Capsule Machines

Written by Nicholas Kamuda
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Capsule machines, empty gelatin capsules, and other related items are experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to the growth of the natural health industry. In the last five to ten years, the natural health market has grown remarkably, increasing 17 percent in size just in the two years between 1997 and 1999. As more health information becomes available to citizens of every country (and especially in America), people all over are becoming more interested in pursuing healthy lifestyles and diets.

Producing your own dietary supplements with herbs, vitamins, empty capsules and capsule machines is one way to custom-fortify your daily diet in an affordable way. Empty gelatin and vegetarian capsules cost, on average, 15 dollars per thousand, and some capsule machines cost no more than 25 dollars or so. Though more extravagant equipment may cost a little more, an all-in-one capsule kit can get many started for fewer than 30 dollars.

In many cases, creating your own dietary supplements at home can be both more affordable and more effective than buying pre-mixed supplements. Consumers can pick and choose which herbs, vitamins, or minerals they need, or consult with herbal libraries or nutrition experts about healthy combinations. Websites are also a good source of information: natural health-related websites often include in-depth FAQs or links to other online resources.

How Many Capsule Machines Work

Most capsule filling machines work in relatively the same way. A central fill tray holds the capsules during filling, and then drops away, exposing the tops of the capsules so that they can be easily recapped and sealed. Some more expensive machines include hardware to orient the capsules and place them right side up in the fill tray, while others may include hardware to accept multiple capsule sizes.

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