Thorne Research, Children’s Basic Nutrients vs Centrum Silver Adults 50+

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients(Daily Dose)Centrum Silver Adults 50+(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (from787.2 µg2500 IU?Vitamin A (40% as Beta-Carotene)
Beta Carotene and562.2 µg300 µgLycopene
Both beta-carotene and lycopene are forms of carotene.
Sources:
• "Article on carotenoids, their biological activities, role in disease prevention and food sources."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Carotenoids: Alpha-Carotene, Beta-Carotene, Beta-Cryptoxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin
• "PubChem: Lycopene - Compound Summary (CID 446925)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
Pub Chem: Lycopene - Compound Summary
Palmitate)225 µg
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)250 mg60 mg-76% ↓Vitamin C
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3 400 IU)10 µg1000 IU?Vitamin D
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl)80.4 µg50 IU?Vitamin E
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)30 µg30 µg=Vitamin K
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCL)12 mg1.5 mg-88% ↓Thiamin
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)3.3 mg1.7 mg-48% ↓Riboflavin
Niacin (as 9 mg Niacin and49 mg20 mg-59% ↓Niacin
Niacinamide)40 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)3 mg3 mg=Vitamin B6
Folate (as666.7 µg400 µgFolic 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
Calcium Folinate and200 µg
L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)200 µg
Vitamin B12 (as135 µg25 µg-81% ↓Vitamin B12
Adenosylcobalamin and67.5 µg
Methylcobalamin)67.5 µg
Biotin120 µg30 µg-75% ↓Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)124 mg10 mg-92% ↓Pantothenic Acid
Choline (as Choline Citrate)11 mg
Calcium (as69 mg220 mg219% ↑Calcium
Calcium Citrate and34.5 mg
Calcium Malate)34.5 mg
Iron (as Iron Picolinate)4.5 mg
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)67.5 µg150 µg122% ↑Iodine
Magnesium (as45 mg50 mg11% ↑Magnesium
Magnesium Citrate and22.5 mg
Magnesium Malate)22.5 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)4.5 mg11 mg144% ↑Zinc
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)60 µg19 µg-68% ↓Selenium
Copper (as Copper Picolinate)450 µg0.5 mg11% ↑Copper
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)1.8 mg2.3 mg28% ↑Manganese
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)60 µg50 µg-17% ↓Chromium
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)30 µg45 µg50% ↑Molybdenum
Boron (as Boronorganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)900 µg
Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))36 µg250 µg594% ↑Lutein
20 mgPhosphorus
72 mgChloride
80 mgPotassium
5 µgNickel
2 mgSilicon
10 µgVanadium
Nutrients only in Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients
Dose: Child
Choline (as Choline Citrate)11 mg
Iron (as Iron Picolinate)4.5 mg
Boron (as Boronorganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)900 µg
Nutrients only in Centrum Silver Adults 50+
Dose: Adult
Phosphorus20 mg
Chloride72 mg
Potassium80 mg
Nickel5 µg
Silicon2 mg
Vanadium10 µg
Other ingredients
Thorne Research, Children's Basic NutrientsCentrum Silver Adults 50+
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Laurate, Silicon DioxideCalcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Microcrystalline Cellulose, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Modified Corn Starch, Corn Starch, Maltodextrin. Contains < 2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Blue 2 Lake, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Copper Sulfate, Crospovidone, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Hypromellose, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Medium-Chain Triglycerides, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polydextrose, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Red 40 Lake, Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide.

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