Life Extension Children’s Formula vs NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men’s Multi Softgels

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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)
  • ~ (means ingredients are similar nutritionally)
  • (beside ingredients in the first multi with no match in the second multi) OR  (for ingredients that are only present in the second multi)
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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Life Extension Children's Formula (Daily Dose)NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)1050 mcg RAE3000 µg?Vitamin A
[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)120 mg250 mg108% ↑Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)
Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)10 µg25 µgVitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 IU)
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 mg100 mg398% ↑Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)
Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)3 mg25 mg733% ↑Thiamin (Vit. B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)1.7 mg25 mg1371% ↑Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)20 mg NE35 mg?Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)2 mg25 mg1150% ↑Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P))
Folate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)265 mcg DFE680 mcg DFE157% ↑Folate (400 mcg folic acid)
Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)6 µg120 µg1900% ↑Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=Biotin
Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)10 mg50 mg400% ↑Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)
Iodine (as potassium iodide)150 µg225 µg50% ↑Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)50 mg25 mg-50% ↓Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate and Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals)
Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)10 mg15 mg50% ↑Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)
Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)25 µg200 µg700% ↑Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion™)
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)20 µg75 µg275% ↑Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glycinate) (TRAACS™)
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg25 mg150% ↑Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-lutein5 mg500 µg-90% ↓Lutein (from Marigold Flowers Extract) (Tagetes erecta) (FloraGLO )
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg10 mg=Inositol
Coenzyme Q101 mg10 mg900% ↑CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)
35 µgVitamin K-1 (as Phytonadione)
25 mgCholine (from Choline Bitartrate)
55 mgCalcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)
0.5 mgCopper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)
2 mgManganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)
120 µgChromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)
160 mgSaw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)
50 mgPhytosterols (Plant Sterols)
(with Beta-Sitosterol)
25 mgAlpha Lipoic Acid
25 mgGrape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)
3 mgLycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)
45 µgVitamin K-2 (as Menaquinone)
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Nutrients only in NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K-1 (as Phytonadione)35 µg
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)25 mg
Calcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)55 mg
Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)0.5 mg
Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)2 mg
Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)120 µg
Saw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)160 mg
Phytosterols (Plant Sterols)50 mg
(with Beta-Sitosterol)
Alpha Lipoic Acid25 mg
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)25 mg
Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)3 mg
Vitamin K-2 (as Menaquinone)45 µg
Other ingredients
Life Extension Children's FormulaNOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels
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.
Softgel Capsule [bovine gelatin (BSE-free), glycerin, water, carob], Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Beeswax and Cinnamon Bark Powder.

Contains soy.

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

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