Life Extension Children’s Formula vs Centrum Adults

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

Complete nutritional comparison


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

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)1050 µg3500 IU?Vitamin A (29% as Beta-Carotene)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)120 mg60 mg-50% ↓Vitamin C
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)10 µg1000 IUVitamin D
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 E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)20.1 mg30 IU?Vitamin E
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)3 mg1.5 mg-50% ↓Thiamin
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)1.7 mg1.7 mg=Riboflavin
Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)20 mg20 mg=Niacin
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)2 mg2 mg=Vitamin B6
Folate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)265 µg400 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 B12 (as cyanocobalamin)6 µg6 µg=Vitamin B12
Biotin300 µg30 µg-90% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)10 mg10 mg=Pantothenic Acid
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)50 mg50 mg=Magnesium
Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)10 mg11 mg10% ↑Zinc
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)25 µg55 µg120% ↑Selenium
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)20 µg45 µg125% ↑Molybdenum
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg80 mg700% ↑Potassium
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-lutein5 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
25 µgVitamin K
200 mgCalcium
18 mgIron
20 mgPhosphorus
0.5 mgCopper
2.3 mgManganese
35 µgChromium
72 mgChloride
75 µgBoron
5 µgNickel
2 mgSilicon
10 µgTin
10 µgVanadium
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
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
Other ingredients
Life Extension Children's FormulaCentrum Adults
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.
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.

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