ATTENTION!!

Due to unexpected circumstances, Apple Tree bulk Herbs will be CLOSED for the coming week.  April 16th - 25th.

No orders will be processed, nor phone calls or emails answered.  If you wish to email an order, you'll receive a reply on the 25th.

Sorry for the inconvenience.  check back on Monday April 25th - hours. 11 am - 6 pm.

 Empty Gelatin & Vegi Capsules + making devices for size '1';  '0' and '00' capsules

Ingredients in the capsules we sell - (unlike many which are full of additives):

Empty Gelatin capsules:Empty Vegetable (VEGI) capsules:
  • Contain only beef gelatin and purified water.
  • BSE (Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy) free
  • TSE (Transmissible spongiform Encephalopathies) free
  • Consists of only two ingredients: HPMC and purified water.
  • HPMC -- Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose -- is derived from vegetable cellulose.
  • 100% natural, these capsules contain no preservatives, gelatin, wheat, animal by-products or starch, and they are made from pure cellulose of either pine or poplar.
 

            'CAP M QUIK' kits incl tamper

                     $ 41.50  for '0' size;  

                     $ 43.50 for Size '1' ; 

                     $ 47.50 for '00' size

  HST included - makes 50 capsules at once.

                 [Does not include capsules]

 THE CAPSULE MACHINE (below), available for Size '1',  '0'  & '00' capsules - $29.50 ea.(hst included).  Set includes a tamper. It makes 24 capsules at one time, is rather unique, and does a great job.  Comes with full instructions.

'The Capsule Machine'

$ 29.50  HST included - makes 24 caps at once

[Does not include capsules]

 All Herbs are TAX FREE!  Other items, the HST is included in the price.

 SIZE '1' CAPSULE

 SIZE '0' CAPUSLE

 SIZE 00 CAPSULE

One gram equals 1,000 milligrams.

How many MGs (milligrams) do the capsules hold?

MG is a weight measurement. The density of the powder, plus the capacity of the capsule [in ML] means that MGs can vary greatly.  As an example, a size 1 capsule can hold approximately 300 to 600 mg depending on the density of the powder. A small scale is needed for more precise measurements.

    Size    Length    Diameter  Volume  Approx.

 '00'        23.30      8.18       0.95        950
  
   '0'          21.20      7.34       0.68        680

  '1'         19.00       6.63       0.50        500

 This chart is from another source.

Capsule Specifications

Pictures are a fraction larger than actual size of capsules

Size 0 Capsules
Length
Cap mm 10.50-11.20
Inches 0.413-0.441
Body mm 18.10-18.80
Inches 0.713-0.740
Closed Length
mm 21.30-21.90
Inches 0.839-0.862
External Diameter
Cap mm 7.64-7.67
Inches 0.301-0.302
Body mm 7.34-7.37
Inches 0.289-0.290
Capsule Weight

mg 93.0-105.0

Volume
1 tsp
(4.93ccm)
7 capsules
1 tbsp
(14.79ccm)
22 capsules
Content
0.6 g/ml 408 mg
0.8 g/ml 544 mg
1.0 g/ml 680 mg
1.2 g/ml 816 mg

 

Size 00

Length
Cap mm 11.45-12.15
Inches 0.451-0.478
Body mm 19.75-20.45
Inches 0.778-0.805
Closed Length
mm      23.10-23.70
Inches 0.909-0.933
External Diameter
Cap mm 8.55-8.58
Inches 0.337-0.338
Body mm 8.22-8.25
Inches 0.324-0.325
Capsule Weight

mg 116.0-130.0

Volume
1 tsp
(4.93ccm)
5 capsules
1 tbsp
(14.79ccm)
16 capsules
Content
0.6 g/ml 570 mg
0.8 g/ml 760 mg
1.0 g/ml 950 mg
1.2 g/ml 1140 mg

Depending upon the consistency (or density) of the Herbal powder being used to make the capsules

- 100 grams of Herb will make about 200  '0'  size capsules  &  about  - 160   '00'  size capsules.

 Further COMPARISON

'0' size capsule beside nickel      '00' size capsule beside a quarter

Step by step instructions for making your capsules using a Cap M Quik device are on the back of the box.

 To make 50 capsules only takes about 15 minutes, & then you simply store them in your own container.

Remember, capsulating  your own herbs not only saves you many $$ over the store bought ones, but your HERBS are FRESH with no fillers or contaminants!

Some people, sensative to certain herbs, perfer to only fill capsules half or 2/3 rd's full.   You have the control!

 

This video will show you how it's done too ...  http://youtu.be/XVJkTk1xuX8 


I prefer to separate the capsules into two bowls in advance - easy to do while watching TV, then they're all ready for you to place in the base.

Cap M Quik devices: 

For '0' size capsules: $41.50

 incl. 4.80 tax

For size '1' capsules $43.50

incl 5.00 tax

For '00' size capsules $47.50

incl 5.60 tax

 (make 50 at once)

[Does not include capsules]

 

Make your own CAPSULES and SAVE 

50 to 60% over the cost of  pre-manufactured capsuled  herbs containing questionable fillers.

Save money AND know what's REALLY  in

your capsules!

