Getting accurate dosing with cap em quick
- 08-13-2008, 11:37 PM
- 08-14-2008, 01:31 PM
Definitely a more accurate way! First of all you're going to need a digital scale. The rough rule of thumb is figure 1/4 tsp per capsules, so 12.5 tsp for the whole batch of 50.
Next figure out the desired volume that you ingredients will take up. So if you want 200 mg/cap, and there's 50 caps, and the density if 1/4 tsp = 500mg, the way I calculate it is 0.2g * 50 Caps 10g. If 1/4 tsp = 500mg, that would be 5 tsp right there.
To give you an example, here is my roughwork for my last batch of caps;
300 mg/cap GTE. Total = 15g,
Coleus. Goal = 80mg/day/20%= 400mg./3 = 6.67g
GSE: 100mgx50= 5g
Raspberry Ketones: 100mgx50= 5g
Volume: GSE= 8.33
Coleus = 10.26
GTE= 15/0.7 = 21.43
RK: 5/0.4= 12.5
My volume calculations are a bit different because I just divide the mass of the ingredient by the density and make it all add up to 50 (capsules).
- 08-15-2008, 05:20 AM
Thanks for the reply! I have a digital scale and with the powder I use, I know the weight but not volume, but it's 99% pure roughly so that shouldn't be too hard to figure. I just had no idea how much filler to use with the 00 capsules. My first batch I was capping 1250 mgs to end up with 25mgs/cap and I way overestimated the amount of filler. Do you just mix with the filler and shake the hell out of it before capping or do you have any other tips/methods to help get an even distribution of ingredient between the caps?
08-15-2008, 09:28 AM
08-15-2008, 10:07 AM
One challenge with capping (with cap em quick) is to figure out how to ensure each of the fifty capsules has the same amount of powder.
08-15-2008, 11:27 AM
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