To anyone who will listen, I have suffered from cystic acne for 20 years. I am among the 2% who have taken Accutane twice with no results. I recently tried turmeric as a supplement (not with the intent to treat acne, but it did just that). 20 years of cystic cronic acne has disappeared! No joke! My life has changed because of this. This supplement has been studied in anticancer research and government findings show it to be effective in that regard due to it's estrogen blocking properties. I have found just taking this supplement is as effective as the drug Spironolactone without the horrendous side effects. You must only take the supplement with 95% standardized curcumin and it ABSOLUTELY MUST be taken along with black pepper extract. I know folks, this sounds crazy, but black pepper is needed to help absorb the turmeric derivative known as curcumin. If you can't afford the black pepper extract supplement then do what I do and take a shot of black pepper (1/2 tsp) with a cup of juice along with the supplement. Trust me, you will notice a difference within 24 hours. I only had results with the turmeric when taken with the black pepper. Otherwise, there are no results. This is so incredibly life changing for me that I'm trying to reach out to medical research entities to have this supplement studied for it's dramatic affects on hormonal acne. If anyone can help with providing contacts in this regard please let me know. I am willing to provide my 20 years of medical records and become a lab rat if necessary. This drug undoubtedly needs further publication.