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Custom Tablet Supplement Manufacturing

Innovative Contract Tablet Manufacturing Services Manufacture High-quality Effervescent, Chewable & ODT Tablets with Vitaquest!

With the popularity of gummies and other alternative delivery forms in the dietary supplement industry, you may ask if tablets are still a relevant delivery form. According to a trend analysis published by New Hope, sales of nutraceutical tablets in 2022 reached over $1.8 billion[i]. So, the answer is yes. Furthermore, one could argue that tablets offer more versatile options than any other dietary supplement delivery form. 

So, if you’re searching for a trusted and dependable contract tablet supplement manufacturer, you’ve come to the right place. Vitaquest has provided supplement brands with top-notch tablet manufacturing, packaging, and fulfillment services for over 45 years. Whether you’re a newcomer to the industry or aiming to diversify your product range, we possess the expertise, cutting-edge facilities, and solutions needed to swiftly and effectively turn your tablet supplement concept into reality. 

Our Tablet Manufacturing Expertise

Unlike nutraceutical manufacturing brokers who push paper and don’t operate out of facilities they own, Vitaquest has an in-house production team that excels in custom manufacturing tablet supplements in numerous formats. Many of our clients request the following types of tablet manufacturing services: 

Effervescent Tablet Manufacturing 

Designed to fizz when dissolved in water, microencapsulated and controlled-release effervescents overcome a possible disadvantage of oral solid dosage formats – the risk of slow absorption of the active ingredients. The opportunity to improve taste, gentle action on the stomach, and more consumer appeal have made effervescent tablets a popular choice.

Vitaquest’s expert team can help you navigate the complex production process and specific packaging material needs for effervescent tablets.

Oral Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) Manufacturing 

A popular alternative to traditional tablets or capsules, an Oral Disintegrating Tablet (ODT) dissolves in the mouth in less than 60 seconds. As a result, ODTs have become the tablet of choice for individuals who have trouble swallowing or want a quick and easy way to take their supplements. ODTs are also known as fast melt or quick melt tablets and can be customized with our specialty granulation capabilities.

Chewable Tablet Manufacturing 

Advantages like versatility, ease of administration and swallowing, stability, and consumer-friendly delivery have contributed to the rising popularity of chewable tablets. Additionally, the wide flavor palette available with chewable tablets has made it a popular choice among global consumers and especially popular among children. Chewable tablet properties can be further customized with our specialty granulation capabilities.

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In addition to chewable, ODT and effervescent tablets, Vitaquest can custom manufacture the following products:

  • Sustained release tablets
  • Enteric coated tablets
  • Delayed release tablets
  • Controlled release tablets
  • Film coated tablets
  • Flavor coated tablets
  • Aroma coated tablets
  • Pharmaceutical glazed tablets
  • Capsule-shaped tablets (caplets)
  • Embossed tablets
  • Custom colored tablets
  • Custom shape tablets
  • Organic tablets

Regardless of the tablet type you select, our unwavering dedication to quality and adherence to regulatory, safety and industry standards ensures that you and your customers can trust the quality of your products without any concerns.

Request a Manufacturing Price Quote to Get Started

Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our tablet manufacturing services and how we can create a custom product for your business. 

Why Do You Need Custom Tablet Manufacturing? 

Every supplement brand wants to serve different customer segments and, thus, has unique needs when it comes to tablet supplement formulations, shapes, and sizes. Our custom tablet supplement manufacturing services can help you to not only meet the unique needs of your customers but to stand out from the competition, too. 

Our team is adept at transforming your custom formulation ideas into reality, all while working within your specified budgets and addressing any supply chain challenges. Our comprehensive services encompass everything from research and development, formulation, flavoring, and ingredient sourcing to regulatory assistance, product testing, and packaging. With our team of experts, you can count on market insights and a wide range of capabilities designed to meet all your needs. 

Weighing, Blending & Granulation

Prior to the process of pressing tablets (compression), the powdered contents must be weighed and blended and often granulated. The precise weighing of the component powders takes place in one of eight different pharmacy suites using calibrated scales to achieve accurate measurements. These powders are then blended in one of 16 different commercial blenders, including high-capacity ribbon and V-blenders, to achieve an appropriate uniformity of mix needed for accuracy of each tablet pressed. 

Tablet Press Machines

To accommodate a wide range of customer needs, Vitaquest maintains over 30 tablet presses, including the remarkable Stokes Model 720. Double-sided and equipped with pre-compression, these heavy-duty and extremely durable high-speed tablet press machines are capable of producing up to 490,000 tablets per hour. Vitaquest’s lineup of versatile tablet machines also features Sejong tablet presses intended for precision manufacturing of high production volumes.

Our Tablet Supplement Manufacturing Process Includes the Following Steps:

Formulation
Ingredient Sourcing 
Ingredient Testing 
Granulation 
Drying 
Milling 
Blending
Compression
Coating
Quality Assurance 
Packaging & Labeling 
Finished Product Testing 

Our state-of-the-art, GMP-certified facilities can manufacture virtually any type of tablet imaginable.

