Vegetable capsules

The capsule is as same as gelatin ?

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.

General capsule is made of what materials?

Empty hard capsules can be divided into the animal capsule"and" vegetable capsule":
      Animal capsule system is the main raw material plus pure water made from gelatin (Gelatin / Gelatine). Gelatin is made of kraft and other connective tissue, primarily composed of amino acids.
      Compared to the hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC), vegetable capsules mainly made of raw materials plus water. HPMC is extracted pine (non-genetically modified plants) fibers. The U.S. FDA approved the General safety of raw materials (GRAS).

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.

People of different religions, different taboos, the capsule can be applied to different religions?

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.

Features and formulation advantages of vegetable capsules

      Good chemical stability, since interaction with the content, no crosslinking reaction.
      A low moisture content (4-6%), suitable for the processing of hygroscopic pharmaceutical filling.
      High temperature and low humidity environment, not fragmentation is not deformed, easy to preserve.
      Transparency and animal capsule quite filling contents clearly visible.
      Easy to carry, can conceal the Smell and easy to swallow.
      No animal protein and fat, not easy breeding ground for microorganisms, stable quality.
      Contains no animal ingredients, no worries of mad cow disease, foot-and-mouth disease and zoonoses.
      Natural plant-based raw materials, non-religious and vegetarian restrictions.

Animal / vegetable capsules such 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.

What is HPMC?

"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.

Capsule products valid?

      Capsule finished the valid presumption, experimental verification derived through the empty hard capsules stability (shelf).
      The animal capsule valid for five years.
      The vegetable capsules valid for three years. (Because only completed three years of stability test validation)

Vegetarians can peel capsule only eat the powder?

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.

Capsule products, their storage conditions are?

      Protected from light, PE bags packed and sealed into cartons.
      Storage ambient room temperature of 19 ~ 27 ℃, relative humidity of 40 to 60%.

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08/19/2013 01:13
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