May 25/10 The New York Times ran a shocking article about the high levels of heavy metals found in common herbal supplements & capsules. These contaminants included mercury, lead, cadmium and arsenic. And on top of that, the dangerous pesticides levels exceeded the legal limits on 40% of the products tested.  Click link below to read the story.  [Specifically see paragraph 2]

http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C03E3D91F38F935A15756C0A9669D8B63

 So if you're buying herbal capsules, obviously you care about your health & need to know what you're putting into your body. YOU CAN AVOID THESE DANGEROUS CONTAMINANTS BY FILLING THE CAPSULES YOURSELF. 

It's easy to do with either the 'Cap M Quik' (50) or The Capsule Machine (24) filling devices. In about 20 minutes, you can make 50 capsules or 24 with The Capsule Machine. Each available for 3 capsule sizes.

So WHY NOT make your own medicinal herbal capsules  & enjoy the huge savings over store bought and the many health benefits ?

To get started you'll need powdered Herbs, empty capsules and perhaps a 'Cap-M-Quik' or 'The Capsule Machine' filling device, accommodating making either 50 or 24 capsules at one time. 

Or you can easily make just a few at a time by hand, just put powder into a shallow bowl, separate the capsule and pack the long end of capsule by jamming it into the herb powder a few times to pack in the powder, then put the cap on & press down until it locks.  Takes but a few minutes for a few capsules. 

(Sorry, we're no longer able to offer the service of making capsules for you.)

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Capsule Prices

per Pkg. of 500: 


new  Gelatin size '1' /500 =  $ 10.00  

Gelatin '0'  size/500 =  $ 10.50

Gelatin '00' size/500 = $15.50

Vegi  '0'  size/500  = $16.00

 Vegi  '00'  size/500  = $20.25



Packages of 100 also available.

100 Gel capsules size '1'    $ 2.50

100 Gel capsules '0' size    $ 2.65

100 Gel capsules '00' size   $ 3.90

Vegi Capsules 100  '0' size   $ 4.00

Vegi Capsules 100  '00' size   $ 5.05

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Manual Capsule Making Devices

[Does not include capsules]


'Cap-M-Quik' kit for '0' size capsules, is  $41.50   HST incl, & makes 50 capsules at once. (incl. tamper) 

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'Cap-M-Quik' kit for size '1'   capsules, is  $43.50   HST incl, & makes 50 capsules at once. (incl. tamper) 

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'Cap-M-Quik' kit for '00' size capsules, is  $47.50  HST incl, & makes 50 capsules at once. (incl. tamper)

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'The Capsule Machine' kit for '0' '00' & size '1' capsules, is  $29.50  HST incl. & makes 24 capsules at once. 

-- Incl. 'Tamping' piece to pack the powder down.

[Does not include capsules]

Now available in models for three size capsules: “00”, “0”, and #1. Fills 24 Capsules in 10-15 minutes! Semi-automatically joins and ejects filled capsules.   A hint or two about using this device successfully.  Before you put your powder into the capsule bottoms that are loaded into the unit, take the tamper piece and insert it into the empty capsules to straighten any that may sit a bit lopsided. then proceed to fill the capsules with your powder.  Due to capsules now having locking ridges on them, this unit doesn't necessarily allow you to apply enough pressure to lock the capsules completely, and you may have to push the two pieces together by hand once dumped out, in order to lock them completely.  The two pieces will be joined together when dumped out, but may not be as tightly closed without that added pressure by hand that locks the caps.  It's important to take your time with this unit when pressing the tops onto the bottoms, and to be gentle when applying the pressure to bring the two pieces together.

Gel capsules have the locking ridge but Vegi caps do not.

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Some people don't have a need to make very many capsules, thus they simply fill each one by hand as needed, which is easily done - see info above.

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  'The Capsule Machine' instructions Illustrated


 Size "0" Capsule Machine

  • Size "0" is the industry standard and most popular size used for capsulated products.
  • Size "0" is about 50% smaller than size "00" and is close to the size of a nickel.
  • Each "0" capsule will hold 400 mg - 800 mg or so (5,000 mg = 1 teaspoon), depending on the powder and whether or not you use a Tamper when filling the capsules. Heavy and dense powders, such as Bentonite clay, Kelp and Spirulina, will be closer to the 800 mg range in one "0" capsule. Light and fluffy powders, such as Slippery Elm and Eleuthero root, will be closer to the 400 mg range in one "0" capsule. Of course, using a Tamper will drastically increase the amount that will fit into each capsule.

Size "00" Capsule Machine

  • Size "00" is about 50% larger than size "0" and is nearly the size of a quarter.
  • Each "00" capsule will hold 550 mg - 1,100 mg or so (5,000 mg = 1 teaspoon), depending on the powder and whether or not you use a Tamper when filling the capsules. Heavy and dense powders, such as Bentonite clay, Kelp and Spirulina, will be closer to the 1,100 mg range in one "0" capsule. Light and fluffy powders, such as Slippery Elm and Eleuthero root, will be closer to the 550 mg range in one "0" capsule. Of course, using a Tamper will drastically increase the amount that will fit into each capsule.
  • Because none of us have a hard time swallowing capsules, this is our favorite size for use in our home. Someone that does not like to swallow capsules may prefer the smaller sized "0".