Swanson Multi Adults 50+ vs xtendlife Multi-xtra

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Complete nutritional comparison



Ingredient
Swanson Multi Adults 50+ (Daily Dose)xtendlife Multi-xtra (Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (as beta carotene)1830 mcg RAE5000 IU-18% ↓Vitamin A (as Natural Mixed Carotenoids)
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)57 mg155 mg172% ↑Vitamin C (from
150 mg(from Calcium Ascorbate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
10 mgAscorbyl Palmitate)
Vitamin D (as cholecalciferol)10 µg500 IU25% ↑Vitamin D (as Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin E (as d-alpha tocopheryl succinate)20 mg102 IU242% ↑Vitamin E
D alpha tocopherol is also called vitamin E.
Sources:
• "Dietary supplement ingredient database: unit conversion tables"
National Institute of Health
Unit conversions for vitamins
(as D-Alpha tocopheryl succinate from vegetable and soy bean oils and Tocomin® tocotrienol/tocopherol complex (from African Oil Palm)) (1 mg = 1.21 IU)
Vitamin K (from phytonadione)24 µg180 µg650% ↑Vitamin K (as Menaquinone-4)
Thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) (vitamin B-1)1.5 mg12 mg700% ↑Thiamin
13.5 mg(from Thiamin Hydrochloride)
Riboflavin (vitamin B-2)2 mg10 mg400% ↑Riboflavin
19.4 mg(from Riboflavin-5-Phosphate)
Niacin (as niacinamide)20 mg NE14 mg?Niacinamide) [contained in: Niacin]
Vitamin B-6 (as pyridoxine HCl)2 mg8 mg300% ↑Vitamin B6
11.7 mg(from Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate)
Folate (as 380 mcg folic acid)630 mcg DFE323 µg-14% ↓Folic Acid
Both folate and folic acid 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)6.7 µg25 µg273% ↑Vitamin B12 (as Cobamamide)
Biotin44 µg400 µg809% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)13 mg41 mg215% ↑Pantothenic Acid
45.3 mg(from Calcium Pantothenate)
Calcium (from dicalcium phosphate)148 mg65 mg-56% ↓Calcium (from
100 mgCalcium Carbonate (from Red Algae (Lithothamnium species),
150 mgCalcium Ascorbate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
21 mgDicalcium Phosphate
45.3 mgCalcium Panthothenate)
Phosphorus (from dicalcium phosphate)118 mg50 mgSoy Lecithin
Phosphate contains phosphorus. Phosphatidyl inositol contains phosphate. Soy lecithin (unrefined) contains phosphatidyl inositol.
Sources:
• "SoyInfo Center: Soy from a historical perspective"
Soyinfo Center
SoyInfo Center
• "PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules."
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem
(a source of Phosphatidyl Choline)
lodine (from potassium iodide)120 µg150 µg25% ↑Iodine
197 µg(from Potassium Iodide)
Magnesium (from magnesium oxide)86 mg64 mg-26% ↓Magnesium (from
200 mgMagnesium Citrate
60 mgCalcium Magnesium Inositol Hexaphosphate
16 mgMagnesium Stearate)
Zinc (from zinc oxide)13.5 mg9 mg-33% ↓Zinc
31 mg(from Zinc Citrate)
Selenium (from sodium selenite)1 µg100 µg9900% ↑Selenium
250 µg(from L-Selenomethionine)
Copper (from copper gluconate)1.8 mg0.1 mg-94% ↓Copper
0.71 mg(from Copper Gluconate)
Manganese (from manganese sulfate)2.4 mg2 mg-17% ↓Manganese
8 mg(from Manganese Citrate)
Chromium (as TRAACS« chromium nicotinate glycinate chelate)12 µg106 µg783% ↑Chromium
884 µg(from Chromium picolinate)
Molybdenum (from sodium molybdate)10 µg64 µg540% ↑Molybdenum
641 µg(from Molybdenum Glycinate)
Potassium (from potassium chloride)36 mg47 mg31% ↑Potassium (from
100 mgTripotassium Citrate
50 mgPotassium Ascorbate
0.19 mgPotassium Iodide)
Lutein2 mg500 µg-75% ↓Lutein
10 mg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)
26 mgNiacin [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
14 mg(from Nicotinic Acid
100 mgMSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)
95 mgCholine Bitartrate
67 mgInositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and
60 mgInositol Hexaphosphate)
50 mgPABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)
40 mgHorsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)
30 mgMineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)
25 mgGreen Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)
18.25 mg(providing Catechins)
24 mgBetain HCl
10 mgAlfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)
10 mgAmylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)
10 mgBromelain (from Pineapple stem)
9 mgRutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)
4 mgPiperine
5 mg(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)
1.9 mgTocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from
10 mgTocomin® from African Oil Palm)
600 µgBoron
12 mg(from Boron Citrate)
180 µgLycopene
900 mg(from Tomato extract)
25 µgZeaxanthin
500 µg(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)

Nutrients exclusive to Swanson Multi Adults 50+

none

Nutrients exclusive to xtendlife Multi-xtra

Dose: Adult
Niacin [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]26 mg
(from Nicotinic Acid14 mg
MSM (Methylsufonyl Methane)100 mg
Choline Bitartrate95 mg
Inositol (from 50 mg of Inositol and67 mg
Inositol Hexaphosphate)60 mg
PABA (p-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Horsetail extract (from Equisetum arvense, leaf & stem)40 mg
Mineral sea salts (providing trace elements including Rubidium, Strontium and Tungsten)30 mg
Green Tea Extract (from Camellia sinensis, leaf)25 mg
(providing Catechins)18.25 mg
Betain HCl24 mg
Alfafa Extract (from Medicago sativa Leaf and Stem) (equivalent to 120mg of Fresh Alfafa)10 mg
Amylase (from fermentation of Aspergillus oryzae)10 mg
Bromelain (from Pineapple stem)10 mg
Rutin (from Japanese Sophora Bud)9 mg
Piperine4 mg
(from Piper nigrum (Black pepper) extract, fruit)5 mg
Tocotrienol/tocopherol complex from (from1.9 mg
Tocomin® from African Oil Palm)10 mg
Boron600 µg
(from Boron Citrate)12 mg
Lycopene180 µg
(from Tomato extract)900 mg
Zeaxanthin25 µg
(from Aztec Marigold Flower Extract)500 µg

Other ingredients

Swanson Multi Adults 50+xtendlife Multi-xtra
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).Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dextrose, Clear Glaze (Talc, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Polyethylene Glycol and Polysorbate 80), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Maltodextrin

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