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

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 Unisex Premium(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A3000 µg5000 IU?Vitamin A (as Natural mixed carotenoids from
[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and32.5 mgBeta-carotene from fermentation of Blakeslea trispora and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]
15 mgmixed carotenoids from Dunaliella salina)
Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)250 mg287 mg15% ↑Vitamin C (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
40 mgAscorbyl palmitate)
Vitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 IU)25 µg500 IU?Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)100 mg103 IU?Vitamin E
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable oils & Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Vitamin K (as Menaquinone and Phytonadione)80 µg180 µg125% ↑Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
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
19.5 mg(from Riboflavin-5-phosphate)
Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)35 mg26 mg-26% ↓Niacin (from
14 mgNicotinic 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 µg322 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 µg25 µg-79% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin300 µg399 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"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)55 mg47 mg-15% ↓Calcium (from
180 mgCalcium ascorbate
100 mgCalcium carbonate (from Lithothamnium algae)
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium Inositol hexaphosphate
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 mg68 mg172% ↑Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium citrate,
110 mgMagnesium stearate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)15 mg9 mg-40% ↓Zinc
31.1 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
0.72 mg(from Copper gluconate)
Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)2 mg2 mg0%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
642 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg74 mg196% ↑Potassium (from
200 mgPotassium ascorbate
100 mgTripotassium citrate
0.2 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 mg49 mg96% ↑Alpha lipoic acid
Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)25 mg30 mg20% ↑Grape seed extract (from Vitis vinifera species, 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 450 mg/g phenolics)
Inositol10 mg59 mg490% ↑Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate)
CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)10 mg19 mg90% ↑Coenzyme Q-10 (Kaneka Ubidecarenone Ubiquinone)
Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)3 mg900 µg-70% ↓Lycopene
4.5 mg(from Tomato extract)
Lutein (FloraGLO®) (from Marigold Flowers)500 µg2.5 mg400% ↑Lutein [contained in: Eye Health Blend]
50 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
26 mgPhosphorus (from
70 mgDicalcium phosphate
60 mgCalcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate
11.7 mgPyridoxal-5-phosphate
19.5 mgRiboflavin-5-phosphate)
150 mgRNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)
100 mgGreen tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
77 mg(providing catechins)
100 mgMilk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)
80 mg(providing Silymarins)
100 mgMSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)
100 mgSoy lecithin
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
98 mgBetain HCl
90 mgDMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL
74 mgHesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)
79 mgN-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)
74 mgN-acetyl L-cysteine
51 mgSAMe
95 mg(from S-adenoslymethionine tosylate)
50 mgBacopa extract (Bacopa monnieri, leaf)
15 mg(providing bacosides)
50 mgNigella (Black cumin) extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 190mg of Black cumin seeds)
50 mgGinkgo extract (from Ginkgo Biloba, leaf)
11 mg(providing ginkgo flavonoglycosides
2.7 mgand terpenelactones)
50 mgGuggul gum extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum)
1.25 mg(providing guggulsterones)
50 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)
50 mgMasson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)
47.5 mg(providing proanthocyanadins)
50 mgTumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)
47.5 mg(providing curcuminoids)
49 mgMyricetin
70 mg(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
30 mgGinger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)
1.5 mg(providing gingerols)
30 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
28 mgPiperine
30 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
25 mgTrans-resveratrol
50 mg(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)
18 mgLuteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)
10 mgAlfafa extract (from Medicago sativa, aerial parts) equivalent to 120mg fresh alfafa)
10 mgPhosphatidyl L-serine
50 mg(from Soybean lecithin)
8 mgPolicosanol
8.9 mg(from Sugar cane extract)
5 mgATP (Adenosine triphosphate, from Yeast)
