Veggie Capsules Are Not Made With Vegetables

You may think vegetarian capsules are a healthy choice, but in reality, they are made ´from vegetables

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

What You Are Ingesting

Every day millions of people swallow veggie capsules. If you are one of them, have you ever stopped to consider what you are consuming 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, and it 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
Use in processed foods as a thickener
Used in the textile industry
Used in agriculture,
Added to daily household chemicals

Hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) has many different properties

This 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.

  • Digestive problems
  • Gas formation
  • Cancer
  • Endocrine disruption

Suppose you have supplements in “veggie Capsules”, Open and empty the capsules into juice or water and throw them away in the bin. You will be doing your gut a favour. 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 unsure. Information provided on this web page is for educational purposes only. Please do your research about the information we provide. Self-diagnosis can harm your health, so please seek advice from your doctor or health practitioner if in doubt.” The Truth About Vegetarian Capsules

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