NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men’s Multi Softgels vs USANA Essentials

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A3000 µg15000 IU?VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]
Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)250 mg1300 mg420% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 IU)25 µg1800 IUVITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)
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 Tocopherol)100 mg400 IU?VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone and Phytonadione)80 µg60 µg-25% ↓VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
Thiamin (Vit. B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)25 mg27 mg8% ↑VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
Thiamine is also called vitamin B1.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary CID 1130"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary
• "Thiamin's function, deficiency symptoms and causes, toxicity, drug interactions and recommended daily intake."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Christopher Bates, D.Phil, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Thiamin
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)25 mg27 mg8% ↑VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
Riboflavin is also called vitamin B2.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary (CID 493570)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary
• "Riboflavin / Vitamin B2 metabolism, antioxidant function, nutrient interactions, deficiency, RDA, safety, supplements and LPI recommendation"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Riboflavin
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)35 mg40 mg14% ↑NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P))25 mg32 mg28% ↑VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
Folate (400 mcg folic acid)680 µg1000 µg47% ↑FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)120 µg200 µg67% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)50 mg90 mg80% ↑PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)25 mg100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)55 mg270 mg391% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)225 µg300 µg33% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate and Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals)25 mg300 mg1100% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)15 mg20 mg33% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion™)200 µg200 µg=SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)0.5 mg2 mg300% ↑COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)2 mg5 mg150% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)120 µg300 µg150% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glycinate) (TRAACS™)75 µg50 µg-33% ↓MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
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 mgGREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES] [contained in: BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX]
Grape seed extract contains procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate. Both procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate and epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate are forms of flavanol. Green tea extract decaffeinated contains epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
byVarious, French National Institute for Agriculture et al.
Phenol-Explorer (Database on polyphenol content in foods)
• "(2004) Phenolic Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables. Phenolics in Food and Nutraceuticals. p 147 "
byFereidoon Shahidi, Marian Naczk
• "Study on procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate and prostrate cancer"
byAlpna Tyagi,1 Komal Raina et al., University of Colorado
Procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate, a biologically active constituent of grape seed extract, induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells via targeting NF-κB, Stat3 and AP1 transcription factors
• "Integrative Medicine - Green Tea"
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
MSKCC - Green Tea
Inositol10 mg150 mg1400% ↑INOSITOL
CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)10 mg12 mg20% ↑COENZYME Q10
Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)3 mg1000 µg-67% ↓LYCOPENE
Lutein (FloraGLO®) (from Marigold Flowers)500 µg600 µg20% ↑LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
34 mgMIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
RUTIN
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
3000 µgBORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
3 mgULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Nutrients only in NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels
Dose: Adult
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Saw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)160 mg
Phytosterols (Plant Sterols)50 mg
(with Beta-Sitosterol)
Alpha Lipoic Acid25 mg
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]198 mg
RUTIN
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Other ingredients
NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi SoftgelsUSANA Essentials
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.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Modified cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pregelatinized Starch, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Calcium Silicate, Rice Protein Hydrolysate, Vanilla Extract, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Sodium CMC, Sodium Citrate, Alpha Lipoic Acid

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