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Our Selection of Empty Gelatin Capsules

$14.99
SKU
5056206102579
  • Pharmaceutical Quality
  • High Closure Reliability
  • Worldwide Stock Locations

Gelatin Capsules are two-piece shells that are filled with ingredients to create supplements and pharmaceutical products. 

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Our hard gelatin capsules are GMO free and derive from completely natural bovine sources. Gelatin or “gel” capsules are usually derived from beef or pork along with water and a plasticizing agent such as glycerine to provide durability. Gelatin is an essential component for human consumption and development.

Gelatin (sometimes spelt Gelatine in the UK) is an animal protein which is known as Generally Recognised as Safe (GRAS) in pharmaceutical and food consumption by the majority of international regulatory bodies.

Capsules are a very common method for dosing supplements and pharmaceutical ingredients. Gelatin has been used since the late 19th century to produce empty capsules and is still the most commonly used ingredient for their production to today. It is derived from natural bovine sources. Gelatin therefore does not always suit everyone's dietary needs.

Main Benefits Of Our Empty Gelatin Capsules

High Closure Reliability

Our capsule shells are manufactured to near-perfect tolerances to prevent production issues

Hard caps can contain uncompressed powders

Manufactured In Accordance With GMP Standards

Our gelatin caps are manufactured and packaged in a state of the art facility in the USA using only pharmaceutical grade materials

Available in All Sizes

For more information see our capsule size chart. We stock empty capsules in all sizes so that they are compatible with your product and equipment

Don’t put production on hold

We keep empty capsules in stock in the US, UK & Asia meaning we can get them to anywhere in the world very quickly so that production is not on hold for a minute longer than needed

GMO Free

We strive for the best quality products and ensure they are complete GMO free

Hard caps can contain uncompressed powders

Derived from Completely Natural Sources

Our hard caps come from natural bovine sources

Some People Prefer to Tablets

Some people prefer taking capsules to pills and find them easier to swallow

Both Halal and Kosher

Our capsules are halal and kosher certified

Why Choose Us?

Businesses

We understand that you have customers to keep happy. That is why we have chosen to manufacture our empty capsules in the USA, where they will pass through rigorous quality control before you manufacture your products with them.

We know that if production stops, so does your business. Our Gelatine capsules are kept in stock at all times. You’ll never have to put production on hold for long, if at all when sourcing your empty capsules from us. Just place an order on our website or get in touch with our sales team if you’d prefer to pay by invoice, and they will be dispatched the same or next working day depending on the time of your order.

Individuals

Making your supplements yourself you know exactly what you are putting into your body. Capsules made by large manufacturers may contain low-quality fillers and ingredients which will not help you progress towards your goal. If you are serious about your training, you want to know exactly what you are putting into your body so that you can always be optimising your supplement intake. It also completely eliminates the possibility of consuming a banned substance if you are a professional athlete. 

If you are looking to create your own supplements you most likely will be best suited to our 00 capsule size as they are compatible with our manual ProCap capsule filler.

This is because it is the largest capsule size we offer so that you can fit in the most amount of active ingredients.

Research & Development

Whatever the goal of your capsules, in the R&D stage it’s likely you will want to test different dosages to see the difference in results. To do this, take a look at the capsule size chart and see what dosages your active ingredient will fit in which sizes. From there you can choose which sizes make the most sense and start testing.

Capsules are often used when to clinical trials as they can be quicker to produce than pill based formulations. As we have stock in locations across the world we can dispatch different sizes quickly helping you stay flexible whilst creating your next product.

Gelatin Capsules vs. HPMC Capsules vs. Pullulan Capsules

The main difference between Gelatin, HPMC and Pullulan capsules is what ingredient they are derived from.

Below is a comparison table to easily see the difference between the different types of empty capsules that we provide. 

