Carlson Super 2 Daily vs Centrum Kids

All of the differences set out neatly so that you can make a choice between them.

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The Complete Nutritional Comparison shows matched nutrients side-by-side with the following symbols:

  • -58% ↓ OR  43% ↑ OR = (the differences in the amount of the ingredient)
  • ~ (means ingredients are similar nutritionally)
  • (beside ingredients in the first multi with no match in the second multi) OR  (for ingredients that are only present in the second multi)
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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Carlson Super 2 Daily (Daily Dose)Centrum Kids (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)3000 mcg RAE450 µg?Vitamin A (53% as Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin C (from calcium ascorbate)600 mg60 mg-90% ↓Vitamin C
Vitamin D3 (as cholecaciferol)40 µg10 µgVitamin D (400 IU)
Vitamin D3 is a form of vitamin D.
Sources:
• "Explains the relationship between different forms of Vitamin D and how they are processed in the body."
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Dietary Supplement Fact Sheet: Vitamin D
• "Vitamin D sources, methods of activiation in the body and uses"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin D
• "On Vitamin D chemistry, sources, biological actions and clinical significance"
byRichard S. Bak, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory
Vitamin D and Metabolites
• "Human trial comparing potencies of Vitamins D2 and D3"
byRobert P. Heaney Robert R. Recker James Grote Ronald L. Horst Laura A. G. Armas, The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism
JCEM - Vitamin D3 Is More Potent Than Vitamin D2 in Humans
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol from soy)268 mg13.5 mg-95% ↓Vitamin E
Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from thiamin mononitrate)15 mg1.5 mg-90% ↓Thiamin
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)17 mg1.7 mg-90% ↓Riboflavin
Niacin (as niacinimide)40 mg20 mg-50% ↓Niacin
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)20 mg2 mg-90% ↓Vitamin B6
Folate (as 400mg folic acid)680 mcg DFE667 mcg DFE-2% ↓Folate (400mg Folic Acid)
Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)120 µg6 µg-95% ↓Vitamin B12
Biotin300 µg45 µg-85% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium pantothenate)40 mg10 mg-75% ↓Pantothenic Acid
Calcium (from calcium ascorbate, dicalcium phosphate and d-calcium pantothenate)70 mg108 mg54% ↑Calcium
Iodine (from potassium iodide)300 µg150 µg-50% ↓Iodine
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)100 mg40 mg-60% ↓Magnesium
Zinc (from zinc glycinate chelate)15 mg15 mg=Zinc
Selenium (from selenomethionine)210 µg
Copper (from copper chelate and copper carbonate)2 mg2 mg=Copper
Manganese (from manganese glycinate chelate)3 mg1 mg-67% ↓Manganese
Chromium (from chromium nicotinate)240 µg20 µg-92% ↓Chromium
Molybdenum (from molybdenum glycinate chelate)75 µg20 µg-73% ↓Molybdenum
Lutein800 µg
Boron (from boron glycinate chelate)2 mg
Vanadium (from Bis-Maltolato Oxo Vanadium)400 µg
Norwegian Fish Oil800 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)130 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)90 µg
10 µgVitamin K
8 mgIron
50 mgPhosphorus
Nutrients only in Carlson Super 2 Daily
Dose: Adult
Selenium (from selenomethionine)210 µg
Lutein800 µg
Boron (from boron glycinate chelate)2 mg
Vanadium (from Bis-Maltolato Oxo Vanadium)400 µg
Norwegian Fish Oil800 mg
EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)130 mg
DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)90 µg
Nutrients only in Centrum Kids
Dose: Child
Vitamin K10 µg
Iron8 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
Other ingredients
Carlson Super 2 DailyCentrum Kids
Bees wax, soy lecithin, rice flour, olive oil, soybean oil, medium chain triglyceride oil, ascorbyl palmitate, microcrystalline cellulose, glyceryl stearate, safflower oil.
Soft Gel: Beef gelatin, glycerin, water, carob.
Contains soy and fish (anchovy and sardine)
Sugar, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol, Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Mono- and Di-glycerides, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Stearic Acid, Maltodextrin, DL-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E). Contains <2% of: Aspartame**, Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Carbonyl Iron, Carrageenan, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromic Chloride, Citric Acid, Cupric Oxide, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Dextrose, Folic Acid, Gelatin, Guar Gum, Magnesium Stearate, Malic Acid, Manganese Sulfate, Modified Corn Starch, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Niacinamide, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Red 40 Lake, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Molybdate, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide.

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