'Empty GELATIN Capsules' ('00' Gel OUT of Stock)

  • $10.95


Capsule Quality

  • Contains only beef gelatin and purified water.
  • BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) free
  • TSE (Transmissible spongiform Encephalopathies) free

One gram equals 1,000 milligrams.

 

To swallow capsules, tilt head slightly forward so it will float in the water you take. Leaning back could cause it to stick in your throat.  For taking 'tablets' stand upright or tilt head back a bit, for 'capsules', tilt head forward a bit.

     How many capsules do I need to hold a teaspoon of powder?

Number of capsules needed to hold approximately one (1) teaspoon of powder:

Size 00             5 – 6              Size 0             7             Size 1             10

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How many MGs (milligrams) do the capsules hold?

MG is a weight measurement. The density of the powder, plus the capacity of the capsule [in ML] means that MGs can vary greatly.  As an example, a size 1 capsule can hold approximately 300 to 600 mg depending on the density of the powder. A small scale is needed for more precise measurements.

    Size    Length    Diameter  Volume  Approx.

 '00'        23.30      8.18       0.95        950
  
   '0'          21.20      7.34       0.68        680

  '1'         19.00       6.63       0.50        500

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This chart is from another source.   Capsule Specifications:

Pictures are a fraction larger than actual size of capsules

 

 

 

Depending upon the consistency (or density) of the Herbal powder being used to make the capsules

-  about 100 grams of powdered Herb will make about 100: '0'  size capsules  &  about  - 110 g will make 100:  '00'  size capsules.

 

Size "0" Capsules

Size "0" is the industry standard and most popular size used for capsulated products.

  • Size "0" is about 50% smaller than size "00" and is close to the size of a nickel.
  • Each "0" capsule will hold 400 mg - 800 mg or so (5,000 mg = 1 teaspoon), depending on the powder and whether or not you use a Tamper when filling the capsules. Heavy and dense powders, such as Bentonite clay, Kelp and Spirulina, will be closer to the 800 mg range in one "0" capsule. Light and fluffy powders, such as Slippery Elm and Eleuthero root, will be closer to the 400 mg range in one "0" capsule. Of course, using a Tamper will drastically increase the amount that will fit into each capsule.

Size "00" Capsules

  • Size "00" is about 50% larger than size "0" and is nearly the size of a quarter.
  • Each "00" capsule will hold 550 mg - 1,100 mg or so (5,000 mg = 1 teaspoon), depending on the powder and whether or not you use a Tamper when filling the capsules. Heavy and dense powders, such as Bentonite clay, Kelp and Spirulina, will be closer to the 1,100 mg range in one "0" capsule. Light and fluffy powders, such as Slippery Elm and Eleuthero root, will be closer to the 550 mg range in one "0" capsule. Of course, using a Tamper will drastically increase the amount that will fit into each capsule.
  • Because none of us have a hard time swallowing capsules, this is our favorite size for use in our home. Someone that does not like to swallow capsules may prefer the smaller sized "0".