Empty hard gelatin capsules are trusted medical delivery systems that most people are familiar with. They can be used to encapsulate liquids, powders, granules, oils, extracts, and herbs in precise doses. The versatility and familiarity of empty hard gelatin capsules make them a popular choice for individuals interested in encapsulating their supplements and medications.
However, there are many options to consider when looking for empty hard gelatin capsules that suit your needs. Should you choose colored capsules or transparent capsules? Seasoning? what size? Perhaps the Empty Capsule Guide is a useful tool for you.
So, how to choose the right empty hard gelatin capsules? One place to start your decision-making process is to consider who will be taking the capsules. Sometimes the recipient will help you narrow down the decision for empty hard gelatin capsules.
For many children, the taste of medicines is offensive, which means it is more difficult for parents to get their children to take them. In fact, according to a review published by Clinical Therapeutics, many children may reject the drug because they hate the taste and it may be too bitter or sour for young adults. Getting kids on their medications often comes down to improving taste.
Available in 8 flavors, our flavoured empty hard gelatin capsules can be used to encapsulate liquid and powder medicines. Not all pill-based medicines can be crushed into powder for encapsulation. It is best to consult your healthcare provider before crushing and encapsulating medication.
Giving your pet medication can be difficult. Options such as camouflaged medication or force-feeding may have limited success and be traumatic (for both pet and owner). A better solution is a drug the animal wants to take. Flavored empty hard gelatin capsules make this easy.
Flavored empty hard gelatin capsules for pets come in pet-friendly flavors (chicken, bacon, and beef), making the process of applying the medicine easier. Simply choose your pet's favorite flavor, choose a size, and encapsulate your pet's powder, liquid, extract, or oil-based medication.
Transparent and Colored
If you are not planning to encapsulate medicines and supplements for children or pets, then often one of the biggest decisions you have to make is clearing contrasting tinted empty hard gelatin capsules. Sometimes, however, the decision comes down to personal preference.
One of the main reasons to choose colorful empty hard gelatin capsules is for branding purposes. For applications where packaged products will be sold or distributed, colored capsules make it easy to brand your product. Just choose the color that best matches your brand's color scheme.
Another reason to consider colored empty hard gelatin capsules is if you need to encapsulate more than one substance. Color coding can be useful for individuals who need to encapsulate many different medications. Choosing a color for each drug can help you visually identify the drug quickly and easily.
If all things are equal, there is no need to choose colored or clear capsules, then your personal preference can dictate which is right for you.
What size is right?
Once you've narrowed down the type of empty hard gelatin capsules that best suit your needs, the next step is to determine the correct size to use. This step in the process can be a little tricky, but we've created all the resources you need to make the adjustment process as painless as possible.