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What is the Extended-Slow-Release Core of the Tablet Made From?
Differentiating between Gel Capsules and Tablets
Key Ingredients in Capsules and Tablets
- Capsule shells typically consist mainly of hard gelatin derived from an animal source, but there’s an increasing trend towards using plant fibers like starch hydrolysate for vegetarians and those with dietary restrictions.
- In contrast, tablets incorporate multiple components including the active ingredient mixed with excipients – substances which help stabilize drug formulations – along with binders that hold all ingredients together firmly during the compression process, creating the tablet’s standard size and shape.
The Purity Factor in Capsules vs Tablets
Ensuring Purity during Production
To add an extra layer of protection against impurities, most pharmaceuticals also undergo rigorous testing before they hit market shelves. So whether you’re popping a capsule or swallowing a tablet – rest assured; your health won’t be taking any hits.
- Gelatin Shells: Made with animal-source gelatin or plant fibers provide an effective barrier against environmental pollutants.
- Vessel Control: In tablet production, a shell type vessel is used to keep the internal environment stable and contamination-free.
- Regulations: Strict guidelines by FDA ensure product safety throughout all stages of production.