Centrum Kids 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 Kids(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 D400 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 K10 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)
Biotin45 µg300 µg567% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid10 mg10 mg=Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
Calcium108 mg
Iron18 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
Iodine150 µg150 µg=Iodine (as potassium iodide)
Magnesium40 mg50 mg25% ↑Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Zinc15 mg10 mg-33% ↓Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
Copper2 mg
Manganese1 mg
Chromium20 µg
Molybdenum20 µg20 µg=Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
25 µgSelenium (as L-selenomethionine)
10 mgPotassium (as potassium citrate)
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to
5 mgtrans-lutein
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
10 mgInositol
1 mgCoenzyme Q10
Nutrients only in Centrum Kids
Dose: Child
Vitamin K10 µg
Calcium108 mg
Iron18 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
Copper2 mg
Manganese1 mg
Chromium20 µg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)25 µg
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-lutein5 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Other ingredients
Centrum KidsLife Extension Children's Formula
Sucrose, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Mannitol (wheat), Calcium Carbonate, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Magnesium Oxide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Mono­ and Di­glycerides, Stearic Acid (soybean), Maltodextrin. Contains < 2% of: Aspartame, Beta­Carotene, BHT (to retard oxidation), Biotin, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Carbonyl Iron, Carrageenan, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromic Chloride, Citric Acid, Cupric Oxide, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Dextrose, dl­Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Guar Gum, Lactose (milk), 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 retard oxidation), Vanillin, Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide. Contains: Milk, Soybean, heat.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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