DRcaps® capsules help protect nutritional supplement ingredients that are sensitive to stomach acid. The innovative DRcaps® capsule targets release after an extended time period, protecting ingredients from degradation in the stomach.
DRcaps® capsules are made with an innovative Hypromellose (HPMC) formulation that can help protect sensitive ingredients from the low pH environment of the stomach – without the cost and complexity of adding acid-resistant properties during manufacturing. The low moisture level of DRcaps® can also be exploited to accommodate hydroscopic ingredients.
Delivering acid-sensitive supplement products can be a challenge for health and nutrition companies. Protecting ingredients from stomach acids to maintain potency is crucial – but it can require complex enteric coating formulations and manufacturing techniques, expensive packaging, and use of solvents many dietary supplement consumers find unacceptable.
DRcaps® capsules disintegration performance in human subjects.
The study was designed to investigate the in vivo behaviour of unbranded DRcaps® capsules using qualitative and quantitative scintigraphic methods to assess the GI transit of DRcaps® capsules and the release of capsule contents based on the scintigraphic images obtained.
Each subject consumed a light breakfast approximately 30 minutes prior to dosing a DRcaps® capsule containing 300mg of lactose, 10mg of which was radiolabelled. Anterior and posterior images were taken after dosing and then every 5 minutes up to four hours post-dose.
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