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What are the main benefits of Xtend-Life Multi-Xtra?
Multi-Xtra was developed to cater for those customers who are for whatever reason not using Total Balance. Multi-Xtra is one of the very few ‘complete’ multi’s on the market today. Multi-Xtra provides a broad spectrum of the best forms of essential nutrients at a low cost.
How does Xtend-Life Multi-Xtra compare with other 'Multi' products on the market?
The biggest differences are in the form of vitamins used. For example, we use only the best natural forms of ingredients. These are the most expensive forms but they provide the best efficacy. They are 'grown' rather than being a derivative of petrochemicals. This is often not the case with cheap mass produced multi's. For instance the Vitamin B2 is a special form known as Riboflavin-5-Phosphate which is around 10 times as expensive as the ordinary B2.
If I don't feel any immediate effects, am I still getting the benefits from this product?
Definitely yes! Your cells and organs are getting the benefit even if you don’t feel any different in the short-term.
The nutrients are doing their jobs in all parts of the body. This is occurring at a cellular level so you may be totally unaware of it.
How do I take Multi-Xtra?
For the best results we suggest that you follow our recommended protocol of 2 tablets per day, which equates to 1 bottle per month. Ideally this would be combined with our Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil at 2 soft gels per day. This makes a good basic daily nutrient program for general health improvement and protection.
Multi-Xtra can also be used as additional support in combination with any other Xtend-Life product except for the Total Balance range, which already contains all the nutrients that are included in Multi-Xtra, plus many more.
Can you tell me more about the ingredients in Multi-Xtra?
Full information on our ingredients can be found on the Ingredients page. They all have their individual benefits, but only when formulated together in specific quantities and ratios is it possible for them to achieve optimum results for long-term health and wellness. When combined synergistically, studies have shown that the effectiveness of nutrients can be greatly increased!
Is it possible that I could feel any negative effects after I start taking Multi-Xtra?
This is highly unlikely unless you are sensitive to any of the ingredients. If taken with food this reduces the possibility of any stomach discomfort.
Why is the Vitamin E Dosage in the Multi-Xtra only 100 IU whereas some multi’s use a higher dose?
For long-term use we believe that 100IU is the optimal dose level. Also, because Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin it is important not to ingest high levels on a regular basis. The amounts of Vitamin E that we use are within the proven beneficial range. It should be noted that we only use the natural form of Vitamin E which has greater benefits than synthetic Vitamin E.
Additionally, we also use broad spectrum Tocotrienols which is another form of Vitamin E. This significantly improves the potency of Vitamin E. It is rare to find Tocotrienols in a multi because of the cost.
I am a highly allergic person, especially to shrimp and other shellfish... can I take Multi-Xtra?
There are no shellfish derived ingredients in Multi-Xtra. However if you are highly sensitive to sulfur-containing substances (sulfonamides or sulfites) you may wish to consult with your physician before taking Multi-Xtra as MSM (methylsulfonyl methane) is one of the ingredients.
Will Multi-Xtra help with allergies such as hay fever, pollen etc?
Many allergies are thought to be brought on by multiple factors...including nutrient deficiencies. The nutrients in Multi-Xtra will help resolve nutrient deficiencies.
Will Multi-Xtra interfere with prescription medications?
As with all supplements caution must be applied if you are on medications of any sort, but it is unlikely that this product will cause any problem.
If you are using prescription drugs please let your health professional know that you are using this product. It is very rare that they will object, but play it safe and let them know.
I am taking other nutritional supplements and natural medications. Is this OK?
Generally yes. If you are taking additional supplements it may be a good idea to consider ‘upgrading’ to one of the Total Balance range. Using Total Balance usually eliminates the need for taking any additional supplements, other than when you have a specific deficiency.
There are risks associated with taking high doses of certain vitamins and minerals. E.g., high doses of vitamin C can actually contribute to the production of free radicals.
The levels of vitamins and minerals contained in Multi-Xtra are normally sufficient for most people, even if you are on a less than optimal diet. There would be no benefit in taking additional vitamins and minerals, although other specialized nutrients found in Total Balance would be beneficial.
What else can I do to help myself?
To reach optimum health it is always important to combine a generally healthy lifestyle with any supplement regime. Even moderate exercise, is proven to be beneficial to our immune system, heart, muscles, circulation, joints and reproductive system. A healthy and balanced diet of complete vitamins, minerals, essential enzymes, amino acids and trace elements is also essential and will help to keep your heart healthy and optimize your overall health.
Can I get ongoing advice and help from Xtend-Life?
Yes. Xtend-Life experts are here to answer any questions you have regarding our products and how they can help you. Please contact us anytime for further help.
Should I take a break from Multi-Xtra periodically?
It may be worth taking a break for 2 weeks each year to ensure that your body does not become somewhat over-reliant on this supplement. However, taking a break does leave you without the nutrients that you won't be getting from diet alone. We consider this to be a matter of personal preference. If you do decide to take a break, we recommend that it is limited to 2 weeks. Otherwise the benefit of the product will be reduced.