NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels vs Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels(Daily Dose)Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (10000 IU4500 µg?Vitamin A (90% as beta-carotene, 10% as retinyl palmitate)
60% as Beta-Carotene and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate)
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)300 mg1000 mg233% ↑Vitamin C (as magnesium and calcium ascorbates, ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)400 IU20 µg?Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)400 IU134 mg?Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Thiamin (from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1)50 mg50 mg=Thiamine (as mononitrate)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)25 mg50 mg100% ↑Riboflavin
Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)50 mg100 mg100% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacin)
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)50 mg76 mg52% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride)
Folic Acid800 µg1330 µgFolate
Both folic acid and folate 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 Cyanocobalamin)100 µg150 µg50% ↑Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium Pantothenate)50 mg50 mg=Pantothenic Acid (as calcium pantothenate)
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Calcium Amino Acid Chelate)100 mg1000 mg900% ↑Calcium (as carbonate, ascorbate)
Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)9 mg
Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)150 µg150 µg=Iodine (as potassium iodide)
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Citrate)100 mg500 mg400% ↑Magnesium (as oxide, ascorbate)
Zinc (from Amino Acid Chelate)15 mg30 mg100% ↑Zinc (as monomethionine)
Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine)70 µg200 µg186% ↑Selenium (as selenomethionine)
Copper (from Amino Acid Chelate)1 mg2 mg100% ↑Copper (as gluconate)
Manganese (from Amino Acid Chelate)2 mg10 mg400% ↑Manganese (as gluconate)
Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate)120 µg200 µg67% ↑Chromium (as polynicotinate)
Molybdenum (from Sodium Molybdate)25 µg130 µg420% ↑Molybdenum (as ascorbate)
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)800 mg540 mgEPA (eicosapentaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester) [contained in: Fish Oil Concentrate]
Flaxseed oil contains alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). Both alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and EPA (Eicosapentaenoic Acid) are forms of omega-3 fatty acids.
Sources:
• "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
• "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
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg30 mg=Alpha Lipoic Acid
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg50 mg=Para-Aminobenzoic Acid (PABA)
Inositol25 mg40 mg60% ↑Inositol
Boron (from Boron Citrate)500 µg
Lutein (from Marigold Extract)250 µg1000 µg300% ↑Lutein (from marigold flower)
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)250 µg1000 µg300% ↑Lycopene (from tomato fruit)
Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)25 µg
200 mgCholine (as bitartrate)
250 mgCitrus Bioflavonoid Complex
100 mgGamma Tocopherol
50 mgRutin
26 mgSilica (as silicon dioxide)
10 mgDelta Tocopherol
10 mgMixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)
10 mgTrace Mineral Complex
O-3 Essentials®
2 gFish Oil Concentrate [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]
360 mgDHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
1000 mgCinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)
200 mgProprietary Fruit Blend
Grape Seed Extract
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate
Cranberry Concentrate
8 mgResveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)
Nutrients only in NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels
Dose: Adult
Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)9 mg
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Boron (from Boron Citrate)500 µg
Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)25 µg
Nutrients only in Dr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
Dose: Adult
Choline (as bitartrate)200 mg
Citrus Bioflavonoid Complex250 mg
Gamma Tocopherol100 mg
Rutin50 mg
Silica (as silicon dioxide)26 mg
Delta Tocopherol10 mg
Mixed Tocotrienols (from palm oil)10 mg
Trace Mineral Complex10 mg
O-3 Essentials®
Fish Oil Concentrate [all ingredients are matched elsewhere]2 g
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid)(as ethyl ester)360 mg
PhytoNutrient Essentials®
Cinnamon (as Cinnamomum cassia, bark)1000 mg
Proprietary Fruit Blend200 mg
Grape Seed Extract
Red Raspberry Concentrate
Plum Concentrate
Strawberry Concentrate
Tart Cherry Concentrate
Wild Blueberry Powder
Wild Billberry Concentrate
Cranberry Concentrate
Resveratrol (from Japanese knotweed, root)8 mg
Other ingredients
NOW Foods Liquid Multi GelsDr Whitaker Forward Plus Daily Regimen
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.
Gelatin, ethyl vanillin, microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, silica, potassium aspartate, purified water, natural lemon flavour, antioxidant blend for freshness (mixed tocopherols, rosemary extract, ascorbyl palmitate) CONTAINS: FISH (anchovy, sardine)

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