What are gelatin capsules?
BULK POWDERS™ Gelatin Capsules are produced by a world leading capsule manufacturer. They are ideal for use with our Capping Kit – and allow you to encapsulate your own supplements. They provide the flexibility to cap what you want, when you want, whilst also saving you money!
Gelatin Capsules are a two-piece shell, designed to be used in conjunction with one of our capping kits.The gelatin used is sourced from beef.
Using empty gelatin capsules in conjunction with a capping kit enables you to effectively produce your own supplements. This can include single ingredients that you simply don’t like the taste of, or even a combination of ingredients to create your own custom formulas. Not only does this give you added flexibility, but it will also save you money as opposed to buying pre-encapsulated products.
Which size gelatin capsules do I need?
The size gelatin capsules you will need depends on how much powder you would like each individual capsule to hold. Additionally, the amount of powder that each gelatin capsule will hold when filled, depends entirely on the density of the product you are trying to encapsulate.
From testing we have found the following:
- Size 1 gelatin capsules will generally hold between 300mg and 600mg of powder.
- Size 0 gelatin capsules will generally hold between 400mg and 800mg of powder.
- Size 00 gelatin capsules will generally hold between 550mg and 1100mg of powder.
If you plan on using a supplement that has a small suggested usage, then clearly the size 1 gelatin capsules would be best suited. If the suggested usage is particularly small (ie less than 300mg) then you may even need to look at combining it with a filler (we would recommend maltodextrin as it is very free-flowing) in order to ensure that you achieve correctly dosed capsules.
If you are looking to perhaps combine multiple different powders, then a size 00 would likely be most suitable due to being the largest within our range. Additionally this is the size we would recommend for capping low density products, or products that require larger serving sizes.Disclaimer: Implied results may vary. Individuals will respond differently. Implied results assume an appropriate nutrition and training plan.