Natural empty capsule is a simple and convenient way to take vitamins, minerals and other dietary supplements. It offers individuals the ability to control exactly what ingredients they take and gives them peace of mind, knowing that they are not consuming any fillers or binding agents.
The market for empty capsules has grown due to the rise in awareness about healthy lifestyle and effective dietary supplementation. The market is expected to expand at a significant rate over the forecast period.
Gelatin Capsule (Hard and Soft)
Gelatin is the most commonly used capsule material, manufactured from a combination of bovine and porcine collagen. It is a pharmaceutical-grade, two-piece hard shell product that is hermetically sealed to the inside of the capsule.
Vegetarian Capsule (HPMC and Starch Based)
Vegetarian capsules are made from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) or a mixture of starches and HPMC. They are an excellent option for vegetarians, vegans and those who follow kosher and Islamic halal practices.
In the past decade, gelatin and other hydrocolloids have been replaced with new plant based gelling excipients, such as starches, chemical modified cellulose like hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC), carrageenan, pullulan etc. These excipients are easy to manufacture and deliver a high level of stability. They are also cost-effective, safe, and readily available in bulk quantities. Moreover, they can be customized to meet the needs of the market. These products are ideal for applications requiring high levels of purity and bioavailability. They are also compatible with a variety of fill materials.