I’m kind of torn between these capsules. They work in place of actual cranberry juice. I don’t actually swallow the capsule I pop it open and pour the powder in a drink of choice (mostly water). Besides the great benefits they give me HORRIBLE gas. They have the same effect as drinking 100% cranberry juice but when trying to consume more water (as a college student soda is literally pushed down our throats) but with a bad side effect. I do recommend just be prepared to be gassy.