Pullulan caps- a vegetarian capsule made from pullulan – naturally fermented from tapioca – for a more extensive and distinctive appeal to the booming and discerning healthy lifestyle market worldwide.
Pullulan is a water soluble polysacharide produced from starch by the fungus Aerobasidium pullulans. It is a natural, biodegradable polymer, whose distinct advantage over gelatin capsules is that almost impermeable to oxygen. Thus recommended for encapsulating oxidation-sensitive ingredients, while there is less need for anti-oxidants. Despite the fact, that pullulan is a relatively modern material it has already achieved broad regulatory acceptance around the world, even in Asia.
Capsules of pullulan meet many strict demands of customers from all over the world. Whether these requirements tem from cultural or other reasons, pullulan offers an affordable alternative with no compromise. It is starch-free, gluten-free, preservative-free, vegetal origin and non-GMO. They received the GRAS status and both Halal and Kosher certification. The raw material is very stable, matching the performance characteristics of gelatin. Pullulan-based capsules have disintegration times and dissolution profiles essentially equivalent. On the other hand, they provide easy swallowability with fast esophageal transit time and avoids the Maillard reaction.
In a study of European supplement users, more than 45 percent said they would be more likely to purchase a supplement if they knew it was in a vegetarian capsule.Pullulan caps provide the premier balance of performance and purity for healthy lifestyle consumers who are looking for naturally healthy attributes in the products they buy. Made from tapioca which is naturally fermented into pullulan, a starch-free vegetarian capsule, Pullulan caps speak to the needs of the most discerning consumers.