Veggie Capsules Are Not Made With Vegetables

Veggie Capsules – I think not

Andrew Lessman, who founded ProCaps Laboratories, spent 30 years researching and exploring the use of vegetable-based capsules; he concluded there is no true vegetable-based product that he would ingest daily. The “vegetarian” capsules you see on the market are NOT made from vegetables, and the more you know, the more you will be concerned about putting them into your body.

What You Are Actually Ingesting

Every day millions of people swallow veggie capsules. If you are one of them, have you ever stopped to consider what you are swallowing or what they may be affecting your gut health? New Roy Morgan data shows 8.24 million Australians aged 14+ (39%) buy vitamins, minerals, or supplements in an average six-month period.

Vegetable Capsules – Why we don’t use them

People are asking why we do not use veggie capsules, and here is why. OHCC do not use veggie capsules because they are made with synthetic material. Vegetable capsules are made from Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose. This non-ionic cellulose ether goes through many chemical processes and natural polymer cellulose, a gelling and thickening agent in a white powder with no taste or smell. Add this to cold water, which swells into a clear cloudy opaque solution.

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) is used in the following:

All types of building materials

Added to synthetic resins

Used in the ceramic ingredients

Pharmaceutical medicine

Called vegetarian capsules

Used processed foods as a thickener

Used in the textile industry

Used in agriculture,

Added to daily household chemicals

Hydroxypropyl MethylCellulose has many different properties. It can be applied to other processed foods as enhancers. Bread contains 1% of Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. Solidification of Hydroxypropyl MethylCellulose occurs with hot oil producing a layer on the edges of fried food.

Otherwise known as E number E463- E464 which have been linked to:

Digestive problems

Gas formation


Endocrine disruption

If you have supplements in “veggie Capsules”, Open and empty the capsules into juice or water and throw the capsule in the bin. You will be doing your gut a favor. So, this is why we don’t use “veggie capsules.”

If you are trying to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding, do not take any herbs or supplements without consulting a health practitioner. Herbs/supplements may not be suitable for children; always seek professional advice if you are unsure. Information provided on this web page is for educational purposes only. Please do your own research about the information we provide. Self-diagnosis can be harmful to your health so, please seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner if in doubt.
The Truth About Vegetarian Capsules
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