Custom green capsules containing joint support formulaTime and time again, Superior Manufacturing stands out as the authority capsule manufacturer for delivering high-quality capsules on time and within budget. Whatever formulation, capsule type, or packaging you need, we stand ready to assist you.
Customization is key. With Superior manufacturing, you can choose the precise product you need to elevate your brand above the competition. Size. Appearance. Formulation. We’ll work with you to bring your product to market, guiding you along the way.
What Is Capsule Manufacturing?
Capsules consist of two shells, fitted together with your formulation inside. During the manufacturing process, we dispense a batch of your formulation into one of the shells and seal it using the other. Then we perform quality assurance and testing before packaging, labeling, and shipping your product.
Benefits of Capsules
There are many benefits to choosing capsules over other delivery forms for your supplements. Capsules allow for rapid delivery without any of the unpleasant tastes (off-putting bitterness, for instance) that some individual ingredients have. They also provide more effective absorption, delivering the same health benefits using smaller doses.
There are plenty more benefits of capsules:
- Easy to swallow
- Minimal odors
- More accurate dosages
- Deliver types of supplements that tablets can’t
- Visually stunning (hard shell capsules can be customized with brand logos)
- Lower production and R&D costs than gummies, liquids, and tablets
- And so much more!
Types of Capsules
Gelatin Capsules use collagen (a soft protein that connects the muscles, tendons, skin, and bones of cows) to protect your formulation. They also add Glycine and Proline (two amino acids) along with protein, providing additional health benefits.
Vegetarian Capsules have a 100% vegetarian shell that works as well as any gelatin-based capsule. These come in two types:
Hypromellose/Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose (HPMC): The shell contains only water and HPMC) leaving it free of animal by-products, BSE, GMO, and gelatin, gluten, and starches.
Pullulan: produced by the fermentation of sugar and starch by the fungus Aerobasidum pullulans, this water-soluble polysaccharide is similar to the HPMC capsule, except that it is 100% natural.
Colored Capsules accent neutral-colored formulations, using different colors that can trigger a positive emotional response with your product. They also help customers differentiate supplements.
Branded Capsules can distinguish your formulation with your brand beautifully printed on the capsule.
Delayed-Release Capsules protect sensitive formulations from stomach acids for release in the small intestines. This allows for a slow and gentle release. Perfect for any formulation that may upset the stomach, causing unwanted side effects.
Liquid Capsules are best for formulations that need to be quickly absorbed. They come in two forms: hard shells and soft gels.
Soft gels are coated with beef-based gelatin that allows for easy digestion. This makes soft gels perfect for formulations that require rapid delivery.
Hard shells are formed from two shells with the formulation in the middle. They’re more durable than soft gels and therefore work better with formulations that need an extended-release.
How Does Capsule Manufacturing Work?
We’ll manufacture your two-piece, hard-shell capsules in state of the art facilities containing high capacity automatic and semi-automatic encapsulation machines capable of producing over 10 million capsules per shift.
Our state of the art blenders (V-Blenders, Double Cone, Double Ribbon, Paddle Blenders, and more) make high capacity blending and weighing of the largest capsule runs easy. Whatever the size of your order, you can expect rapid manufacturing and delivery.
Quality assurance is our priority. We conduct an extensive product testing process in-house. With the help of our R&D and Quality Control teams, your finished product will meet all safety standards and regulations while fulfilling your customers’ needs.
Capsule Manufacturing Process Flow Chart
With Superior Manufacturing, you always know where you’re at in your journey to get the high-quality formulations you need. Below you’ll find a flow chart detailing each step in the capsule manufacturing process.
Choose the Right Package for Your Capsules
The right package is about more than having something that holds your product. It’s about hinting at the future your customers will experience by choosing your formulation. Effective packaging goes a long way. It turns heads, guides your product to their cart, and leaves them feeling confident about their purchases.
