Empty Vegetable Capsules Clear Whole – Size #00 Single Capsule How to Make Marijuana Capsules at Home For some conditions, such as chronic pain syndromes like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, orally ingested Cannabis is an important part of the treatment Empty pill capsules are one of the most sought-after items in the cannabis packaging world. Browse our wholesale vegetable & gelatin pill capsule options!
NoName Capsules Empty Vegetable Clear Whole – Size #00 1 Single Capsule
Size #00 : 0.91ml liquid capacity – 23.3×8.18mm – Our Largest
Size #0 : 0.68ml liquid capacity – 21.7×7.34mm
Size #1 : 0.50ml liquid capacity – 19.4×6.63mm
Size #2 : 0.37ml liquid capacity – 17.5×6.07mm
Size #3 : 0.30ml liquid capacity – 15.5×5.56mm
Size #4 : 0.21ml liquid capacity – 13.9×5.05mm
Size #5 : 0.13ml liquid capacity – 11.1×4.91mm – Our Smallest
Empty vegetable capsules (also referred to as empty vegetarian capsules) consist of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water. HPMC — Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose — is derived from vegetable cellulose. 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch, and they are made from pure cellulose of either pine or poplar.
Capsules are fast dissolving in the stomach and easily digestible.
Capsules should be stored in a cool (Temperature 58 to 79 degrees F.), dry place (Humidity 45% and 60%). Expiration date of the capsules is five years.
The empty capsules are manufactured in accordance with GMP and ISO 9002 regulations and are made without the addition of ethylene oxide or sulfites.
All capsules are Kosher and Halal certified.
All capsules are GMO free.
All capsules are gluten-free and made without any preservatives.
How to Make Marijuana Capsules at Home
For some conditions, such as chronic pain syndromes like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, orally ingested Cannabis is an important part of the treatment plan. This is often done to provide baseline control over the patient’s symptoms with long-lasting relief, so that daily activities can be accomplished more comfortably and with greater ease. Inhaled marijuana use can then be limited to an “as-needed” basis, which is often none at all. If you’re living with a medical condition that causes chronic pain, oral medication might be the best method of using Cannabis for you. Best of all, you can make the capsules yourself with some common household items and ingredients.
Before You Get Started: Preparing the Ingredients
Currently, oral preparations are typically available in “edible” form, meaning food products like brownies, candies, or chocolates. While an occasional treat (medicated or not) is certainly OK, it concerns me when people get into a habit of mixing food and Cannabis on a routine basis. Frankly, most Americans just don’t need an extra brownie in their daily diet, and certainly not several per day! Moreover, many patients have diabetes among their chronic medical problems and cannot safely tolerate an extra load of sugar. To avoid these pitfalls, we can turn to the alternative of orally ingested pills – more specifically, capsules. Not only do capsules allow us to avoid the sugar problem, they also enable greater dosing precision, and are frankly easier to use. While some dispensaries can provide pre-made capsules, many do not; and even when they do, the capsules can be quite expensive. However, it’s easy to make these at home from medicine you can get easily from a dispensary, and save money too! Here’s how to get started.
Items You Will Need
- Highly concentrated Cannabis extract, preferably solid, like “shatter” with a known percentage of THC. (Here’s an article on shatter with pictures .)
- Liquid oil. Any cooking oil will do, Canola or Coconut is fine. If you use Coconut oil make sure to use the kind that’s liquid at room temperature, like this kind . Do not get the type that’s solid at room temperature, like this !
- A scale capable of measuring in milligrams.
- Wax or parchment paper.
- A metal 1/4c measuring cup.
- US teaspoon measure
- A 10cc syringe with blunt-tip needle (like this one )
- Size 0 empty capsules. Cellulose (i.e. vegan) last better than gelatin – see this example .
- Now, an important word of caution before you start cooking: the key to this whole process is making sure the math is correct, so do not neglect to double-check your measurements. Fortunately, it’s pretty simple. Just remember two things:
- Your end goal is to have the correct number of milligrams (mg) of Cannabis in each 0.5ml capsule. (Remember that cc is the same as ml).
- The “shatter” you’re using is not pure, 100% THC.
Let’s apply some hard numbers by way of example. Suppose that your desired dose would be 10mg, and that you’re using shatter with an 80% THC content. In order to get 10mg of THC out of 80% pure extract, you must use 12.5mg of shatter. Here’s what the equation would look like:
D indicates your intended dose. P indicates the percentage of THC in your shatter. The slash mark (/) simply means “divided by.” That’s all you need to remember when you substitute your own numbers.
