Uny, I bought a bottle of capsules of IF#2 six months ago. As you can see I have been wanting to do this for a long time, :) I live in walking distance to Schulze's retail store. The guy at the store assured me it works the same as the powder. I also tried to exchange it for powder a while back, when I had my doubts, but they wouldn't take it back after 30 days. Now I feel ripped off, because I just opened one capsule and sure enough there are at least 3 or 4 whole flaxseeds. I might even take this back and demand my money back, as to me whole seeds are not even healthy to be trying to digest. I looked again and would say its at least 7 or 8 whole seeds in one capsule, if not more.