 

 

We produce over 2 billion doses annually and are continuously working to improve our custom tablet manufacturing solutions to offer you specialty – organic, vegan, allergen-free, or clean label – tablets, featuring variable release profiles, custom shapes and coatings, and unique sensory experiences.

 

Tablet Supplement Packaging Options We Offer:

  • Gusset bags  

  • Desiccated vials and tubes 

  • Cartons

  • Modified atmosphere packaging 

  • PET and HDPE bottles 

  • Plastic and glass jars 

  • Blister packs (cold form and thermoform) 

  • Sachets 

Our packaging solutions for supplements and personalized formulation services can assist in crafting the end-user experience, instilling customer confidence, and establishing brand distinctiveness. 

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Get in touch with our team today to learn more about our tablet manufacturing services and how we can create a custom product for your business. 

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Why Choose Vitaquest International as Your Custom Tablet Supplement Manufacturer? 

With Vitaquest, you have the foundation of 45+ years of experience to create tablet supplement products for your business. Our extensive global reach, diverse custom product portfolio, global supplier network, and sourcing and manufacturing expertise can help you turn your custom formulation into reality.

Our commitment to quality means you don’t have to worry about the safety of your products. Our experienced Regulatory Compliance staff can provide valuable document support to assist your domestic and international product registrations. Furthermore, our cutting-edge facilities have earned certification from NSF in accordance with the esteemed ANSI 455 compliance standard for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and they also hold globally recognized FSSC 22000 certification for food safety.

With global consumers searching for supplement and vitamin tablets and brands competing to capture market share, you must work with a reputable and trusted tablet supplement manufacturer like Vitaquest.

Are you ready to take the next step toward creating a tablet supplement? Request a manufacturing price quote and get started. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

What machine is used in the manufacturing of tablets? 

Types of machinery used in tablet manufacturing include:

  • Milling equipment
  • Weighing equipment
  • Fluid bed granulators and agglomerators
  • Roller compactors
  • Oscillators
  • Mixing equipment
  • Drying equipment
  • Tableting machinery
  • Tablet coating machine

Common raw materials for a tablet are:

  • Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Herbs
  • Amino acids
  • Enzymes
  • Coenzymes
  • Probiotics
  • Prebiotics
  • Postbiotics
  • Plant polyphenols
  • Plant terpenes
  • Carotenoids
  • Antioxidants
  • Collagen
  • Keratin
  • Polyamines
  • Microencapsulated ingredients
  • And many other natural materials
  • Excipients (discussed below)
  • Coatings (discussed below)

Some of the common tablet packaging options include:

  • Blister packs
  • Strip packaging
  • Pouches/packets/sachets
  • PET or HDPE bottles
  • Glass bottles
  • Gusset bags

The most common steps in tablet manufacturing are:

  • Particle size reduction and sizing
  • Blending
  • Granulation
  • Drying
  • Compaction (tablet pressing)
  • Coating
  • Testing of physical properties
Three main elements of a tablet are:
  • Nutraceutical(s)
  • Excipients
  • Coatings
Nutraceuticals

The nutraceuticals in the product are the active ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, enzymes, amino acids and more. It is our policy to use evidence-based ingredients in the dietary supplements we manufacture to help assure product efficacy. The ingredients we choose are selected worldwide on the basis of quality and in forms that provide high potency and bioavailability.  For example, many mineral supplements manufactured at Vitaquest include well-absorbed mineral salts bonded to organic acids, including citrates, picolinates and gluconates. Likewise, formulas with herbal extracts often include standardized extracts with guaranteed amounts of the natural active or marker compound within the herbs. Vitaquest has an extensive quality assurance process to identify high quality nutraceuticals that fulfill our customers’ specifications and requirements. Each nutraceutical that enters our facility is quarantined until it has passed a series of quality tests. At such time the nutraceutical is released for use in the powder blend that will ultimately become a tablet.

Excipients

Excipients are non-active raw materials that don’t directly contribute to the benefits of the tablets but are nonetheless required for tablet functionality. These may include lubricants, fillers, binders, disintegrants and other components. It doesn’t mean the excipients are necessarily of synthetic origin. Vitaquest offers clean label versions of excipients in support of brands for whom a clean label philosophy is part of their make-up.

Coatings

Most tablets generally utilize a coating, even if it is simply a clear coat. The purpose is to facilitate an easier experience while swallowing the tablet. Color coatings are also available, including many natural color options. Specialized coatings may also be utilized, such as enteric coatings, to avoid the breakdown of the tablet in the stomach. This is particularly useful in situations wherein safeguarding the tablet contents from degradation by stomach acids is desirable.

Are You Ready to Take the Next Step Toward Creating a Tablet Supplement?

Request a manufacturing price quote and get started.

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