Our Selection of Empty Gelatin Capsules
- 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
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
We strive for the best quality products and ensure they are complete GMO free
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?
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.
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
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||✘||✔||✔|
*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|
|Empty Capsule Weight (Gelatin)|
|Average Weight (mg)||158||143||123||107||99||78||61||48||38||28|
|Empty Capsule Weight (Vegetarian)|
|Average Weight (mg)||163||152||136||107||105||79||63||50||40||30|
|Empty Capsule Volume Capacity (ml)|
|Empty Capsule Weight Capacity by Formulation Density (mg)|
|Empty Capsule Overall Closed Length|
|Empty Capsule Individual Lengths (cap)|
|Empty Capsule Individual Lengths (body)|
|Empty Capsule External Diameter|
|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|