V-Gel™ is based on a patented non-animal gelatin replacement derived from seaweed that is a truly viable, stable, and durable non-animal gelatin substitute. Previous vegetarian softgels were brittle and had limited size and application challenges. V-Gel™ represents a technological breakthrough in utilizing the physical characteristics of carrageenan to produce a film that is as strong and durable as animal gelatin.

Softgels are an increasingly popular dosage form and a fast growing segment of the dietary supplement market. V-Gel™ makes it possible to take this trend to the next level with a non-animal shell that will satisfy your customers' vegetarian, religious, and cultural needs.


  • Appeal to vegetarian/vegan market
  • No BSE (“Mad Cow”) issue
  • No beef or pork smell
  • Crystal-clear
  • Simplify export documentation
  • Clean label
  • V-Gel™ shell suitable for all Kosher/Halal certification

Formulation Applications

  • Oil and paste formulas
  • Clear or colored shells
  • Up to 20 oblong die size

Safety and Stability

  • Non-carcinogenic
  • Stable capsule strength
  • Excellent sealing properties
  • Stable in wider temperature and humid environments