Thorne Research, Children’s Basic Nutrients vs Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients(Daily Dose)Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (from787.2 µg1500 µg91% ↑Vitamin A (as beta-carotene, acetate) (5,000 IU)
Beta Carotene and562.2 µg1 mgLycopene [from LycoBeads® natural tomato extract (fruit)]
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 mg470 mg88% ↑Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid, calcium and niacinamide ascorbates)
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3 400 IU)10 µg50 µgVitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol) (2,000 IU)
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 µg67 mg83233% ↑Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate, D-alpha tocopherol)
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)30 µg
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCL)12 mg75 mg525% ↑Thiamine (vitamin B1) (as thiamine HCI)
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)3.3 mg50 mg1415% ↑Riboflavin (vitamin B2) (as riboflavin, riboflavin 5’-phosphate)
Niacin (as 9 mg Niacin and49 mg50 mg2% ↑Niacin (as niacinamide, niacinamide ascorbate)
Niacinamide)40 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)3 mg75 mg2400% ↑Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI, pyridoxal 5’-phosphate)
Folate (as666.7 µg400 µg-40% ↓Folate (as L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
Calcium Folinate and200 µg
L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)200 µg
Vitamin B12 (as135 µg300 µg122% ↑Vitamin B12 (as methylcobalamin)
Adenosylcobalamin and67.5 µg
Methylcobalamin)67.5 µg
Biotin120 µg300 µg150% ↑Biotin
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)124 mg50 mg-60% ↓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 mg100 mg122% ↑Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
Magnesium Citrate and22.5 mg
Magnesium Malate)22.5 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)4.5 mg25 mg456% ↑Zinc (as zinc citrate, L-OptiZinc® zinc mono-L-methionine sulfate)
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)60 µg200 µg233% ↑Selenium [as sodium selenite, SelenoExcell® high selenium yeast, Se-Methyl L-selenocysteine]
Copper (as Copper Picolinate)450 µg
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)1.8 mg2 mg11% ↑Manganese (as manganese citrate, gluconate)
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)60 µg200 µg233% ↑Chromium [as Crominex® 3+ chromium stabilized with Capros® amla extract (fruit) and PrimaVie® Shilajit]
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)30 µg100 µg233% ↑Molybdenum (as molybdenum amino acid chelate)
Boron (as Boronorganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)900 µg3 mg233% ↑Boron (as boron amino acid chelate)
Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))36 µg5 mg13789% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flower) [std. to]
50 mgInositol
25 mgAlpha lipoic acid
20 mgNatural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)
15 mgBio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])
5 mgquercetin
11.12 mgMarigold extract (flower) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
5 mgApigenin
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
Nutrients only in Life Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
Dose: Adult
Inositol50 mg
Alpha lipoic acid25 mg
Natural mixed tocopherols (providing gamma, delta, alpha, beta)20 mg
Bio-Quercetin phytosome (providing 5mg quercetin [from Japanese sophora concentrate (flower bud)], phosphatidylcholine complex [from sunflower])15 mg
quercetin5 mg
Marigold extract (flower) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]11.12 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Apigenin5 mg
Other ingredients
Thorne Research, Children's Basic NutrientsLife Extension Two-Per-Day Capsules
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Laurate, Silicon Dioxidestearic acid, croscarmellose sodium, vegetable stearate, silica, aqueous film coating (purified water, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, glycerin), dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose, maltodextrin.

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