Quality. Purity. Potency. Consistency.
Choosing a supplement supplier should involve considerations regarding quality, purity, potency, supplement formulations, and the supplement manufacturer’s integrity. Life Extension supplements are made from pharmaceutical-grade and pharmaceutical-potency ingredients from suppliers including Roche and BASF.
Life Extension manufactures according to the strictest standards, voluntarily following FDA Good Manufacturing Practices, guidelines that provide mandatory guidance for manufacturing, testing, and quality assurance in order to ensure that drug products are safe. While all supplement companies should comply with these practices, dietary supplement manufacturers are exempt from GMP. Since compliance with these standards is expensive, many companies are unwilling to conform to the requirements voluntarily. Life Extension’s commitment to excellence demands that it meets all GMP criteria.
A common concern about supplements results from analyses of ingredient quality and quantity. While many manufacturers show considerable variation in quality, Life Extension invested $2.5 million into a top-notch testing facility to ensure quality, potency and consistency. Conversely, many other companies avoid analyzing their products for purity and potency to reduce costs and increase profits.
Life Extension, a world leader and innovator in the dietary supplement market, was established in 1980 as a non-profit foundation dedicated to finding new scientific methods for eradicating old age, disease and death. Life Extension is a leader in the commitment to discovering new scientific breakthroughs for use in developing novel disease prevention and treatment protocols to improve the quality and length of human life. Through its private funding of research programs aimed at identifying and developing new therapies to slow and even reverse the aging process, Life Extension seeks to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, such age-related killers as heart disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Life Extension produces only the highest quality, science-based supplements, offering a wide range of vitamins, herbal extracts, minerals and hormones, including many unique formulations.
When you purchase Life Extension supplements from Fit after 50, your supplement sales also help fund anti-aging research through contributions to the Life Extension Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in 1980 that seeks to radically extend the health human lifespan by funding scientific research and developing medical therapies to prevent and treat aging and age-related disease. Since 1997, this member-based organization has provided over $21 million in anti-aging and cutting-edge medical research conducted by scientist at some of the most well-respected institutions in the United States – the University of California at Riverside, the National Institute of Aging, and the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, to name a few.
What differentiates Life Extension from anything else on the commercial market?
Life Extension’s scientifically designed nutrient formulations provide unique benefits to support aging.
Fish Oil Softgels
While hundreds of commercial companies sell fish oil softgels, research clearly shows that a combination of fish and olive oil polyphenols provide crucial additive benefits.
Fish oil is highly susceptible to oxidation. Scientific studies indicate that sesame lignans protect against fish oil oxidation and enhance the beneficial effects of EPA and DHA in the body.
When you choose Super Omega-3 EPA/DHA with Sesame Lignans & Olive Fruit Extract, you’re getting the most advanced scientifically-designed fish oil supplement available anywhere, that has received the International Fish Oil Standards’ highest 5-Star rating.
Healthy Bone Density
Bone loss is frequently referred to as “The Silent Epidemic.” Low bone mass called osteopenia is a danger for women and men over the age of 65. When it occurs, it puts you at high risk for serious bone loss and a disease called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis means “porous bone.”
To combat this “Silent Epidemic,” many people take calcium supplements, yet peer-reviewed scientific studies conclusively show that a wide range of nutrients are required to maintain healthy bone density. Life Extension Bone Restore provides a comprehensive formula of bone-building nutrients
Resveratrol for Anti-Aging
While the anti-aging effects of resveratrol are well documented, few supplements provide 100% of the trans-resveratrol provided in Life Extension’s Optimized Resveratrol with Synergistic Grape-Berry Actives or the CR Mimetic Longevity Formula. Only Life Extension combines trans-resveratrol with the additive and synergistic benefits of quercetin, fisetin, proanthocyanidins, and trans-pterostilbene.
Is Your Curcumin Being Absorbed?
While the virtues of curcumin are well understood, most formulations fail to produce benefits because relatively little is absorbed into the bloodstream.
Life Extension uses a patented delivery system to enhance the absorption of curcumin by up to seven times. This enables a person to obtain the benefits of over 2,500 mg of conventional curcumin in just one 400-mg Super Bio-Curcumin® capsule. A new Advanced Bio-Curcumin® with Ginger & Turmerones deliver even more active plant extracts.
Is Your CoQ10 Enough?
CoQ10 helps increase ATP mitochondrial energy output and supports cognitive health. Life Extension’s Super Ubiquinol CoQ10 with Enhanced Mitochondrial Support™ includes an essential nutrient called PQQ (pyrroloquinoline quinone) shown to support mitochondrial biogenesis (the formation of new mitochondria) by activating genes that promote new mitochondria generation for more youthful cellular function.
A potent antioxidant, PQQ also supports mitochondrial function by protecting mitochondria from free radical attack, favorably interacting with genes involved in mitochondrial health, and supporting the defense of mitochondrial DNA.
And when taken in conjunction with CoQ10, PQQ works to enhance mitochondrial energy output and support cognitive health. Life Extension’s formulation provides ubiquinol CoQ10 and PQQ in ONE advanced formula!
Are You D-ficient?
The average dose of vitamin D in typical multivitamins is only around 600 IU, far lower than the minimum amount needed to achieve optimal blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D.
Life Extension conducted its own study of over 13,000 blood results and found 85% of the supplement users tested had insufficient 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels. This prompted Life Extension to double the potency of vitamin D in its multi-nutrient formulas (to 2,000 IU) and recommend that most members take an additional 5,000 IU of vitamin D on top of that!
No nutrient has more recent scientific substantiation than vitamin D, yet those who rely on commercial multivitamins are obtaining woefully inadequate amounts of vitamin D.
Life Extension members who use either Life Extension Mix™ (tablets, capsules or powder) or Two-Per-Day Tablets or Capsules obtain far more vitamin D than commercial brands, plus far greater potencies of other vitamins and minerals.
That’s What Makes Life Extension Different.
If you are a long-time supplement user, the information you’ve read so far should be an eye-opener.
If you are a relative novice as most maturing humans are, you’ve just learned why many commercially sold dietary supplements fail to deliver optimal results to the consumer.
No organization is more dedicated to battling the ravages of aging than the Life Extension Foundation®, which is why Fit after 50 offers Life Extension supplements.