Simple Recipe for Homemade Marijuana Capsules
Measuring 12.5mg of shatter will be difficult, because it’s such a small amount that most tools won’t be sensitive enough to handle it effectively, including your scale. But that doesn’t have to be an obstacle: we’ll simply make 10 ml of oil, since that’s the size of our storage syringe anyway. Not only will your measurements be more accurate, you’ll also have 20 doses – kind of like cooking on Sunday for the whole rest of the work week. Just follow along with me on these seven steps:
- First, you’ll need to measure out 10ml of oil, or two teaspoons. Place that into your metal 1/4c measuring cup.
- Next, place a small bit of parchment or wax paper on the scale. Press the “tare” button. This subtracts the weight of the parchment paper – yes, you really do need to measure that finely – so that the scale will start at zero. Only the weight of the ingredient you put on next will be counted.
- Carefully measure out 250mg of shatter (12.5mg times 20 capsules).
- Place your 250mg of shatter into the metal measuring cup, along with the oil.
- Using an oven mitt or sturdy pot-holder, place the measuring cup over a burner on your stove. Heat it slowly, using the lowest heat setting, while stirring with a small spoon, until you get the shatter to fully dissolve into the oil. Be sure none is stuck to the walls of the measuring cup or spoon.
- Let the mixture cool fully. Using the syringe with the blunt needle, suck up all of the oil. You can store the oil in a cool, dark place in the syringe until you need it.
- Using the syringe, you can fill each size 0 capsule with 0.5ml (cc) of oil. Don’t forget to cap the capsule when you’re finished.
I recommend that you store the oil in the syringe and fill the capsule(s) just before you take them. Gelatin capsules will dissolve from the oil, as, eventually, will vegan capsules (cellulose), though the latter are thought to be more stable for containing oil. Before you get cooking, there’s one last thing to remember: any orally ingested Cannabis product, including capsules, will take significantly longer to act than inhaled Cannabis .
The time to onset is variable from one to four hours, so do not get impatient and take more! Otherwise, you could get too intoxicated by Cannabis and spend a few hours feeling uncomfortable. If you need any clarification on how to make your own medical marijuana capsules, please don’t hesitate to call me at (617) 477-8886. If you’re not a current patient, I’m happy to answer any questions you might have about the Massachusetts medical marijuana program or the health benefits of Cannabis in a confidential consultation.
MA specifically qualified conditions:
And other debilitating conditions as determined in writing by a qualifying patient’s physician, which may include:
Empty pill capsules are one of those products most people don’t think about, even though we all use them at some point or another. Some people even use them every single day, multiple times a day! But for those of us in the cannabis packaging industry, and for you in the cannabis or medicinal manufacturing industry, empty capsules are something we spend a lot of time thinking about and carefully choosing.
The reason most people don’t even think about the capsules they pop is because of the convenience and dosing precision they provide to consumers. Most gel capsules are filled with either a liquid or powder medication, which can be incredibly tricky, time-consuming, and messy to dose, especially if you take those meds on a daily basis. Pill capsules have increasingly made those issues obsolete as more and more cannabis oils, powders, and other non-cannabis medications are housed in empty capsules. Just think about cough medicine, for instance – you can still get it in a bottle with a little plastic measuring cup, but you can also get it in a convenient pill capsule form that makes the entire process easier for everyone.
One other thing that’s been changing in recent years is the classic gelatin capsule. Gelatin capsules are not vegan, which is a quality that many consumers are seeking out today. For that reason, we make empty vegetable capsules that work for all kinds of dietary restrictions and choices. That being said, gelatin does have various benefits, namely for the cartilage in our joints, and some people prefer to stick with the classic gelatin capsules we’ve all known for decades.
Let’s get to it and dive into all the details on our empty capsule sizes and varieties. Although there are only two, there’s a lot to go over here!
What Are Pill Capsules?
Empty pill capsules, or empty medicine capsules, are typically made from gelatin. Gelatin is an animal byproduct that’s used across the food, beauty, and medical industries. However, as times and people’s interests have changed, many are moving away from gelatin-based pill packaging supplies in favor of veggie pill capsules. But whichever material you choose, both are fantastic and convenient options for housing many different kinds of cannabis and non-cannabis medication.
Gelatin capsules, especially small gelatin capsules, are generally much easier to swallow than compact powder pills. The smooth, literally gelatinous texture easily glides down consumers’ throats with the help of a sip of water. Compact powder pills, even when taken with water, can sometimes stick to your throat. And film-coated pills – you know, like the reddish brown round ones – can often leave a sickly sweet taste in your mouth, especially if they have a chance to dissolve a bit on your tongue.
