What are the differences and advantages of vegetable capsules and gelatin capsules?

Update:13 Sep 2021

1. Different sources of raw materials. The raw material source of gelatin capsules is mainly the collagen in animal skin and bone. Because it is of animal origin, there are many potential risks and uncertain factors, such as mad cow disease. The raw material of vegetable capsules is plant-derived, with hypromellose ( HPMC) hollow capsules as an example. The main source is cotton pulp or wood pulp. It is made by etherification. Cellulose is a very rich natural polymer in nature. Because it is a plant source, it eliminates many risks. Our plant capsules use They are all wood pulp cellulose. Compared with cotton pulp cellulose, there is no genetic modification and pesticide residues.




2. The storage environment is different. Studies have shown that the plant capsules are not easy to be brittle under low temperature and low humidity environments, and are relatively stable under high temperature and high humidity environments and are not prone to softening and deformation. Relatively extreme environments have almost no impact on the machine. Gelatin capsules are easy to soften and cause adhesion in a high temperature and high humidity environment. In a low temperature and low humidity environment, the water in the capsule shell is very easy to lose, and it is very easy to become brittle. In summary, gelatin capsules have stricter environmental temperature and humidity requirements than vegetable capsules.

3. Different production processes have different characteristics. The plant capsule has a natural concept, does not contain protein ingredients, has a certain antibacterial effect, does not need to add preservatives during the production process, and also does not require ethylene oxide sterilization. The main component of the gelatin capsule is collagen, which is easy to breed bacteria and microorganisms. Some manufacturers also need to use ethylene oxide to sterilize, resulting in a small amount of residual gas after receiving the capsule shell. Compared with gelatin capsules, vegetable capsules have the advantages of wide adaptability, high stability, and no cross-linking reaction. After they disintegrate in the human body, they do not have the nutrients needed by the human body, so they will be completely eliminated from the body. This also confirms that the vegetable capsules It is a healthy capsule, which completely eliminates the occurrence of poison capsule incidents.

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