NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men’s Multi Softgels vs xtendlife Total Balance Children’s

All of the differences set out neatly so that you can make a choice between them.

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels(Daily Dose)xtendlife Total Balance Children's(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A3000 µg1000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids)
[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]
Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)250 mg69 mg-72% ↓Vitamin C (from
40 mgCalcium ascorbate
50 mgPotassium ascorbate
20 mgAscorbyl palmitate)
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 IU)25 µg220 IU?Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)100 mg15 IU?Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate from Vegetable/Soy Oils &
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone and Phytonadione)80 µg
Thiamin (Vit. B-1) (from Thiamin HCl)25 mg1.2 mg-95% ↓Thiamin
3 mg(from Thiamin HCl)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)25 mg1 mg-96% ↓Riboflavin
1.9 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)35 mg4.6 mg-87% ↓Niacin (from
2.5 mgNicotinic acid
2.5 mgNiacinamide)
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P))25 mg1.6 mg-94% ↓Vitamin B6
3 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-phosphate)
Folate (400 mcg folic acid)680 µg107 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 B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)120 µg2 µg-98% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg80 µg-73% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)50 mg5 mg-90% ↓Pantothenic Acid
5.6 mg(from Calcium pantothenate)
Choline (from Choline Bitartrate)25 mg19 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 mg25 mg-55% ↓Calcium (from 50 mg of Calcium (Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
24 mgDicalcium Phosphate
40 mgCalcium Ascorbate
5.6 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 mg32 mg28% ↑Magnesium (from
100 mgMagnesium Citrate
38 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)15 mg2.2 mg-85% ↓Zinc
7 mg(from Zinc citrate)
Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion™)200 µg40 µg-80% ↓Selenium
100 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)0.5 mg0.06 mg-88% ↓Copper
0.47 mg(from Copper gluconate)
Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)2 mg0.58 mg-71% ↓Manganese
2 mg(from Manganese citrate)
Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)120 µg44 µg-63% ↓Chromium
367 µgChromium Picolinate)
Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glycinate) (TRAACS™)75 µg12 µg-84% ↓Molybdenum
120 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
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 mg9.9 mg-60% ↓Alpha Lipoic Acid
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)25 mg12 mg-52% ↓Grape Seed Extract (from Vitis vinifera Seed)
Comparison figures for extracts, concentrates and complexes should not be relied on. The original ingredients and extraction processes may differ widely.
(providing at least 450mg/g phenolics)
Inositol10 mg14 mg40% ↑Inositol
CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)10 mg2.9 mg-71% ↓Coenzyme Q-10
Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)3 mg180 µg-94% ↓Lycopene
900 µg(from Tomato extract)
Lutein (FloraGLO®) (from Marigold Flowers)500 µg500 µg0%Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec marigold flower)
50 mgAloe Vera (from Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe Leaf Juice)
50 mgBlack Cumin Extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 200mg of Black Cumin Seeds)
50 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
36.5 mg(providing catechins)
50 mgMilk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
40 mg(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)
50 mgSoy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
50 mgTumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)
47.5 mg(providing curcuminoids)
49 mgN-Acetyl L-Cysteine
49 mgTaurine
35 mgBeta Glucan (from yeast)
25 mgL-Arginine HCL
25 mgBilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)
6.25 mg(providing anthoycyanins)
25 mgDimethylglycine HCL
25 mgGinger Extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
1.25 mg(providing Gingerols)
25 mgL-Tyrosine
24 mgL-Lysine HCL
24 mgL-Methionine
20 mgBacopa Extract (from Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
6 mg(providing Bacosides)
20 mgMSM (Methylsulfonyl Methane)
20 mgOlive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)
3 mg(providing Oleuropein)
20 mgPapain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)
19 mgBetain HCl
19 mgL-Cysteine
18 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)
15 mgL-Proline
14 mgL-Ornithine HCL
14 mgMyricetin
20 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)
11 mgTea Polysaccharides Extract
50 mgCamellia sinensis Leaf)
10 mgAmylase (from Fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple Stem)
