Centrum Silver Adults 50+ 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 Silver Adults 50+(Daily Dose)Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (40% as Beta-Carotene)2500 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 E50 IU20.1 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Vitamin K30 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 B63 mg2 mg-33% ↓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 B1225 µg6 µg-76% ↓Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin30 µg300 µg900% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid10 mg10 mg=Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
Calcium220 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)
Selenium19 µg25 µg32% ↑Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
Copper0.5 mg
Manganese2.3 mg
Chromium50 µg
Molybdenum45 µg20 µg-56% ↓Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
Chloride72 mg
Potassium80 mg10 mg-88% ↓Potassium (as potassium citrate)
Nickel5 µg
Silicon2 mg
Vanadium10 µg
Lutein250 µg5 mg1900% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to]
Lycopene300 µg
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
10 mgInositol
1 mgCoenzyme Q10
Nutrients only in Centrum Silver Adults 50+
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K30 µg
Calcium220 mg
Phosphorus20 mg
Copper0.5 mg
Manganese2.3 mg
Chromium50 µg
Chloride72 mg
Nickel5 µg
Silicon2 mg
Vanadium10 µg
Lycopene300 µg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]11.2 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Other ingredients
Centrum Silver Adults 50+Life Extension Children's Formula
Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Modified Corn Starch, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin. Contains < 2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Copper Sulfate, Crospovidone, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polydextrose, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Red 40 Lake, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, 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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