NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels vs Life Extension Children’s Formula

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)Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (10000 IU1050 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
60% as Beta-Carotene and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate)
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)300 mg120 mg-60% ↓Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)400 IU10 µgVitamin D3 (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"
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)400 IU20.1 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Thiamin (from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1)50 mg3 mg-94% ↓Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)25 mg1.7 mg-93% ↓Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)50 mg20 mg-60% ↓Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)50 mg2 mg-96% ↓Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
Folic Acid800 µg265 µgFolate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
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 µg6 µg-94% ↓Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin300 µg300 µg=Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (from Calcium Pantothenate)50 mg10 mg-80% ↓Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Calcium Amino Acid Chelate)100 mg
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 mg50 mg-50% ↓Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Zinc (from Amino Acid Chelate)15 mg10 mg-33% ↓Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine)70 µg25 µg-64% ↓Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
Copper (from Amino Acid Chelate)1 mg
Manganese (from Amino Acid Chelate)2 mg
Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate)120 µg
Molybdenum (from Sodium Molybdate)25 µg20 µg-20% ↓Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg10 mg-60% ↓Potassium (as potassium citrate)
Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)800 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Inositol25 mg10 mg-60% ↓Inositol
Boron (from Boron Citrate)500 µg
Lutein (from Marigold Extract)250 µg5 mg1900% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to]
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)250 µg
Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)25 µg
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
1 mgCoenzyme Q10
Nutrients only in NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels
Dose: Adult
Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Calcium Amino Acid Chelate)100 mg
Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)9 mg
Copper (from Amino Acid Chelate)1 mg
Manganese (from Amino Acid Chelate)2 mg
Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate)120 µg
Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)800 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Boron (from Boron Citrate)500 µg
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)250 µg
Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)25 µg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]11.2 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Other ingredients
NOW Foods Liquid Multi GelsLife Extension Children's Formula
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.
xylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, natural beet color, natural (cherry, vanilla, strawberry) flavors, stearic acid, citric acid, gum arabic, silica, dicalcium phosphate, luo han guo extract, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, corn starch, stevia extract.
Contains soybeans.

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