Hi there drylips...I bought cats claw at my local health food store...Capsules... But was also at the same time eating more healthily and cleansing my colon , kidney, liver aswell as other supplements .... Vit Bs, omega 3 and 6 and probiotics being the constant ones... For sure to look cat claw up up so as not to clash with any other medication you maybe taking etc and the "length of time it's safe to consume them" etc. An authentic medicine man and woman / shaman even? would know how to harvest and prepare it most likely and if not maybe they could suggest some other alternative. Best of luck starting a new chapter in your life. I hope the change etc will gladden your heart and be a catalyst for your wellbeing!