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  • Excipient Market Expected to Soar
Excipient Market Expected to Soar

To find EXCIPIENTS, or inactive components, all you have to do is look under “Other Ingredients” on nutrition labels. However, many people question what they really do. As usual, Makers Nutrition has the answers!

Excipients are formulated with active ingredients to protect, support, and enhance stability during the manufacturing process. Excipients are also used in supplements to help in product identification and enhance the overall functionality or safety of products during storage or use. Revenue from the global pharmaceutical excipients market is anticipated to expand at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 6.7% during the 2015-2021 forecast period (lifepulsehealth). Among other factors, the global market growth of these excipients is attributed to the growing demand of functional excipients and new excipients entering the market (digitaljournal).

With help from Natural Healthy Concepts, let’s dive into 8 key reasons why EXCIPIENTS are used in supplements:


  • 1.BINDERS, holding ingredients in a tablet together, keeping them from crumbling.
  • 2.BULK AGENTS, adding substance to fill out the size of capsules or tablets.
  • 3.COATINGS, similar to binders. Excipients keep tablets together, shielding against humidity. Coatings can also make it easier for people to swallow capsules and tablets.
  • 4.ACIDULANTS, which prevent undesired bacteria from forming in liquid supplements.
  • 5.FLOW AGENTS, ensuring that capsules do not stick to equipment but move smoothly through the manufacturing process.
  • 6.DISINTEGRANTS, which make tablets, capsules, and so on “fast-acting.” Disintegrants help break tablets apart in the digestive tract, releasing the active ingredients into the body to be absorbed.
  • 7.COLORING additives, improving the appearance of products.
  • 8.FLAVORING additives, masking sometimes off-putting tastes, or simply creating a great one (blog.naturalhealthyconcepts).

Excipient Market Expected to Soar

Here are some of the most commonly-used EXCIPIENTS today:

  • 1.MAGNESIUM STEARATE: A flow agent that is cost effective, magnesium stearate keeps ingredients from sticking to machinery during the manufacturing process.
  • 2.CITRIC ACID/ASCORBIC ACID: Flavoring additives, citric and ascorbic acid are used as food additives, adding a citrus flavor to products.
  • 3.CELLULOSE: While cellulose works as a binder, holding tablets together, cellulose also acts as a bulking agent because its caloric value is non-existent.
  • 4.HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE: Another binder, HPMC helps control the release of active ingredients, thereby promoting the absorption of supplement nutrients (blog.naturalhealthyconcepts).


There is an endless variety of excipients on the market to choose from, and the improvements just keep coming. Nu-RICE® and Nu-FLOW® are two food-based, rice-based to be specific, excipients, demonstrating the constant evolution of inactive ingredients. Makers Nutrition can use these, among other excipients, as they continue to become available. A natural processing aid that hydrates ingredients, Nu-RICE® also helps to “create a variety of emulsification solutions,” making for faster and easier processing (ribus). By choosing Nu-Rice®, you would be able to include ‘rice extract’ on your nutrition label instead of chemical-sounding terms that could scare off customers—another opportune feature excipients offer. “Nu-FLOW® is made from rice hulls that are sterilized and ground to a fine powder” (ribus). Again appealing to consumers as ‘rice concentrate,’ Nu-FLOW® solves caking and other sticky manufacturing challenges. Fun Fact: It has been coined as “The Synthetics Replacer.”

Makers Nutrition

Whichever excipient(s) you choose, Makers Nutrition can help. We are a fast-growing manufacturer of dietary supplements that specializes in capsules, tablets, powders, softgels, and liquids. Our mission is to provide dietary supplement companies a full turnkey solution for contract manufacturing, order fulfillment, packaging, graphic design, and customer service. And we offer some pretty rewarding services:

  • 4-6 week lead times
  • High-quality products that are manufactured in a state-of-the-art, GMP certified facility
  • 48-hour price quotes
  • 24/7 Customer Service
  • Next-generation 3PL fulfillment software

Hooked? To learn more about Makers Nutrition and request a quote, visit Want to speak directly with one of our highly qualified specialists, give us a call at 1-844-625-3771.


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Our Response to COVID-19

Our Response to COVID-19

Makers Nutrition would like to take a quick moment to update you all that we are still in full operation and functioning at normal pace at this stressful time as the Department of Homeland Security declares supplement manufacturers an essential service (See Here).

As the outbreak of COVID-19 continues to unfold, we would like to inform you of the measures we have/are taking to ensure the best possible support to our customers, the health and safety of our employees, and the continuity of our business.

Support to our Customers

Meeting the needs of our customers has always been the highest of our priorities. In the uncertain future of what is to come, we are utilizing our great supplier relationships, overstocking commodities to supply our manufacturing demands, and relying on our industry experience to provide the best possible support in this unfortunate circumstance humanity faces.

Health and Safety of our Employees

The health of our employees is what keeps us at peak operating capacity. Makers Nutrition’s facility is an FDA-regulated environment. Our employees have been trained to follow the protocols outlined in our Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). These procedures cause us to operate in a manner that prevents the spread of any illness that can affect our manufacturing processes. As extra precautionary measures, we have implemented further procedures:

Makers Nutrition plays a major role in our network in providing major retailers (including Amazon) and customers all over the United States for their essential needs such as Nutritional Proteins, Meal Replacements, Multivitamins, Super Greens, Electrolytes, Vitamin C, as well as other supplements to assist and aid consumers’ immune systems’ ability to help eliminate pathogens and recover faster.

We understand the weight of our role and responsibility as a manufacturer. We will do everything in our power in these uncertain times. We will stay optimistic and hope to work through this together. We thank you for all your business and support. Should anything else change in our establishment, we will notify all of our customers and vendors. All of our customer sales executives are available to you 24/7 to help assist you with your needs, so please feel free to reach out as you normally would.

Thank you all

Be safe and be kind to one another

Jason Provenzano
President, CEO