NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels vs xtendlife Multi-xtra

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Ingredient
NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels (Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A3000 µg5000 IU-50% ↓Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]
Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)250 mg155 mg-38% ↓Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 IU)25 µg500 IU-50% ↓Vitamin D (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"
by Jane 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"
by Richard S. Bak, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory
Vitamin D and Metabolites
• "Human trial comparing potencies of Vitamins D2 and D3"
by Robert 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 mg102 IU-32% ↓Vitamin E
D alpha tocopherol is also called vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable and soy bean oils and Tocomin® tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Vitamin K-1 (as Phytonadione)35 µg180 µgVitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
Vitamin K1 is a form of vitamin K.
Sources:
• "Vitamin K: Function, Deficiency, The RDA, Disease Prevention, Sources, Safety and LPI Recommendation"
by Jane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Centre - Vitamin K
Thiamin (Vit. B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)25 mg12 mg-52% ↓Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)25 mg10 mg-60% ↓Riboflavin
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)35 mg26 mg-26% ↓Niacin
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
14 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P))25 mg8 mg-68% ↓Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Folate (400 mcg folic acid)680 mcg DFE323 µg-21% ↓Folic 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 B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)120 µg25 µg-79% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg400 µg33% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)50 mg41 mg-18% ↓Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg(from Calcium Pantothenate)
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)25 mg95 mgCholine Bitartrate
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
by webqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)55 mg65 mg18% ↑Calcium (from
100 mgCalcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
150 mgCalcium Ascorbate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
21 mgDicalcium Phosphate
45.3 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)225 µg150 µg-33% ↓Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate and Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals)25 mg64 mg156% ↑Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)15 mg9 mg-40% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion™)200 µg100 µg-50% ↓Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)0.5 mg0.1 mg-80% ↓Copper
0.71 mg(from Copper Gluconate)
Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)2 mg2 mg=Manganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)120 µg106 µg-12% ↓Chromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glycinate) (TRAACS™)75 µg64 µg-15% ↓Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg47 mg88% ↑Potassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
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 mg25 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
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 contains epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
by Various, 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 "
by Fereidoon Shahidi, Marian Naczk
• "Study on procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate and prostrate cancer"
by Alpna 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
18.25 mg(providing Catechins)
Inositol10 mg67 mg570% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)10 mg
Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)3 mg180 µg-94% ↓Lycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
Lutein (from Marigold Flowers Extract) (Tagetes erecta) (FloraGLO )500 µg500 µg=Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
Vitamin K-2 (as Menaquinone)45 µg
100 mgMSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)
50 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
50 mgSoy Lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
30 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
24 mgBetain HCl
10 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)
10 mgAmylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple stem)
9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
4 mgPiperine
5 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
25 µgZeaxanthin
500 µg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)

Nutrients exclusive to NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgels

Dose: Adult
Saw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)160 mg
Phytosterols (Plant Sterols)50 mg
(with Beta-Sitosterol)
Alpha Lipoic Acid25 mg
CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)10 mg
Vitamin K-2 (as Menaquinone)45 µg

Nutrients exclusive to xtendlife Multi-xtra

Dose: Adult
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Soy Lecithin50 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Betain HCl24 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)10 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)10 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)9 mg
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from1.9 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Zeaxanthin25 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)500 µg

Other ingredients

NOW Foods ADAM Superior Men's Multi Softgelsxtendlife Multi-xtra
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, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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