It goes beyond marketing. Your label should clearly display the ingredients, dosage requirements, and how to refill. We offer a range of packaging to fit your needs:
- PET and HDPE Bottles
- Plastic and Glass
- Jars, Oblongs, Packers
- Blister Packs
- Stick Packs
- Folding displays and boxes
- And more options to choose from…
The Superior Difference: What Makes Us Unique
We design your specific capsule with your whole business in mind. With Superior Manufacturing, you’ll get a trusted supplement manufacturing team who knows the industry and how to deliver the best product for your brand.
Get the highest quality, turnkey capsules ready for market. When you choose Superior, your Team will make sure your formulations shine. Here’s what we’ll do:
- Conduct Anti-caking
- Use the Ideal Fill Weight
- Perform Odor-Masking
- Ensure Powder Flowability
- Clean, Polished Capsules
- Complete Quality Assurance
- Execute Rigorous Testing
SUPERIOR EXPERTISE: No more waiting in the dark. Your personal consultant will keep you informed during your entire journey. When you team up with Superior, you get a partner dedicated to helping your business grow with the support you need along the way.
FAST AND ACCURATE PRODUCTION: We bring your vision to life, delivering a final product that will exceed both you and your customers’ expectations. We aim to leave a lasting impression by delivering exactly what you ordered on time, every time.
EFFECTIVE LABELING: Your product will meet FDA guidelines and provide all the information your customers need in a simple, clear way.
CUSTOMIZABLE DELIVERY: We only work with fulfillment partners who match our level of dedication. No more “hoping” your product arrives on time.
Frequently Asked Questions About Capsule Manufacturing
If you’re in the market for capsule manufacturing, but still have questions about the process and what to expect, then you’ll find your answers below. Here are our FAQs about the Capsule Manufacturing Process:
What is the MOQ for capsules?
Regular Capsules: 250,000 capsules or 3,000 units of a 60 count
Colored Capsules Gelatin: 350,000
Colored Capsules Vegetable: 1,000,000
Liquid Capsules: 1,500,000 and requires special approval
Capsule Within Capsule: 1,500,000 and requires special approval
Beadlet Capsule: 1,500,000 and requires special approval
Why do my capsules smell?
Some ingredients have off-putting or strong odors that can’t be avoided. If you’re worried about the smell of your product, talk to us about alternatives.
Why are capsules more popular than tablets?
Capsules are easier to swallow and dissolve faster. They also require fewer ingredients because they’re more effective. Whether or not a capsule is the best choice depends on the formulation.
How much material or mg can fit in a capsule?
There are various capsules sizes ranging from size four to double zero. A double zero can generally hold 650mg to 800mg of most material. Keep in mind that fluffy ingredients take up more space than denser ingredients.
Can oils go in capsules?
No. They can go into soft gels or into proprietary liquid capsules. Subject to approval.
What are excipients such as magnesium citrate, silicon dioxide, and other manufacturing agents and why are they important?
These serve numerous purposes. Some ensure that the capsule is completely full so the consumer does not receive a partially empty capsule. Some excipients also help ingredients flow through machines, allowing smoother manufacturing.
Should I use Vegetable or Gelatin Capsules?
This depends upon your customer and the product. Some customers do not care or understand the differences between gelatin or vegetable. Others do not want gelatin and specifically look for vegetable-based capsules.
Why is there space leftover in my capsule? I thought it would be full.
After the encapsulation process, formulations tend to settle, creating additional space in the capsule.
Why did the colors of my capsules vary greatly between orders?
Natural products are more susceptible to environmental factors. This means that the final product can vary due to the climate, type of product, and region where it was grown.
Why do we even need tablets if capsules work so well?
Capsules have limited space inside. As a result, if your formula requires more ingredients than what could fit in a capsule, a tablet would be the better choice.
Get the Custom Capsules You Need Today!
You’ve worked hard to create a custom formulation you know will fit your market. Don’t let your hard work and effort go to waste. Trust in a supplement manufacturer who will be there as your guide from the moment you receive your quote until the product arrives at your door.
With Superior Manufacturing, you’ll never be in the dark. We’ll work with you to create the custom product you need. Start your journey with Superior and give us a call today!