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.
Well, guess what - humans need L-lysine, too!
While some dosage forms are effective if released immediately into the blood stream, in many cases it is advantageous to either release the active ingredient slowly or target the release to a specific area of the body.
Description: The term “Binding” is used when the tablet sticks to, takes hold or splits during the molding / pressing process.
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.
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.
When it comes to taking supplements and multivitamins, we all know how horrible it can be. Often these comes in tablet sizes that are hard to swallow and sometimes leave a bitter taste thereafter. That said, thanks to recent improvements in the industry, one is no longer confined to tablet or capsule supplements as nowadays, gelatin supplements make it easier for people to take these supplements. To better understand gelatin supplements, below is a brief about the product and what benefits one can get as well as the different varieties available in the market today.
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.
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.
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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.
Tablet defects occur for a variety of reasons, but many can easily be avoided. To address defects, technicians involved in tabletting must have a full understanding of both the tabletting process and the materials used. Adequate training in the setting up and use of the machines is vital if the technician is to have the necessary skills to be able to fix equipment and minimize problems in production.