Difference between Veggie capsules and tablets pill ?


pillsSupplements come in all forms – tablets, capsules, powders and other – and that’s a good thing since it gives consumers a wide range of choices. But confusion persists about which forms are best with respect to absorption, materials, results and other factors. Each of these has legitimate pros and cons.

We will focus on the two most popular forms, Tablets and Capsules, but first few words about the powder as it is, for us, the purest way to take your food supplement.

Powders offer the more natural, purest form of supplement as it does not contain any other additives or ingredients. Powders do offer great flexibility with dosing – you can make much finer adjustments to the dose for your own needs.

Powders
 can be very cost-effective on a dollars-per-nutrient basis, but are also the least convenient to use, since they must be mixed into a liquid, shake or a food.
We would like to address the main concerns about capsules and tablets covering absorption, additives, costs, ease of use and shelf life of the tablets and capsules.
Absorption is a key concern of supplement customers with respect to the different formats. Many customers are concerned that products don’t break down or absorb quickly enough or completely enough.

Some reports shows that tablets, from poor dissolution and excessive compaction, either pass through the digestive system unscathed – or worryingly, they get stuck in the digestive tract altogether – neither disintegrating, or passing through. A tablet that breaks down too slowly will fail to provide the specific nutrient to critical intestinal sites, decreasing absorption and potentially causing gastrointestinal upset.

Capsules, on the other end, are able to break down quickly in the stomach. Shell normally breaks down/opens in 4 minutes. Taking capsules increases absorption of the product far more efficiently, and certainly, you will not find a capsule passing through the digestive tract undigested. The capsule is designed to disintegrate hence the supplements are released into the system with a higher rate of absorbency.

Tablets coated with sugar or similar substances, which mean that the herbs contained in it will not immediately enter the blood stream.
On the other end the herbs in the capsules are known to enter the blood stream immediately. That point leads us to another important matter: Additives

Additives
Capsules are much healthier to take than tablets. As a rule, capsules do not contain any of the unnecessary additives! (The purer the constituents the better the results). We have chosen vegetarian capsules that are gelatin-free alternative and are rapidly gaining popularity with our customers.

Some tablets contain coating, fillers, binders (starches, cellulosics), excipients, colorings, disintegrants and diluents to name a few. Those ingredients can be an issue. The cheaper the tablet, the more of these ingredients are contained in them; you get what you pay for – which is why they are so much cheaper than capsules. That point leads us to prices

Cost- effectiveness and Prices
Tablets are known to be less expensive when compared to capsules. They are manufactured by compressing and packing the materials by great force.
We have priced our capsules below or at the same level of tablets for the benefit of our customers.

Ease of use
Tablets are available in different sizes and shapes. The only drawback that can be seen with tablets is that large tablets can be hard to swallow. Here the only means to take the tablet is to break it or crush it to powder. Tablets can be cut into two, whereas capsules cannot.

When compared to tablets, capsules are easy to swallow. Some people like the fact that they can open up capsules and, using all or part of its powdered contents, mix the nutrients into applesauce or a protein shake, for example. People who find it hard to swallow the capsule can just open it and mix the contents into a drink. This is beneficial when capsules have to be administered to children.

Shelf Life
Since capsules are not completely air-tight, their shelf-life is a little shorter than tablets. Their storage conditions are more stringent as they can be susceptible to moisture.