Pure Synergy, Organic Multi Vita•Min vs Swanson Multi Adults 50+

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Complete nutritional comparison



Ingredient
Pure Synergy, Organic Multi Vita•Min (Daily Dose)Swanson Multi Adults 50+ (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)1800 mcg RAE1830 mcg RAE2% ↑Vitamin A (as beta carotene)
Vitamin C180 mg57 mg-68% ↓Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D3 (1,600 IU) (from vegan organic algae complex)40 µg10 µg-75% ↓Vitamin D (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"
by Jane 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"
by Richard S. Bak, Ph.D., Warde Medical Laboratory
Vitamin D and Metabolites
• "Human trial comparing potencies of Vitamins D2 and D3"
by Robert 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 with tocopherols & tocotrienols30 mg20 mg-33% ↓Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
D alpha tocopherol is also called vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
Vitamin K1240 µg24 µgVitamin K (from phytonadione)
Vitamin K1 is a form of vitamin K.
Sources:
• "Vitamin K: Function, Deficiency, The RDA, Disease Prevention, Sources, Safety and LPI Recommendation"
by Jane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Centre - Vitamin K
Thiamin (B1)2.4 mg1.5 mg-38% ↓Thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) (vitamin B-1)
Riboflavin (B2)2.6 mg2 mg-23% ↓Riboflavin (vitamin B-2)
Niacin (as niacinamide)32 mg NE20 mg NENiacin (as niacinamide)
Niacin is also called vitamin B3. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3.
Sources:
• "Niacin and nicotinamide. What is it? How effective is it? How does it work? Are there safety concerns? Are there interactions with other medications or herb and supplements?"
Medline Plus
Difference between niacin, niacinamide and nicotinamide rhiboside
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Nicotinate and Nicotinamide Metabolism (homosapiens)"
Genome Alberta & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Nicotinate and Nicotinamide Metabolism
• "Recommendations for niacin dosage by life stage and gender"
National Health and Medical Research Council - Australia, Ministry of Health - New Zealand
Niacin - Nutrient Reference Values Australia and New Zealand
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
Vitamin B63.4 mg2 mg-41% ↓Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)
Folate (480 mcg folic acid)800 mcg DFE630 mcg DFE-21% ↓Folate (as 380 mcg folic acid)
Vitamin B125 µg6.7 µg34% ↑Vitamin B-12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Biotin60 µg44 µg-27% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid10 mg13 mg30% ↑Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)
Choline55 mg
Iodine150 µg120 µg-20% ↓lodine (from potassium iodide)
Zinc13 mg13.5 mg4% ↑Zinc (from zinc oxide)
Selenium55 µg1 µg-98% ↓Selenium (from sodium selenite)
Copper0.9 mg1.8 mg100% ↑Copper (from copper gluconate)
Manganese2.3 mg2.4 mg4% ↑Manganese (from manganese sulfate)
Chromium GTF35 µg12 µg-66% ↓Chromium (as TRAACS« chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate)
Molybdenum45 µg10 µg-78% ↓Molybdenum (from sodium molybdate)
Vitamin K2 (as MK-7 from natto)20 µg
148 mgCalcium (from dicalcium phosphate)
118 mgPhosphorus (from dicalcium phosphate)
86 mgMagnesium (from magnesium oxide)
36 mgPotassium (from potassium chloride)
2 mgLutein

Nutrients exclusive to Pure Synergy, Organic Multi Vita•Min

Dose: Adult
Choline55 mg
Vitamin K2 (as MK-7 from natto)20 µg

Nutrients exclusive to Swanson Multi Adults 50+

Dose: Adult
Calcium (from dicalcium phosphate)148 mg
Phosphorus (from dicalcium phosphate)118 mg
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)86 mg
Potassium (from potassium chloride)36 mg
Lutein2 mg

Other ingredients

Pure Synergy, Organic Multi Vita•MinSwanson Multi Adults 50+
organic barley grass; organic gum acacia; organic vegetable tablet coating.
Contains fermented soy.
Gluten, Dairy, Additive and GMO free.
Microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), stearic acid, calcium carbonate, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide, sodium copper chlorophyllin).

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