If you're a fan of the movie Jurassic Park, you may remember something called ‘the lysine contingency,’ which ensured that the dinosaurs couldn't live for long outside the park. The dinosaurs were genetically altered so that they needed L-lysine supplements in order to survive.
If you've been in the health supplement industry for a while, you've probably heard of creatine before. It's a common fitness supplement that is sold over the counter at sports and fitness stores across the world. But do you really know all of the great benefits that creatine offers you? Read on if you're curious about how creatine can benefit your customers health.
Recent research on the effects of aloe vera on weight, body fat mass and fasting blood glucose indicates that there may be a connection between the plant and weight loss.
The ability of an active ingredient to be absorbed by the body depends on its bioavailability, which is affected by the active ingredients solubility and absorbency as it passes the gastrointestinal membrane and is subjected to the gastrointestinal fluid. The ability to be absorbed depends on several physical and chemical composition of the drug. That said, the rate in which drugs dissolves depends on the tablet’s disintegration.
Although one can encapsulate liquids in a gelatin or vegetarian capsule, the truth is that the process of encapsulating is both a science and an art. The product usually depends on the weight and quality of the formulation as well as other variables that can affect it.
The Fluidized bed dryer is common in the pharmaceutical industry and widely used during the granulation process where granules undergo the drying process. The dryer allows the manufacturer to obtain the desired moisture content for the tablet formulation.
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The advancement in science and technology makes it easier for one to make their own supplements. Vegetarian capsules are healthier as these are derived from natural ingredients such as cellulose, hydroxyl and methyl. If you are looking for a healthy and natural alternative to traditional capsules, then vegetarian capsules can be an excellent choice for you.
Whether a capsule is made of gelatin or vegetarian ingredients, it is intended to dissolve in the stomach. However, there are times when it benefits the person to have the capsule dissolve in the small intestine and this is what enteric-coated capsules are created for.
Whey protein is the highest quality protein source. Many types of whey protein powder supplements are available in stores. The demand is very high however, due to the many benefits associated with consuming whey protein powder.
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Bodybuilding is a sport that most people think is for men only. But it is also a sport for women and is rapidly growing in popularity. When women become bodybuilders, they usually don't have the same goals as men. Often, they want to become a certain size, build strength and confidence and then build muscle.
Binders are chemical compounds that have an adhesive property. They bind the drug and excipient together and provide it with extra strength. Binders can also form intergranular bonds that fuse together and form a binder bridge between granules adhering to each other. The bridges may result from the melting or softening of the binder during the compression process.
The use of scoring on tablets has long been implemented by the manufacturing industry mainly to prevent stress fractures but later on for more considerations that are primarily aesthetic. Bisects are different as they present a challenge to manufacturers as they can affect the tablets.
The tablet land is a slight level surface that is vertical to the tablet’s boundary creating a junction between the boundary and the cup of the tablet. There are three main reasons why one would incorporate a land into the tablet’s design.
- Increase the strength of the punch edge
- Increase the wear of the punch cup inner edges
- Lower the relentlessness of the nicks on the edges of the punch
Although LFA Tablet Presses does not sell capsules or capsule fillers we do feel that it is very important to provide our customers with as much information as possible. In this article we discuss the types of capsules and the their potential applications.
The rules have changed when it comes to development of products in the pharmaceutical, health and nutritional industry.
It is time consuming and expensive for tablet manufacturers to inspect tooling equipment. That said, changes and advancement in technology makes it easier to doin-processinspections. Below is a brief on the improvement in technology to improvein-processinspection.
The nonionic detergents are the type of cleaning agent used in the pharmaceutical industry as it helps sanitize and protect the equipment in order to prevent poor quality and thus uphold the quality of the product.
In the tablet manufacturing industry, the most common problem that they encounter is what one would call as “Sticking”. This happens when the granulation sticks to the tool face, which results to sticky products and failure of the presses to compress the tablets. This is a big problem for manufacturers as the sticking goes unnoticed and only seen once the item is in production.