Gel capsules and veggie capsules offer a solution to both of these issues. But they also offer several other advantages. Empty gel capsules can be filled with liquid medication and are often designed to release the medication quickly so that it takes effect sooner for the consumer. Plus, they typically have little to no flavor, which is a big thing for many consumers. Having to take medication is annoying enough and the person taking it is likely already in some sort of pain or discomfort. Adding a gross, often overly sweet flavor into the mix is just the cherry on top of a bad day and bad feeling, but gel capsules and veggie capsules can help make everything a little bit nicer.
What Types of Empty Capsules Are Available?
We make two varieties of empty pill capsules from two different pill casing material types: gelatin and vegetable. Our clear vegetable capsules are incredibly popular because, since they contain no animal byproducts, they work for all kinds of consumers who may choose to or need to avoid those types of ingredients. When you choose empty veggie capsules to house your medication or product, you make it available to everyone and can market as being vegan (depending on what you put inside the empty capsules, of course).
But our empty gel capsules are also quite popular because gel capsules have been widely used for decades at this point. In fact, gelatin is used across many different industries, although it’s mainly used in the food and medical industries. Gelatin is found in gum, candy, jello, some types of mints, marshmallows, and more. In the medical industry, you’ll find that gel capsules are incredibly common. You can even find gelatin capsules that are filled with glucosamine- a natural compound found in cartilage that is a component of gelatin. Most glucosamine for supplemental use is generally made in a lab, though.
The empty vegetable capsules are size 00 capsules, which have a volume of approximately 0.95mL. The empty gel capsules are size 0 capsules, which have a volume of approximately 0.63mL. Both of our pill capsule options are clear capsules that allow consumers to see the contents within. On that note, let’s move to the next section and discuss what types of products go into our empty gel capsules and empty vegetable capsules.
What Types Of Cannabis Products Are Placed In Empty Pill Capsules?
Empty pill casings can be filled with numerous different cannabis and non-cannabis medications. We’re going to focus on the cannabis medications for now, though – we are a cannabis packaging company, after all!
As we mentioned, empty capsules are such a popular choice because they can be filled with either liquid or powdered medication. But when we say liquid, we also mean higher viscosity liquids that are sort of like gels themselves. Let’s take a look at a few examples of cannabis products and/or medications that can go inside our empty gel capsules for liquid, powdered, and high viscosity contents.
CBD or THC Isolate – Powder
CBD and THC isolates are two of the purest forms of cannabis concentrates. They’ve been extracted and treated in a way that removes all other cannabinoids, leaving behind a powdered, crystalline, concentrated medication. Because of isolate’s high potency, it’s often mixed with another healthy powder (many companies use coconut powder for its health benefits) to balance the potency and create perfectly dosed capsules for their consumers.
CBD or THC Oil Capsules – Liquid
CBD oil is an incredibly popular natural and therapeutic product for many reasons, and CBD oil capsules make correctly dosing it very easy for consumers. Because they’re non-psychoactive (won’t get you “high” like THC capsules), CBD capsules can be taken by a wide range of consumers at all times of the day. However, they’re most commonly used for ailments like joint pain, nausea, trouble sleeping, and anxiety. THC capsules pack almost identical benefits to CBD capsules but they also have psychoactive effects that can induce euphoria and other mental effects. Plus, you definitely can’t drive after taking THC but you can after taking CBD.
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) – High Viscosity
Rick Simpson Oil was created by Rick Simpson in 2003 in an attempt to help treat his cancer. Although there are no scientific studies that back up his evidential claims, Simpson noted that his growths “disappeared” within days of beginning his homemade cannabis oil regiment. RSO is commonly prescribed to medical marijuana patients who are suffering from cancer and other extreme conditions – the incredibly high potency helps to relieve even the most serious pain and discomfort. Even though RSO has “oil” in the name, it’s really more of a gel most of the time. It has a very high viscosity and a very distinct flavor (that of highly potent cannabis). Putting it into empty pill capsules is a great way to help patients dose and swallow their medication without the overly strong flavors of the RSO.
Those are just a few examples of the many different cannabis products you can put into empty medicine capsules. It should be noted, however, that some liquid cannabis concoctions can degrade certain pill capsule materials, so be sure to verify what you’re putting into which kind of capsule.
Does My Business Need Pill Capsules?
