The Life Extension Foundation is the largest organization dedicated to investigating every method of extending the healthy human life span. When seeking anti-aging therapies, health and nutrition, The Foundation has reported discoveries in the areas of atherosclerosis and stroke prevention, diabetes, prostate health, hormone replacement therapy, and other health concerns. The Life Extension Foundation is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization whose goal is to conquer the aging process within the next decade. The Life Extension Foundation was incorporated in 1980, but its founders have been writing about and supporting antiaging research since the 1960s.
The Life Extension Foundation was the first organization to defy the FDA by promoting the use of antioxidant vitamins to maintain health. The Foundation was the first organization to promote the use of low dose aspirin to maintain cardiovascular health. The Foundation was the first organization to recommend against the use of iron in dietary supplements because of evidence that iron causes massive free radical damage contributing to the development of cancer, atherosclerosis and a host of other diseases. The Foundation was the first organization to inform Americans about the "miracle nutrient" coenzyme Q10, about the anti-cancer carotenoids lycopene, lutein, and xanthophyl, and about the most effective anti-aging therapy in the world, Melatonin. And the Foundation was the first organization to introduce Americans to European "smart drugs" like piracetam, centrophenoxine, and DHEA.
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. The Foundation interacts with the world's foremost gerontology researchers in order to obtain inside information about antiaging breakthroughs before these findings are published. The Life Extension Foundation 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 offered is Life Extension Mix.
The Life Extension Mix contains unique vegetable, fruit, and herbal extracts along with high quantities of amino acids, vitamins, minerals, and special antioxidants. The 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 18 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 less than other multinutrient formulas, which do not contain such nutrients as lycopene, xanthophyl (lutein extract), and broccoli.