Thorne Research, Children’s Basic Nutrients vs USANA Essentials

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Ingredient
Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients(Daily Dose)USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
Vitamin A (from787.2 µg15000 IU?VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)
Beta Carotene and562.2 µg1000 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 mg1300 mg420% ↑VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)
Vitamin D (as Vitamin D3 400 IU)10 µg1800 IUVITAMIN 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 µg400 IU?VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)
Vitamin K (as Vitamin K1)30 µg60 µg100% ↑VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)
Thiamin (as Thiamin HCL)12 mg27 mg125% ↑VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)
Thiamine is also called vitamin B1.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary CID 1130"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Thiamine - Compound Summary
• "Thiamin's function, deficiency symptoms and causes, toxicity, drug interactions and recommended daily intake."
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Christopher Bates, D.Phil, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Thiamin
Riboflavin (as Riboflavin 5'-Phosphate Sodium)3.3 mg27 mg718% ↑VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)
Riboflavin is also called vitamin B2.
Sources:
• "PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary (CID 493570)"
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem: Riboflavin - Compound Summary
• "Riboflavin / Vitamin B2 metabolism, antioxidant function, nutrient interactions, deficiency, RDA, safety, supplements and LPI recommendation"
byJane Higdon, Ph.D and Victoria J. Drake, Ph.D, Linus Pauling Institute
Micro Nutrient Info Center - Riboflavin
Niacin (as 9 mg Niacin and49 mg40 mg-18% ↓NIACIN (AS NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)
Niacinamide)40 mg
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxal 5'-Phosphate)3 mg32 mg967% ↑VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)
Folate (as666.7 µg1000 µg50% ↑FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)
Calcium Folinate and200 µg
L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolate from L-5-Methyltetrahydrofolic Acid, Glucosamine Salt)200 µg
Vitamin B12 (as135 µg200 µg48% ↑VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)
Adenosylcobalamin and67.5 µg
Methylcobalamin)67.5 µg
Biotin120 µg300 µg150% ↑BIOTIN
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate)124 mg90 mg-27% ↓PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)
Choline (as Choline Citrate)11 mg100 mgCHOLINE BITARTRATE
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
Calcium (as69 mg270 mg291% ↑CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)
Calcium Citrate and34.5 mg
Calcium Malate)34.5 mg
Iron (as Iron Picolinate)4.5 mg
Iodine (as Potassium Iodide)67.5 µg300 µg344% ↑IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)
Magnesium (as45 mg300 mg567% ↑MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)
Magnesium Citrate and22.5 mg
Magnesium Malate)22.5 mg
Zinc (as Zinc Picolinate)4.5 mg20 mg344% ↑ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine)60 µg200 µg233% ↑SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)
Copper (as Copper Picolinate)450 µg2 mg344% ↑COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)
Manganese (as Manganese Picolinate)1.8 mg5 mg178% ↑MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)
Chromium (as TRAACS® Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate Chelate)60 µg300 µg400% ↑CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)
Molybdenum (as TRAACS® Molybdenum Glycinate Chelate)30 µg50 µg67% ↑MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)
Boron (as Boronorganic™ Boron Glycinate Complex)900 µg3000 µg233% ↑BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)
Lutein (from Aztec Marigold extract (flower) (Tagetes erecta))36 µg600 µg1567% ↑LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)
30 mgOLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)
34 mgMIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)
198 mgBIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX
RUTIN
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
150 mgINOSITOL
100 mgN-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE
12 mgCOENZYME Q10
15 mgTURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)
40 µgVANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)
3 mgULTRA TRACE MINERALS
Nutrients only in Thorne Research, Children's Basic Nutrients
Dose: Child
Iron (as Iron Picolinate)4.5 mg
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
OLIVOL™ (OLIVE EXTRACT, OLEA EUROPAEA L., FRUIT)30 mg
MIXED NATURAL TOCOPHEROLS (D-GAMMA, D-DELTA, D-BETA TOCOPHEROL)34 mg
BIOFLAVONOID COMPLEX198 mg
RUTIN
QUERCETIN
HESPERIDIN [CITRUS SPP. L., FRUIT]
GREEN TEA EXTRACT-DECAFFEINATED [CAMELLIA SINENSIS HUNT, LEAVES]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
INOSITOL150 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Other ingredients
Thorne Research, Children's Basic NutrientsUSANA Essentials
Hypromellose (derived from cellulose) capsule, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium Laurate, Silicon DioxideMicrocrystalline Cellulose, Modified cellulose, Croscarmellose Sodium, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Pregelatinized Starch, Silicon Dioxide, Dextrin, Calcium Silicate, Rice Protein Hydrolysate, Vanilla Extract, Dextrose, Soy Lecithin, Sodium CMC, Sodium Citrate, Alpha Lipoic Acid

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