By now you've gotten "the scoop" from Rik. So you know this "secret" formula won't be "secret" for long. And you know Rik's professional reputation, and his Okinawan sources.
Rik is a qualified academic, and has done his homework. Steve and I have had the details shared with us. But we agreed to hold it to our chest until Rik could get all his hard work published. He did all the heavy lifting and I've been involved in quite a bit of proprietary software and peer-reviewed publication work, so... I support him 100%. Be patient and we'll all soon be able to benefit.
Go ahead and get some, and then write me. If what Rik says is true... You know what I mean. Anyhow a few simple items should be fairly easy to confirm.
For what it's worth... I find it interesting that this guy used all the "buzz words" for his formula. I was getting "dit da jow" from Chinatown in New York 33 years ago. If Uechi Guza is dit da jow by another name, well... Basically anyone can take any witch's brew of herbs, do an organic extraction (by sophisticated or crude methods), and then bottle the liquid. Going from "reputable location" to "reputable location", I found absolutely no (zero, zilch, nada) consistency in the product. For dit da jow, there is no gold standard. It's just the herbal extraction du jour - for lack of a better description.
A WORD OF WARNING
Would you go to the drug store and buy a medication where the list of ingredients wasn't on the back? Would you get a prescription of an unknown drug (except in a double-blinded clinical trial)? I wouldn't. So why should we trust someone who says "It's the real thing and I got the secret from a secret master" when we don't know the guy, don't know the master, and don't know what's in the bottle?
It harks of the days when someone would offer ... uh ... my "friend" some pot and tell you "This is some really good sheet, mahn, and it's from a reputable source." Uh huh!
By all means don't drink the stuff. And keep some in reserve in case you suffer an allergic reaction and need to seek medical attention. Said events happen even in the most tested pharmaceuticals, so... don't expect the risk to be any less with a "secret" substance.
I'm just being appropriately cautious. It would be great if you found something that worked, but... be careful.