Properties of Gelatin Capsules

Overview Gelatin capsules date back to the mid 1800's with the patent for the first soft gel capsule. Since their inception, gel capsules have provided consumers with a palatable, digestible alternative to conventional tablets and oral suspensions. Encapsulation provides protection for medications, though curious consumers may wonder what gel capsules are and what they're made of. The properties of gel capsules are generally the same across the spectrum, regardless of the variations on manufacture and appearance. Shell Composition and Characteristics Gelatin capsules come in two standard varieties designated by their texture. The outer shell of gelatin capsules is either hard or soft. Soft g

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