I take these because I am on a certain medication that causes me to sweat badly. after a lot of research I found cinnamon capsules help reduce sweating. I tried many different brands from cheap store brands to expensive ones, and some that could only be purchased online. none helped whatsoever and I was on the verge of giving up. until my friend who is on the same medication as me told me about these and gave me some to try. I no longer have my sweat problem ! these are the only ones I buy now ! very easy to swallow. and they smell so good !