In the pharmaceutical industry, the most single property of gelatin is the strong reversible gel-forming characteristic. This property is important in film formation. The sol-gel transition is an important feature in the use of capsules and suppositories. Also gelatin acts as a binding and compounding agent in the manufacturer of many tablets. Therefore gelatin is used to make the shells of hard and soft capsules for medicines, dietary/health supplements, syrups, etc. It is highly digestible and serves as a natural protective coating for medications.
Gelatin is pure protein.
Gelatin is harmless natural food.
Gelatin is important material of pharmaceutical industry.
The pharmaceutical industries use gelatin in soft and hard medicament capsules, for binding in tablets and dragees, in form of sponges for treating wounds and as a colloid to expand the plasma after severe losses of blood. They are also included in vitamin compounds and cosmetics. People having problems with their nail growth or with their joints and cartilage are treated with gelatin. Animal food industries sometimes use gelatin in substitute milk products for calves.