10 mgGuggul Gum Extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum exudate) (a source of guggulsterones)
10 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium & Tungsten)
10 mgMasson Pine Bark Extract (from Pinus massoniana Bark)
9.9 mgRNA (Ribonucleic Acid, from Yeast)
9.9 mgN-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
9.9 mgL-Carnosine
9.9 mgL-Glutamine
9.8 mgReduced Glutathione
9 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)
8 mgHorsetail Extract (from Equisetum arvense Leaf & Stem)
5 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)
5 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
5 mgSAMe
9.5 mg(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)
6 mgLipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)
5 mgTrans-resveratrol
10 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Extract Root
4.7 mgPiperine (from Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Extract)
4 mgPhosphatidyl L-Serine
20 mg(from Soybean)
1.9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
1.6 mgPolicosanol
1.7 mg(from Sugar cane)
1 mgATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)
382 µgTocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from
2 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
372 µgAstaxanthin
11.7 mgHaematococcus Pluvialis)
100 µgBoron
2 mg(from Boron citrate)
100 µgZeaxanthin
2 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Nutrients only in NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels
Dose: Adult
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone and Phytonadione)80 µg
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)
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Children's
Dose: Child
Aloe Vera (from Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe Leaf Juice)50 mg
Black Cumin Extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 200mg of Black Cumin Seeds)50 mg
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
(providing catechins)36.5 mg
Milk Thistle Extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)50 mg
(providing 40 mg of Silymarins)40 mg
Soy lecithin (a source of Phosphatidyl choline)50 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
N-Acetyl L-Cysteine49 mg
Taurine49 mg
Beta Glucan (from yeast)35 mg
L-Arginine HCL25 mg
Bilberry Extract (from Vaccinum myrtillus Fruit)25 mg
(providing anthoycyanins)6.25 mg
Dimethylglycine HCL25 mg
Ginger Extract (Zingiber officinale, root)25 mg
(providing Gingerols)1.25 mg
L-Tyrosine25 mg
L-Lysine HCL24 mg
L-Methionine24 mg
Bacopa Extract (from Bacopa monnieri, leaf)20 mg
(providing Bacosides)6 mg
MSM (Methylsulfonyl Methane)20 mg
Olive Leaf Extract (from Olea europea leaf)20 mg
(providing Oleuropein)3 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya) Fruit Latex)20 mg
Betain HCl19 mg
L-Cysteine19 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Fruit)18 mg
L-Proline15 mg
L-Ornithine HCL14 mg
Myricetin14 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry), leaf)20 mg
Tea Polysaccharides Extract11 mg
Camellia sinensis Leaf)50 mg
Amylase (from Fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple Stem)10 mg
Guggul Gum Extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum exudate) (a source of guggulsterones)10 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium & Tungsten)10 mg
Masson Pine Bark Extract (from Pinus massoniana Bark)10 mg
RNA (Ribonucleic Acid, from Yeast)9.9 mg
N-acetyl Glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)9.9 mg
L-Carnosine9.9 mg
L-Glutamine9.9 mg
Reduced Glutathione9.8 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) shell)9 mg
Horsetail Extract (from Equisetum arvense Leaf & Stem)8 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf & stem) equivalent to 60mg fresh alfafa)5 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)5 mg
SAMe5 mg
(from S-Adenoslymethionine Tosylate)9.5 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)6 mg
Trans-resveratrol5 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) Extract Root10 mg
Piperine (from Piper nigrum (Black Pepper) Fruit Extract)4.7 mg
Phosphatidyl L-Serine4 mg
(from Soybean)20 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)1.9 mg
Policosanol1.6 mg
(from Sugar cane)1.7 mg
ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate from Yeast)1 mg
Tocotrienol/Tocopherol Complex (from382 µg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)2 mg
Astaxanthin372 µg
Haematococcus Pluvialis)11.7 mg
Boron100 µg
(from Boron citrate)2 mg
Zeaxanthin100 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)2 mg
Other ingredients
NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgelsxtendlife Total Balance Children's
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.
Microcrocrystalline cellulose, Dextrose, Enteric coating (Purified Water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium Hydroxide, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Oleic Acid, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Tripotassium Citrate, Maltodextrin.

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