Capsules are the ideal packaging for powders, pellets and tabletd mixtures that contain active ingredients that elicit desired therapeutic effects upon administration. They are also the most popular method to store herbs and non-pharmaceutical powder preparations.
Hard Gelatin Capsules: The traditional, most-commonly used type of capsule is made with two-piece hard gelatin encapsulation. The shells of these capsules are derived from pharmaceutical quality gelatin that is processed from the collagen found in the connective tissues and bones of animals, including humans.
Vegetarian Capsules: Unlike gelatin capsules, vegetarian (veg) capsules are made from HPMC -- Hydroxy propyl methyl cellulose which is a natural plant-based material that is fast dissolving in the stomach and easily digestible. They are completely free of animal derived ingredients, wheat, starch and preservatives.
Coloured Capsules: A colour-coded encapsulation system is useful for people who have difficulty swallowing large tablets, as well as to help differentiate between medications and disguise unpleasant odours. Vegetarian caps are also available in different sizes, making it easy to find a suitable size for every user and their wellbeing routine.
A wide variety of colours are available, including black, white, blue, yellow and green. These colours are perfect for highlighting the active ingredient, and can be used to differentiate between brands of a medication. They can also be used to promote a positive association with the product, for example, by showing the brand name and logo on the capsule.