Empty capsules allow you to fill your own powders at desired potencies, and avoid tablet binders and fillers. Buying powdered vitamins and filling your own capsules can save up to 50% off most retail prices.
- Gelatin Caps Size "0", depending on the powder, can hold between 408 - 816 mg.
- Gelatin Caps Size "00", depending on the powder, can hold between 546 - 1092 mg.
- Gelatin Caps Size "000", depending on the powder, can hold between 822 - 1644 mg.
- Gelatin Caps Size #1, depending on the powder, can hold between 300 - 600 mg.
- Gelatin Caps Size #3, depending on the powder, can hold between 180 - 360 mg.
NOW is an excellent source for unique powdered vitamins, minerals and herbs to fill in empty caps. We have been selling powdered supplements since 1972. Our powders require no fillers or binders, are lower in cost, and can be mixed for desired potencies.
It appears many NOW products are derived from bovine sources. Are these products safe to take in light of the recent Mad Cow Disease scare?
All NOW bovine products are derived from healthy cattle, which meet USDA/FDA requirements. You can be assured that they have been fully documented and are.considered to be free from Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), commonly known as Mad Cow Disease.
What types of capsule does NOW use , what is their source, and are they free of BSE?
NOW uses gelatin capsules and vegetable capsules. NOW's two-piece gelatin capsules containing dry powders are derived from beef and pork sources. NOW's one-piece gelatin capsules containing liquids are typically derived from beef, not pork. Many of the gelatin capsules NOW uses are processed and certified Kosher and Halal. NOW's main vegetable capsules are derived from tree fiber and are domestically sourced. A newer form of vegetable capsule is made from non-genetically engineered corn polysaccharides. Both type of Vcaps are considered vegetarian and vegan, containing no ingredients from animal sources. All capsules used in NOW products are considered to be BSE-free.