The omegas are the good fats that feed our brains, bodies, not just fish oil, but the oils from flax, olive, coconut, nuts, and seeds, as well. Among the benefits include heart, eyes, skin, cognitive function, pain, and inflammation. Helpful in many conditions, such as arthritis, asthma, allergies, anxiety, MS, Lupus, ADHD,psoriasis, dry eyes, dry hair, OCD, addictions, and the list goes on. The only down side is if you take to much it can thin the blood too much, especially if combined with coumadin, but this is the same with any supplement, most do thin the blood. If you notice easy bruising this can be an indication, just cut the dose down. Other blood thinners include vitamin E, anti inflammatories such as aspirin, and ibuprofen, as well as prescriptive pain killers. So when trying new supplements, and herbs its best to consult a pharmacist, especially if taking a presciptive med, as adding supplements may pose a problem. In general though fish oils, flax, and other omegas are safe if used properly.