USANA Essentials vs NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels

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 Liquid Multi Gels(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (100% AS BETA-CAROTENE)15000 IU10000 IU-33% ↓Vitamin A (
60% as Beta-Carotene and
40% as Retinyl Palmitate)
VITAMIN C (AS CALCIUM, POTASSIUM, MAGNESIUM & ZINC ASCORBATES)1300 mg300 mg-77% ↓Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid)
VITAMIN D3 (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1800 IU400 IUVitamin D (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 SUCCINATE)400 IU400 IU=Vitamin E (as d-alpha Tocopherol)
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN HCL)27 mg50 mg85% ↑Thiamin (from Thiamin HCl) (Vitamin B-1)
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 mg50 mg25% ↑Niacin (as Niacinamide) (Vitamin B-3)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HCL)32 mg50 mg56% ↑Vitamin B-6 (from Pyridoxine HCl)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)1000 µg800 µgFolic Acid
Both folate and folic acid are forms of vitamin B9.
Sources:
• "Small Molecule Pathway Database (SMPDB): Folate metabolism"
Genome Alberta, Genome British Columbia & Genome Canada
SMPDB: Folate Metabolism
• "Folate fact sheet for health professionals"
Office of Dietary Supplements - National Institutes of Health - USA
Folate fact sheet for Health Professionals
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)200 µg100 µg-50% ↓Vitamin B-12 (as Cyanocobalamin)
BIOTIN300 µg300 µg=Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)90 mg50 mg-44% ↓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 mg25 mg-83% ↓Inositol
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
LUTEIN (TAGETES ERECTA L., FLOWER)600 µg250 µg-58% ↓Lutein (from Marigold Extract)
LYCOPENE1000 µg250 µg-75% ↓Lycopene (from Natural Tomato Extract)
CALCIUM (AS CALCIUM CITRATE AND CALCIUM CARBONATE)270 mg100 mg-63% ↓Calcium (from Calcium Carbonate, Calcium Citrate and Calcium Amino Acid Chelate)
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)300 µg150 µg-50% ↓Iodine (from Potassium Iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CITRATE AND MAGNESIUM AMINO CHELATE)300 mg100 mg-67% ↓Magnesium (from Magnesium Oxide and Magnesium Citrate)
ZINC (AS ZINC CITRATE)20 mg15 mg-25% ↓Zinc (from Amino Acid Chelate)
COPPER (AS COPPER GLUCONATE)2 mg1 mg-50% ↓Copper (from Amino Acid Chelate)
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)5 mg2 mg-60% ↓Manganese (from Amino Acid Chelate)
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM CITRATE)50 µg25 µg-50% ↓Molybdenum (from Sodium Molybdate)
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM POLYNICOTINATE AND CHROMIUM PICOLINATE)300 µg120 µg-60% ↓Chromium (from Amino Acid Chelate)
SELENIUM (AS L-SELENOMETHONIONE AND SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)200 µg70 µg-65% ↓Selenium (from L-Selenomethionine)
BORON (AS BORON CITRATE)3000 µg500 µg-83% ↓Boron (from Boron Citrate)
VANADIUM (AS VANADIUM CITRATE)40 µg25 µg-38% ↓Vanadium (from Vanadyl Sulfate)
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
9 mgIron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)
25 mgPotassium (from Potassium Chloride)
800 mgOrganic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)
30 mgAlpha Lipoic Acid
50 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]
CHOLINE BITARTRATE100 mg
N-ACETYL L-CYSTEINE100 mg
COENZYME Q1012 mg
TURMERIC EXTRACT (CURCUMA LONGA L., ROOT)15 mg
ULTRA TRACE MINERALS3 mg
Nutrients only in NOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels
Dose: Adult
Iron (from Ferrochel® Bisglycinate Amino Acid Chelate)9 mg
Potassium (from Potassium Chloride)25 mg
Organic Flaxseed Oil (Linum usitatissimum)800 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid30 mg
PABA (Para-Aminobenzoic Acid)50 mg
Other ingredients
USANA EssentialsNOW Foods Liquid Multi Gels
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, glycerin, water, carob), Beeswax, Soy Lecithin and Natural Vanilla Extract.

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

Iron Ferrochel® is a registered trademark of Albion Labs.

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