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Mercola selects Capsugel’s Licaps Capsule Technology for Krill Oil Line

05-Nov-2012

Supplement manufacturer Mercola.com has selected Capsugel for formulation support and dosage delivery for its krill oil line and other supplements.

The Licaps dosage form’s odor protection system uses Fusion Technology to create a hermetically bonded capsule that effectively masks the strong taste and odor of krill oil, the rising star in the popular Omega-3 category, said Capsugel.

“Capsugel’s Licaps capsule Fusion Technology provides for top level product integrity and product differentiation for all types of formulations,” said Dr. Mercola. “They promote safety, bioavailability, manufacturing ease and cost-effectiveness for our products.”

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Stan Glab, Formulator and New Product Development Manager for Capsugel, explained that krill oil contains a high concentration of phospholipids which poses manufacturing challenges in other dosage forms.

“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.”

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