1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
804 mgAmino Acid Blend
99 mgL-carnosine
90 mgL-arginine HCL
90 mgL-tyrosine
89.19 mgL-lysine HCL
89.19 mgL-methionine
50 mgL-ornithine HCL
49.95 mgL-proline
49.75 mgL-cysteine
49.6 mgL-glutamine
49.5 mgL-pyroglutamic acid
49.25 mgTaurine
49 mgReduced L-glutathione
240 mgEznyme Blend
80 mgBromelain (from Pineapple stem)
80 mgPapain (from Carica papaya (Papaya), fruit)
50 mgAmylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
30 mgLipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)
147 mgImmunity Stimulating Blend
50 mgAloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)
50 mgOlive leaf extract (Olea europea)
7.5 mg(providing oleuropein)
35 mgBeta glucan (from yeast)
12.5 mgTea polysaccharides
50 mg(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
53 mgEye Health Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
40 mgBilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit)
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
9.85 mgRutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)
800 µgAstaxanthin
26.6 mg(from haematococcus pluvialis)
500 µgZeaxanthin
10 mg(from Aztec marigold, flower)
Nutrients only in 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)
Nutrients only in xtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
Dose: Adult
Phosphorus (from26 mg
Dicalcium phosphate70 mg
Calcium magnesium inositol hexaphosphate60 mg
Pyridoxal-5-phosphate11.7 mg
Riboflavin-5-phosphate)19.5 mg
RNA (ribonucleic acid, from yeast)150 mg
Green tea extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)100 mg
(providing catechins)77 mg
Milk thistle extract (from Silybum marianum, seed)100 mg
(providing Silymarins)80 mg
MSM (Methyl sufonylmethane)100 mg
Soy lecithin100 mg
(a source of Phosphatidyl choline)
Betain HCl98 mg
DMG (Dimethylglycine) HCL90 mg
Hesperidin (from Citrus aurantium (Bitter orange), fruit)74 mg
N-acetyl glucosamine (from Crustacean shells)79 mg
N-acetyl L-cysteine74 mg
SAMe51 mg
(from S-adenoslymethionine tosylate)95 mg
Bacopa extract (Bacopa monnieri, leaf)50 mg
(providing bacosides)15 mg
Nigella (Black cumin) extract (from Nigella sativa, seed) (equivalent to 190mg of Black cumin seeds)50 mg
Ginkgo extract (from Ginkgo Biloba, leaf)50 mg
(providing ginkgo flavonoglycosides11 mg
and terpenelactones)2.7 mg
Guggul gum extract (from Commiphora mukul, gum)50 mg
(providing guggulsterones)1.25 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic acid)50 mg
Masson Pine bark extract (from Pinus massoniana, bark)50 mg
(providing proanthocyanadins)47.5 mg
Tumeric extract (from Curcuma longa, root)50 mg
(providing curcuminoids)47.5 mg
Myricetin49 mg
(from Myrica cerifera (Bayberry) extract, leaf)70 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Ginger extract (Zingiber officinale, root)30 mg
(providing gingerols)1.5 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Piperine28 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)30 mg
Trans-resveratrol25 mg
(from Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed), root extract)50 mg
Luteolin (from Arachis hypogaea (Peanut) extract, shell)18 mg
Alfafa extract (from Medicago sativa, aerial parts) equivalent to 120mg fresh alfafa)10 mg
Phosphatidyl L-serine10 mg
(from Soybean lecithin)50 mg
Policosanol8 mg
(from Sugar cane extract)8.9 mg
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate, from Yeast)5 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from1.9 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Amino Acid Blend804 mg
L-carnosine99 mg
L-arginine HCL90 mg
L-tyrosine90 mg
L-lysine HCL89.19 mg
L-methionine89.19 mg
L-ornithine HCL50 mg
L-proline49.95 mg
L-cysteine49.75 mg
L-glutamine49.6 mg
L-pyroglutamic acid49.5 mg
Taurine49.25 mg
Reduced L-glutathione49 mg
Eznyme Blend240 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)80 mg
Papain (from Carica papaya (Papaya), fruit)80 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)50 mg
Lipase (from fermentation of Aspergillus niger)30 mg
Immunity Stimulating Blend147 mg
Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis, leaf juice powder) (equivalent to 10,000 mg of Aloe leaf juice)50 mg
Olive leaf extract (Olea europea)50 mg
(providing oleuropein)7.5 mg
Beta glucan (from yeast)35 mg
Tea polysaccharides12.5 mg
(from Camellia sinensis, leaf)50 mg
Eye Health Blend [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]53 mg
Bilberry extract (Vaccinum myrtillus, fruit)40 mg
(providing 10 mg of proanthocyanins and
anthocyanins)
Rutin (from Saphorae japonica, bud)9.85 mg
Astaxanthin800 µg
(from haematococcus pluvialis)26.6 mg
Zeaxanthin500 µg
(from Aztec marigold, flower)10 mg
Other ingredients
NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgelsxtendlife Total Balance Unisex Premium
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, Enteric Coating (Purified water, Ethylcellulose, Ammonium hydroxide, Medium chain triglycerides, Oleic acid, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose, Talc, Polydextrose), Maltodextrin, Silicon dioxide, Sodium carboxymethyl cellulose

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