USANA Essentials vs NOW Foods Kid Vits™ Berry Blast Chewables

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Essentials(Daily Dose)NOW Foods Kid Vits™ Berry Blast Chewables(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU5000 IU-67% ↓Vitamin A (100% as Beta-Carotene)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg60 mg-95% ↓Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU200 IUVitamin D (as Ergocalciferol)
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 IU30 IU-92% ↓Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopheryl Succinate)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg1.5 mg-94% ↓Thiamin (Vitamin 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 mg1.7 mg-94% ↓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 mg20 mg-50% ↓Niacin (Vitamin B-3) (as Niacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg2 mg-94% ↓Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg400 µg-60% ↓Folate (as Folic Acid)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg6 µg-97% ↓Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg300 µg=Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg10 mg-89% ↓Pantothenic Acid (from 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 mg2 mg-99% ↓Inositol
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg2 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 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg500 µg-17% ↓Lutein (from Marigold Flowers Extract) (Tagetes erecta) (FloraGLO®)
LYCOPENE1000 µg500 µg-50% ↓Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg20 mg-93% ↓Calcium (from Cal. Citrate and Carbonate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg75 µg-75% ↓Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg10 mg-97% ↓Magnesium (from Magnesium Citrate)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg3 mg-85% ↓Zinc (from Zinc Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®))
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg0.1 mg-98% ↓Manganese (from Mang. Bisglycinate) (TRAACS®)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg75 µg50% ↑Molybdenum (from Sodium Molybdate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg120 µg-60% ↓Chromium (from Chromium Picolinate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
5 mgIron (from Ferrous Bisglycinate) (Ferrochel )
5 mgPotassium (from Potassum Chloride)
2 mgPABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)
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]
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in NOW Foods Kid Vits™ Berry Blast Chewables
Dose: Child
Iron (from Ferrous Bisglycinate) (Ferrochel )5 mg
Potassium (from Potassum Chloride)5 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)2 mg
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsNOW Foods Kid Vits™ Berry Blast Chewables
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, Hydroxypropyl Cellulose, Coconut Oil Powder, Stearic Acid (vegetable source), Beet Powder, Xanthan Gum, Natural Flavors, Malic Acid, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate (vegetable source), Organic Stevia Leaf Extract (Enzyme-Modified Steviol Glycosides) and Stevia Leaf Extract (Rebaudioside A).

Contains soy and coconut oil powder.

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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