ETS Softgels

According to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, patients aged 65 and older are more likely to have problems swallowing dietary supplements and vitamins. Older adults may be more likely to choke on pills, especially when they are large.


The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention collaborated on the study, and their researchers reported that nutritional supplements are used by up to 35% of older adults, and that they have higher rates of swallowing issues than younger persons. A statement from the FDA notes, “Older adults should be mindful of possible choking or other swallowing problems from taking supplements.”


These findings recommend that older adults should “avoid extra-large pills or capsules.” But, patients have alternatives!


ETS Softgels® size, shape, and composition make them much easier to swallow.

Introducing ETS Softgels®

To meet the growing need for an easy-to-swallow solution for supplements and vitamins, Tishcon has introduced ETS Softgels®. Their size, shape, and unique soft gel composition make them exceptionally easy to swallow for older patients, very young patients, and anyone who has difficulty swallowing.

Tishcon is making ETS Softgels® available to all supplement and vitamin manufacturers.

Because an easy-to-swallow capsule will benefit millions of older adults, we are making our proprietary ETS Softgels® available to all supplement manufacturers. For products where a chewable tablet is feasible, we will also offer palatable chewable tablets in popular flavors.

We are also introducing our own line of ETS dietary supplements.

Our first ETS release: Freedom Anti-Inflammation Easy-to-Swallow Softgels®

Designed to fight inflammation and improve cardiovascular health, Freedom Anti-Inflammation Easy-to-Swallow Softgels® were shown to reduce inflammation and improve cardiovascular function in an LA Biomedical Research Institute study. In a placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind study conducted at UCLA, Freedom Anti-Inflammation Easy-to-Swallow Softgels® showed a significant reduction of hs-CRP levels and a blunting of the increase in IL-6 level in adult subjects in just 28 days.†

Coming soon is a range of targeted formulations built around the clinically tested Freedom line:

Freedom Flex ETS
Freedom Cognition ETS
Freedom Immune Enhance ETS
Freedom Vision ETS
Freedom Joint Lube ETS
Freedom Cardia ETS

Dysphagia is the medical term for swallowing difficulties.
It impacts as many as 15 million Americans.

Information on choking risks

Health Alert: The Risks of Choking

The Division of Developmental Disabilities has prepared this advisory to share important information regarding choking risks; foods commonly identified as contributing factors in choking; and emergency response to choking.

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Advisory on Safety Measures to Prevent Choking and Swallowing Problems

Recent studies report that annually nearly 3,000 people in the United States die from choking.

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Health and Safety Alert Choking


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Physical / Mechanical hazard: Swallowing

Michael J. Kerins, PhD
Toxicologist, Personal Health Care
Procter and Gamble Company

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Contact us to learn how ETS Softgels can benefit you and your company.

Manufactured by Tishcon Corp. in Westbury, NY
in a cGMP-certified USA Facility

Tishcon Corp.
50 Sylvester Street, Westbury, NY 11590
Phone: (516) 333-3050
Toll Free: (800) 848-8442
Fax: (516) 997-1052

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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