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I got a new jar of Acerola powder as usual and noticed it was a little finer consistency. I think I have been having gastrointestinal issues off an on this week... and lo and behold I noticed they changed the formula to include ascorbic acid instead of having the vitamin C come only from acerola cherries!<br><br><a href="http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/ProductsbyCategory/Category/M011505.htm?cat=Vitamins" target="_blank">http://www.nowfoods.com/Products/Pro...m?cat=Vitamins</a><br><br>
I'm really irritated b/c it is so much cheaper and higher in C than other whole food C products. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/angry.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="angry"><br><br>
If you use this, complain on their Contact us page:<br><a href="http://www.nowfoods.com/AboutUs/ContactUs/" target="_blank">http://www.nowfoods.com/AboutUs/ContactUs/</a><br><br>
I'm going to email WAPF right now since they recommend it for their formula recipe.
 

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Oh that is maddening, and after you have started taking it too. I will say something for sure. I really like NOW products as they test for metals/impurities. I get spirulina from them.<br><br>
I get camu camu and acerola from herbalcom.com for a really good price.<br><br>
Just checked out the link and it also has maltodextrin in it too, and that is usually corn. Hope it isn't GMO, bad for the gut.
 

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Dang, I just ordered a new thing of it. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Ugh! I was just needing to order some more, thanks so much for the heads up and I will drop a complaint as well.
 

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Having just ordered another 4 bottles of the stuff, I was upset to hear this, but I checked, and my new stuff is still the old formula. Hope they fix it before I run out of these...I love that stuff!
 

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Ugh<br>
So I just noticed this now that I'm needing to reorder.<br><br>
I called Radiant Life and was told that they've been waiting for 2 mos. now to get a response from NOW foods.<br><br>
Supposedly, it's possible that the ascorbic acid was always there and the manufacturer didn't know (ahem, OK).<br><br>
We'll see.<br><br>
These companies are really something.
 

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I just noticed today that Mountain Rose Herb Farm has acerola powder (no other ingredients listed) so they might be worth checking into.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I just noticed today that Mountain Rose Herb Farm has acerola powder (no other ingredients listed) so they might be worth checking into.</div>
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Oooo, thank you!<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I called Radiant Life and was told that they've been waiting for 2 mos. now to get a response from NOW foods.<br><br>
Supposedly, it's possible that the ascorbic acid was always there and the manufacturer didn't know (ahem, OK).</div>
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I haven't heard a response from my complaint either. I have to say this is the first time in my memory I have ever written a company and not received a response. Extremely disappointing.<br><br>
I don't think it was always there. I actually didn't notice the ascorbic acid on the new label until I had been using my new bottle for a couple days and the consistency was weird... the powder was finer textured and it didn't dissolve as usual.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Dang, I just ordered a new thing of it. Thanks for sharing.</div>
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It's possible you still have the old version, if it doesn't say ascorbic acid on it, I think you are good. But who knows! when I get a chance I may call, they cannot ignore like an email!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Ugh<br>
So I just noticed this now that I'm needing to reorder.<br><br>
I called Radiant Life and was told that they've been waiting for 2 mos. now to get a response from NOW foods.<br><br>
Supposedly, it's possible that the ascorbic acid was always there and the manufacturer didn't know (ahem, OK).<br><br>
We'll see.<br><br>
These companies are really something.</div>
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While I think NOW definitely has issues with getting back to people, RLC doesn't have the best track record since the business was sold a year ago. The new owners do not have the same attention to customers as the original owners.
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>deditus</strong> <a href="/community/forum/post/15441006"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">I just noticed today that Mountain Rose Herb Farm has acerola powder (no other ingredients listed) so they might be worth checking into.</div>
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<a href="http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/acerola.php" target="_blank">http://www.mountainroseherbs.com/learn/acerola.php</a><br><br>
It contains tapioca maltodextrin, fyi. (WAY better than corn!!)<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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