A 40-year-old female asked:
I am worried about herbal supplements that are put in a plastic capsule , does this realy cause health problem?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Holistic Medicine 40 years experience
Plastic capsules???: I have never seen any supplement in a plastic capsule. In the United States capsule are either made from gelatin or from vegetable cellulose. Both are quite safe. I can't imagine anyone putting herbs in a plastic capsule, as plastic is not safe to ingest and it would never dissolve. Read the label- it should say gelatin or cellulose. If it says plastic don't take it!
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Last updated Jun 5, 2014
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