Ingredients can be encapsulated in multiple ways; traditionally, a capsule is a two-piece component derived from gelatin- or plant-based materials, and is best-suited for ingredients in powdered form. When standard encapsulation isnt suitable, such as when liquid lipids are among the active ingredients in a formulation, a softgel capsule may be a viable option. This Digital Magazine explores pros and cons of each encapsulation format, and offers tips for formulation and insight on clean-label capsules. Takeaways include: *Dosage is perhaps most important to consider when deciding whether a capsule is the best format. *Two-piece capsules offer benefits related to taste, cost, delivery of actives and dissolution. *For encapsulating non-powdered ingredients, softgels can provide a viable option.