Capsule Material Gelatin Capsules HPMC Capsules Pullulan Capsules
Manufactured From Beef or Pork Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose Tapioca
Suitable for Vegetarians
Suitable for Vegans
Kosher
Halal
Organic *
Cost Lowest Medium Highest

*depending on ingredients used in the capsules. All products must certified by a 3rd party

The most common size capsule used for food supplements are 00 capsules. However there are a total of 10 standardised sizes. We stock the most common 8 sizes but do not stock as standard #00E and #0E which are "extended" versions of #00 and #0. We can source these by request.


Capsule Size Chart

Empty Capsule Size
Capsule Size 000 00E 00 0E 0 1 2 3 4 5
Empty Capsule Weight (Gelatin)
Average Weight (mg) 158 143 123 107 99 78 61 48 38 28
Tolerance ±10 ±10 ±7 ±7 ±6 ±5 ±4 ±3 ±3 ±2
Empty Capsule Weight (Vegetarian)
Average Weight (mg) 163 152 136 107 105 79 63 50 40 30
Tolerance ±10 ±10 ±7 ±7 ±6 ±5 ±4 ±3 ±3 ±2
Empty Capsule Volume Capacity (ml)
Capacity 1.37 1.00 0.90 0.78 0.68 0.48 0.36 0.27 0.20 0.13
Empty Capsule Weight Capacity by Formulation Density (mg)
Formulation Density
0.6 g/ml 822 600 540 468 408 288 216 162 120 78
0.8 g/ml 1096 800 720 624 544 384 288 216 160 104
1.0 g/ml 1370 1000 900 780 680 480 360 270 200 130
1.2 g/ml 1644 1200 1080 936 816 576 432 324 240 156
Empty Capsule Overall Closed Length
(mm) 26.1 25.3 23.4 23.5 21.6 19.4 17.6 15.7 14.3 11.1
Tolerance (mm) ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.3 ±0.4
Inches 1.029 0.906 0.921 0.909 0.85 0.764 0.693 0.618 0.563 0.437
Tolerance (inches) ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.012 ±0.016
Empty Capsule Individual Lengths (cap)
Cap (mm) 12.95 12.95 11.80 11.68 10.85 9.85 8.80 8.00 7.20 6.20
Tolerance (mm) ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.29
Cap (inches) 0.510 0.510 0.464 0.460 0.427 0.388 0.346 0.315 0.283 0.244
Tolerance (inches) ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.012
Empty Capsule Individual Lengths (body)
Body (mm) 22.20 22.20 20.22 20.19 18.35 16.40 15.15 13.45 12.10 9.30
Tolerance (mm) ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.35 ±0.29
Body (inches) 0.879 0.879 0.796 0.795 0.722 0.645 0.596 0.529 0.476 0.366
Tolerance (inches) ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.014 ±0.012
Empty Capsule External Diameter
Cap (mm) 9.91 8.58 8.56 7.65 7.64 6.96 6.39 5.85 5.33 4.91
Cap (inches) 0.390 0.338 0.337 0.301 0.301 0.274 0.252 0.230 0.210 0.193
Body (mm) 9.55 8.25 8.23 7.36 7.35 6.63 6.12 5.60 5.08 4.68
Body (inches) 0.376 0.322 0.289 0.29
Empty Capsule Quantity Per Case
Capsules per box 50,000 65,000 75,000 90,000 100,000 125,000 175,000 200,000 250,000 350,000


Standard Empty Capsules Box Sizes

We offer different quantities of packet sizes from 1,000, 5,000 and 10,000 as well as in wholesale quantities.

When buying wholesale quantities each type of capsules whether Gelatin, HPMC or Vegetable come in 1 standard box size. The quantity of capsules in each box changes depending on the size as the volume of the box stays the same. We have created a table below to show the dimensions of the box as well as the quantity of capsules in each.

Units Height (H) mm/inches Depth (D) mm/inches Width (W) mm/inches
Metric (mm) 730 mm 397 mm 600 mm
Inches 28 3/4" 15 5/8" 23 5/8"
Capsule Size Quantity In Standard Box
#000 50,000
#00 70,000
#0 100,000
#1 125,000
#2 175,000
#3 225,000
#4 300,000
#5 350,000
Standard box size for hard caps
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