Published on July 12th, 2019 | by admin0
How to Make Your Own Liquid Gel Capsules
If you’re sourcing your gel capsules from online or from the supply store down the street, you may not realize that you can actually make your own liquid gel capsules instead. The trick is knowing why you would want to and then how to do it. With that in mind, read on below to see how you can start making your own capsules for your business.
But first, what are they?
A liquid gel capsule is a capsule that is specially designed to be easier to swallow. Many people have a hard time swallowing tablets and caplets, so gel capsules make it easier for them. If you feel like you get choked or the pill doesn’t go down every time you take medicine, then these are probably the best choice for you.
Reasons to make your own liquid gel capsules
There are also quite a few reasons why you might want to make your own liquid gel capsules instead of picking them up with the medicine already inside of them at your local store. Those reasons are listed below.
You control what goes into the capsules: From supplements for fitness to liquid herbs and vitamins, there are many choices as to what goes into a liquid gel capsule. When you make your own, you control what goes into those capsules.
You control the dosage: When you buy supplements in capsule form from another business, you have no idea what the dosage and ingredients in them really are. If you make them yourself, then you know exactly what is in them and what dosage you want them to be.
It’s less expensive: If you think about it, doing this yourself is actually cheaper in the long run. Vitamins, supplements, and other liquid gel capsules are expensive. If you make them yourself, it ends up being much less expensive.
Now, that you know the reasons that you might want to start making your own liquid gel capsules, it’s time to find out how to make them on your own.
Tips for making your own liquid gel capsules
Things you need to gather: There are a few things you’re going to need to gather to make your own capsules. These are listed below and can be found at any store or online as well:
- A bowl
- An eyedropper
- Gel capsules
What you need to do: The first thing you need to do is open your gel capsule. You need to be careful that you don’t lose either of the two halves. One half will be slightly larger than the other so they are easy to get apart.
Once you have them apart, take an eyedropper and fill the smaller half of the capsule with the liquid of your choosing. However, if the dosage you need to take is quite large, fill the larger end of the capsule instead, so that you can cut down on the number of capsules you need to take.
Once you’ve filled the capsule, close the two ends of the capsule carefully, then store them in a fridge to preserve their shelf life. Make sure that you mark them clearly so they are not mistaken for something else and always, always keep them out of the way of any children.
It is important to talk to someone who knows the correct dosage you need to take, whether it’s supplements, vitamins or something else you are putting in your liquid gel capsules. And if you don’t feel ready to begin making them just yet, you can still source them from a softgel manufacturer in the meantime.
This is just a little of what you need to know about making your own liquid gel capsules. Remember, be careful and make sure not to put too much in one capsule, or it could get messy.