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Captek is a proud member of GOED, Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s

Captek Softgel International is a proud member of GOED, the Global Organization for EPA and DHA Omega-3s. GOED works to set high standards for the industry and educate industry participants about omega-3 issues. The GOED Voluntary Monograph has served as the definition of quality in the industry since 2002. The Monograph adopts the strictest aspects […]

Captek demos 3 softgel concepts at Expo West

Captek Softgel International, a leading manufacturer of more than 2.5 billion softgels annually, reported strong interest in three softgel concepts created specifically for dietary supplement companies at Natural Products Expo West, the largest natural products show in the United States. The three concepts represented technological advances in dietary supplement delivery systems. “Many consumers find softgels […]

ADM enters into omega-3 market with partnership on algal DHA ingredient

Greg Dodson, Archer Daniel Midland (ADM) Company Manager of Food and Wellness, said the company is impressed on the strategy that turns commercial opportunities into realities. This impression led ADM to enter into omega-3 market making itself the first in the animal feed markets. The move into the omega-3s space and a deal with privately […]

L-arginine may help blast belly fat

Great abs, immense pecs and a body that doesn’t have even one ounce of body fat, can be what L-arginine may be of benefits. L-arginine is one of the 22 amino acids found in high-protein foods. It’s been used as a supplement ingredient to improve libido, sports performance, and for cardiovascular health. A pilot study measured […]

New signs point to the promise in green chemistry

New signs point to the promise in green chemistry. It is turning to solutions in the search for environmentally-friendly alternatives. Green chemistry is a discipline that focuses on the design and manufacturing of chemicals in a way that reduces or eliminates the generation of toxics and waste. It focuses on the use of green alternatives and […]

No more dietary supplement research ever – do you agree?

Science makes unexpected connections between studies, and leads to new hypothesis that might reveal new discoveries. The problem, however, is when a published research, particularly on studying the effects or benefits of specific dietary ingredients, demonstrates mixed results and raises contradicting conclusions. These may be true in many cases, but many of us value a supplement […]

Retailers can combat supplement negativity on the front lines

The Organic Trade Association’s (OTA’s) U.S. Families’ Organic Attitudes & Beliefs 2014 Tracking Study, a survey of more than 1,200 households, found that price has become much less of a barrier to purchasing organic products. Organic food usually costs a little more than non-organic. But a new study shows that an increasing number of American parents are willing […]

Vitamin D supps helps asthmatics cut inhaler use

New study questions vitamin D’s effects on asthma sufferers—but vitamin D supplementation did help asthmatics cut inhaler use. Low levels of vitamin D are thought to play a role in many medical problems, from asthma to osteoporosis to diabetes. Previous studies suggested that if you have asthma and low levels of vitamin D in the blood, […]

Key Vitamins We Should Take

It seems like vitamins are always in the news. Are vitamins good for us? Should we be taking  vitamins? What’s the best way to take vitamins? These are likely questions you get asked by your clients who are wondering about the best vitamin softgels to formulate. In this blog post, we will provide you with some […]

Extracts from pumpkin seed and soy germ show bladder support potential

The market for urinary health remedies for adults is fast growing. Among the latest is a combination of extracts from pumpkin seed and soy germ, noted with the ability to reduce the sense of urgency in women with overactive bladders. Urgency is one of the biggest inconvenience conditions, in practice, for people suffering from overactive […]