This guide to manufacturing your own capsules is brought to you by Black Lion Research.
Here we will make caps with 100mg active ingredient each.
Ill give you a supply list and show you how to use a hand capsule press.
In addition Ill show you how to use geometric dilution to measure and mix your ingredients properly. Failure to do this can result in severe dosage issues.
Some caps will have 100 mg...some 2mg some 500mg unless geometric dilution is employed.
Lets get started.
Active ingredient 40g
filler ingredient 180g
Capping machine *
Mortar and pestle
400 gelatin caps-empty size -00-
* you will more than likely be using a 25 or 50 cap machine. Simply adjust accordingly.
Each -00- cap will hold roughly 550mg of a dense powder. In this case we needed 220grams for 400 caps. You can estimate the total volume needed by hand filling one capsule, pouring out the contents and weighing it. From there multiply that number x the number of caps in your machine.
FILLING THE MACHINE WITH CAPS
Attach the fill tray to the bottom portion of the machine. This is where the larger half of the caps go.
Then pour in bottoms, cover the space on the bottom right with the pal of your hand and shake. The caps will fall into place.
Geometric dilution. In order to be certain our active ingredient is evenly distributed throughout the mixture and to ensure consistent dosing in every capsule, geometric dilution must be employed. Watch this short video explaining and demonstrating geometric dilution.