Centrum Kids vs Carlson Super 2 Daily

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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (53% as Beta-Carotene)450 µg3000 mcg RAE?Vitamin A (as beta carotene)
Vitamin C60 mg600 mg900% ↑Vitamin C (from calcium ascorbate)
Vitamin D (400 IU)10 µg40 µgVitamin D3 (as cholecaciferol)
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 E13.5 mg268 mg1885% ↑Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol from soy)
Vitamin K10 µg
Thiamin1.5 mg15 mg900% ↑Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from thiamin mononitrate)
Riboflavin1.7 mg17 mg900% ↑Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
Niacin20 mg40 mg100% ↑Niacin (as niacinimide)
Vitamin B62 mg20 mg900% ↑Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Folate (400mg Folic Acid)667 mcg DFE680 mcg DFE2% ↑Folate (as 400mg folic acid)
Vitamin B126 µg120 µg1900% ↑Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin45 µg300 µg567% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid10 mg40 mg300% ↑Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium pantothenate)
Calcium108 mg70 mg-35% ↓Calcium (from calcium ascorbate, dicalcium phosphate and d-calcium pantothenate)
Iron8 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
Iodine150 µg300 µg100% ↑Iodine (from potassium iodide)
Magnesium40 mg100 mg150% ↑Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)
Zinc15 mg15 mg=Zinc (from zinc glycinate chelate)
Copper2 mg2 mg=Copper (from copper chelate and copper carbonate)
Manganese1 mg3 mg200% ↑Manganese (from manganese glycinate chelate)
Chromium20 µg240 µg1100% ↑Chromium (from chromium nicotinate)
Molybdenum20 µg75 µg275% ↑Molybdenum (from molybdenum glycinate chelate)
210 µgSelenium (from selenomethionine)
800 µgLutein
2 mgBoron (from boron glycinate chelate)
400 µgVanadium (from Bis-Maltolato Oxo Vanadium)
800 mgNorwegian Fish Oil
130 mgEPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)
90 µgDHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)
Nutrients only in Centrum Kids
Dose: Child
Vitamin K10 µg
Iron8 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
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
Other ingredients
Centrum KidsCarlson Super 2 Daily
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.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)

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