Udo's Oil Ultimate Oil Blend, 500ml, is a vegan source of omega 3, 6 & 9 and the UK's market-leading nutritional oil blend as recommended by two of the UK's most recognised nutritionists, Dr Gillian McKeith in her 14 day detox diet and Patrick Holford in his new book, The Holford Diet. Loved & trusted in the UK for over 20 years, Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil blend is the best & original.
Every ingredient in Udo's Ultimate Oil blend is vegan and has been carefully selected to make it easier to consume these essential ‘good fats’ in a balanced way. By “good fats” we mean essential fatty acids (EFAs). EFAs play a key role in many functions including heart, brain, skin and vision health to help you look and feel amazing, inside and out.
- Essential fatty acids are needed for the normal growth and development of children. This effect is obtained with a daily intake of 2 g of Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and a daily intake of 10 g of linoleic acid (LA)
- Alpha-Linolenic Acid (ALA) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels at a daily intake of 2 g ALA
- Linoleic acid (LA) contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels at a daily intake of 10 g LA
- The perfect choice if you are looking to add a vegan plant-based omega source to your diet
- Free of impurities, including any chemical residues
- Organically certified ingredients (where possible)
- Contained no genetically modified ingredients
- Premium products with no unnecessary fillers or artificial ingredients
- Packaged to maintain the highest quality possible
- Environmentally friendly packaging processes
- Produced with respect to all ingredients
Directions: As a food supplement, shake bottle gently before each use. Pour around 1-2 tablespoons on your food. Udo’s Choice Oil Blend can be used with any foods. Avoid cooking or frying as this damages the delicate structure of the oils and greatly reduces their nutritional benefits. Mixing into prepared food at serving temperature is preferred. Favourite uses are in salads, protein shakes, soups, on steamed vegetables, rice, and pastas or with balsamic vinegar for dipping.
- Adults: 1 tablespoon per 50lb of bodyweight
- Children: Administer the oil in proportion to weight. If you weigh 100 pounds and use 3 dessert spoons each day, a 10 pound child should take about 1/10th as much as you. However, because children are more metabolically active than grown-ups, they may need a little more oil than is proportional to their weight. Children under 3 years: 1 teaspoon every 2 days. Children aged 3 - 8: 1 teaspoon a day. Children aged 8 - 12: 1 tablespoon a day. Children over 12: 1-2 tablespoons per day.
Storage: Keep refridgerated
Allergens noted in bold in ingredients.
Seed Oil Blend (Flax Oil *, Sunflower Oil *, Sesame Oil *) (96.68%), Virgin Coconut Oil * (1.70%), Evening Primrose Oil * (1.00%), Soya Lecithin*(Emulsifier), Rice Bran Oil * (0.30%), Oat Bran Oil * (0.01%), Mixed Tocopherols (Antioxidant)
ALLERGY ADVICE: for allergens, see ingredients in bold. May contain traces of mustard and wheat*
*Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend product does not contain wheat or mustard as part of the product formulation. The allergens were mentioned as our raw material supplier advised that there might be possible cross contamination from their production line.
Can the oil be added to hot foods?
The oil can be added to most foods at serving temperature.
Can I cook with the oil?
Avoid cooking or frying as this damages the delicate structure of the oils and greatly reduces their nutritional benefits.
How long can Udo's Oil be left out of the fridge?
The instruction is to make sure it is stored in the fridge. Stability tests have shown that there is no change/loss in stability for 3 days out of fridge. To get the longest life for the oil, this needs to be in the fridge.
What is the shelf life of Udo's Oil?
Unopened - 12 months if refrigerated, up to 2 years if frozen and 8 weeks once opened.
Can I take Udo's Oil while Pregnant and Breastfeeding?
How much Udo’s Oil should a woman take while nursing?
The recommendation for pregnant women and new mothers is 1 tablespoon per 25kg of weight. While pregnant, as your weight increases with the growth of the baby, your need for essential fats will increase.
Is Udo's Oil suitable for children and babies?
Yes, Udo’s Oil can be given to babies over six months old, preferably mixed in food.
How do I know I’m getting the right amount?
Your body is intelligent. It knows its own hierarchy when it comes to your health and prioritises your most vital organs. Heart and Brain are high on the list and will be first to take what they need from your oil. After your vital organs and glands are satisfied then come your joints and all soft tissue. Next, your skin, the outermost organ. When you feel your skin becoming smooth and velvety soft, then you can be sure the rest of the vital cells everywhere in your body are getting the optimum amount of Udo’s Oil. You’ll feel the difference.
Is Udo’s Oil considered a raw food?
Yes it is. Minimal heat is involved in its pressing, no enzymes are destroyed and it is not pasteurised at all.
Does Udo's Oil lower Cholesterol? How long will it take?
Omegas alone can help lower cholesterol, but only slightly. It’s phytosterols that block absorption and re-absorption of cholesterol from the gut, lowering levels by up to 25%. Unlike most other supplementary oils, Udo’s Oil contains a rich 65mg per tablespoon, an ample amount to help balance your cholesterol levels. The length of time it takes to notice results depends on your starting level but is usually 3-4 months.
It’s high in fat, will it make me fat? Is it ok for my heart?
The oil blend has a reputation for reducing weight, particularly if related to fluid retention. EFA’s slow down digestion (a good thing) so we absorb more from the foods we eat. Udo recommends the oil is best taken with green foods as we will absorb more nutrients. If, however, the oil is taken together with carbohydrates, starches and sugars, we will absorb more and may increase weight rather than reduce weight. The golden rule is – take with green foods to reduce weight, or take with carbohydrates and starch to help gain weight. The fats in Udo’s Choice are the good fats which increase bad fat burn-off, which is good for both, heart and waistline.
Omega 3 - Fish versus Plant source; which is better?
The Omega-3 EFA in the Udo’s oil is transformed by the body into the EPA and DHA as it needs it. Omega-3 in seeds is more stable, less processed and the body has better metabolic control over the transformation process. These EFA’s are readily available in fish oil. Fish oils are faster acting. The other concern with many fish oils on the market is that they may go rancid very fast. As well fish oils may contain high levels of mercury and other toxic metals.
How is Omega-3 used by the body? What about conversion of omega 3 to EPA and DHA?
Half of the Omega-3 intake gets burned for energy. 10-20% per day is converted into EPA/DHA, but this conversion depends, in part, on the ratio of Omega-3 to Omega-6. The conversion is slowed down by excess Omega-6 intake, so they need to be properly proportioned and balanced. The conversion may be hindered by a lack of nutrients like zinc, magnesium, and copper, B3, B6, Vitamin C and E. Women convert Omega-3 to DHA/EPA better than men (36% vs. 16%) Conversion of Omega-3 to DHA also depends on how much DHA is already present in the body. 95-99% of the population does not get enough Omega-3, and what is not present cannot be converted. Saturated and trans-fatty acids can also hinder conversion. Omega-3 and Omega-6 from organic seed oils are very easily used by the body. Taking all these variables into account makes it difficult to generalize but at minimum people are able to convert ALA to DHA at a rate of 2-5% and 5-10% for EPA. This means that one tbsp of Udo’s Oil, which has 6500mg of Omega-3, will give between 130 and 325mg DHA and 325-650mg of EPA.
What is GLA?
Gamma Linolenic Acid – part of the breakdown of linoleic acid, or Omega-6.
In terms of the GLA content, is it possible to get too much GLA?
Almost impossible. There is only a minute amount of GLA in the blend, and since the body makes GLA from omega 6, you really cannot get too much from the oil. The omega 3 in the blend keeps everything in balance.
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