Centrum Adults vs Life Extension Children’s Formula

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Centrum Adults(Daily Dose)Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (29% as Beta-Carotene)3500 IU1050 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
Vitamin C60 mg120 mg100% ↑Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D1000 IU10 µgVitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)
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 E30 IU20.1 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Vitamin K25 µg
Thiamin1.5 mg3 mg100% ↑Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)
Riboflavin1.7 mg1.7 mg=Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin20 mg20 mg=Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)
Vitamin B62 mg2 mg=Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
Folic Acid400 µg265 µgFolate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
Both folic acid and folate are forms of vitamin B9.
Sources:
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Folate metabolism"
Genome Alberta, Genome British Columbia & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Folate Metabolism
• "Folate fact sheet for health professionals"
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Folate fact sheet for Health Professionals
Vitamin B126 µg6 µg=Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin30 µg300 µg900% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid10 mg10 mg=Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
Calcium200 mg
Iron18 mg
Phosphorus20 mg
Iodine150 µg150 µg=Iodine (as potassium iodide)
Magnesium50 mg50 mg=Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Zinc11 mg10 mg-9% ↓Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
Selenium55 µg25 µg-55% ↓Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
Copper0.5 mg
Manganese2.3 mg
Chromium35 µg
Molybdenum45 µg20 µg-56% ↓Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
Chloride72 mg
Potassium80 mg10 mg-88% ↓Potassium (as potassium citrate)
Boron75 µg
Nickel5 µg
Silicon2 mg
Tin10 µg
Vanadium10 µg
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to
5 mgtrans-lutein
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
10 mgInositol
1 mgCoenzyme Q10
Nutrients only in Centrum Adults
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K25 µg
Calcium200 mg
Iron18 mg
Phosphorus20 mg
Copper0.5 mg
Manganese2.3 mg
Chromium35 µg
Chloride72 mg
Boron75 µg
Nickel5 µg
Silicon2 mg
Tin10 µg
Vanadium10 µg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-lutein5 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Other ingredients
Centrum AdultsLife Extension Children's Formula
Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Ferrous Fumarate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Maltodextrin. Contains < 2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Copper Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Modified Corn Starch, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Stannous Chloride, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide.xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, natural beet color, natural (cherry, vanilla, strawberry) flavors, stearic acid, citric acid, gum arabic, silica, dicalcium phosphate, luo han guo extract, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, corn starch, stevia extract.
Contains soybeans.

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