If you’re reading this article, it’s likely that you own or work for a cannabis concentrate manufacturing operation and are wondering if you should consider utilizing fillable capsules. Don’t get us wrong – glass dropper bottles and dab syringes are wonderful ways to store, distribute, and dose high to low viscosity liquid cannabis concentrates. But if you’re looking to expand what you can offer your customers, or if you’re looking to attract more of the medical marijuana community, adding clear gel capsules to your collection is a brilliant choice.
We’ve gone over some of the benefits of clear medicine capsules already but let’s talk about them a little bit more. In our eyes, there are tons of benefits to both empty gel capsules and empty veggie capsules, but there are two that really stand out: precise, convenient dosing and 0% medication waste.
When, say, CBD oil is packaged in a dropper bottle, dosing can still be incredibly precise thanks to our graduated glass droppers. But one concern for some consumers, which is a similar concern when cooking with olive oil, is how to get every last drop of the CBD oil out of the bottle. You can prop it upside down over a small dish and wait a few hours for it to drip dry, but then you still have to get that dripped oil into your mouth somehow. CBD oil capsules, on the other hand, have all of the precious and sometimes pricey medication locked inside, meaning consumers can easily swallow them and know that none of their product is going to waste.
And even though dropper bottles and dab syringes are absolutely designed for accurate dosing, consumers and patients still have to measure it out each and every time they go to use their concentrates. Pill capsules like THC oil capsules make that task obsolete – all consumers need to do is take the one or two pill capsules they need for their specific dose and voila! No muss, no fuss, no over or under dosing. While THC and CBD aren’t fatal even in very high amounts, no one wants to spend their day passed out from taking too much THC oil when all they wanted to do was alleviate some joint pain and elevate their mood.
Where To Buy Pill Capsules Wholesale?
If you’ve been wondering where to buy empty capsules, you’ve stumbled onto the very best online shop to buy them at – Marijuana Packaging! Whatever you need to house your various cannabis products, we have it. While most of those materials often include things like glass flower jars and mylar exit bags, empty pill capsules are one of those obscure cannabis packaging items that we just happen to carry, as well! Because of the increasing popularity of housing cannabis concentrates in empty capsules, we felt it was time to bring them to everyone’s attention and make sure you know you can get some of the very best gelatin and empty veggie capsules on the market from our online shop.
Our speedy shipping will have your capsule wholesale order to you in no time. But if you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you’ll find that a quick search for “empty capsules near me” will bring up our will call pick up option. Place an order and swing on by to see where all of this cannabis packaging magic happens!
When setting out to buy empty capsules wholesale, you first need to decide which type you’re going to purchase. If your company is already based around health-conscious and particularly vegan products, then the clear capsules made from vegetables are the perfect choice for you. Vegetable fillable capsules are completely vegan and make the perfect home for your natural, vegan cannabis concentrates.
But if you’re not concerned about keeping your product vegan, or if you’re specifically looking for gelatin weed capsules, then our gel clear capsules are the perfect option for your business. Gelatin-based clear medicine capsules have stood the test of time for a reason – they’re very reliable, durable, and easy and convenient for consumers. And don’t forget, if you live here in L.A., all you need to do is search “empty gelatin capsules near me” and you’ll find that we’re an awesome and easy local spot to pick up your capsule wholesale order.
Pill Capsules – The Bottom Line
The bottom line is that not every cannabis business needs empty medicine capsules. But as we discussed, if you’re running a cannabis concentrate manufacturing operation, empty capsule sizes may be worth exploring. Weed capsules are one of the easiest and most convenient ways for consumers to take their medicinal or recreational cannabis products and people are often very grateful to find them. If you haven’t been making them already, we highly recommend considering either of our empty pill capsules.
If you do live nearby, search for “empty capsules near me” – will call pick up is a super convenient option from our company. Plus, we absolutely love meeting you all in person!
Frequently Asked Questions About Pill Capsules
Where To Buy Empty Pill Capsules
You can buy empty pill capsules right here at Marijuana Packaging. We offer the best prices and fastest shipping options for wholesale purchases online.
What Are Pill Capsules Made Of?
Our pill capsules are either made from vegetable extracts or gelatin. Gelatin capsules are typically made from animal origins, while vegetable capsules are vegan-friendly.
How To Fill Empty Capsules
Other than using a capsule filling machine, the easiest method of filling empty capsules is by hand. Simply twist the capsule open, and dip one portion into the substance you want to fill it with. Shovel the substance into the capsule while you dip it, then remove and close the cap with the other half. Of course, capsule filling machines are much more efficient. Some manual machines allow users to place the opened caps into a row, standing up. Then a lid is placed over the top that has holes situated directly above the opened caps. Then, you may just dump any substance into the machine and shake it around to make sure the product enters the caps.