Tinctures and capsules: what's the difference?
Tinctures or capsules: How do they differ? Which is more convenient? Which is the best choice for you? All the answers you need are in this article!
What are capsules?
Our vegetable capsules (or “veggie caps”) are made of cellulose. More precisely, the main ingredient of vegetarian capsules is hydroxypropyl methyl cellulose (HPMC) — the safest material among existing capsule formulations. The cellulose shell hides the finely ground herb inside. Thus, the capsules contain not only the active ingredients, but also all the nutrients from the herb.
What are tinctures?
Our tincture extracts are obtained through our special patented extraction method, which preserves all the alkaloids to obtain the maximum concentration of bio-active components per tincture.
We offer alcohol and alcohol-free tinctures, and both include palm derived glycerin. As one of the most potent extractors, glycerin ensures all the nutrients and beneficial components are extracted.
According to the FDA, the absorption rate is about 23% for capsules and 97% for liquids. Capsules start to act after the dissolution of the cellulose shell, and liquids from the moment they enter the mouth’s mucous membrane. Additionally, people who struggle with a compromised digestive system may be unable to dissolve the capsule itself. Nevertheless, many people still prefer the capsule formulation, as it is more convenient to consume, portion into servings, and travel with. Both capsules and tinctures are free of artificial ingredients, fillers, sugar, preservatives, gluten, soy, eggs, and dairy.
So, tinctures or capsules? Which will you choose?