What is a pullulan capsule?

What is a pullulan capsule?

Pullulan is a Biopolymer material. Its polysaccharides are water soluble by nature, through fermentation which makes it a Pullulan. These are 100% natural vegetable capsules which are edible polymer, odorless & have no identifiable taste.

What is a vegetarian capsule?

A vegetarian capsule is a clear capsule made from plant-derived materials. It doesn’t contain any irritants or preservatives. There are some differences from vegetarian capsules and standard capsules that only allow for certain uses. They are fast dissolving and easily digested.

What are pullulan capsules made of?

Made from tapioca which is naturally fermented into pullulan, a starch-free vegetarian capsule, Plantcaps® capsules speak to the needs of the most discerning consumers.

Are pullulan capsules gluten free?

Made from pharmaceutical grade HPMC (Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose) – derived from vegetable cellulose, which is 100% natural. Contain no preservatives, gelatin, wheat, gluten, animal by-products or starch, and they are made from pure cellulose of either pine or poplar.

Is pullulan safe for skin?

Pullulan at a Glance It contains complex sugars known as polysaccharides, which makes it a good water-binding agent (i.e. hydration) and antioxidant in skin care products. It is proven to work well as a “carrier” for other skin care actives, effectively delivering the ingredients where they need to go.

Are pullulan capsules safe?

“Pullulan is a naturally occurring polysaccharide obtained through non-GMO fermentation of starch syrup obtained from cassava plants. It is globally accepted, safe and offers our capsules unique attributes that contribute to the performance of the product,” says Vouche.

What are capsule sizes?

“000” holds about 1000 mg., “00” holds about 735 mg., “0” size holds about 500 mg., #1 holds about 400 mg., #3 about 200 mg. One teaspoon will fill about 7 “0” capsules and about 5 “00” capsules. The weight depends on the density of the powder you are using.

What is the difference between vegetarian and gelatin capsules?

For all intents and purposes gelatin and veggie capsules serve the same purpose and can be used interchangeably for any formula. The only differentiating factor is whether or not there is a desire to make the finished product acceptable to vegetarians.

Are Pullulans bad?

Safety Measures/Side Effects: The CosmeticsDatabase finds Pullulan to be a low hazard ingredient, although a Japanese study in 1985 did find that one or more in vitro tests of Pullulan on non-mammalian cells showed positive mutation results that could potentially lead to cancer.

What is pullulan used for?

Pullulan is used as a binder, thickener (0.2%–3%), and coating agent in food. Generally, pullulan is applied in instant beverages, creams, icings, soy sauces, other sauces, desserts, confectionery, and so forth. Pullulan is used as a low-calorie food additive and replaces gelatin in coatings [15, 91].

Is pullulan safe to eat?

Pullulan is a polysaccharide produced from a yeast. Pullulan has been used as a food ingredient for over 20 years in Japan. It has Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status in the US for a much wider range of applications and thus higher intakes than the current application.

How do I know my capsule size?

What are plantcaps® capsules?

Made from tapioca which is naturally fermented into pullulan, a starch-free vegetarian capsule, Plantcaps® capsules speak to the needs of the most discerning consumers. Everything Your Green Consumers Want in a Capsule. Nothing They Don’t. All the benefits of gelatin in a vegetarian capsule

What is the size of a standard capsule?

Size 000 #000 capsules sometimes referred to as “triple zero” are the largest size of standard capsules. The volume of a size 000 is 1.37ml The overall length of the capsule is 26.1mm

What is the difference between a “000” and “0” capsule?

For example, a # 5 capsule is smaller than a #1 capsule. A “000” (triple zero) capsule is the largest size available. In cases where capsule sizes are indicated with “0” names, 000s are the largest, while 0s are smaller. In some cases capsule sizes can be selected on the simple basis of the actual physical size of the capsule.

What do the capsule numbers on a coin mean?

The most commonly used capsule is size 00. Below is a scale of size 0 and 00 capsules next to common coins to show their scale. What Do the Capsule Numbers Mean? Capsule sizes can seem counterintuitive as smaller sized capsules have higher numbers than larger capsules. A “000” (triple zero) capsule is the largest size available.