What Are Flavored Gelatin Capsules [And Why They Can Be A Lifesaver]
Did you know you can also purchase flavoured empty capsules? This article is all about flavoured capsules and the beneficial impact on humans as well as on animals.
A Major Help To Children, Elders, Patients With Disability (Low Vision, Blind People)
Gelatin capsules can be coloured as well as flavoured. This little trick makes it easier to produce medicine that can be quickly recognized, especially for children or patients with disabilities.
Medicine And Your Kids
We all know how difficult it is to have kids take their medicines! By having different colours and flavours, kids can be encouraged to take the medicine or supplements and perhaps they can also be looking forward to it. Never underestimate a child imagination - the boring process of taking medicine daily can with a little push of colours, shapes and flavour become an adventure.
For visually impaired individuals or those with low vision, colour-coded and flavoured capsules can make identification easier, as they can rely on their sense of smell to determine which capsules should be taken and when.
Stress-Free Experience For Everyone
Some people absolutely hate taking medicines in the form of tablets, as they can often have a bad taste or pungent smell. Such features can also make the whole experience of taking tablets quite terrifying for sensitive people. Instead of dealing with this problem every single day, flavoured capsules now make it easier for consumers to take the medication. With choices such as coffee, grape or bubblegum flavours, taking capsules can be a pain- and stress-free experience.
Having color-coded capsules can also help indicate which capsules to take at a certain time of the day. This is particularly good for those of us who don't want to pay too much attention to which of the prescribed medicine to take. It is scientifically proven that colours, smells and flavours help us remember much easier in general.
Some manufacturers also manufacture capsules embossed with Braille making it easier for blind or partially sighted people to determine which pills they should take. This is not something we tend to recommend however as it can cause issues with capsule filling machinery.
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Healthier And Happier Pets
Chicken, pork and beef flavoured gelatine capsules are now available from certain manufacturers for use in veterinary medicine. Many pet owners will know the trauma associated with giving traditional tablets or capsules to pets – stressing not only the pet but also themselves.
2 in 1
This stress is greatly reduced by using naturally flavoured capsules. A further benefit for flavoured pet medicine is that they can be encased in two capsules – one inside the other. This is ideal if two medicines are required to be given concurrently. The outer capsule dissolves first and, after a few minutes in the gut, the second will start dissolving as well.
For those who are in the business of developing supplements or drug-formulated capsules, choosing a favourite flavour for the capsule can help increase the competitiveness of your product.
It is possible to get colored HPMC capsules as well as gelatin. It is less common for people to want Pulluan capsules to be colored however as they are usually looking for the product to be as organic as possible.