USANA Usanimals vs Centrum Adults

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

Complete nutritional comparison


Ingredient
USANA Usanimals(Daily Dose)Centrum Adults(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (AS BETA CAROTENE)5000 IU3500 IU-30% ↓Vitamin A (29% as Beta-Carotene)
VITAMIN C (AS ASCORBIC ACID AND SODIUM ASCORBATE)250 mg60 mg-76% ↓Vitamin C
VITAMIN D (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1000 IU1000 IU=Vitamin D
VITAMIN E (AS D-ALPHA TOCOPHERYL SUCCINATE)100 IU30 IU-70% ↓Vitamin E
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)40 µg25 µg-38% ↓Vitamin K
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN MONONITRATE)2.5 mg1.5 mg-40% ↓Thiamin
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)2.5 mg1.7 mg-32% ↓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 NIACINAMIDE)20 mg20 mg=Niacin
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE)2.5 mg2 mg-20% ↓Vitamin B6
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)400 µg400 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)40 µg6 µg-85% ↓Vitamin B12
BIOTIN150 µg30 µg-80% ↓Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)10 mg10 mg=Pantothenic Acid
CALCIUM (AS MILK CALCIUM)150 mg200 mg33% ↑Calcium
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)100 µg150 µg50% ↑Iodine
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CARBONATE)50 mg50 mg=Magnesium
ZINC (AS ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE)10 mg11 mg10% ↑Zinc
SELENIUM (AS SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)50 µg55 µg10% ↑Selenium
COPPER (AS COPPER CITRATE)750 µg0.5 mg-33% ↓Copper
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)1000 µg2.3 mg130% ↑Manganese
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM NICOTINATE)50 µg35 µg-30% ↓Chromium
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE)25 µg45 µg80% ↑Molybdenum
IRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)4 mg18 mg350% ↑Iron
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX80 mg
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT POWDERS)
POLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)50 mg20 mgPhosphorus
Polyenylphosphatidyl choline is also called phosphatidyl choline. Phosphatidyl choline contains phosphate. Phosphate contains phosphorus.
Sources:
• "PubChem, released in 2004, provides information on the biological activities of small molecules."
National Center for Biotechnology Information - USA
PubChem
INOSITOL30 mg
72 mgChloride
80 mgPotassium
75 µgBoron
5 µgNickel
2 mgSilicon
10 µgTin
10 µgVanadium
Nutrients only in USANA Usanimals
Dose: Child
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX80 mg
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT POWDERS)
INOSITOL30 mg
Nutrients only in Centrum Adults
Dose: Adult
Chloride72 mg
Potassium80 mg
Boron75 µg
Nickel5 µg
Silicon2 mg
Tin10 µg
Vanadium10 µg
Other ingredients
USANA UsanimalsCentrum Adults
CRYSTALLINE FRUCTOSE, EVAPORATED CANE SYRUP, NATURAL WILD BERRY FLAVOR, MODIFIED CELLULOSE, XYLITOL, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, CITRIC ACID, DEXTRIN, CALCIUM SILICATE, MALIC ACID, SALT, DEXTROSE, SOY LECITHIN, STEVIA, SODIUM CMC, HYDROLYZED RICE PROTEIN, SODIUM CITRATE.
CONTAINS SOY AND MILK
Calcium Carbonate, Potassium Chloride, Dibasic Calcium Phosphate, Magnesium Oxide, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ascorbic Acid (Vit. C), Ferrous Fumarate, dl-Alpha Tocopheryl Acetate (Vit. E), Maltodextrin. Contains < 2% of: Beta-Carotene, BHT (to preserve freshness), Biotin, Calcium Pantothenate, Cholecalciferol (Vit. D3), Chromium Picolinate, Corn Starch, Crospovidone, Copper Sulfate, Cyanocobalamin (Vit. B12), Folic Acid, Gelatin, Hydrogenated Palm Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Manganese Sulfate, Modified Corn Starch, Niacinamide, Nickelous Sulfate, Phytonadione (Vit. K), Polyethylene Glycol, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Potassium Iodide, Pregelatinized Corn Starch, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vit. B6), Riboflavin (Vit. B2), Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Ascorbate (to preserve freshness), Sodium Metavanadate, Sodium Molybdate, Sodium Selenate, Stannous Chloride, Talc, Thiamine Mononitrate (Vit. B1), Titanium Dioxide, Tocopherols (to preserve freshness), Vitamin A Acetate, Yellow 6 Lake, Zinc Oxide.

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