Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Manufacturing and Evaluation of Formulated Nutraceutical Capsules Using Natural Extracts
Author(s): Sasikala S, Radhaisri S
Abstract: Nutraceuticals are available in the form of isolated nutrients, herbal products, processed foods and dietary supplements in the form like capsules, tablets, etc. Manufacturing of nutraceuticals into capsules and tablets is a tedious process and it should be carried out under carefully controlled conditions. The objective of this study was to formulate and manufacture a nutraceutical product and evaluate the manufactured product to its quality. The formulated nutraceutical capsules containing Mangosteen extract powder and Grape seed extract were blended and filled into capsules. They were subjected to several evaluation parameters like pre-compression and post-compression studies such as physical appearance, weight variation, hardness and friability. The results of all evaluation parameters of the formulated nutraceutical capsule were within the acceptable limit. Pre-compression studies also had shown satisfactory results. The thickness, hardness, weight variation and friability were found to be in acceptable range. The finding of the present study assures that the formulated nutraceutical capsules meet the quality standards.