Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend
Udo's Choice Oil Blend is a unique blend of oils and nutritional co-factors that meet all of the essential fatty acid needs of your body. Formulated by author and nutritional authority, Udo Erasmus, Ph. D. and made by combining certified organic flax, sesame, sunflower oil and other unrefined oils, lecithin (GMO-free) and tocotrienol.
An ideal 2:1 ratio of omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, proven by research to benefit cardiovascular health, enhance stamina and energy, and improve general health and well-being. Certified Organic.
"We must make sure to obtain the healing fats that our body needs, and to avoid the killer fats. Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend is a balanced, convenient way to get everything we need from oils." -- Udo Erasmus
Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend is a special blend of carefully chosen, natural, unrefined oils. It contains oils from fresh, certified organic flax, sesame and sunflower seeds, as well as oils from wheat germ, rice germ and oat germ.
Natural, unrefined Udo's Choice contains an ideal balance of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) omega 3 (alpha-linolenic) and omega 6 (linoleic). These EFAs are so called because they are essential to life itself. They cannot be created by the body and must be obtained through diet. Refined, hydrogenated oils turn EFAs into harmful trans-fatty acids, and studies show most contemporary Western diets are lacking in omega 3. To compensate for this, many consumers have turned to unrefined flax oil, high in omega 3. But, having the right balance between omega 3 and omega 6 is equally important. Too much of one will cause a deficiency of the other. Over the long term flax oil alone can lead to a shortage of omega 6.
Udo's Choice was developed to address the need for a single oil that provides both EFAs in the correct amounts. The 2:1 ratio of 3s to 6s in Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend goes beyond anything previously available. It's the healthy solution to all your EFA needs.
This oil blend is rich in lecithin, which provides the building materials for healthy cell membranes. It also contains medium chain triglycerides -- easy to digest and assimilate, they are used directly by our cells as a source of energy without increasing fat deposition. Vitamin E is added to improve shelf-life and to act as a free radical scavenger in the body.
Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend is pressed at a temperature of less than 50 degrees Celsius and, more importantly, in the absence of light and oxygen. The use of nitrogen-flushed, amber glass bottles further protects the oil from light and oxygen and helps to insure maximum stability.
MCTs can improve liver function and fat absorption. Unlike fats and oils, they are not transported through the lymphatic system during digestion, but go directly to the liver where they are burned to provide energy. Burned like carbohydrates, MCTs are a good source of energy for athletes. They have been shown to lower cholesterol levels and help people with irritable bowel problems
Like all fresh-pressed oils, Udo's Choice is sensitive to light, air and heat. It should not be used for frying, deep-frying or sautéing, but can otherwise replace most oils in food preparation and can be used in all the same ways as flax oil.
Udo's Choice is excellent for making delicious healthy salad dressings and can be mixed with yogurt or tofu. Try serving it on steamed vegetables or baked potatoes, adding it to homemade veggie soup (after cooking), or mixing it with extra virgin olive oil in dishes such as homus and tabouleh. It adds zing to brown rice and can make both hot and cold cereals more nutritious.
Athletes may benefit by adding Udo's Choice to their favorite protein shake. It can also be added to fresh vegetable juices.
Udo's Choice actually brings out and improves the natural flavors of the foods to which it is added. You can consume it on its own, by the spoonful.
Fats That Heal, Fats That KillHow does it taste? Udo's 3-6-9 Oil Blend has a pleasant, nutty, buttery taste with a hint of sunflower flavor.
Why is it cloudy, and what is the sediment? The cloudiness and sediment are due to natural minor ingredients present in the unrefined oils used in Udo's Choice. They have been left in deliberately because they're good for you -- shake the bottle gently before use.
What is the product's shelf life? Udo's Choice is packaged in amber, glass bottles with a "consume before" date on the label. It should be refrigerated - although it will be fine during shipment since it is unopened. Once opened, it is best consumed within 4-8 weeks. It will keep without spoiling or taste deterioration for over a year if frozen.
What is the recommended daily amount? One tablespoon twice daily with meals is recommended. This amount can be increased if necessary. You can tell that you're getting enough when your skin becomes soft, smooth and velvety.
Be sure to read Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill by Dr. Udo Erasmus for complete information on all the good and bad dietary oils in our food supply. Learn which to use and which to avoid.
Udo Erasmus has become an internationally recognized authority on the subject of fats, oils, cholesterol, and human health. His academic credentials include two years of post graduate studies in genetics and biochemistry, and a Ph.D. in nutrition. He pioneered the technology for pressing and packaging healthful oils, and continues to provide consulting services to health professionals and individuals. Udo is a frequent writer and speaker on fats and oils, and lives in Vancouver, B.C. His book, Fats That Heal, Fats That Kill is a must read.
Ingredients: Flax oil*, sunflower oil*, sesame oil*, coconut oil*, evening primrose oil* (13 mg GLA per Tbsp), rice germ and bran oil*, soy lecithin (GMO-free), oat germ and bran oil, tocotrienols. (*certified organic)