Captagels' Soft-Gums were developed with the demands of users and patients in mind. Our soft gums are the pleasant and easy to take alternative to tablets and capsules and are therefore also particularly suitable for older people.
In principle, Captagels' Soft-Gum is similar in composition to a gummy bear. However, the manufacturing process differs in decisive parts. Due to many special features of the recipe, the soft gums can be poured directly into the blister mold and then sealed, with practically no drying times. This ensures that the product is safe from contamination and hygienically packaged. The temperature load during the manufacturing process is max. 63°C and is therefore less stressful for vitamins or other temperature-sensitive ingredients than comparatively in the process for manufacturing gummy bears (Mogul process). The stability of the pure carrier mass is over 5 years.
Comparison to Oral Thin Films (OTFs)
Compared to "Oral Thin Films" (OTFs), Captagel Soft Gums are superior in many ways:
• higher Floating capacity (bis zu 1000 mg)
• faster buccal absorption due to the use of penetration enhancers.
• production of „solid solutions“
• greater mechincal stability
• greater long-team stabilste (up to 5 years)
• lower production costs
• lower packaging cost
Captagel soft gums are soft, very easy to chew and allow high active ingredient loadings up to 70%! Powders, extracts, oils and suspensions can be used as ingredients.
When taken orally, taste is an important factor. Captagel's technology allows optimization of taste by masking e.g. bitter ingredients and flavoring. A wide range of flavors is available: e.g. fruits, berries, herbs, teas, chocolate, etc.
Application in Animal Health
Captagel soft gums are also available with flavors that are attractive to pets such as dogs and cats. These flavored soft gums are readily ingested voluntarily by the animals and can thus serve as a vehicle for important supplements.
This enables stress-free administration for the animal (and thus also for the owner).
Enhancement of Bioavailabilty of actives
One of the excellent features of Captagel Soft Gums is the ability to improve the bioavailability of active ingredients.
Here, 3 key factors play an important role:
• Buccal Resorption when the soft gum dissolves in the mouth.
• Integrated Penetration Enhancers for active and enhanced transport through the oral mucosa.
• The possibility of preparing a solid solution. This improves bioavailability in the gastrointestinal tract in addition to buccal absorption.
• easy intake (convenience)
• pleasant taste (compliance)
• gelatine based galenics for formulations of:
• pharmaceutical aktives
• plant Extrakts
• vitamines and minerals
• liquids (10%)
• Nutritional Supplements
• Animal Health (dogs, Cars, horses)
All products are always sugar-free and without preservatives oder allergens.