After several weeks of taking eight of the golden raisins every night, I am going to advise men who are considering taking these little morsels to avoid them. I am afraid you are going to have to read between the lines on this advice. I can not speak for women but the effect these raisins have on men is disturbing at best. They may help combat inflammation but the physiological cost is too high. So, I placed $50 worth of raisins in the trash and began my search for another way to waste my money. Five days after removing these expensive raisins my body returned to its normal self.