Some Softgels will dissolve in the stomach , but these have a much more durable coating and stay intact till passed through. Also, there is no after taste EVER.
On a final note there, living in the northern states there are times when it might be in an environment below freezing and I've only ever seen one cap crack. I've called the customer service line and
1. A human answer the phone ( what an idea) AND after just a few rings.
2. They have replaced that bottle
So good product and good customer service