This product in its own right is unique for a probiotic. Since it is shelf stable it’s really approachable for general health. When a customer is looking for a probiotic for general health, I usually try to find out first what fits their lifestyle, more often than not shelf stability seems the most reasonable and this one fits that bill. On a personal note I didn’t feel a significant difference taking this during a high-stress time while recovering from shingles (as a younger person) during the pandemic. I remember feeling bloating as well but I doubt that this probiotic factored into that and was likely due to pandemic stress and illness. That being said, it must be kind of mild.