Life Extension Children’s Formula vs Centrum Kids

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 Kids(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 µg400 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 µg45 µg-85% ↓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 mg40 mg-20% ↓Magnesium
Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)10 mg15 mg50% ↑Zinc
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)25 µg
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)20 µg20 µg=Molybdenum
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
10 µgVitamin K
108 mgCalcium
18 mgIron
50 mgPhosphorus
2 mgCopper
1 mgManganese
20 µgChromium
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
Nutrients only in Centrum Kids
Dose: Child
Vitamin K10 µg
Calcium108 mg
Iron18 mg
Phosphorus50 mg
Copper2 mg
Manganese1 mg
Chromium20 µg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Children's FormulaCentrum Kids
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.
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.

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