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FAQ

The Capsule Guy stocks eight sizes of capsules for human use. The largest is #000 and the smallest is #5.

Which capsule size is best for your needs depends on a few things.  Most people want to be able to use the larger size capsule so they don’t have to take a lot of  capsules.  If you have a hard time swallowing larger capsules, then you may not want to use the “00” size.

Capsule Volumes

#000 - 1.37ml   26mm long  Approx 3 capsules per teaspoon.

#00 - 0.9ml   23mm long   Approx 5 capsules per teaspoon.

#0 - 0.7ml    21mm long   Approx 7 capsules per teaspoon.

#1 - 0.5ml   19mm long   Approx 9 capsules per teaspoon.

#2 - 0.4ml   18mm long    Approx 11 capsules per teaspoon.

#3 - 0.3ml   16mm long    Approx 15 capsules per teaspoon.

#4 - 0.23ml  14mm long   Approx 20 capsules per teaspoon.

#5 - 0.13ml   11mm long   Approx 35 capsules per teaspoon.

Most herbal capsules you buy in bottles are #00 or #0 size.

What are capsules made from?

Gelatin capsules are made from food grade beef gelatin and purified water.

Vegetable capsules are made from Hypromellose cellulose (HPMC), or pullulan (polysaccharide), vegetable sourced ingredients, and purified water.

What is the difference between joined and separated capsules?

The capsules are the same. Separated capsules are when the lids and bodies of the capsules are in separate bags.

All capsules are sold by weight, according to an average weight allocated to each size capsule.

This can vary by as much as 7% in some cases, even in the same batch run. So occasionally you may receive more or less than the number of capsules that you ordered. These variations are deemed as acceptable by industry standards.  The Capsule Guy will always endeavour to supply the correct number of capsules as ordered, but acknowledges that the variations as listed means that the quantity supplied may occasionally be less than the quantity ordered. Your agreement to purchase from The Capsule Guy indicates your acceptance of these variations and no further compensation may be enacted.

Why do some clear capsules appear cloudy?

Capsule clarity can be affected by raw product differences in the manufacturing process.

Storage of Capsules

Capsules should be stored in clean airtight containers away from direct sunlight, to avoid damage from humidity. 

Can capsules hold liquids?

When filled with liquids ( ie vinegar) , capsules will start to soften within around 5 seconds and must be consumed immediately otherwise the contents will leak out.

Capsules can hold pure oils for extended periods.