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How Many Milligrams Can I Fit Into A Capsule?

August 20, 2017 0 Comments

How Many Milligrams Can I Fit Into A Capsule?

Hi Friends!  We've been working on this video for a while, and it should help answer a lot of questions regarding how many milligrams can be put in a capsule.  So many times we've been asked, "how many milligrams will fit into a size 00 capsule" or size 1 or size 000.  In this video, I explain how milligrams measure weight and not volume and how to determine the weight of a single capsule by weighing the powder and then dividing that total by 50, giving you a pretty good average weight.  If you have more questions, don't hesitate to call or email us.

Kelly and I have been doing this for nearly two decades now. You want to know the number one most-asked question that we get at Empty Caps Company? It’s this: "How many milligrams can I fit into a capsule?” Believe it or not, the answer is the same for all size capsules.

The problem is that “milligram” is a measurement of weight, and not of volume. In order to really precisely know the weight of an individual capsule, we've got to have more information. We need more to go on than just the capsule size itself.

So, how can we effectively figure out how many milligrams go into a capsule? “What’s the scoop,” you ask? Well here’s the scoop: A 10 Milliliter measuring scoop from Empty Caps Company will help solve the problem. Because with the scoop and a scale, you can determine the weight that's going into your capsules.

First, you're going to need a precision scale. Something capable of measuring any weights between 1/10th of a gram, or .1 gram and up to about 200 grams. You can usually find one pretty inexpensively online for twenty to thirty bucks.

For this example, we're going to use a size 000 capsule; however, the math works for any size capsule, the only thing that changes are the number of scoops that you'll use. The volume of 50 sizes 000 gelatin capsules is the equivalent of approximately seven Empty Caps Company measuring scoops. However, one powder can weigh more or less than another depending on that powder's density.

For example, in our online video demonstration, you will see that one 10ml scoop of granular sugar weighs 8,700mg, while the same size scoop of flour weighs only 6,100mg. The volume is exactly the same, but the weights are different. Same volume, different weights.

If it’s still a bit confusing, just think of the difference in volume between a pound of rocks and a pound of feathers. Both weigh the same, but the volume required to store 1lb. of each will be different.

So, here's the way to weigh individual capsules accurately:

First use the correct number of scoops for whatever is required for 50 capsules, whatever size you're using. (A guide is included with the scoop) In this case, 000 equals about seven scoops of powder. If you're going to tamp down the powder into the capsule, make sure that you also tamp the powder into the scoop as well.

Next, measure the weight of the powder only, by zeroing out the plastic bowl on your scale, and then adding the correct number of scoops to your bowl. When you get the figure (e.g. 8,700mg), take that number and divide by .05, (50 capsules) and that will give you the approximate weight that will go into each of the capsules when you spread the powder into the capsules (696mg).
So that's the scoop! How to determine the individual weight of capsules in milligrams using the Empty Caps measuring scoop. If you have questions, feel free to contact us!

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