Use Empty Capsules To Create Your Own Remedies
More and more people are now aware of the need to keep a healthy style of living. With the rising incidence of
serious illnesses and the inability of modern medicine to prescribe effective treatments, people are taking a more
active approach as far as their health is concerned. There is now a growing demand on alternative medicine which
has proven to be effective in treating illnesses which were considered untreatable by main-stream medical
practitioners. This situation even encouraged people to make their own concoctions out of natural herbs which they
use to treat their sicknesses and improve their health.
It is in this scenario that empty capsules made their way into the market. The increasing demand for natural
health products has encouraged the development of new materials and machinery that can satisfy the need for those
who require custom dietary supplements. Since they are dealing with natural supplements and not synthetic
chemicals, even those who don’t have pharmaceutical and medical background are encouraged to produce their own
supplements in a very convenient way. Most natural herbs do not pose dangerous risks because they are made of
organic ingredients. By using empty capsules, you can now turn your herbs into vitamin supplements that you can
take every day.
The Convenience of Using Empty Capsules
Natural herbs are really the best way of treating yourself because they generally don’t have any side effects. Most
of these herbs are also filled with many valuable nutrients that can make us healthy. But the thing that makes
these herbs unattractive is that most of them have bitter taste. This is where empty capsules come in. If you put
these herbs inside these capsules, you will no longer taste them. Therefore you can put in any amount of herb that
you want so long as it will fit inside the capsules.
Two Types Of Empty Capsules
There are generally two types of empty capsules which you can
use. They are differentiated by the material by which they are made of. The most common of all capsules is the
gelatin capsules. They are made of animal by-products, derived
from animal collagen, with some coming from cow skin and others from horse hooves. Some believe that collagen in
gelatin may promote joint growth and flexibility.
For those who are averse in eating animal products, the alternative is vegetarian capsules. Veggie capsules are made from agar, a type of seaweed
found in East Asia. It does not contain animal collagen which causes allergies in some people.
Gelatin and agar are the best materials for making empty capsules because of certain properties that they have.
Both of these materials are remain in solid form under room temperature. But when you put them in warm liquid, they
easily dissolve. They are easily digested even by people with weak stomach acids. More importantly, gelatin and
agar are tasteless, colorless and odorless, making them perfect for encasing bitter herbs.
Varieties of Empty Capsules
Aside from being made of gelatin or agar, there are many sizes
and colors of empty capsules you can use. The size of the empty capsule that you will require will depend on the
supplement you are making and the dosage that you need. In the pharmaceutical industry, the smaller number means
bigger sizes. Generally, there are five sizes of empty capsules. They are 00, 0, 1, 2 and 3. “00” holds about 735
milligrams. “0” has about 500 mg, while 1 holds about 400 mg. Number 2 holds about 300 mg. while number 3 has about
Empty capsules can also come in many different colors. Most often, the gel caps and capsule bodies are of the
same color. But sometimes the cap’s color is different from the cap’s body. These colors can be clear, orange, red,
yellow, green or even blue.
Filling Empty Capsules With The Supplements You Need
In putting your customized health
supplement in capsules, you will need a capsule machine. With these capsule
machines, the process of putting herbs and vitamins in empty capsules becomes easy with no wastage.
There are capsule machines for business and small-scale manufacturers. These machines are relatively simple and
very easy to operate. Personal capsule fillers can also fill
multiple empty capsules simultaneously just like the bigger machines.
The process typically begins by arranging a batch of empty capsules to be filled with the supplement, then
quickly sealing the capsule bodies with the gel caps by using the
contraption of the machine. With the use of these capsule fillers, spilling of the supplements is avoided. The
quantity of capsules that can be filled depends on how big the capsule machine is. Typically, personal capsule
fillers will allow you to make 2,000 capsules an hour. A professional machine can fill 8,000 capsules per hour.