Total Balance Men’sFormulated to address specific health concerns for men, including urinary tract health, prostate health, cancer prevention and testosterone production, TB Men’s is the highest quality men’s multi we’ve tested.
Xtend Life Total Balance Mens
xtendlife™ began researching and developing it’s proprietary nutrient delivery system over 14 years ago with a focus on creating a unique product that takes into account our bodies’ cell metabolization patterns. The subtle shifts in these patterns, result in rather profound expressions on a systemic level. In other words, on a micro-level, the everyday actions our cells undergo effect huge change on the overall, long term health of our bodies.
These “everyday” cellular actions vary as the cell’s themselves are subject to changes in hormonal exposure, age, and external stressors. Hence, this is why xtendlife™ has made it a priority to develop specific multivitamin blends that address these specific influences.
Xtend Life Total Balance Mens includes 76 targeted vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids, and hydrophilic and lipophilic antioxidants delivered within an enteric coating, which facilitates optimal delivery to the small intestine for absorption into the blood stream. This enteric coating is a unique feature xtendlife™ utilizes in their nutrient release system, and is designed to react to the different pH levels within the body as opposed to a more traditional “time-release” system. This enables Xtend Life Total Balance Mens to be able to withstand the acidic environment of the stomach, which some of the multivitamin nutrients are sensitive to in their “ready to absorb” form. The result is that instead of succumbing to the acidic environment, the nutrients are activated and released in the more alkaline environment of the small intestine, where they are readily absorbed by the body. Steric coating is most often reserved for pharmaceutical grade pills, and due to the higher manufacturing costs, is rarely used on multivitamins.
Why do I need a “Men’s” Vitamin?
xtendlife™ Total Balance Men’s™ is formulated in order to address unique specific health concerns in which members of the male gender are faced. This primarily concerns prostate health, urinary tract health, and properly balanced testosterone levels.
Phytosterols, Saw Palmetto Extract, and Nettle Extract
All of these are included to support prostate health. Studies have shown that men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, aka Enlarged Prostate, experience relief of the symptoms of urological inflammation and an improvement in flow obstruction. Containing biologically active compounds that reduce inflammation, Nettle is also highly effective at treating allergies.
Lycopene – Men with high lycopene plasma levels from dietary intake seem to have a reduced prostate cancer risk by 83% compared with men with low plasma lycopene levels.
Chrysin – This flavonoid acts as a highly effective inhibitor in the conversion of androstenedione and testosterone into estrogen and estradiol. It does so by binding with the enzyme aromatase, which is responsible for catalyzing the conversion of the hormones, thereby increasing levels of testosterone in the body.
But are These Vitamins Worth the Money?
xtendlife™ Total Balance Men’s™ becomes a worthwhile investment when you consider that if you were to buy an equivalent amount of the individual actives compiled within them, the total cost would far exceed the price of one bottle of Total Balance Men’s™.
The below graph provided by the Xtend Life Website demonstrates this principle:
Out of the 80 active ingredients included in Total Balance Men’s™, if you were to only purchase five of these ingredients independently (ingredients cited in this graph are Astaxanthin, L-Carnosine, Policosanol, SAMe and Vitamin K2) the cost would total $50.74.
This means that for roughly the cost of only five of these highly potent actives, you receive a powerful blend of 80 actives that have been designed to work synergistically with one another to promote absorption and effectiveness within the cells metabolic consumption of these needed nutrients.
Keep in mind, “synergy” is not just a fancy word. In the context of multivitamins, synergy refers to the the fact that Mother Nature never produces actives in an isolated form. In order for them to work properly, actives need other actives to provide their greatest benefits. A synergy between the parts makes the whole greater.
Also important to consider, is that if you were to purchase certain of these ingredients on their own, they would not be as effective given the lack xtendlife’s™ enteric coating. For instance, if the actives SAMe and Nattozime were ingested directly in another supplemental form, they would be rendered inert by the stomach’s acidic environment. This steric coating itself provides great value, in that it is a costly manufacturing process, and therefore usually only applied to medical grade pharmaceuticals.
Xtend Life Total Balance Mens is the product of considerable investment and research – one example being the grape seed extract it sources. The grapes themselves are grown and processed in New Zealand, which is six times more valuable than other commercially non-organically grown grape seed. Furthermore, xtendlife™ utilizes a unique extraction process that preserves the integrity of the actives extracted by using a water-based process as opposed to the faster, cheaper and more damaging ethanol extraction that is often utilized in commercial products. This means xtendlife™ is able to deliver more undamaged, highly potent actives per unit extracted, resulting in an uncompromised investment in the product’s overall effectiveness.
With quality control processes like this, you would be hard-pressed to find a higher quality multivitamin, and is precisely why Xtend-Life is our Number 1 rated multivitamin.