Sorry to report folks--that the above named company has recently changed their formulation. It appears this has been done in the last 90 days or so.
They have replaced some of the CO2 extracted herbs with aqueous[water] extracts, and alcohol extracts. They have on some of the herbs kept some CO2 extract, and combined it with water or alcohol extract---that is dried to a powder.
Upon inspection of the insides of the capsule, which use to have a heavy oil, which is reminiscent, of a CO2 extract, we now find a powder, mixed with some latent oil/oils.
They at New Chapter have cheapened the product's material costs, yet maintain the same retail price. On top of this they have violated FDA Rules/Laws--IMO, by stating on the front of the label "same great formula". This is not true, and is a lie to the consumer--> us.
There have been reports of Eczema returning[As it is an inflammatory response], back pain returning, knee pain returning, PSA rising. And in my case my Zero C-Reactive Protein which indicated no inflammation, just tested positive at the number of 1.1. This is still quite low. But I am pissed.
I have a call to be returned to me by a Vice President. I have the President, and Founders name, and e-mail. P&G bought New Chapter in 2012. And they left it alone. Something changed as this company they bought was a money maker, and they wanted more profit, is my guess.
I will be communicating to the FDA, and I will be communicating with my State's Attorney General. This is personal to me, as I recommended this product for a couple of years, for those of us with Pca. On top of that I was personally involved in getting this bubbling new technology from Europe to the USA in 1990.
If wanting to substitute--the best I can suggest is keeping with Turmeric, adding Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate, as well as 5-Loxin.
I am so sorry this happened. But we know when the Big Boys be it P&G, or Big Pharma want to add more to their bottom line, we get screwed.