Centrum Men vs xtendlife Multi-xtra

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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)
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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Centrum Men (Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (29% as Beta-Carotene)1050 µg5000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
Vitamin C90 mg155 mg72% ↑Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
Vitamin D325 µg500 IUVitamin D (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 E20.3 mg102 IU?Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable and soy bean oils and Tocomin® tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Vitamin K60 µg180 µg200% ↑Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
Thiamin1.2 mg12 mg900% ↑Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
Riboflavin1.3 mg10 mg669% ↑Riboflavin
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Niacin16 mg26 mg62% ↑Niacin
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B62 mg8 mg300% ↑Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Folate DFE (200 mcg Folic Acid)333 mcg DFE323 µgFolic Acid
Both folate and folic acid 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 µg25 µg317% ↑Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin40 µg400 µg900% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid15 mg41 mg173% ↑Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg(from Calcium Pantothenate)
Calcium210 mg65 mg-69% ↓Calcium (from
100 mgCalcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
150 mgCalcium Ascorbate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
21 mgDicalcium Phosphate
45.3 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
Iron8 mg
Phosphorus20 mg50 mgSoy Lecithin
Phosphate contains phosphorus. Phosphatidyl inositol contains phosphate. Soy lecithin (unrefined) contains phosphatidyl inositol.
Sources:
• "SoyInfo Center: Soy from a historical perspective"
Soyinfo Center
SoyInfo Center
• "PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules."
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
Iodine150 µg150 µg=Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium100 mg64 mg-36% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc11 mg9 mg-18% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
Selenium100 µg100 µg=Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Copper0.9 mg0.1 mg-89% ↓Copper
0.71 mg(from Copper Gluconate)
Manganese2.3 mg2 mg-13% ↓Manganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
Chromium35 µg106 µg203% ↑Chromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
Molybdenum50 µg64 µg28% ↑Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Chloride72 µg
Potassium80 mg47 mg-41% ↓Potassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
Lycopene600 µg180 µg-70% ↓Lycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
100 mgMSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)
95 mgCholine Bitartrate
67 mgInositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
50 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
30 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
25 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
18.25 mg(providing Catechins)
24 mgBetain HCl
10 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)
10 mgAmylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple stem)
9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
4 mgPiperine
5 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
500 µgLutein
10 mg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
25 µgZeaxanthin
500 µg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
Nutrients only in Centrum Men
Dose: Adult
Iron8 mg
Chloride72 µg
Nutrients only in xtendlife Multi-xtra
Dose: Adult
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
Choline Bitartrate95 mg
Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and67 mg
Inositol Hexaphosphate)60 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)25 mg
(providing Catechins)18.25 mg
Betain HCl24 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)10 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)10 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)9 mg
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from1.9 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Lutein500 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)10 mg
Zeaxanthin25 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)500 µg
Other ingredients
Centrum Menxtendlife Multi-xtra
Calcium Carbonate, Magnesium Oxide, Potassium Chloride, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Maltodextrin, Modified Corn Starch, Corn Starch. Contains < 2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Copper Sulfate, Crospovidone, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Ferrous Fumarate, Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Lecithin (soy), Lycopene, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Red 40 Lake, 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.Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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