Custom Tablets Manufacturers for Nutritional Supplements — Chewable, Coated, Time-Release, and Sublingual

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Searching for a high-capacity, high-quality, and highly certified tablet manufacturer to develop and produce exceptional nutritional or dietary supplements for your customers? Look no further than Superior Supplement Manufacturing.

We understand that choosing an affordable yet high-quality tablet manufacturer can be challenging. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive guide to help you make an informed decision.

In this article, we’ll walk you through the tablet manufacturing process, introduce you to our wide range of products and services, and answer your questions about custom tablet manufacturing — the SSMFG way.

Understanding Vitamin and Supplement Tablets

Tablets offer an easy way for your customers to quickly consume your formulation. They come in various types that cater to different needs and preferences, such as chewable, sublingual, fast melt, and effervescent tablets.

Here are some of the most popular tablet types:

  • Chewable: Perfect for any age, these tasty tablets can be quickly chewed and rapidly delivered.
  • Coated or Uncoated: Each coating serves a purpose. Sugar coatings help mask any unpleasant bitterness/off-putting tastes, for instance. Generally, coatings help keep the tablet intact until the formulation needs to be delivered.
  • Delayed Release: Sensitive ingredients need to be protected from corrosive stomach acid. Delayed-release tablets remain intact until they reach the small intestines where they can provide the greatest benefit.
  • Effervescent: After coming into contact with a liquid, these tablets break down into a foamy froth (due to the release of carbon dioxide), allowing for the rapid delivery of ingredients.
  • Sublingual: For ingredients that need to bypass the liver, sublingual tablets work perfectly. Once placed under the tongue, they dissolve in the mouth and enter the bloodstream, making the ingredients more effective.

Additionally, tablets can be manufactured in different shapes and sizes with many coating and imprinting options. The possibilities are endless for creating a highly customized tablet to fit your formula and your customers’ needs.

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The three most common methods for tablet manufacturing are direct compression, dry granulation, and wet granulation. It begins with weighing, milling, and mixing. However, depending on the type of tablet method being used, granulation, drying, compaction, and/or coating will follow before packaging.

Benefits of Manufacturing Tablets

Tablets are highly customizable. As a result, they have more versatility than some of the other delivery options out there. In addition to fully customizing their appearance during production, you can choose how you’d like them to disperse your formulation.

A tablet can dissolve in the mouth, in the stomach, or the intestines, meaning that your supplement formula will function in a way that yields the best results. As one of the most common delivery methods, tablets are also affordable to manufacture.

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750mg Pressed Tablets. Scored for dose flexibility.


Tablet Benefits:

  • Multiple delivery capabilities, including custom chewable, coated, time-release, and effervescent tablets
  • Accurate dosing
  • Can have delayed absorption for optimal delivery because of coating
  • Tablet pressing makes it easier to deliver more formulation
  • Easier to split doses due to scoring
  • Easy to identify due to differences in color, size, and shape
  • Multiple packaging options
  • Appropriate for many different industries

Tablet Challenges:

  • Can be hard to swallow
  • Slower absorption into the bloodstream than capsules
  • Some ingredients cannot be pressed into tablet form
  • May have an unpleasant taste
  • May need to use a large number of excipients and binders
  • May require coating to reduce unpleasant taste/protect quality
  • Coating and type can increase price of finished product

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How does the tablet manufacturing process work?

As the industry’s leading tablet manufacturers, we take your tablet production seriously.

At our CGMP-certified facilities, we create all products through a multi-stage process. Depending on the desired finished product, your tablet will undergo one of several production methods. Three of the most common methods for tablet manufacturing are direct compression, dry granulation, and wet granulation.

Direct compression is a quick and straightforward way to make tablets, perfect for ingredients sensitive to heat or moisture. However, this kind of tablet pressing requires careful selection of ingredients to ensure good tablet quality.

Granulation processes, including wet and dry granulation, produce a tablet with better consistency and higher amounts of active ingredients. Dry granulation is especially useful as it is flexible, cost-effective, and suitable for raw materials that don’t tolerate moisture or heat well.

Regardless of method, tablet production begins by making sure that each tablet has the right dosage needed. Your tablet manufacturer will use care and expertise when weighing, milling, and mixing your raw materials.

A few more steps follow depending on the type of tablet method used. Tablets may need to be coated for proper delivery of the nutrients, and most tablet formulations require a free-flowing additive to help it move easily from the hopper to the die cavity of the tablet press.

The steps in the tablet process are something you will discuss with your account executive to determine the best ingredients and manufacturing methods for your products. At SSMFG, we have superior capabilities to manufacture the highest quality tablet for your needs.

Tablet 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 tablet manufacturing process.

Choose the Right Package for Your Tablets

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tablets in various blister packaging

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.

Tablet packaging goes beyond marketing. Your label should clearly display the ingredients, dosage requirements, and nutritional information. In addition, extra capabilities like drop resistance and child proofing add to your customers’ confidence in your brand.

As your superior tablet manufacturer, we offer a range of packaging to fit your needs:

  • PET and HDPE Bottles
  • Plastic and Glass
  • Jars, Oblongs, Packers
  • Blister Packs
  • Stick Packs
  • Sachets
  • Cartons
  • Folding displays and boxes
  • And more options to choose from…

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The Superior Difference: What Makes Us the Top Tablet Manufacturer

Are you ready for your tablet to stand out in the market?

With Superior Supplement Manufacturing, you’ll get a trusted manufacturing team that knows the industry and understands the business — and we’ll deliver the highest-quality product that reflects your brand and WOWs your customers every time.

