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Capsule Size Chart

What Capsule Size Is Right For You?

pill-capsule-size.jpegWith all the different sizes of empty pill capsules we supply... it might be hard to figure out which size is right for your needs.  We have provided a more detailed chart on the specifications on the different pill capsules we carry for both gelatin and vegetable.  For most applications, a size 00 or size 0 will be sufficient. They are the most common sizes used and a size 0 holds about 500mg or 0.5 grams of powder while a size 00 holds about 735 mg or 0.735 grams.  The density and how fine the powder is will play a part so keep that in mind.  The formulation density chart will prove a more accurate estimate as it provides how much the capsule will hold with different density powders.

We recommend having an accurate scale that reads to one hundredths of a gram (0.00) or even one thousand (0.000.)  The reason being is that after you have 10 capsules you can measure the weight of the capsules and see how much of the active ingredient is in the capsule. 

For example: If I have 10 filled gelatin 00 capsules that have a total weight of 7.10 grams I can subtract the weight of the empty capsules 1.23 grams (10 x 0.123) from 7.10 and find out that the total weight of the powder in the capsules is 5.87 (7.10-1.23) so if 10 capsules have a total of 5.87 grams then I divide that by 10 to figure out how much each powder is in each capsule and the answer is 0.587 grams or 587 milligram.  This is very useful to know and if you are using a filler you need to figure this out to mix the active ingredient with the filler and have a decently filled capsule.

There are many ways to figure out what is right for you and if you need further assistance in choosing the right capsule don’t hesitate to contact us and we can assist you to ensure customer satisfaction.

Pill Capsule Size Chart 

Capsule Information

Capsule Size 000 00E 00 0E 0 1 2 3 4 5

Empty Gelatin Capsule Weight

Average Weight of Empty Capsule in Milligram (Gram) 158
(0.158)
143
(0.143)
123
(0.123)
107
(0.107)
99
(0.099)
76
(0.076)
61
(0.061)
48
(0.048)
38
(0.038)
28
(0.028)

Empty Vegetable Capsule Weight

Average Weight of Empty Capsule in Milligram (Gram) 163
(0.163)
152
(0.152)
136
(0.136)
107
(0.107)
105
(0.105)
79
(0.079)
63
(0.063)
50
(0.050)
40
(0.040)
30
(0.030)

Capsule Volume Capacity (ml)

Capacity 1.37 1.00 0.90 0.78 0.68 0.48 0.36 0.27 0.20 0.13

Empty Capsule Weight Capacity by Formulation Density (mg)

Formulation Density
0.6 g/ml 822 600 540 468 408 288 216 162 120 78
0.8 g/ml 1096 800 720 624 544 384 288 216 160 104
1.0 g/ml 137 1000 900 780 680 480 360 270 200 130
1.2 g/ml 1644 1200 1080 936 816 576 432 324 240 156

Empty Capsule Overall Lenth when Closed

Millimeters (inches) 26.1
(1.029)
25.3
(0.996)
23.4
(0.921)
23.5
(0.909)
21.6
(0.85)
19.4
(0.764)
17.6
(0.693)
15.7
(0.618)
14.3
(0.563)
11.1
(0.437)

Capsule Length of Cap & Body Individually

Cap in millimeters
(inches)
12.95
(0.510)
12.95
(0.510)
11.80
(0.464)
11.68
(0.460)
10.85
(0.427)
9.85
(0.388)
8.80
(0.346)
8.00
(0.315)
7.20
(0.283)
6.20
(0.244)
Body in millimeters
(inches)
22.20
(0.879)
22.20
(0.879)
20.22
(0.796)
20.19
(0.795)
18.35
(0.722)
16.40
(0.645)
15.15
(0.596)
13.45
(0.529)
12.10
(0.476)
9.30
(0.366)

Outside Diameter of Capsule Top & Body

Cap in mm (inches) 9.91
(0.390)
8.58
(0.338)
8.56
(0.337)
7.65
(0.302)
7.64
(0.301)
6.96
(0.274)
6.39
(0.252)
5.85
(0.230)
5.33
(0.210)
4.91
(0.193)
Body in mm (inches) 9.55
(0.375)
8.25
(0.324)
8.23
(0.324)
7.36
(0.289)
7.35
(0.289)
6.63
(0.260)
6.12
(0.240)
5.60
(0.220)
5.08
(0.200)
4.68
(0.184)

Quantity Per Box

Capsules Per Box 50,000 75,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 125,000 175,000 200,000 250,000 350,000

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