FAQ- Capsules vs Extracts

FAQ- Capsules vs Extracts

Posted by TriLight Health on Dec 16th 2021

Q: What is the best form to take herbs- capsules or extracts?

A: Capsules/Pros:

  • Avoid unpleasant taste.
  • Easy to carry.
  • Save preparation time.
  • Provide an exact regulated dose and enables the body to extract acid, alkaline & water soluble properties.


  • Can be hard to swallow.
  • Assimilation can be much lower than extracts.
  • Tablets can be even lower assimilation (as low as 4-12%).


  • Provide a concentrated form of the herb, give results more quickly.
  • May be more cost effective as generally, a little goes a long way because assimilation can be very high (around 98%). 


  • Not as easy to transport
  • May have to deal with unpleasant taste (not with TriLight formulas- ass our formulas are fast acting and great tasting!)

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