycopene and xanthophyll, along with a 22 to 1 broccoli concentrate and numerous other enhancements. In 2004, Life Extension Mix had the most extensive revision to date. The updated formula contains sesame lignans which have a broad range of applications in human health. This includes increasing human tissue levels of vitamin E by facilitating carrier proteins in the liver to deliver nutrients to cells throughout the body.
Chromium, magnesium and biotin are nutrients required to maintain optimal blood sugar levels. The updated Life Extension Mix™ provides 500 mcg of chromium (compared to 200 mcg in the previous version), a more absorbable form of magnesium, and the same high potency of biotin. A review of studies showing benefits for chromium supplementation revealed that doses exceeding 200 mcg a day are required for optimal effects. Life Extension Mix costs members less than other multinutrient formulas, which do not contain such nutrients as lycopene, xanthophyl (lutein extract), and broccoli.
Are your vitamins natural or synthetic?
Life Extension carries a combination of natural and synthetic vitamins and supplements. Some advertising statements would have us believe that "natural" is better, but natural supplements in some instances contain impurities such as pollen and naturally occurring hormones that can cause problems for some people. Synthetic nutrients are manufactured to be chemically identical (with the exception of vitamin E) to those extracted from natural sources, and are the most pure nutrient vitamins.
How do I get the best prices on vitamins online?
By joining the Life Extension Foundation, you will receive 25% off all of your product purchases. Many of our vitamins and supplements have further discounts if you buy four and some carry even greater discounts when you purchase eight or ten bottles. Watch for our super sale every November for the best prices of the year. As a member, you receive the same discounts when ordering on the phone, at our retail store, or by purchasing vitamins online at our website.
What are the best supplements to take for a particular condition?
Click on Health Concerns to bring up protocols for many common health conditions. The nutrients recommended for each condition are listed at the end of the protocol.
What dietary supplements can I take for my memory?
Look under the vitamins and supplements section, then click on Brain Health. The nutrients listed there may help to support healthy brain function. We recommend using a combination of nutrients for the best results.
Is there anything I can do about hair loss?
Visit the Hair Loss Health Concern section for more information.