Capsugel DRcaps capsules selected by Quest for new probiotic line


Vegetarian DRcaps capsules offer proven delayed-release properties and consumer-preferred features for acid-sensitive ingredients

UK-based Quest Vitamins has selected Capsugel’s vegetarian DRcaps capsules to encapsulate its Biotix probiotics product line. DRcaps capsules, made with an innovative hypromellose (HPMC) formulation, offer a versatile dosage form with strong appeal for nutritional supplement manufacturers seeking optimal delivery of acid-sensitive ingredients, says Capsugel.

Studies suggest that probiotics can improve digestive health. Due to their acid-sensitive nature, probiotic supplements often require costly manufacturing steps, such as coatings, to ensure that the supplement is released in the small intestine where it is best absorbed for optimal health benefit. Capsugel’s DRcaps capsules protect acid-sensitive ingredients without the need for film coatings, thereby helping to produce a targeted release of the supplement. The capsules also mask the taste and odour of nutritional ingredients, which increases overall digestive comfort.

Quest’s Biotix line is designed to meet growing consumer demand for high-quality, natural and clean-labelled supplements. Capsugel’s DRcaps capsules are non-GMO, absent of gluten and other allergens, Kosher- and vegan-certified, and approved by the Vegetarian Society .“DRcaps capsules tick every box we wanted for Biotix encapsulation, including a high-quality, natural capsule with delayed release properties,” said Dr Ahmed Hassam, President, Quest Vitamins.

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“Our broad portfolio of innovative capsule technologies provides high-quality solutions that address a wide range of customer and consumer demands – from dosage forms with proven delayed-release properties to natural, clean-labelled options,” said Peter Zambetti, Director of Global Business Development for Health and Nutrition at Capsugel. “We are very pleased to partner with Quest on their new probiotics line. At Capsugel, we are continually innovating to provide new solutions for the growing health and nutrition marketplace.”