Life Extension Children’s Formula vs Centrum Silver Adults 50+

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 Silver Adults 50+(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)1050 µg2500 IU?Vitamin A (40% 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 mg50 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 mg3 mg50% ↑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 µg25 µg317% ↑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 µg19 µg-24% ↓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 mg250 µg-95% ↓Lutein
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
30 µgVitamin K
220 mgCalcium
20 mgPhosphorus
0.5 mgCopper
2.3 mgManganese
50 µgChromium
72 mgChloride
5 µgNickel
2 mgSilicon
10 µgVanadium
300 µgLycopene
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
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
Other ingredients
Life Extension Children's FormulaCentrum Silver Adults 50+
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, 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.

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