Enteric Coated Capsules > Glosary
Are capsules that have been coated with an acid resistant material that does not break down in the acidic environment of the stomach. Instead, they pass through the stomach intact, and are only activated when in an alkaline environment with a pH of 5.5 or higher – i.e. when they reach the small intestine.
What are the benefits of Enteric Coated Capsules?
Will not dissolve in the mouth
Will not irritate the stomach
Can preserve enzyme activity
Take longer to dissolve