Love that these are only gelatin & water. No other junk! But with that being said... they are not veggie caps. They are bovine - so they are gelatin from Cattle! I'd prefer a veggie cap.
The #3 size is approx 1/2 long and fits 150 mg - 200mg of powder. So it is on the smaller size - which I like and smaller is so hard to find now-a-days. The bag says this is "the smallest empty capsule size available". It took me a while to figure this out and learn that the number represents the size. The higher the number, the smaller the capsule . For example size 0 is a larger capsule (holds more) than size 3. So if you want a small amount (like 200mg) choose a higher capsule size like the #3. If you want a bigger amount choose a number closer to 0 or 00 our 000.
Size 000 Capsules are Fantastic! They hold about 1 tsp. of powder. I fill many powdered supplements with these when the taste of the natural product is unbearable. You can even stuff ground fresh garlic in these when you need fresh garlic therapeutically. Even though I have swallowing difficulties, I can swallow these with a big gulp of water or a thicker fluid. I'm allergic to the vegetarian capsules as many are made from PINE. I love that they are bovine gelatin!
Now that my husband and i are getting older, we have several daily meds we have to take. Purchased the empty gel caps to put our meds in, so instead of taking 3 or 4 meds in the a.m., just take 1 capsule. Also helps to avoid taking wrong meds since there are some that are similar in size and shape. Just works for us. 90 day supply, an hour or so to fill them, good for 3 months. By the way, we purchased the 000 size, but iherb offers several sizes.
I use these to encapsulate my own turmeric and pepper, cinnamon and Cayenne pepper. I have been very happy with these and when I run out I I'll be ordering them again. I have a small encapsulation machine. These fit perfectly into the little holes and the cap stays on really well. They also don't seem to dissolve as fast as some of the other pills I've taken which is really nice. I tend to take a few seconds longer than the average person to swallow a pill, so if they dissolve immediately I will be tasting the stuff I encapsulate. Kinda defeats the point of encapsulating it. These don't do that to me. I will probably be a lifetime customer as long as the quality and price don't change. I may try other kinds just to see if there is something better out there. But at this point the now foods brand more that meets my needs and expectations.
Just what I needed. I purchased an amino acid in powder form (Tryptophan) that I forgot was quite bitter in taste & difficult to mix with liquid as the powder tends to float on any liquid.
so, with this capsules I just scoop the amino acid into these capsules.
I have not had an difficulty opening the capsules.
Nor have I noted any imperfections so far.
Thanks NOW company - I continue to trust your products.
I love it , i always say i will buy it but everytime i dont , this time i did and I didn't regret , it's easy to fill , i use to put cinnamon inside, and tumric, it can used for other things too if you would like to have benefits from things you don't love to taste. I would buy later again , also i think it will stays for long time because it's 1000 pcs and nice price!!
They last me for years. They're just the correct size, small enough to easily swallow but not too small. I even cut some larger pills in half that I have difficulties swallowing and I put those in these capsules so that way they're much easier to swallow. Or I pack a few smaller pills in a single cap instead of swallowing each pill separately.
I use these to fill with Grapefruit Seed Extract and take with a large glass of water.
Be careful while filling to not let GSE drip on the outside of the capsule as you will most definitely taste the bitterness once you place capsule in your mouth.
As a precaution I always wipe the filled capsule with a tissue.
These capsules , being of the larger size are great for filling with turmeric.
I have big hands, so filling 0 size or even 00 size caps with my special herb powder means a lot of Fumbling. These caps are a lot bigger, easier to Fill. Of course, you have to be able to swallow them. Best to drink something warm first to relax the throat, then swallow one at a time with more warm liquid. The upside is that since they hold so much more, you don't have to take so many to get your full dose.
I use these to make my own capsules with various powders and amino acids. The quality is great and the large 1000 caps size is an added benefit. The package is vacuum sealed until opened for ease of storage. Great value for money and easy to use with a capsule filling machine.