FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How You Can Benefit From Taking Life Extension Supplements
What is a good, basic nutrition program?

For a foundational supplement regimen, Life Extension suggests starting with a multivitamin, CoQ10, and fish oil supplement. A multivitamin is the cornerstone of every nutritional program, and it should provide all of the essential vitamins and minerals for one’s daily needs, with the exception of calcium. The most comprehensive formula that we have to offer is our Life Extension Mix. For calcium, we suggest considering one of our Bone Restore formulas. For convenience and cost savings, we offer our Core Health Essentials Kit, which provides a 30-day supply of the following four products: Two-Per-Day, Super Omega-3, CoQ10, and Super Bio-Curcumin.

How do I take Life Extension Mix multivitamins?

Life Extension Mix is available in powder, tablet, or capsule form. Take three scoops of Life Extension Mix Powder per day, one with each meal. The tablet version has a serving size of eight per day, and it is suggested to take three with breakfast, two with lunch, and three with dinner. If you prefer capsules, the serving size is twelve per day, and it is suggested to take four with breakfast, four with lunch and four with dinner..

Why is it necessary to take twelve capsules but only eight tablets of the Life Extension Mix?

Life Extension Mix tablets are larger than the capsules and more tightly packed. A day’s supply of Life Extension Mix can be compressed into eight tablets. For those who do not want to take as many pills, we offer multivitamins that are more accommodating called our One-Per-Day or Two-Per-Day formulas.

What is the difference between Life Extension Mix and Life Extension Mix with Extra Niacin? Which one should I take?

Life Extension Mix contains 190 mg of niacin per daily dose, which means you will be getting a little over 63 mg with each meal. Life Extension Mix with Extra Niacin, however, contains 862 mg of niacin per daily dose, which is 287 mg per meal. Extra niacin is used by individuals looking to support healthy cholesterol levels. It is important to note that this high level of niacin can create what is called a “niacin flush”, which is characterized by a harmless sensation of warmth, heat, and tingling accompanied by a temporary reddening of the skin that can last an hour or more. People who choose the regular Life Extension Mix formula do not usually experience the “niacin flush”.

Individuals with liver disease should use caution with high levels of niacin, such as those found in our Life Extension Mix with Extra Niacin. Consult your physician if you have an elevation of liver enzymes or enlargement of the liver.

Does Life Extension have anyone who can assist me with a nutrition program?
In need of information about our products and ingredients … or are you interested in finding out how to create a regimen of nutritional supplements, diet, and exercise that is customized for your needs? Life Extension’s call center is available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are dedicated to making sure you stay healthy, live better, and answer any health related questions you may have. Our team of Wellness Specialists are ready to assist. Just call us toll-free at 1-800-226-2370 — we are here to help you with your health goals!

Does Life Extension have anyone who can assist me with a nutrition program?

In need of information about our products and ingredients … or are you interested in finding out how to create a regimen of nutritional supplements, diet, and exercise that is customised for your needs? Life Extension’s call centre is available for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are dedicated to making sure you stay healthy, live better, and answer any health related questions you may have. Our team of Wellness Specialists are ready to assist. Just call on (0011) 1-800-226-2370 — we are here to help you with your health goals!

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 Wellness Team toll-free at 1-800-226-2370.

Are Life Extension's anti-aging supplements affordable?

Life Extension customers 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 customers to purchase many supplements at prices below what health food stores pay for similar products that may not contain top quality nutrients. If you purchase Life Extension products, 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?

Read: What Makes Our Supplements Different?

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. They also interact with the world’s foremost gerontology researchers in order to obtain inside information about antiaging breakthroughs before these findings are published. Life Extension 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 is Life Extension Mix.

Life Extension Mix™ contains unique vegetable, fruit, and herbal extracts along with high quantities of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and special antioxidants. 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 countless 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 purchasing from Life Extension, 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 ten bottles. Watch for our Super Sale every November for the best prices of the year. You receive the same discounts when ordering on the phone, at our retail store, or by purchasing vitamins online at our website.

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.