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Different Types Of Supplements - And Their Benefits

There are a few different forms supplements can take. 

Today we are going to talk a little bit about capsules and softgels. Is one better than the other? We’ll let you find out!


Capsules are semi-hard-shelled cylinders consisting of 2 halves. They are easy to swallow and can be made from either animal or plant materials. 

They can hold both dry and liquid-based ingredients without breaking down inside of the mouth. If the ingredients in the supplement have an unpleasant taste, you would not know.

If you find swallowing pills difficult, many capsules can be taken apart and the contents added to a glass of water or smoothie. It is best to consult a doctor or reach out to the manufacturers of the capsules to determine if this is safe.

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Softgels always consist of liquid ingredients inside of a gelatin casing.

The gelatin casing is a natural antioxidant with a long shelf life and is resistant to both UV rays and oxidation! Though you may not taste the actual ingredients inside of the softgel, the gelatin casing does have a mild taste.

Softgels are easier to swallow due to the flexibility of the gelatin casing! They also are absorbed faster into the bloodstream!

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Which One Is Best?

Both capsules and softgels have their advantages and disadvantages. We would say that one is definitively better than the other. Each has its place in the market and the type of supplement will determine the form it will take!


Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.

She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.

At Well Theory, Our surgeon-designed products are FDA Registered and formulated to help people:

  • Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
  • Recover vibrantly from orthopedic related surgeries
  • Fill the gaps in our daily diets
  • Manage pain associated with inflammation

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