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 provides concentrations of the fruit and vegetable extracts that researchers have found to be protective against a wide variety of cellular insults.
Life Extension Mix™ contains 92 unique vegetable, fruit, and herbal extracts along with high-potency amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and special antioxidants. The formula is fortified with botanical extracts that help maintain healthy cells via physiological processes separate from traditional antioxidants. Cooking can destroy key nutrients and enzymes in vegetables depleting them of their health benefits. Commercial agriculture processes often result in fruits and vegetables that have not reached maturity and optimal nutrient content. Life Extension Mix provides key compounds found in vegetables and antioxidants found in fruits that are often lost in food production and processing.
Epidemiological studies show that increased intake of polyphenols is associated with a reduced risk of major cardiac events. The ability of cocoa polyphenols to support endothelial function by maintaining healthy nitric oxide levels is the primary protective mechanism. The secondary benefit of suppressing dangerous inflammatory factors is another manner by which cocoa polyphenols may reduce cardiovascular risks. The Life Extension Mix formula has been upgraded to provide 30 mg of standardized cocoa polyphenols in each daily dose. Based on the research this is the minimum potency of cocoa polyphenols that healthy people will benefit from consuming each day.
Life Extension Mix also contains:
High potency green tea. Life Extension Mix provides 325 mg of a decaffeinated green tea extract that is standardized to contain 98% (318.5 mg) of polyphenols and 45% (146.25 mg) of epigallocatechin gallate EGCG) to which scientists attribute green tea's health benefits.9-15 The amount of polyphenols (including EGCG) in Life Extension Mix is equivalent to drinking 3-6 cups of green tea per day. Scientists have identified multiple mechanisms by which green tea extract protects against LDL oxidation, neuronal oxidation, and a host of other structural and functional age related changes.
Fruit and vegetable extracts
Luteolin is a flavonoid found in parsley, artichoke, basil, celery and other foods. When measured against 27 other flavonoids, luteolin provided the best DNA protection. One favorable mechanism of luteolin is its ability to inhibit oxidative damage to cellular DNA. Another unique benefit is luteolin's ability to suppress excess levels of dangerous inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 and interleukin 1B. Life Extension Mix contains a standardized dose of 8 mg luteolin.
Broccoli is touted as one of the most important vegetables to help maintain healthy DNA. Broccoli contains several active constituents, with sulphoraphane being the most significant because of its unique detoxification and DNA protecting effects. Life Extension Mix provides a concentrated broccoli mixture that provides standardized extracts of sulphoraphane and glucosinolates, two compounds attributed to broccoli's multiple protective benefits. Broccoli is also a natural source of gene protecting chlorophyll.
D-glucarate is a botanical extract found in grapefruit, apples, oranges, broccoli and Brussels sprouts. D-glucarate effectively supports a detoxification process that helps to remove DNA toxins from the body. The daily dose of Life Extension Mix provides 200 mg D-glucarate.
Lutein, an extract found in spinach and collard greens, has been shown to help maintain critical pigments in the eye macula, while the carotenoid alpha-carotene has demonstrated antioxidant activity far grater than beta-carotene. Lycopene is the red carotenoid in tomatoes has shown potent effects in helping to maintain healthy DNA structure. Lycopene also protects against LDL oxidation, and aids in maintaining a healthy prostate. Life Extension Mix contains 60 times more lutein and 10 times more lycopene compared to Centrum®. Most multivitamin supplements provide no vegetable extracts.
Life Extension Mix is fortified with fruit extracts such as bilberry, grape seed, grape skin, and citrus bioflavonoids to provide healthy circulation throughout the body and maintain healthy DNA.
The media has publicized the multiple benefits of fruits such as blackberry, cranberry, elderberry, cherry, plums and persimmon. Life Extension Mix has a customized blend of these and other fruits that studies indicate provide multiple favorable effects in the body.
Pomegranate extract standardized to provide the punicalagins and other polyphenols found in up to 2.6 ounces of pomegranate juice.
Wild blueberry extract, concentrated and standardized, has been added to provide optimal beneficial effects.
Olive oil consumption is one of the important factors behind the health benefits of the "Mediterranean Diet." Researchers have discovered that there are up to 300 times more polyphenol compounds in olive water compared to olive oil. Olive polyphenols have been the subject of numerous studies pointing toward their benefits in many different areas, including helping to protect against LDL oxidation, suppressing free radicals, and stabilizing cell membranes. Life Extension Mix contains a potent olive juice extract standardized to contain 7 percent of the best-documented polyphenol called hydroxytyrosol. The amount of hydroxytyrosol in Life Extension Mix is equivalent to drinking one ounce of virgin olive oil per day.
Sesame lignans enhance the effects of vitamin E. Sesame and its lignans 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.
Sesame lignans increase the anti-inflammatory index of fish oils and help maintain healthy cholesterol/LDL levels in those already within normal range. Life Extension Mix contains 10 mg sesame lignan extract to provide the direct benefits of the lignans and augment the effects of vitamin E and other nutrients in the body such as gamma-tocopherol and gamma-linolenic acid (GLA).
Pyridoxal 5-phosphate helps protect against glycation reactions, a toxic process by which sugars bind to proteins to form nonfunctional structures in the body.
High potency vitamin D3: Doctors used to be concerned that too much vitamin D could be toxic. Over the past few years, however, an increasing body of evidence indicates that it takes much higher doses of vitamin D (perhaps over 10,000 IU/day) to result in toxicity in a healthy person. The concern expressed by researchers today is that fear of vitamin D toxicity is keeping many people from supplementing with enough vitamin D, which is critical for maintaining bone density. In response to studies showing that even those who take standard vitamin D supplements are not obtaining adequate amounts, Life Extension Mix provides 800 IU vitamin D3 per daily dose.
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.
N-acetyl-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 not conclusive.
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.
Chromium: Life Extension Mix contains a superior and biologically active trivalent chromium complex, a unique food form bio-organic water soluble matrix. Chromium, along with magnesium and biotin, are nutrients required to maintain healthy blood sugar levels in those already within normal range.
Higher potency magnesium: Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps maintain healthy blood sugar and blood pressure levels in those already within normal range, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
Maintaining high levels of acetylcholine in the brain by consuming choline helps correct mild memory problems associated with aging and helps protect against age-associated mental decline.
Life Extension Mix saves time and money by combining the most popular nutrient supplements in one product, eliminating the need to take separate bottles of B-complex, vitamins C and E, mineral supplements and much more that would be required to achieve the same effects. Life Extension Mix supplies the most powerful antioxidants, including water and fat soluble vitamin C, the ideal form of alpha vitamin E, and plant extracts that help protect against cellular DNA damage. Other ingredients in Life Extension Mix enhance beneficial DNA methylation patterns, and help maintain glycemic control and healthy levels of LDL in those already within normal range. Life Extension uses standardized herbal extracts to ensure that our products contain the highest level of biological activity.
Contains milk and soybeans, tree nuts (cocoa beans). Contains corn, and sesame.
maltodextrin, natural orange flavor, stevia.
Take three scoops per day in divided doses with meals, or as recommended by a healthcare practitioner.
This product contains NO egg, fish, peanuts, crustacean shellfish (lobster, crab, shrimp), wheat, gluten, yeast or rice. Contains NO artificial sweeteners, flavors, or colors.
CAUTION: Life Extension Mix™ should not be used by individuals who have an allergy to sesame. Those with Wilson’s disease or cancer patients on a physician-supervised copper depletion therapy should avoid copper.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not purchase if outer seal is broken or damaged. If you have a bad reaction to product discontinue use immediately. When using nutritional supplements, please inform your physician if you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating.