Published scientific studies document that people who eat the most fruits and vegetables have much lower incidences of health problems. Few people, however, consistently eat enough plant foods to protect against common age-related decline, and commercial multivitamins do not provide all of the vital plant components needed to maintain good health.
Life Extension Mix has been upgraded to include pterostilbene, a compound naturally found in blueberries and grapes that has been shown to have beneficial, antiaging effects on gene expression and to promote healthy cognitive function. The new Life Extension Mix now contains double the amount of vitamin D, more of the essential trace element iodine to promote optimal thyroid function, and less preformed retinol vitamin a.
Standardized green tea extract
Scientists have identified multiple mechanisms by which green tea extract helps protect against LDL oxidation, neuronal oxidation, and a host of other structural and functional age-related changes. Life Extension Mix™ provides more green tea extract than found in commercial formulations.
Standardized vegetable and fruit extracts
Broccoli is one of the vegetables best documented to protect healthy DNA. The broccoli concentrate in Life Extension Mix™ is standardized to provide sulforaphane and other glucosinolates, compounds responsible for broccoli’s protective benefits.
Olive polyphenols help protect against LDL oxidation, quench free radicals, and stabilize cell membranes. Life Extension Mix™ contains a potent olive extract that provides the best-documented polyphenol called hydroxytyrosol in an amount equivalent to drinking one ounce of virgin olive oil a day.
Luteolin is a flavonoid found in parsley, artichoke, basil, celery, and other foods. It has shown the ability to help protect against DNA oxidative damage. When measured against 27 other citrus flavonoids, luteolin showed one of the most beneficial effects at maintaining healthy DNA. Luteolin also suppresses excess levels of interleukin-6 and interleukin-1b. Life Extension Mix™ contains a standardized dose of 8 mg luteolin.
Lycopene is the red carotenoid in tomatoes that supports a healthy prostate and helps promote healthy lipid profiles for those already within a normal range.
Lutein is found in spinach and collard greens and has been shown to help maintain eye macula pigment structure.
D-glucarate is found in grapefruit, apples, oranges, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts. D-glucarate supports a detoxification process that helps to remove DNA toxins.
Pomegranate may be the most effective plant to help maintain optimal endothelial function. The pomegranate extract contained in Life Extension Mix is standardized to provide the punicalagins and other polyphenols found in up to 2. 6 ounces of pomegranate juice.
Sesame lignans increase tissue levels of vitamin e and gamma-tocopherol, and inhibit the formation of an inflammatory precursor called arachidonic acid.
Concentrated and standardized wild blueberry extract helps maintain optimal neuronal function.
Cocoa polyphenols offer the cardiovascular benefits of cocoa without fat or calories and contain the same amount of polyphenols as a ¼ serving (about 0. 5 ounces) of a dark chocolate bar.
Pterostilbene is a compound naturally found in blueberries and grapes that has been shown to have beneficial, antiaging effects on gene expression and to promote healthy cognitive function.
Important vitamins and amino acids
Pyridoxal 5’-phosphate helps protect against glycation reactions, a toxic process in which sugars bind to lipids and proteins to form nonfunctional structures in the body.
Double the amount of vitamin D3 than the previous version of Life Extension Mix is included to further help maintain healthy bone density and protect healthy DNA.
Life Extension Mix™ contains only the dry powder form of vitamin e. This natural form of vitamin e (succinate) has been shown to promote healthy DNA better than other forms.
Two forms of choline help maintain high levels of acetylcholine in the brain, which contributes to the support of cognitive function and memory.
N-acetyl-L-cysteine suppresses free radicals inside the cells and maintains healthy glutathione levels. Taurine may protect against free radicals between cells and supports eye health.
Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer; however, the FDA has determined that this evidence is limited and not conclusive. Life Extension Mix provides a total of 200 micrograms selenium from three different sources.
Zinc is often poorly absorbed, but Life Extension Mix™ provides two of the most bioavailable forms of zinc.
Boron is not only needed to maintain healthy bone density but may also help promote healthy prostate cell development. Life Extension Mix™ contains 3 milligrams boron.
Life Extension Mix™ provides a high amount of chromium to help maintain arterial wall structure and already normal glucose levels. The amount of iodine has been doubled for healthy thyroid function.
Magnesium helps protect arteries and heart valves, and supports heart and brain cells. Life Extension Mix™ provides high potencies of six different forms of magnesium to help ensure adequate levels of this lifesaving mineral.
Contains soybeans. Contains corn, rice and sesame.
Other ingredients: rice flour, gelatin, maltodextrin, vegetable stearate, silica.
Take fourteen capsules per day in divided doses with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
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 avoid 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 25-hydroxy vitamin d measurement. Vitamin d supplementation is not recommended for individuals with hypercalcemia (high blood calcium levels). Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose.