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momintexas
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I am making my own tumeric and ginger root capsules now because it's so much cheaper.

I was able to find ground tumeric and ginger that are organic and have no other ingredients in them.

My question is.....how do you get it in the capsule?

Is there a teeny tiny spoon or something??

I'm being serious - I put one together this morning and had tumeric everywhere.

For those of you that make your own as well, can you please share with me your expertise on not making a huge mess and wasting a lot?

Thanks for any tips!

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I can get 14oz of tumeric for just over $5 at the local restaurant supply store so I have been doing the same thing. I don't feel like I waste much... just residue.

I did a 200 capsules at a time and just dipped them in in. I did it at the kitchen table while watching HGTV. It was relaxing. I think I overstuffed some of them because they are long and hard to swallow. Maybe just stuffing one end of the cap. I was dipping both in.

They do sell trays for putting capsules in and capsules at http://1stchineseherbs.com/accessories.html

I am open to other resources for capsules if anyone knows of a cheaper source. I prefer veggie caps and I am out at the moment. Time to re-order!

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mattnapa
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I love DIY anything. But is there a reason to encapsulate in terms of absorbtion, or is it simply an ease of use issue
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momlyme
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In my opinion and my son's tumeric tastes and smells awful.

The Indian culture feels much differently... they use it to spice their food. When I tried cooking with it no one in my house would eat the food!

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momintexas
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For us, it's for an ease of issue.

I can get my son to eat ginger root with no problems at all - he loves it.

Tumeric - no way.


Where do you get your veggie caps from? I bought the gelatin ones.

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MichaelTampa
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The reason to encapsulate for these things is just ease of use.

You can buy at a health food store, a little plastic tray kind of thing that helps make them, for maybe $10. You set up 50 half capsules, push the powder around and it goes in, then cover them up. Make 50 capsules in about 5 minutes.

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momlyme
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The last time I bought veggie caps was through ebay... will probably go that route again.

I paid $15 for 500 '00' vegie caps. Holds approximately 550 mg (unless you over stuff them like I did)

I saved the seller for future reference. The ebay Member id oreganorose

The gelatin ones are cheaper... but I prefer veggie.

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momintexas
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Thanks so much for the info!
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http://www.cap-m-quik.com/capsule-machines.html
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I have the cap m quick but thinking of getting
the Capsule Machine

here is how the Capsule Machine works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-BE8k7_BVc

This is how the cap m quick works
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZkQ04f_Yqk

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I'm using the Capsule machine for tumeric.
It's supposed to work easier than the "cap m quick".
The veggie caps I get from ebay.

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MariaA
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I've had both- the Capsule Machine is definitely easier to use than the CapMQUick.

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