USANA Usanimals 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 Usanimals(Daily Dose)Life Extension Children's Formula(Daily Dose)

Difference


Matched Ingredient
VITAMIN A (AS BETA CAROTENE)5000 IU1050 µg?Vitamin A (as beta-carotene)
VITAMIN C (AS ASCORBIC ACID AND SODIUM ASCORBATE)250 mg120 mg-52% ↓Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)
VITAMIN D (AS CHOLECALCIFEROL)1000 IU10 µgVitamin D3 (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)100 IU20.1 mg?Vitamin E (as D-alpha tocopheryl succinate)
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)40 µg
VITAMIN B1 (AS THIAMIN MONONITRATE)2.5 mg3 mg20% ↑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)2.5 mg1.7 mg-32% ↓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 NIACINAMIDE)20 mg20 mg=Niacin (Vitamin B3) (as niacinamide)
VITAMIN B6 (AS PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE)2.5 mg2 mg-20% ↓Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI)
FOLATE (AS FOLIC ACID)400 µg265 µg-34% ↓Folate (as folic acid, L-5-methyltetrahydrofolate calcium salt)
VITAMIN B12 (AS CYANOCOBALAMIN)40 µg6 µg-85% ↓Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
BIOTIN150 µg300 µg100% ↑Biotin
PANTOTHENIC ACID (AS D-CALCIUM PANTOTHENATE)10 mg10 mg=Pantothenic acid (as D-calcium pantothenate)
CALCIUM (AS MILK CALCIUM)150 mg
IODINE (AS POTASSIUM IODIDE)100 µg150 µg50% ↑Iodine (as potassium iodide)
MAGNESIUM (AS MAGNESIUM CARBONATE)50 mg50 mg=Magnesium (as magnesium oxide)
ZINC (AS ZINC AMINO ACID CHELATE)10 mg10 mg=Zinc (as TRAACS® zinc bisglycinate chelate)
SELENIUM (AS SELENIUM AMINO ACID COMPLEX)50 µg25 µg-50% ↓Selenium (as L-selenomethionine)
COPPER (AS COPPER CITRATE)750 µg
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)1000 µg
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM NICOTINATE)50 µg
MOLYBDENUM (AS MOLYBDENUM TRIOXIDE)25 µg20 µg-20% ↓Molybdenum (as TRAACS® molybdenum glycinate chelate)
IRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)4 mg
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX80 mg
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT POWDERS)
POLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)50 mg
INOSITOL30 mg10 mg-67% ↓Inositol
10 mgPotassium (as potassium citrate)
11.2 mgMarigold extract (flowers) [std. to
5 mgtrans-lutein
155 µgtrans-zeaxanthin ]
1 mgCoenzyme Q10
Nutrients only in USANA Usanimals
Dose: Child
VITAMIN K (AS PHYLLOQUINONE)40 µg
CALCIUM (AS MILK CALCIUM)150 mg
COPPER (AS COPPER CITRATE)750 µg
MANGANESE (AS MANGANESE GLUCONATE)1000 µg
CHROMIUM (AS CHROMIUM NICOTINATE)50 µg
IRON (AS FERROUS FUMURATE USP)4 mg
ANTIOXIDANT PHYTONUTRIENT COMPLEX80 mg
(BLACKBERRY,
CRANBERRY,
RASPBERRY, AND
WILD BLUEBERRY FRUIT POWDERS)
POLYENYLPHOSPHATIDYL CHOLINE (FROM SOY)50 mg
Nutrients only in Life Extension Children's Formula
Dose: Child
Potassium (as potassium citrate)10 mg
Marigold extract (flowers) [std. to11.2 mg
trans-lutein5 mg
trans-zeaxanthin ]155 µg
Coenzyme Q101 mg
Other ingredients
USANA UsanimalsLife Extension Children's Formula
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
xylitol, 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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