Choosing the Right Capsule Part 3 – Enteric Capsules

Enteric Capsules

Enteric capsules, known as extended-release capsules, are uniquely designed to resist the acidic environment
of the human stomach during the digestive process until they reach the next step of digestion. Enteric capsules are treated with a material to prevent or minimize dissolution in the stomach, allowing it only in the small intestine. This type of formulation either shields the stomach from a potentially irritating drug or shields the drug from partial degradation in the acidic environment of the stomach. Learn why our capsules are different than other enteric capsules…  Continue reading “Choosing the Right Capsule Part 3 – Enteric Capsules”

Choosing the Right Capsule Part 2 – Vegetarian

Vegetarian Capsules

Today, it’s quite common for people to lead a vegetarian lifestyle. To ensure inclusiveness for all individuals, vegetarian capsules are available for those who refrain from consuming meat or other animal products. Produced strictly from plant-derived ingredients, vegetarian capsules meet the needs of those who do not wish to consume animal products.

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The Capsule Quality Question: Understanding Certificates of Analysis, Data Sheets, and Religious Certifications

As consumers, it can sometimes be difficult to know exactly where products are coming from or how exactly they are made. Many consumers are especially concerned about the quality of the ingredients and components that make up the items they consume, whether it’s their food, drinks, supplements, or medications. Many are savvy consumers who see warnings about the quality of off the shelf vitamins and supplements and turn to encapsulating to be certain that they know exactly what they are consuming.

Regardless of the reasons, understanding the common certifications and data sheets used to regulate the quality of ingredients can help consumers make better choices. These certifications and data sheets can help consumers identify quality components and trusted brands.

And when it comes to capsules, certifications of analysis, religious certifications, and data sheets can help consumers avoid low-quality capsules (some of which can contain dangerous ingredients). Continue reading “The Capsule Quality Question: Understanding Certificates of Analysis, Data Sheets, and Religious Certifications”

Choosing the Right Vegetarian Capsule

For many consumer’s diet, culture, and personal preference make vegetarian capsules their only encapsulating solution. It is essential that any capsule options they consider take their particular requirements into consideration.

Vegetarian Capsules

Vegetarian capsules should, at a minimum, contain no animal by-products. This allows consumers to be confident that their capsules will not violate any restriction on animal products. However, there are other common dietary and cultural restrictions that often go hand in hand with restrictions on animal product consumption. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Vegetarian Capsule”

Capsule Sizes: Understanding the Capsule Numbering Nomenclature

If you are unfamiliar with the pharmaceutical industry, the capsule sizing system that you see on our website might seem counter intuitive. After all, most consumers are used to thinking of things numerically increasing as they get larger. Size 8 loafers are larger than size 6, which are larger than a size 4. A size 10 pant is bigger than a size 9.

With this is mind, it is understandable that you’d use the same logic to conclude that a size 5 capsule is larger than a size 1 when placing an order for capsules. However, this is incorrect. Continue reading “Capsule Sizes: Understanding the Capsule Numbering Nomenclature”

Choosing the Right Gelatin Capsule

Gelatin capsules are a trusted medical delivery system that most people are familiar with. They can be used to encapsulate liquids, powders, granules, oils, extracts, and herbs in precise dosages. The versatility and familiarity of gelatin capsules make them a popular option for individuals who are interested in encapsulating their own supplements and medications.

When looking for the right gelatin capsules for your needs, however, there are a lot of options to consider. Should you go for colored capsules or clear? Flavored? What size?

So, how do you choose the right gelatin capsules? One place to begin your decision-making process is to consider who will be taking the capsules. Sometimes the recipient will help you narrow down your gelatin capsule decision. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Gelatin Capsule”

Which Capsule is Right For You: A Guide to Choosing the Right Capsule Size for Your Needs

Understanding The Capsule Sizing System

One of the most common questions our customers ask is about capsule sizing. The capsule sizing system is a little complicated, and confusing at times, so we’ve written this guide to help you understand the ins-and-outs of capsule sizing.

See our chart below, we’ll refer back to it throughout this piece.

Capsule Numeric Sizing System


Capsules are categorized by sizes ranging from 5 (smallest) to 000 (largest.)  The numeric designation used for capsule sizes is inversely correlated to the size of the capsule. These sizes are standardized regardless of the capsule material (gelatin or vegetable derived).

The larger the number, the smaller the capsule. Using this standard sizing system allows us to ensure that both encapsulators and consumers receive the proper capsule for their needs.  Continue reading “Which Capsule is Right For You: A Guide to Choosing the Right Capsule Size for Your Needs”

Summer Travel Tips from the Capsule Experts at Capsuline!

Oh sweet summertime…


…a chance to relax and enjoy your favorite activities.  Time to get outside, hit the beach, take up a sport, or travel.  Many of our customers use our capsules for daily vitamins, supplements, or medications for themselves or their loved ones and pets.  If you’re doing any traveling this summer, you may have questions about how to safely transport your products to ensure that they accompany you to your destination fully intact. Continue reading “Summer Travel Tips from the Capsule Experts at Capsuline!”

Reality Bites: 8 Ways To Build a Healthy Lifestyle After College


That’s right!  After long years of all-nighter study sessions, spring breaks, fro yo & cheap liquor it’s finally time to say goodbye to your (new) Alma-mater.  Graduation is a time to celebrate, but soon after you’ll have to put your head on straight and start out on your own.  Getting a dream job after college is certainly a focus, but remember it’s important to give yourself the best toolbox so you can build your new career.  To stay energized, motivated & productive you need to build a lifestyle that supports an active and dynamic lifestyle.  After all, this is a time of serious change.  We’re counting down some major key tips to help you nail that next interview and set yourself up for the exciting years ahead.


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