Thorne Research, Children’s Basic Nutrients vs Life Extension Children’s Formula

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients(Daily Dose)Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (from787.2 µg1050 µg33% ↑Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
Beta Carotene and562.2 µg
Palmitate)225 µg
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)250 mg120 mg-52% ↓Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3 400 IU)10 µg10 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 Tocopheryl)80.4 µg20.1 mg24900% ↑Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)30 µg
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCL)12 mg3 mg-75% ↓Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)3.3 mg1.7 mg-48% ↓Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
Niacin (as 9 mg Niacin and49 mg20 mg-59% ↓Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)
Niacinamide)40 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)3 mg2 mg-33% ↓Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
Folate (as666.7 µg265 µg-60% ↓Folate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
Calcium Folinate and200 µg
L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)200 µg
Vitamin B12 (as135 µg6 µg-96% ↓Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Adenosylcobalamin and67.5 µg
Methylcobalamin)67.5 µg
Biotin120 µg300 µg150% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)124 mg10 mg-92% ↓Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
Choline (as Choline Citrate)11 mg
Calcium (as69 mg
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 (as potassium iodide)
Magnesium (as45 mg50 mg11% ↑Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Magnesium Citrate and22.5 mg
Magnesium Malate)22.5 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)4.5 mg10 mg122% ↑Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)60 µg25 µg-58% ↓Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
Copper (as Copper Picolinate)450 µg
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)1.8 mg
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)60 µg
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)30 µg20 µg-33% ↓Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
Boron (as Boronorganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)900 µg
Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))36 µg5 mg13789% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to]
10 mgPotassium (as potassium citrate)
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
10 mgInositol
1 mgCoenzyme Q10
Nutrients only in Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients
Dose: Child
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)30 µg
Choline (as Choline Citrate)11 mg
Calcium (as69 mg
Calcium Citrate and34.5 mg
Calcium Malate)34.5 mg
Iron (as Iron Picolinate)4.5 mg
Copper (as Copper Picolinate)450 µg
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)1.8 mg
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)60 µg
Boron (as Boronorganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)900 µg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]11.2 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Inositol10 mg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Other ingredients
Thorne Research, Children's Basic NutrientsLife Extension Children's Formula
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Laurate, Silicon Dioxidexylitol, microcrystalline cellulose, natural beet color, natural (cherry, vanilla, strawberry) flavors, stearic acid, citric acid, gum arabic, silica, dicalcium phosphate, luo han guo extract, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, maltodextrin, corn starch, stevia extract.
Contains soybeans.

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