When you choose Superior, your manufacturing team will make sure your tablet formulas and packaging shine. Here’s what else we offer:

  • Complete tablet customization
  • Durable, lasting packaging and products
  • Rigorous testing and quality assurance
  • Masked bitterness or off-putting flavors
  • If needed, only the best excipients/lubricants
  • On-time manufacturing
  • Complete quality assurance
  • Fast shipping

It is our mission to bring your dream formulation to life. Our industry-leading manufacturer team will ensure you get the exact tablets you need. Whether custom for chewable tablets, fast melt, time release, or sublingual tablets, you’ll get the custom shape and size you want, along with packaging and imprinting options that best define your brands.

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Poor communication plagues the supplement manufacturing industry. We prioritize transparency with each of our customers. As the cornerstone of our business, we’ll be there for you to answer any questions and put your mind at ease before, during, and after the manufacturing of your unique product.


We don’t just answer your questions. We pair you with your own Account Executive based on your specific needs. No matter your tablet order size, your Account Executive will be waiting to treat your product with high-touch, white-glove service.


As one of the largest supply chain manufacturing networks in the country, we’re your one-stop-shop for all your supplement manufacturing needs. From R&D to formulation, flavoring to packaging, certification requirements, we’ve got everything you need.


Our full capabilities and vast network of resources means we can turn your dream of a custom formulation into a reality. Tight budgets, quick turnarounds, sorting through supply chain nightmares, we have the resources needed to deliver on your demands.

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Tablet Supplement Manufacturing

Our MOQ is 250,000 tablets or 3,000 units (60-count).
More raw material can fit into a tablet than in a capsule. Around 2,000 mg of material can fit into a tablet; however, that would be a very large, difficult to swallow tablet. Please refer to the “Solid Dose Size Chart” above.
Oils and some hard-to compress ingredients, although these are rare.
In general, the type of delivery form that is optimal for your product will depend on the formula. For instance, tablets will work best for formulations that require more ingredients than will typically fit in a capsule. It will also depend on how the ingredients will be consumed. Chewables typically require tablet form, while delayed-release can be produced in capsules or tablets, depending on the formula. Ask to speak with one of our Account Executives today to discuss the best delivery form for your product.
You may have noticed that some tablets have an indented line down the center – that line is known as a “score”. Scoring makes it easier to break the tablet into smaller doses. Without the score it is more difficult for consumers to ensure they are breaking the tablet into equal doses.
There is a wide variety of tablet scoring options. One of our Account Executives can help you with finding the best option for your product.

Enteric coating is a polymer barrier used to coat tablets to prevent them from prematurely dissolving in the stomach. The contents can then travel to the small intestines where they are dissolved and absorbed. Keep in mind that this type of coating can form a cloudy film over the tablet that some customers may find off-putting.

Enteric coating is not typically required for capsules due to the ability to design them to dissolve in the intestines.

Yes, please let our Account Executives know your specific needs.
Yes, we can. Talk to one of our Account Executives for details.
It is possible to produce most colors in tablet form. However, there are some limitations. For instance, shiny colors tend to be a challenge due to the surface texture of the tablet.
Oxidation can cause tablets to change color over time, gaining a tint or developing small spots.
Both plastic and glass bottles have benefits. Glass is sturdier and can provide better protection for tablets under certain environmental conditions. Plastic containers are quite common, durable, and easier to transport and store. Call to speak with one of our Account Executives today about your specific product needs.
Granulation is a process that makes the powder form of ingredients larger so they’re easier to press into tablet form.
Wet granulation uses a volatile, non-toxic solvent to make ingredients easier to compress into tablet form. The solvent is typically removed through drying and can increase the product’s shelf life.
Environmental factors can influence stability. Time, moisture, temperature, storage conditions, etc., can lead to tablet breakdown. Storing your product under the proper conditions is an important aspect to maintaining the integrity of the product.
We carry a few high-end stock tablet formulas. These products meet some of the highest quality standards in the industry.
Tablets aren’t generally printed. However, you can get custom punches that include emblems/logos.
Standard shapes are round and oval. The size of the tablet will vary depending on the amount of raw materials. Custom tablet punches are available as well.
Yes, we can manufacture both delayed/sustained-release tablets.
We can produce chewable tablets with a variety of flavor options.
There are several ways to mask foul smelling ingredients, however some ingredients have off-putting or strong odors that cannot be avoided. Ask to speak with one of our Account Executives today to discuss the specific needs of your product.
Excipients serve numerous purposes in the manufacturing process. Some excipients ensure the table can be compressed. Other excipients help ingredients flow through machines, allowing for smoother manufacturing.
There is a wide variety, including magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, microcrystalline cellulose, and stearic acid, to name a few.
It is very rare that a tablet can be manufactured without excipients, due to the binders necessary to help the tablet compress.
Bottles, jars, bags, sachets, blisters, and bulk.
Typical bottle sizes are 100cc to 500cc, depending on the number and size of tablets.
The manufacturer will need to do a pilot run in order to determine the amount of excipients needed to allow the tablet to compress.
We do not offer custom label design in-house, however, we have a few designers we work with that we can introduce you to.

Get the Custom Tablets You Need Today!

You’ve worked hard to create a custom formulation designed specifically for your market. Don’t let your hard work and effort go to waste. Trust in a supplement manufacturer who will be there to guide you from the moment you receive your quote until your final product arrives.

With over 20 facilities across the USA, our company boasts one of the largest footprints of private label vitamin manufacturing facilities in the nation. We adhere to well-defined production and distribution systems that include rigorous inspections and testing methods, and offer many custom capabilities.

With Superior Supplements Manufacturing, you’ll never be in the dark. We’ll work with you to create the custom tablets you need. Start your journey with Superior — give us a call today for a free quote!

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