What are Enteric Capsules?
Enteric capsules are designed to withstand the acidic environment of the human stomach during the digestive process until they reach the next step of digestion.
Enteric formulas were originally developed to administer medicines that tasted badly or caused gastric discomfort. If patients could not consume a medicine without vomiting due to its horrible taste, the patient could not be treated. The first attempts to remedy this situation used substances that were not affected by stomach acid such as fats, waxes, and paraffin. This was only partially effective as part of the pills still dissolved. Little progress was made until the late 1800s when Keratin was introduced as a pill coating, although it was later determined that they weren’t able to fully withstand gastric digestion. Continue reading “Choosing the Right Enteric Capsule”
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”
POP THE BUBBLY & LAUGH IT UP – YOU EARNED THIS!
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.
Continue reading “Reality Bites: 8 Ways To Build a Healthy Lifestyle After College”
Mother’s day is fast approaching and this year we’re taking a look at women’s health with some nutritional notes for Moms of all ages. Appropriate nutrition can be essential to accomplishing your goals, keeping up with life’s chaotic day-to-day activities, and caring for your family. Take a look below for a quick guide to diet & nutrition for your stage of motherhood.
Continue reading “Nutritional Notes for Moms on Mother’s Day”