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By Rylee in Blogs   •   Mar 21, 2022   •   12 minute read
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What can you really put in your empty capsules?

At a time of great economic uncertainty across the world, there remain some global markets that are still in periods of impressive growth. One of them, without a doubt, is the global supplements and wellbeing sector. Across the world, the market size was approaching $150 billion when the pandemic struck in 2022, but it's still growing - and industry experts expect close to 10% year-on-year growth until at least the end of the current decade.

Near the very core of the industry is a fairly simple line of product - empty capsules. The cracking open of the information game via the internet means personal, empowered, decentralised knowledge about personal health and wellbeing has exploded. More and more, people understand what nutrients and compounds are best for their own bodies, and yet there just isn't enough time in each day to stay true to those new ideals. The solution? Affordable, abundant, high quality empty gelatin and veggie capsules that empower everyone in the family - whether they find pills easy to swallow or not - to consume their full daily nutritional health and wellbeing supplements and solutions in the easiest possible way.

Not too long ago, the market for traditional gelatin capsules was considerably smaller. Among that smaller market of consumers were people who simply need to take pills or medicines for acute or chronic health conditions and found the delivery method difficult, unpalatable or impossible. Some people, for instance, really struggle to get a traditional tablet - referred to in the industry as a solid unit dosage form. Often, medication consumers in this category may be much more prepared or able to swallow smooth, taste-free, perfectly-sized empty gel capsules instead. Just bear in mind that, if you're among this cohort of consumers of pill capsules, you should take care to ensure that however you manipulate the original medicine or tablet that the mere introduction of oxygen to the content can accelerate the spoiling process. So make sure you swallow them down promptly!

Can you put liquids in your empty caps?

Most experts and even certain manufacturers and suppliers of empty gelatine capsules advise against filling your empty caps with liquid medicines, it can indeed be done - Only if you're using a pure oil and aren't planning to store them for any significant length of time. It's no secret that, even when tasty flavours are added to oil based medicines to make them taste a little better, they still usually taste very bad indeed. That's because of the active ingredients, particularly the acids and bases, which need to be left alone to play their vital role - with the result being often unbearably bitter tastes that many struggle to deal with.

As for how filling all the various capsules sizes with liquids, it couldn't be simpler:

  • Pull the gelatin or vegetarian capsules apart
  • Draw the pure oil based medicine/supplement into a Pasteur pipette (eye dropper)
  • Squeeze the contents into the larger side of the empty gelatin capsules
  • Seal the capsule by connecting the larger, liquid-filled side with the empty smaller side
  • Consume the capsule immediately, or put it in an air-tight container and consume as soon as possible.

Brew up your own herbal remedies at home

While empty caps can certainly be used for the more convenient or flexible consumption of traditional medicines and pure oils, by far the most exponentially-growing segment of the global market is populated by those taking natural or alternative dietary and wellbeing supplements. Previously, the only real way to take those supplements was in pre-packaged capsule form - a commercial pill bottle on the supermarket or health products shop. Particularly with the better and more prolific suppliers offering both traditional and vegan products with impressive diversity across the full capsules size chart, people have done their own maths. The conclusion? Both money but also time can be saved by deciding to buy empty capsules, pairing them with separately bought supplements in powder form, and perhaps even completing the trifecta with a capsule filling machine.

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Is it possible to brew up your own home-made herbal remedies to take on some of the best-selling commercially-available supplement products? Yes it is!

1. Turmeric Curcumin

Supplements to tackle inflammation with antioxidants are a huge best-seller, none more so than the combination of turmeric and curcumin. Add in some black pepper and ginger for better absorption and you have a totally natural alternative with no need for anything genetically modified, no preservatives, and no additional fillers or binders.

2. Organic Ashwagandha

Another massive commercial product for pre-filled capsules is Ashwagandha, based on Indian natural healing philosophies promoting stress relief and enhanced energy and focus. The pre-filled products are often marketed as 100% vegan - but by pairing your own Ashwagandha brew with empty veggie caps in exactly the capsule size you desire, and you've just made your own 100% vegan product! It's the way to consume Ashwagandha and access all of its benefits without worrying about extra fillers that may contain magnesium stewarate, dioxides, preservatives, gluten, starch, yeast or sugar.

3. All your greens

How much do you love your greens? If the answer is "not much", we're sure you're aware that eating your fair share each day reduces your chances of heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other diseases and conditions thanks to all of those totally natural sources of fibre, vitamins and minerals. Although competing with the best pre-filled alkalizing green mixes can seem overwhelming, combining some antioxidant-rich 'superfoods' such as Elderberry, Mangosteen and Camu is the easy way to cover the most important unstable atoms in our bodies that damage our cells and make us age faster.

Are you ready to take charge of your own health and wellbeing by jumping on the empty capsules bandwagon? Apart from choosing between the most popular size 00 capsules or something else on the capsule size chart, you'll need:

  • A capsule filler machine or tray (although you can fill them manually, too)
  • Micro spoons or mini-spatulas to accurately and easily measure out your dosage sizes
  • An electronic milligram scale (for accurate weighing to the milligram)
  • Your supplements/medicines of choice
  • Capsule filler powders (to bulk up the mix if required)
  • Bowl/whisk or mortar/pestle
  • Airtight containers or sealable plastic bags for excess powder storage if required.

If you need to know where to buy empty capsules that promise quality and ethical standards that match your own wellbeing targets, you're already at exactly the right place! Let us know if you need to know anything more, otherwise we wish you all the best as you take the next steps in your wellbeing empowerment journey.

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