Chinese Wolfberry - Capsules
One of the key activities of Benseng International BV is filling hard-gel capsules with various kinds of medicinal herbs. Fillers, additives or other food supplements may be added to the capsules.
A hard-gel capsule is usually filled with powders or granulates. Two halves of the capsule are clicked together to close it.
Gojiberry hard-gel capsules are usually filled with the highest concentrated extract powder.
Most common product formsBenseng International BV offers Gojiberry capsules in the following product forms:
|Code||Dutch name||Latin name|
|Level quality guarantees|
|WB||goji bessen / boksdoorn||Lycium barbarum||gojiberry / wolfberry||-||-||-|
|Capsules:||WBCAnn/400/EP50||Gojiberry capsules 50% polisaccharides bulk (400mg/caps)||-||SPEC||-|
|WBCPnn/400/EP50||Gojiberry VEGI-CAPS 50% polisaccharides bulk (400mg/caps)||-||SPEC||-|
In case you are looking for a kind of product (form) that is not mentioned on this page, please do not hesitate to ask us. In cooperation with our suppliers and manufacturers we will do our utmost best to assist you in your search for that particular product.
ContentsCapsules can contain Gojiberry Extract powder, with or without additives. Only extract powders are used for capsules.
The highest concentrated Gojiberry extract powder contains 50% Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides (LBP). For the product to work optimally only 1 capsule a day should be sufficient. The advantage of extract powder is that it is absorbed by the body very efficient, promoting quick effects.
In order to reduce the costs of a capsule, filler can be added to the extract powder. The most inexpensive filler is rice flour. For technical reasons or because of taste sensory reasons other additives are sometimes added, for example: dicalciumphosphate, maltodextrin, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide or glucose powder. Of course there are other conceivable options.
Another benefit of adding filler to the extract powder is that it will drastically decrease the hygroscopic nature of the product.
Types of capsulesMost common are hard-gel capsules made of animal origin. Increasingly popular however are the ones of vegetable origin: vegetarian capsules.
Standard hard gelatin capsule: made of collagen: a fibrous protein composed of 18 different amino-acids found in the tissue and bones of animals. The natural collagen from animals is macerated and purified after which it is processed into capsules.
Vegetable hard gelatin capsule: made of cellulose-like raw material named HPMC (Hydroxy Propyl Methyl Cellulose). These VEGI-caps or Vcaps meet the strict dietary needs of people with a vegetarian lifestyle. In addition these capsules do not contain starch, gluten or preservatives
Size of capsulesFor Gojiberry capsules the most commonly used size is a so-called size "0" capsule. Occasionally a larger "00" or a smaller "1" is used.
All sizes of hard-gel capsules are also available in the so-called "EL=Extra Long" variety (approximately 10% longer and more capacity). For most of these special capsules a certain minimal purchase quantity is applicable.
Hard gelatin capsules are available in many possible colors and sizes.
ColorMost often transparent capsules are chosen for Gojiberries. White and ivory are additional popular choices. The hard gel capsules are available in almost any possible color or color combination.
Filling weight capsulesOn average the smallest possible capsule is preferred by consumers: it is easier to swallow. Suppliers usually prefer a large capsule because it is relatively cheaper.
The powder capacity for a certain capsule depends on the volume weight of the powder and in lesser extent how it is filled (automatically or by hand).
PackagingNormally ginseng capsules are offered in bulk packaging, but delivery in any desired packaging is possible: separated in a bottle/jar of blistered in a box.
Double weight- and amount controls guarantee that you receive what you ask for.
DosageGojiberry appears to be safe even at large quantities. Scientifically no maximum dosage is established.
For Gojiberry extract powders an advised optimal therapeutic dose is 150-250 mg of pure Lycium Barbarum Polysaccharides (LBP) daily. For capsules with 400 mg extract powder that contains 50% LBP, that would mean that 1 capsules per day should be more then enough.
There is no dangerous (damaging) maximum daily dose, but 25 mg pure LBP daily is considered as a minimal dose. If you take less than 25 mg LBP a day it will most likely not contribute anything.
When mixed with other medicinal herbs, a lower dose of Gojiberry might be sufficient.