Being older, my doctor recommended these to stop urinary tract infections. I try to stay away from sugar so I don't like drinking the cranberry juice so these have worked out perfectly. In fact, I went off them for a week since I wasn't sure they were really doing any good and within that week I got an infection. Back on these and haven't had any problems since. Been taking them for years now and won't ever go off of them.
These are a lovely size, but here's the but... I didn't realize that cranberry stimulates an already overactive bladder! I've been taking 3 in the morning and 3 at bedtime and I must be up no less than TEN times during the night. I do dowsing, so I tested that I should take 5 a day, taking 2 pills at a time, instead of 3, and EARLY in the day!