Helps me relax at night. I take one late before bedtime and I sleep better. I have taken them earlier or even morning and they don't make me sleepy but have found that taking them at night works best to keep me less stressed so I can fall asleep without my mind racing about things I worry about.
These soft gels do seem to have a stronger kick to them. I take one before bed time and they knock me out.
This is way more convenient than the dropper for me. Now I just add it to my pill case for one a day and take it along with my vitamins.
These softgels seem to kick in faster than the oil. I had been taking 1.5 droppers of the 1000mg which should be about 25mg, but these 25mg softgels seem to be more powerful. And they are easier to take!