NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men’s Multi Softgels vs Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan
All of the differences set out neatly so that you can make a choice between them.
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)
- (Click to see the reasons for similar matches and for important information.)
Complete nutritional comparison
|NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels (Daily Dose)||Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan (Daily Dose)|
|Vitamin A||3000 µg||12500 IU||?||Vitamin A (as Alpha-Carotene & Beta-Carotene) [contained in: Betatene® providing:]|
|[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and||98 µg||Cryptoxanthin|
Both beta-carotene and cryptoxanthin are forms of carotene.
• "Article on carotenoids, their biological activities, role in disease prevention and food sources."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Carotenoids: Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Beta-Cryptoxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin
• "PubChem: Cryptoxanthin - Compound Summary (CID 5281235)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Cryptoxanthin - Compound Summary
|40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]|
|Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)||250 mg||100 mg||-60% ↓||Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate & Ascorbic Acid)|
|Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 IU)||25 µg||200 IU||?||Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)|
|Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)||100 mg||200 IU||?||Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherpl Acetate)|
|Vitamin K-1 (as Phytonadione)||35 µg||↓|
|Thiamin (Vit. B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)||25 mg||50 mg||100% ↑||Thiamine (Vitamin B1)|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)||25 mg||50 mg||100% ↑||Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)|
|Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)||35 mg||50 mg||Niacinamide|
Niacin is also called vitamin B3. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3.
• "Niacin and nicotinamide. What is it? How effective is it? How does it work? Are there safety concerns? Are there interactions with other medications or herb and supplements?"
Medline Plus: Niacin and niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Nicotinate and Nicotinamide Metabolism (homosapiens)"
Genome Alberta & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Nicotinate and Nicotinamide Metabolism
• "Recommendations for niacin dosage by life stage and gender"
National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia, Ministry of Health - New Zealand
Niacin - Nutrient Reference Values Australia and New Zealand
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
|Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P))||25 mg||50 mg||Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6)|
The body converts pyridoxal to vitamin B6. The body converts pyridoxine to pyridoxal. Pyridoxine hydrochloride contains pyridoxine.
• "Foundational Medicine Review 2001 Vol 6: Shows the most active form of Vitamin B6, Biochemistry and Clinical Applications"
Foundational Medicine Review: Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine; Pyridoxal 5'Phosphate)
• "The three main forms of Vitamin B6. Its effect on nervous system function, red blood cell formation, niacin formation, hormone function, nucleic acid synthesis, the RDA, disease prevention and treatment, sources, supplements and safety."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin B6
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
|Folate (400 mcg folic acid)||680 mcg DFE||800 µg||Folic Acid|
Both folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B9.
• "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 B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)||120 µg||6 µg||-95% ↓||Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)|
|Biotin||300 µg||300 µg||=||Biotin|
|Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)||50 mg||50 mg||=||Pantothenic Acid|
|Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)||25 mg||50 mg||100% ↑||Choline|
|Calcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)||55 mg||100 mg||82% ↑||Calcium (as Calcium Citrate & Bisglycinate)|
|Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)||225 µg||150 µg||-33% ↓||Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)|
|Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate and Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals)||25 mg||150 mg||500% ↑||Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate, Alpha Ketogluturate, & Oxide)|
|Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)||15 mg||10 mg||-33% ↓||Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)|
|Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion™)||200 µg||200 µg||=||Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)|
|Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)||0.5 mg||2 mg||300% ↑||Copper (as Copper Gluconate)|
|Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)||2 mg||2 mg||=||Manganese (as Manganese Citrate)|
|Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)||120 µg||200 µg||67% ↑||Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)|
|Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glycinate) (TRAACS™)||75 µg||75 µg||=||Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Chelate)|
|Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)||25 mg||99 mg||296% ↑||Potassium (as Potassium Aspartate, Alpha Ketoglutarate, & Citrate)|
|Saw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)||160 mg||↓|
|Phytosterols (Plant Sterols)||50 mg||↓|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||25 mg||5 mg||-80% ↓||Alpha Lipoic Acid|
|Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)||25 mg||5 mg||-80% ↓||Grapeseed Extract 95%|
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
|Inositol||10 mg||50 mg||400% ↑||Inositol|
|CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)||10 mg||↓|
|Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)||3 mg||3 mg||=||Lycopene|
|Lutein (from Marigold Flowers Extract) (Tagetes erecta) (FloraGLO )||500 µg||49 µg||-90% ↓||Lutein|
|Vitamin K-2 (as Menaquinone)||45 µg||↓|
|158 mg||↑||Betatene® providing: [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]|
|100 mg||↑||L-Carnitine Tartrate|
|25 mg||↑||PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)|
|2 mg||↑||Boron (as Boron Citrate)|
Nutrients only in NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels
|Vitamin K-1 (as Phytonadione)||35 µg|
|Saw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)||160 mg|
|Phytosterols (Plant Sterols)||50 mg|
|CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)||10 mg|
|Vitamin K-2 (as Menaquinone)||45 µg|
Nutrients only in Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan
|Betatene® providing: [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]||158 mg|
|L-Carnitine Tartrate||100 mg|
|PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)||25 mg|
|Boron (as Boron Citrate)||2 mg|
|NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels||Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan|
|Softgel Capsule [bovine gelatin (BSE-free), glycerin, water, carob], Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Beeswax and Cinnamon Bark Powder.|
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
|Digeseb Plus® is a proprietary blend of enzymes which help digest food, minerals and proteins|