Pharmaceutical and Nutraceutical Industry:
Gelatin serves essential functions in drug delivery and nutraceutical formulations.
1. Capsules: Gelatin capsules are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry as an effective method of oral drug delivery. These capsules are easily swallowed and dissolve rapidly in the stomach, releasing the medication for absorption.
2. Softgels: Gelatin softgel capsules are commonly used to encapsulate liquid or semi-solid substances, such as vitamins, supplements, and oils. The softgel encapsulation protects sensitive ingredients and improves their bioavailability.