Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan vs Centrum Adults
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
|Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan (Daily Dose)||Centrum Adults (Daily Dose)|
|Betatene® providing:||158 mg||↓|
|Vitamin A (as Alpha-Carotene & Beta-Carotene)||12500 IU||1050 µg||?||Vitamin A (29% as Beta-Carotene)|
|Vitamin C (as Ascorbyl Palmitate & Ascorbic Acid)||100 mg||60 mg||-40% ↓||Vitamin C|
|Vitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)||200 IU||25 µg||?||Vitamin D (1,000 IU)|
|Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopherpl Acetate)||200 IU||13.5 mg||?||Vitamin E|
|Thiamine (Vitamin B1)||50 mg||1.5 mg||-97% ↓||Thiamin|
|Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)||50 mg||1.7 mg||-97% ↓||Riboflavin|
|Niacinamide||50 mg||20 mg||Niacin|
Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. Niacin is also called vitamin B3.
• "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: Niacin and niacinamide (Vitamin B3)
• "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
|Pyridoxine HCL (Vitamin B6)||50 mg||2 mg||Vitamin B6|
Pyridoxine hydrochloride contains pyridoxine. The body converts pyridoxine to pyridoxal. The body converts pyridoxal to vitamin B6.
• "Foundational Medicine Review 2001 Vol 6: Shows the most active form of Vitamin B6, Biochemistry and Clinical Applications"
Foundational Medicine Review: Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine; Pyridoxal 5'Phosphate)
• "The three main forms of Vitamin B6. Its effect on nervous system function, red blood cell formation, niacin formation, hormone function, nucleic acid synthesis, the RDA, disease prevention and treatment, sources, supplements and safety."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
LPI - Micro Nutrient Info Center - Vitamin B6
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
|Folic Acid||800 µg||667 mcg DFE||Folate (400 mcg Folic Acid)|
Both folic acid and folate are forms of vitamin B9.
• "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 B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||6 µg||6 µg||=||Vitamin B12|
|Biotin||300 µg||30 µg||-90% ↓||Biotin|
|Pantothenic Acid||50 mg||10 mg||-80% ↓||Pantothenic Acid|
|Calcium (as Calcium Citrate & Bisglycinate)||100 mg||200 mg||100% ↑||Calcium|
|Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)||150 µg||150 µg||=||Iodine|
|Magnesium (as Magnesium Citrate, Alpha Ketogluturate, & Oxide)||150 mg||50 mg||-67% ↓||Magnesium|
|Zinc (as Zinc Amino Acid Chelate)||10 mg||11 mg||10% ↑||Zinc|
|Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)||200 µg||55 µg||-72% ↓||Selenium|
|Copper (as Copper Gluconate)||2 mg||0.5 mg||-75% ↓||Copper|
|Manganese (as Manganese Citrate)||2 mg||2.3 mg||15% ↑||Manganese|
|Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)||200 µg||35 µg||-82% ↓||Chromium|
|Molybdenum (as Molybdenum Chelate)||75 µg||45 µg||-40% ↓||Molybdenum|
|Potassium (as Potassium Aspartate, Alpha Ketoglutarate, & Citrate)||99 mg||80 mg||-19% ↓||Potassium|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||5 mg||↓|
|L-Carnitine Tartrate||100 mg||↓|
|Grapeseed Extract 95%||5 mg||↓|
|PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)||25 mg||↓|
|Boron (as Boron Citrate)||2 mg||↓|
|25 µg||↑||Vitamin K|
Nutrients only in Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan
|Betatene® providing:||158 mg|
|Alpha Lipoic Acid||5 mg|
|L-Carnitine Tartrate||100 mg|
|Grapeseed Extract 95%||5 mg|
|PABA (Para Aminobenzoic Acid)||25 mg|
|Boron (as Boron Citrate)||2 mg|
Nutrients only in Centrum Adults
|Vitamin K||25 µg|
|Pure Vegan, Advanced Vegan||Centrum Adults|
|Digeseb Plus® is a proprietary blend of enzymes which help digest food, minerals and proteins||Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Ferrous Fumarate, DL-alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Maltodextrin. Contains <2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Copper Sulfate, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Modified Corn Starch, Niacinamide, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide.|