Health Food Empty Capsules
A popular method of taking vitamins, minerals and herbs is by filling empty capsules. These capsules require no tablet binders or fillers, are less expensive and you can custom blend at desired potencies.
There are many different types of capsules available. One of the most common is hard gelatin capsules which are typically derived from beef or pork, along with water and a plasticizing agent such as glycerine to provide durability.
Gelatin capsules are a great way to take powdered supplements as they are easy to encapsulate, contain no additives or preservatives and can be mixed to create specific blends at any dose. They are also hygroscopic and can disintegrate within three minutes, making them the ideal choice for quick release powders.
The shell of the capsules can be either gelatin or HPMC (a starch based material). Although most gelatin capsules are of animal origin, there are now vegetarian versions available such as VCaps(tm) that can be filled with any of our vitamin powders in "0" and "00" sizes.
We offer capsules in single, double and triple "0" sizes as well as a wide range of sizes including '00' and '000'. The smaller '0' capsules hold between 400 - 600 mg of most vitamin powders, the '00' can contain up to 700mg and the largest '000' can contain up to 1,230mg. We also supply capsules in "1" and "3" sizes for more complex formulas, as well as a range of veg "Vcaps" that can be filled with any of our vitamin or mineral powders in the "0" or "00" sizes.