NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels vs Carlson Super 2 Daily
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 Liquid Multi Gels (Daily Dose)||Carlson Super 2 Daily (Daily Dose)|
|Vitamin A (60% as Beta-Carotene and 40% as Retinyl Palmitate)||3000 µg||3000 mcg RAE||?||Vitamin A (as beta carotene)|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)||300 mg||600 mg||100% ↑||Vitamin C (from calcium ascorbate)|
|Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) (400 IU)||10 µg||40 µg||Vitamin D3 (as cholecaciferol)|
Vitamin D3 is a form of vitamin D.
• "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)||268 mg||268 mg||=||Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopherol from soy)|
|Thiamin (from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1)||50 mg||15 mg||-70% ↓||Thiamin (Vitamin B-1) (from thiamin mononitrate)|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)||25 mg||17 mg||-32% ↓||Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)|
|Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)||50 mg||40 mg||-20% ↓||Niacin (as niacinimide)|
|Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)||50 mg||20 mg||-60% ↓||Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)|
|Folate (800 mcg folic acid)||1360 mcg DFE||680 mcg DFE||-50% ↓||Folate (as 400mg folic acid)|
|Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)||100 µg||120 µg||20% ↑||Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)|
|Biotin||300 µg||300 µg||=||Biotin|
|Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium Pantothenate)||50 mg||40 mg||-20% ↓||Pantothenic Acid (from d-calcium pantothenate)|
|Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Calcium Amino Acid Chelate)||100 mg||70 mg||-30% ↓||Calcium (from calcium ascorbate, dicalcium phosphate and d-calcium pantothenate)|
|Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)||9 mg||↓|
|Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)||150 µg||300 µg||100% ↑||Iodine (from potassium iodide)|
|Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Citrate)||100 mg||100 mg||=||Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)|
|Zinc (from Amino Acid Chelate)||15 mg||15 mg||=||Zinc (from zinc glycinate chelate)|
|Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine)||70 µg||210 µg||200% ↑||Selenium (from selenomethionine)|
|Copper (from Amino Acid Chelate)||1 mg||2 mg||100% ↑||Copper (from copper chelate and copper carbonate)|
|Manganese (from Amino Acid Chelate)||2 mg||3 mg||50% ↑||Manganese (from manganese glycinate chelate)|
|Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate)||120 µg||240 µg||100% ↑||Chromium (from chromium nicotinate)|
|Molybdenum (from Sodium Molybdate)||25 µg||75 µg||200% ↑||Molybdenum (from molybdenum glycinate chelate)|
|Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)||25 mg||↓|
|Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)||800 mg||800 mg||Norwegian Fish Oil|
Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Both alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) are forms of omega-3 fatty acids. Fish oil contains EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid).
• "LPI - Essential Fatty Acids"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D., Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D., Giana Angelo, Ph.D., Donald B. Jump, Ph.D., Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micronutrient Information Centre - Essential Fatty Acids
• "Summary of test results on 51 fish oil supplements"
Fish oil supplement testing report
• "Essential Fatty Acids - Metabolism and Bioavailability, Biological Activities, Disease Prevention and Treatment"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Giana Angelo, Ph.D. and Barbara Delage, Ph.D., Linus Pauling Institute
Essential Fatty Acids
• "USDA Food Composition Database"
USA Department of Agriculture
USDA Food Data Central
• "Pubmed: Nutritional Value and Functional Properties of Flaxseed - Original article in Russian"
byA N Martinchik, A K Baturin, V V Zubtsov, V Iu Molofeev
Nutritional Value and Functional Properties of Flaxseed
|130 mg||EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid)|
|90 µg||DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid)|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||30 mg||↓|
|PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)||50 mg||↓|
|Boron (from Boron Citrate)||500 µg||2 mg||300% ↑||Boron (from boron glycinate chelate)|
|Lutein (from Marigold Extract)||250 µg||800 µg||220% ↑||Lutein|
|Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)||250 µg||↓|
|Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)||25 µg||400 µg||1500% ↑||Vanadium (from Bis-Maltolato Oxo Vanadium)|
Nutrients only in NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels
|Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)||9 mg|
|Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)||25 mg|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||30 mg|
|PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)||50 mg|
|Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)||250 µg|
Nutrients only in Carlson Super 2 Daily
|NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels||Carlson Super 2 Daily|
|Softgel Capsule (bovine gelatin, glycerin, water, carob), Beeswax, Soy Lecithin and Natural Vanilla Extract.|
Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.
Iron Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Labs.
|Bees wax, soy lecithin, rice flour, olive oil, soybean oil, medium chain triglyceride oil, ascorbyl palmitate, microcrystalline cellulose, glyceryl stearate, safflower oil.|
Soft Gel: Beef gelatin, glycerin, water, carob.
Contains soy and fish (anchovy and sardine)