I picked these up mainly for the husband who has a bowel issue he deals with daily. I did not expect these to fix his issue since its a medical issue but I was hoping they would help at least a little bit so he could feel better when it does act up.
And he says it does help a bit. He is a bit more regular, with less gas issues (you know, the kind that just doesn't move and causes all kinds of pain) and I think he's lost a couple of pounds since I started him on this a few months back. All of it makes him feel a bit better and that makes me happy.
I have been taking them also. I try to eat my yogurt (I make my own) but honestly, I don't much care for it plain and my favorite way to eat it is with cherry pie filling mixed in Its delicious, and I really haven't had time to make any the last few weeks.
These make sure that I get my dose and I don't have to spend forever in the kitchen watching the milk on the stove (yogurt is really easy ... just don't scald the milk. The pan is awful to clean lol) and I'm not eating those extra calories on days I have probably over did it a bit any ways with other things.
Great stuff and we will probably continue to use it on a regular basis.