Today’s post is about Udo’s Oil. Udo’s Oil is an organic blend of plant-sourced oils designed to supply a 2:1 ratio of Omega-3 and -6 fatty acids.
According to the product website, the key to health from fats lies in taking the essential ones in the proper ratio. This isn’t usually achieved because the average western diet is too high in Omega-6 and too low in Omega-3.
For athletes, Udo recommends one tablespoon for each 50 lbs of body weight. I’m about 155 lbs and I take two to three tablespoons per day.
One tablespoon of Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend contains:
120 calories from fat
14g of fat
1.5g of saturated fat
9g of polyunsaturated fat
3g of monounsaturated fat
6g of Omega-3 (alpha-linolenic acid)
3g of Omega-6 (linoleic acid)
13mg of gamma-linolenic acid
3g of Omega-9 (oleic acid)
I started using Udo’s Oil earlier this year and I noticed an immediate difference. Right away, I had less soreness and my joints felt much better. Aches and pains that had been bothering me on and off for years suddenly went away. I honestly couldn’t believe it!
If you don’t believe me, check with Scott Jurek! He highlighted Udo’s Oil as one of his five tips to optimize your running. Other Flora (the maker of Udo’s Oil) ambassadors include Krissy Moehl, Sage Canaday, Ellie Greenwood, Max King, Kristina Folcik and Yassine Diboun.
The downside of Udo’s Oil is that it’s expensive! A 32 oz bottle is $36.63 at Vitacost (click here) and it will set you back $39.39 on Amazon (click here). On the other hand, how much would you be willing to pay to increase your endurance and decrease your muscle/joint pain?
This product works for me. Of course, I cannot guarantee that it will work for you, but I definitely encourage you to give it a try! I take it every day with a tablespoon, but you can put it on salads, use it in smoothies, etc.
I was not compensated in any way to write this review. While I did request samples from Flora, I did not receive any. Please note that I am not a doctor, dietician or nutritionist.
Do you use any supplements? Are there any that you recommend?