Your Custom Nutraceutical Capsule Manufacturer
Before encapsulation, your formula must be blended to ensure even distribution of ingredients in each capsule.
Once all ingredients in your formula are blended, they are filled in capsule shells. We offer to encapsulate it in gelatin, vegetable and pullulan capsule shells.
Each capsule is polished of any excess powder for a clean finished look and triple inspected for any defects.
After capsules are manufactured, post-inspection, we run identity, potency, micro, and heavy metal tests to ensure pharmaceutical grade quality.
Custom Nutraceutical Capsule Manufacturing
We have capabilities to manufacture any nutraceutical capsule formula. From sourcing each ingredient in your formula, to post encapsulation inspection; we do it all at the best prices and the fastest lead times. We have the experience to help you formulate a new product for your target audience, or discuss with you how to properly scale your manufacturing. As your partner, it is our job for long-term capsule manufacturing success.
Custom Capsule Manufacturing:
Capsules have been a very reliable and widely accepted method form of encapsulation. You can have your formula blended and encapsulated into a capsule with little to no effort with the help of us.
Capsule Blend Preparation Process
As capsules are produced, plenty of work behind the scenes must be done before the capsule is ready to be bottled. The powder within capsules can be prepared in two ways:
- Wet Granulation Process
- Dry Granulation Process
Capsule Manufacturing Process
Manufacturing a gelatin capsule is a process that is tedious. When producing these capsules, the materials must be gathered. Once all materials are prepared, they are joined with hot demineralized water and mixed via vacuum, in a machine. Over time, the blend will have more hot water added, dyes and opacifants if needed. When ready, the mixture will be molded around steel pins into the correct size and shape of the capsule. Both ends of the capsule are then dried together. The level of the temperature and humidity are monitored to correctly allow for optimal drying of the capsules.
After the process of preparing and drying the capsule, the cap and body will be trimmed to a .15 mm tolerance. The capsules are put together and are ready to be filled and sent out.
Capsule Shell Choices
Capsule shells are distinguished between two categories:
- Gelatin capsule
- Vegetarian capsule
With that being said, it is essential to know the key differences between the two for personal reasons as well as help you better fulfill your consumer’s needs.
Gelatin is made from animal by-products derived from beef only such as bovine or cows. The part in which it comes from is called the collagen, which is the soft protein that connects the skin, bones, muscles, and tendons of the animal. A slew of potential health benefits come with the gelatin shell since it contains protein and two amino acids; Glycine and Proline.
When dealing with vegetarian capsule shells, there are two main variations:
Hypromellose, officially known as Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC), only contains HPMC and purified water. This option includes no preservatives, animal by-products and is GMO-free, gelatin-free, gluten-free, starch-free and BSE free.
The other veggie capsule shell option is Pullulan. Pullulan is a water-soluble polysaccharide produced by the fermentation of starch/sugar by the fungus Aerobasidum pullulans. It is 100% natural, starch-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, and GMO-free. Unlike HPMC, Pullulan is 100% natural because it is not produced by any chemical modification.
Common Capsule Filling Manufacturers
Capsule filling can be stressful, but it is a vital part of the capsule manufacturing process. There are a few different types of capsule filling machines. The typical variants include manual, semi-automatic, and automatic filling. Once you choose the kind of machine you want to use, you then must decide what brand of machine you want to get. There are many capsule filling machine brands such as:
- LFA Machines
- Unilife LLC
- Torpac, Inc
Check Out Our Private Label Capsule Products
Make sure to check out our stock private label capsule products. There, you can see what we believe is some of the best formulas that are on a level of their own. They possibly offer a wide variety of vitamins and nutrients that may be very beneficial. We also offer other stock products and they are just as important as our capsule products, they can be viewed here.