Published studies have proven that those who eat more fruits and vegetables have less health problems. Few people, however, eat enough plant food to protect against common age-related decline. At the same time, commercial multivitamins do not provide all vital plant components needed to maintain good health. Life Extension Mix™ offers a broad array of vegetable/fruit extracts. The upgraded Life Extension Mix™ now includes 5-MTHF, the metabolically active form of folic acid. Nicotinamide riboside is a substance naturally found in milk that has been shown to support mitochondrial health and thereby our energy generating processes. Moreover research suggests that Nicotinamide riboside also promotes pathways of longevity. Life Extension multivitamis are the only multivitamin formulas to contain nicotinamide riboside. The amount of nicotinamide riboside in the updated Life Extension Mix™ is equivalent to 13 cups of milk. Scientists have identified multiple mechanisms by which green tea extract helps protect against LDL oxidation, neuronal oxidation and other age-related changes. Life Extension Mix™ provides more green tea extract than in commercial formulations. Vitamin D3 helps maintain healthy bone density and DNA. There is five times more vitamin D in Life Extension Mix compared to conventional multivitamins. Broccoli is one of the vegetables best documented to protect healthy DNA. The concentrate in Life Extension Mix is standardised to provide compounds that lie behind broccoli’s protective benefits. D-glucarate, found in grapefruit, apples, oranges, broccoli and Brussels sprouts, helps to remove DNA toxins. Olive polyphenols help protect against LDL oxidation, quench free radicals and stabilise cell membranes. Life Extension Mix™ contains an olive extract that provides the best-documented polyphenol, called hydroxytyrosol. Luteolin is a flavonoid found in parsley, artichoke, basil, celery and other food. It helps to protect against DNA oxidative damage and has been proven as the most beneficial flavonoid at maintaining healthy DNA. Life Extension Mix™ contains a standardised dose of 8 mg of luteolin. Lycopene is the red carotenoid found in tomatoes. It supports a healthy prostate and helps to promote healthy lipid profiles. Lutein is found in spinach and collard greens and has been shown to help maintain eye macula pigment structure. Pomegranate may be the most effective plant for maintaining optimal endothelial function. This pomegranate extract provides punicalagins and other polyphenols found in up to 2.6 ounces of pomegranate juice. Sesame lignans increase tissue levels of vitamin E, including gamma tocopherol, and inhibit the formation of an inflammatory precursor, called arachidonic acid. Wild blueberry extract assists in maintaining optimal neuronal function. Pterostilbene is a compound naturally found in blueberries and grapes that has been shown to have anti-ageing effects. Cyanidin-3-Glucoside is a berry compound that promotes healthy function of the retina to help support night vision. Pyridoxal 5-phosphate helps to protect against glycation, a toxic process involved in accelerated ageing. Life Extension Mix™ contains now methylcobalamine that allows for superior absorption compared to other forms of B12. Life Extension Mix™ utilises natural mixed tocopherols that provide natural vitamin E from alpha tocopherol and a small amount of gamma tocopherol (40 mg). Compared to synthetic vitamin E, the natural form is far more bioavailable to the body. N-acetyl-L-cysteine suppresses free radicals inside the cell and maintains healthy glutathione levels. Taurine may protect cells against free radicals and supports eye health. Life Extension Mix™ contains the sodium selenite, selenomethionine and Se-methyl L-selenocysteine forms of selenium. Some scientific evidence suggests that consumption of selenium may reduce the risk of certain forms of cancer. Zinc is often poorly absorbed. To aid with this issue, 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 function. Life Extension Mix™ provides a high amount of an optimal form of chromium to help maintain arterial wall structure and already normal glucose levels. Magnesium helps to protect arteries and heart valves and supports heart and brain cells. Life Extension Mix™ provides high potency of six different forms of magnesium to saturate the body with this mineral. Maintaining high levels of acetylcholine in the brain contributes to better cognitive function and memory. Life Extension Mix™ contains two types of choline, which are used by your body for the formation of acetylcholine. Life Extension Mix is by far the most complete multi-nutrient formula anywhere with the most popular vitamin and mineral supplements, antioxidants, water and fat soluble vitamin C, the ideal forms of vitamin E and phyto-extracts that help protect against cellular DNA damage and age related problems.