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What’s often present in gummies?

In summary gummies are commonly made from gelatin, corn starch, water, sugar, and colourants. They are described as flavored alternatives for delivering dietary nutrients. The biggest differences were we think capsules provide a benefit are as follows:

  • There’s a big shift towards vegetarian friendly capsules

  • Capsules don’t need to incorporate sugars, artificial sweeteners, colourants or flavourings

  • Active ingredients like vitamins, minerals or extracts can be highly and meticulously dosed

  • They can be developed with clean label positioning in mind

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Sugar: An Unfavorable Ingredient

In most cases added sugar is a main ingredient in gummies. It can be considered to be a significant disadvantage as excess sugar may lead to adverse health effects.* Some adverse health effects of sugars include:

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  • Cardiovascular concerns

  • High blood pressure

  • Inflammation

  • Elevated triglycerides

  • Liver concerns

  • Poor weight management

  • Fatigue

  • Oxidative stress

Why Choose Capsules from Phytophar?

You can entrust your capsule developments to comply with the following:

  • Wide variety in capsule types ranging from vegetarian plant capsules (from HPMC) to more traditional hard capsules (from gelatin)

  • Free from sugar and harmful additives

  • Free from artificial flavors and colors

  • Require minimal inactive ingredients

  • Contain reliable amounts of active vitamins and minerals

  • Convenient to take in recommended doses

  • Allergen-free possibilities

  • Huge range of different coloured capsules

  • Customizable capsule release profile

Other benefits that make capsules unique

Formulators working with difficult-to-mix ingredients or recipes with high active dosages know capsules are still category leaders, due to their ability to mask unpleasant flavors and creatively deliver both water- and oil-based ingredients, sometimes within the same capsule.
Liposomal technology is similarly advancing and helping to deliver higher and more complex doses, and even oral thin strips are making waves as alternate supplement delivery vehicles.

Capsules contain more vitamins and minerals on average as active ingredients because they have a longer shelf life.
This means they keep their potency over a longer timeframe.

If you consume hard capsules made from gelatin, it won’t get stuck in your teeth which prevents cavities and other dental issues.

There never can be an excess in consumption on active ingredients as they can be meticulously dosed. So you don’t have to worry about overconsumption which could lead to various health problems.

Capsules vs Gummies....

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