Mercola Chooses Capsugel’s Licaps® Capsule Technology for Its Krill Oil
New state-of-the-art formulation support and application-specific dosage to improve the delivery and shelf life of Mercola’s most popular supplements.
Dr. Mercola selected Capsugel’s proprietary Licaps® dosage form technology many of his proprietary supplements, such as Krill Oil, Ubiquinol, and Astaxanthin.
Capsugel’s cutting-edge formulation scientists and application-
The Licaps® dosage form uses Fusion Technology™ to create a unique odor protection system with a hermetically bonded capsule that effectively masks the strong taste and odor of krill oil, the rising star in the popular Omega-3 category.
“Krill oil contains a high concentration of phospholipids which poses manufacturing challenges in other dosage forms,” said Stan Glab, Formulator and New Product Development Manager for Capsugel. “The Licaps® capsule technology, which flushes the capsule with nitrogen after filling to minimize oxygen exposure and aid in long term stability, coupled with our OceanCaps™ fish gelatin capsules, provide a unique all-marine product that provides a better oxygen barrier than softgels.”
Results of a Capsugel consumer survey reveal that twice as many consumers preferred krill oil delivered in Licaps® capsule technology than other dosage forms when it came to odor and taste. Licaps®
Dr. Mercola was drawn to Capsugel for its reputation for service and technology—offering a fully integrated program from capsule manufacturing, formulation development, to the finished, fused product. “They promote safety, bioavailability, manufacturing ease and cost-effectiveness for our products,” said Dr. Mercola, author of the New York Times best-seller The No-Grain Diet and whose website Mercola.com attracts over 6 million unique visitors per month. “Capsugel’
Capsugel is a global leader in innovative dosage forms and solutions for the healthcare industry. Offering a comprehensive array of products and services, from hard gelatin, liquid-filled, and vegetarian capsules, to innovative R&D product development services, Capsugel is at the forefront of drug and ingredient delivery innovation providing support to customers from formulation to final production. For more information, visit www.capsugel.com.
About Dr. Mercola and Mercola.com
Dr. Joseph Mercola’s mission is to bring people practical solutions to their health problems. A New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Mercola was voted the 2009 Ultimate Wellness Game Changer by the Huffington Post. He has been featured in the national media in such outlets as Time magazine and the LA times, CNN, Fox News, ABC News, the Today Show, The Dr. Oz Show and CBS’ Washington Unplugged.