If you find the softgels to be too big, please don’t cut the softgels in half as the softgels contain an oily substance called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). MCTs help increase metabolism and may help improve blood-glucose control. Also, cutting the softgel open could potentially be a choking hazard so it’s best to not use the softgels if you find them uncomfortable to swallow whole; you may wish to try PGX granulesas an alternative. PGX granules are very convenient to pour into a blender with other smoothie ingredients or to thicken sauces or add to baking. The PGX granules still retain all other benefits, including supplying highest viscosity fiber for the intestinal tract, providing a greater feeling of fullness.