Yeah thats how much it is for me, but its rough science. What i do is i measure one tablespoon and put in a bowl and then fill up the capsules until the bowl is empty. This tends work out about 17 for me, but like i said its a rough Science and you could probably get it less, concerned aunt manages to get it down to 13. I believe we are both using the same size capsules which are triple '000' size. Anything smaller will be more.