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what is vegetable cellulose capsule?

Related Topics: Cellulose, Vegetable

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A majority of the capsules used for dietary supplements or pharmaceuticals contain gelatin, which is derived from animal products.  Vegetable capsules are derived from plant products including cellulose, an insoluble fiber found in fruits and vegetables.  This is an attractive option for people who prefer no animal byproducts (such as vegetarians) and no preservatives in their capsules.  Make sure to check with the manufacturer regarding the contents of their vegetable cellulose capsules, as it can vary from company to company.

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