Capsules or Powders?

Adherence with supplement protocols can sometimes be challenging.

Our supplements are available in both capsules and powders. It’s all about options and what works best for individual patient care.

At Signature Supplements, we’re problem solvers. We help practitioners create the best solutions for their patients and give advice on taste and solubility of raw materials, as well as specific information about which raw materials are best administered in capsule or powder form.

POWDERS

ADVANTAGES

  Very cost-effective on a dollar-per-nutrient basis.

  Effective for delivering supplements with ingredients that must be consumed in large quantities.

  Examples include proteins, fibres and greens products.

  Can be combined with other raw materials and consumed in a smoothie, drink or soft food.

  Ideal for patients who dislike swallowing capsules or tablets.

DISADVANTAGES

  Some supplements, including classic herbs like goldenseal, are not particularly palatable or water-soluble in powder form.

  Can be less convenient to use, carry or travel with.

CAPSULES

ADVANTAGES

  Convenient dosage form; individual dose can be accurately measured.

  Makes consuming unpleasant tasting supplements much easier.

  Odorless, tasteless, easy to swallow, reduce GI irritation and protect sensitive ingredients from oxygen.

  Great for patients who won’t take powders.

  Choice of beef gelatin, vegetarian, delayed release or mini veggie capsules.

  Vegetarian capsules are available in two sizes: regular and mini.

DISADVANTAGES

  Limited amount of space in a capsule means bulky materials can result in a large quantity of required capsules and increased price.

  Small quantities of active ingredients require a filler to ensure capsule is completely filled; practitioners can always choose the most appropriate filler.

  Direct contact with mucus membranes is eliminated, possibly affecting nutrient effectiveness.

Learn how we can help!

P. 1-888-333-8038

F. 1-888-889-0740

A. 50 Eileen Stubbs Ave, Unit 144
Dartmouth NS B3B 0M7

P. 1-888-333-8038

F. 1-888-889-0740

A. 50 Eileen Stubbs Ave, Unit 144
Dartmouth NS B3B 0M7