USANA Essentials vs Life Extension Children’s Formula

All of the differences set out neatly so that you can make a choice between them.

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU1050 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg120 mg-91% ↓Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU10 µg?Vitamin D3 (as cholecalciferol)
VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)400 IU20.1 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg3 mg-89% ↓Thiamine (Vitamin B1) (as thiamine mononitrate)
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
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg1.7 mg-94% ↓Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)
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 NIACIN AND NIACINAMIDE)40 mg20 mg-50% ↓Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg2 mg-94% ↓Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg265 µg-74% ↓Folate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg6 µg-97% ↓Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg300 µg=Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg10 mg-89% ↓Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
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 mg10 mg-93% ↓Inositol
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg1 mg-92% ↓Coenzyme Q10
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg5 mg733% ↑trans-lutein [contained in: Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to]
LYCOPENE1000 µg
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg150 µg-50% ↓Iodine (as potassium iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg50 mg-83% ↓Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg10 mg-50% ↓Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg20 µg-60% ↓Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg25 µg-88% ↓Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
10 mgPotassium (as potassium citrate)
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to [some ingredients are matched elsewhere]
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
Nutrients only in USANA Essentials
Dose: Adult
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg
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]
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LYCOPENE1000 µg
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
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
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsLife Extension Children's Formula
Microcrystalline 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 Acidxylitol, 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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