How enteric capsules work?
What are enteric capsules?
Enteric capsules are designed to pass the stomach and release the active fill in the small intestine. It's like landing a space capsule: A deviation from the course must be avoided. The perfect landing area for enteric capsules: the small intestine; therefore enteric soft capsule gelatine prevents the release of medication or nutrient before it reaches the small intestine – like a break parachute that opens in the right place at the right time.
What are the benefits of enteric gelatin capsules?
Enteric capsules have great utility for things that either upset the stomach or must be digested in the intestines. Most enteric delivery systems are produced by applying an acid-insoluble coating to freshly produce soft capsules. This intensive two-step process adds time and costs to the operating expenditures of each enteric gelatin capsule. Additionally, this coating produces an opaque shell – which is less desired by consumers. Capsules producers now have the ability to create enteric capsules using standard equipment in a one-step process – avoiding additional time and costs – while creating brilliantly clear capsules. In brief:
● They reduce additional time and processing steps associated with historic enteric processes by providing an enteric solution with one product and one process
● Enteric Gelatin Capsules promote consumer compliance e.g by eliminating fishy burps often associated with fish oils and can help reduce occurrence of upset stomach
● The active ingredient of these Enteric Capsules will be released target-oriented in the intestines
This is how enteric capsules work
Most enteric coatings work by presenting a coated surface that is stable at the highly acidic pH found in the stomach, but breaks down rapidly at a less acidic pH. The human stomach has a pH of 1.5 to 3.5 which is highly acid. It enables the stomach to breakdown food for proper digestion. After the stomach, the acidity decreases to an almost neutral level in the duodenum. Before, the pH increases in the small intestine to a slightly alkaline pH of 7.4. This means that enteric capsules pass the stomach intact and then dissolve some time – usually 0.5 to 2 hours–, after ingestion when they reach the alkaline environment of the small intestine.
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