Most people eat a lifetime of health food capsule, may not know that most of the original commercially available capsules is " animal food "!? Generally commercially available capsules if not particularly marked, mostly based on the gelatin-based raw materials, and the gelatin (Gelatin / Gelatine) taken from the bone, cowhide and pigskin. Vegetarian in medicine or health food, pay special attention to the product labeling is not using vegetable capsules.
Colored capsules add edible pigments approved by the Department of Health, are 6, 7 red, yellow 4, No. 5, Blue No. 1. In addition, the use of titanium dioxide is white pigment formulations main purpose as an opacifier.
Must be a vegetarian, you can choose a vegetable capsule, while Muslims do not eat? Meat, Dafeng capsules regardless of the animal and vegetable are applicable, because the product does not contain any? Raw materials, and has been recognized Halal certification for Muslims; Judaism also Kosher certification has achieved international recognition.
The capsule will be put in a cup, add hot water above 60 ℃, mild agitation. Can be found, animal capsules will begin to dissolve in hot water, vegetable capsules have white mist in hot water, cold water by stirring disintegrating into a transparent fine debris, small almost invisible. By the dynamic reaction of vegetable capsules for hot water and cold water, you can go to discern the difference between the two.
Animal capsules by hot melt into irregular gum, in hot water (80 ℃), stirring was continued, will dissolve within 10 minutes. Vegetable capsule hygroscopic swelling, color from transparent into white mist opaque, and cooled to room temperature (25 ° C), stirred for about 15 minutes will be disintegrated into the transparent fine debris.
"HPMC" is a main raw material of vegetable capsules, learn the name for hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose), referred to as HPMC, which is extracted from pine or cotton, cellulose from. The polysaccharides ingredients, the raw materials for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the general security of raw materials (GRAS). In the United States Pharmacopeia (USP), European Pharmacopoeia (EP) and Japanese Pharmacopoeia (JP) Jieyou posted widely used raw materials for the pharmaceutical, food and cosmetics prescription.
Some vegetarians, learned capsule is dirty, it will capsule open and pour the powder, the only eat capsules of powder, in fact, this is not correct? Medicines or health foods will be developed into a capsule formulation without the use of other dosage form, the dosage form design considerations. The first condition is to ensure the safety and efficacy of the product, followed by also taking into account whether those drugs are easy to swallow, whether to cover up the the difficult entrance bitter Smell and reduce the contents of the irritation of the esophagus; especially taken once a day or two times the long-acting drugs. Because the long-acting drugs must be maintained for a long time drug concentration in the blood to reach the so-called long-acting, it is necessary to control the start of the drug and the dissolution time the event directly swallow the powder, it will affect the absorption of drugs in the body, distribution, metabolism, and elimination, naturally can not achieve the desired effect of the product. In severe cases, even occur to some unexpected drug reactions, consumers open the capsule only medicine powder move has touched on the issue of the safety of medicines.