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SupplySide Stories Episode 26: The plant-based softgel solution that delivers – video

Vegicaps® softgels deliver a plant-based softgel capsule for consumers seeking an animal free alternative to gelatin capsules.

Today's consumers are becoming more aware of the health and environmental benefits of a plant-forward diet. Plant-based supplement ingredients have been challenging to deliver in softgel format, where most soft capsules have been gelatin based. 

A plant-based softgel capsule for consumers seeking an animal free alternative to gelatin capsules, Vegicaps® capsules are GMO free, plant-based shell, free from animal derivatives, gluten, and modified sugars. The plant derived shell formulation may be an optimal solution for challenging formulations, offering the capability to handle a wider range of healthy lifestyles compounds, especially those with higher melting points.

Our interview with Catalent's Dan Peizer explores and answers:

  • What are Vegicaps® capsules and how are they made?
  •  What does the trend towards ‘plant-based’ mean for manufacturers?
  •  Are Vegicaps® capsules good for vegan applications?
  •  How does the Vegicaps® technology compare to other technologies on the market?
  •  Where are Vegicaps® capsules available?  
  •  If someone wants to learn more about this technology, where should they go?

Vegicaps® capsules offer a number of technical advantages:

  1. Plant based shell solves complex development and formulation challenges
  2. Helps improve bioavailability of poorly water-soluble and poorly permeable compounds
  3. Enhances dose uniformity of your potent compounds
  4. Encapsulation of higher temperature fill formulations
  5. Higher pH fill formulations
  6. Wider range of compatible fill excipients
  7. Enhanced stability for sensitive actives with higher water content
  8. Safe and tamper evident

Listen in, and learn more.

About our speaker:

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Dan Peizer, Vice President, Global Marketing & Strategy, Consumer Health, Catalent

Dan joined Catalent in 2013 and has held a number of strategic marketing and business development roles. In his current role, he is responsible for strategy and marketing planning for Catalent’s global consumer health business including the over-the-counter (OTC), vitamins, minerals and supplements (VMS), and beauty sectors.

"What you get is a product, capsule, that performs in every way shape and form like a softgel does, so it meets consumer expectation–however it does not have any animal based ingredients, gelatin." – Dan Peizer, Vice President, Global Marketing & Strategy, Consumer Health, Catalent

To learn more about Catalent's Vegicaps® capsules for your plant-based formulations, please click HERE.

Catalent Consumer Health

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