On the manufacturing side, excipients are used to ensure production of high-quality products on a consistent basis. They are used as anti-caking agents to help tablets and capsules flow through production with minimal challenges. Excipients can also be used as a binder to keep all the ingredients together in a tablet and not allow them to crumble into a powder. Lastly, capsules with micro ingredients need a carrier – otherwise, without any excipients used, they would look practically empty. The use of non-toxic excipients are safe and are an essential part of dietary supplements.
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