USANA Essentials vs NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men’s Multi Softgels

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Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU3000 µg?Vitamin A
[60% as Beta Carotene (Betatene®) and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate ]
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg250 mg-81% ↓Vitamin C (from Calcium Ascorbate)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU25 µgVitamin D-3 (as Cholecalciferol) (1,000 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 SUCCINATE)400 IU100 mg?Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg25 mg-7% ↓Thiamin (Vit. B-1) (from 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
VITAMIN B2 (AS RIBOFLAVIN)27 mg25 mg-7% ↓Riboflavin (Vitamin B-2)
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 mg35 mg-12% ↓Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg25 mg-22% ↓Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate (P-5-P))
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg680 µg-32% ↓Folate (400 mcg folic acid)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg120 µg-40% ↓Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg300 µg=Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg50 mg-44% ↓Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) (from Calcium Pantothenate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)60 µg80 µg33% ↑Vitamin K (as Menaquinone and Phytonadione)
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]25 mgGrape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)
Green tea extract decaffeinated contains epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate. Both epigallocatechin 3-O-gallate and procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate are forms of flavanol. Grape seed extract contains procyanidin B2 3,3'-di-O-gallate.
Sources:
• "Phenol Explorer - free access tool showing the amount of polyphenols in foods and metabolites"
byVarious, French National Institute for Agriculture et al.
Phenol-Explorer (Database on polyphenol content in foods)
• "(2004) Phenolic Compounds in Fruits and Vegetables. Phenolics in Food and Nutraceuticals. p 147 "
byFereidoon Shahidi, Marian Naczk
• "Study on procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate and prostrate cancer"
byAlpna Tyagi,1 Komal Raina et al., University of Colorado
Procyanidin B2 3,3″-di-O-gallate, a biologically active constituent of grape seed extract, induces apoptosis in human prostate cancer cells via targeting NF-κB, Stat3 and AP1 transcription factors
• "Integrative Medicine - Green Tea"
Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Centre
MSKCC - Green Tea
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 mg25 mgCholine (from Choline Bitartrate)
Choline bitartrate contains choline.
Sources:
• "Tool for calculating molecular weights"
bywebqc.org, webqc.org
Web QC - Molecular Weight Calculation Tool
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg10 mg-17% ↓CoQ10 (as Ubiquinone)
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg500 µg-17% ↓Lutein (FloraGLO®) (from Marigold Flowers)
LYCOPENE1000 µg3 mg200% ↑Lycopene (LYC-O-MATO®) (from Tomato Extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg55 mg-80% ↓Calcium (from Cal. Ascorbate, Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals and Calcium Pantothenate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg225 µg-25% ↓Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg25 mg-92% ↓Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate and Aquamin® Seaweed Derived Minerals)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg15 mg-25% ↓Zinc (from Zinc Picolinate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg0.5 mg-75% ↓Copper (from Copper Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg2 mg-60% ↓Manganese (from Manganese Bisglycinate) (TRAACS™)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg75 µg50% ↑Molybdenum (from Molybdenum Glycinate) (TRAACS™)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg120 µg-60% ↓Chromium (from Chromium Nicotinate Glycinate) (TRAACS™)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg200 µg=Selenium (from Selenium Glycinate Complex) (Albion™)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
25 mgPotassium (from Potassium Chloride)
160 mgSaw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)
50 mgPhytosterols (Plant Sterols)
(with Beta-Sitosterol)
25 mgAlpha Lipoic Acid
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]
POMEGRANATE EXTRACT [PUNICA GRANATUM L., FRUIT]
CINNAMON EXTRACT [CINNAMOMUM CASSIA L., BARK]
BILBERRY EXTRACT [VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS L., FRUIT]
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in NOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels
Dose: Adult
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Saw Palmetto Extract (Berry) (Serenoa repens) (min. 85% Fatty Acids)160 mg
Phytosterols (Plant Sterols)50 mg
(with Beta-Sitosterol)
Alpha Lipoic Acid25 mg
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsNOW Foods ADAM™ Superior Men's Multi Softgels
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 AcidSoftgel Capsule [bovine gelatin (BSE-free), glycerin, water, carob], Pumpkin Seed Oil, Sunflower Lecithin, Beeswax and Cinnamon Bark Powder.

Contains soy.

Not manufactured with wheat, gluten, milk, egg, fish or shellfish ingredients. Produced in a GMP facility that processes other ingredients containing these allergens.

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