NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels vs USANA Usanimals

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

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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)
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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels (Daily Dose)USANA Usanimals (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (60% as Beta-Carotene and 40% as Retinyl Palmitate)3000 µg1500 mcg RAE?Vitamin A (1500 mcg as Beta Carotene)
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)300 mg250 mg-17% ↓Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate)
Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol) (400 IU)10 µg25 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)268 mg67 mg-75% ↓Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)
Thiamin (from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1)50 mg2.5 mg-95% ↓Thiamine (Vitamin B1)
Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)25 mg2.5 mg-90% ↓Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)50 mg20 mg NE?Niacin (as Niacinamide)
Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)50 mg2.5 mg-95% ↓Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL)
Folate (800 mcg folic acid)1360 mcg DFE666 mcg DFE-51% ↓Folate (as 200 μg Folic Acid)
Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)100 µg40 µg-60% ↓Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
Biotin300 µg150 µg-50% ↓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 mg150 mg50% ↑Calcium (as Milk Calcium)
Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)9 mg4 mg-56% ↓Iron (as Ferrous Fumarate USP)
Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)150 µg100 µg-33% ↓Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Citrate)100 mg50 mg-50% ↓Magnesium (as Magnesium Carbonate)
Zinc (from Amino Acid Chelate)15 mg10 mg-33% ↓Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)
Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine)70 µg50 µg-29% ↓Selenium (as Selenium Amino Acid Complex)
Copper (from Amino Acid Chelate)1 mg750 µg-25% ↓Copper (as Copper Citrate)
Manganese (from Amino Acid Chelate)2 mg1000 µg-50% ↓Manganese (as Manganese Gluconate)
Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate)120 µg50 µg-58% ↓Chromium (as Chromium Nicotinate)
Molybdenum (from Sodium Molybdate)25 µg25 µg=Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Trioxide)
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)800 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Inositol25 mg30 mg20% ↑Inositol
Boron (from Boron Citrate)500 µg
Lutein (from Marigold Extract)250 µg
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)250 µg
Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)25 µg
40 µgVitamin K (as Phylloquinone)
80 mgAntioxidant Phytonutrient Complex
(Blackberry,
Cranberry,
Raspberry and
Wild Blueberry powders)
50 mgPOLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)
50 mgSoy Lecithin (with Polyenylphosphatidyl Choline)
Nutrients only in NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels
Dose: Adult
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)800 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Boron (from Boron Citrate)500 µg
Lutein (from Marigold Extract)250 µg
Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)250 µg
Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)25 µg
Nutrients only in USANA Usanimals
Dose: Child
Vitamin K (as Phylloquinone)40 µg
Antioxidant Phytonutrient Complex80 mg
(Blackberry,
Cranberry,
Raspberry and
Wild Blueberry powders)
POLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)50 mg
Soy Lecithin (with Polyenylphosphatidyl Choline)50 mg
Other ingredients
NOW Foods Liquid Multi GelsUSANA Usanimals
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.
Crystalline Fructose, Evaporated Cane Syrup, Wild Berry Flavor, Modified Cellulose, Xylitol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Dextrin, Citric Acid, Calcium Silicate, Malic Acid, Salt, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Stevia, Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Sodium Citrate. Contains: Soy and Milk.

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