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24 October 2020 Tablets & Capsules A Using natural alternative excipients for tableting and capsule filling RĂ¼diger Dartsch Biogrund excipients This article discusses the importance of finding organic substi- tutes to traditional excipients and presents a study that used premixed natural excipients to incorporate an oily substance into a powder for encapsulation. large number of dietary supplements are available in solid oral dosage forms. Vitamin and mineral supplements can be easily pressed into tablets by wet granulation or direct compression, but such tablet formulations require good binders. Commonly used binders in tablet formula- tions include cellulosic materials, such as hydroxypropyl cellulose (HPC) or microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), or synthetic polymers, such as polyvinyl pyrrolidone (PVP). For organically oriented consumers, however, these excipients sound synthetic and unnatural.

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