Every cell, tissue, gland and organ is dependent upon the presence of Essential Fatty Acids or EFAs. Your body needs these foundational fats, but cannot make them on its own. They must be obtained through dietary sources. Unfortunately, the modern Western diet is often quite deficient in omega-3 EFAs.
EFAs manufacture and repair cell membranes, enabling the cells to properly assimilate nutrients from our foods and efficiently expel toxins and waste products. A deficiency, or even an imbalance, of EFAs can be linked to a decline in the optimal functioning of the body’s natural processes.
Udo’s Oil™ 3·6·9 Blend supplies omega-3 and omega-6 EFAs in a 2:1 ratio. It is a special formulation of natural, unrefined oils from fresh, certified organic flax, sunflower, sesame and evening primrose seeds as well as oils from coconut, rice and bran.
This formula is the result of many years of scientific study by world-renowned nutrition expert Udo Erasmus, author of the best-selling book, Fats That Heal Fats That Kill. Udo’s research over the years indicates that the best results come consistently from oils blended to be richer in omega-3 than omega-6, in a 2:1 ratio.* Udo’s oil contains the ideal ratio, while fish oils and pure flax oils do not.
Why you need a 2:1 ratio: The key to health from fats lies in ingesting the essential ones in the proper ratio.* This isn’t usually achieved because the average Western diet is much too high in omega-6 and dangerously low in omega-3.
Omega-3 ALA (alpha linolenic acid) and omega-6 LA (linoleic acid) are Essential Fatty Acids the body requires for maintaining good health.* Flax seed oil is the richest known source of omega-3 ALA, which helps promote healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels.*(1)
Udo’s Oil™ 3-6-9 Blend is made with health in mind, unlike supermarket cooking oils, which are highly processed for long shelf life. All ingredients in Udo’s oils are grown and processed without chemicals. For optimum freshness, these products are sealed in non-reactive recyclable amber glass bottles to avoid damage from heat and light.
Healthy cellular function*
Improving circulation and immune function*
Optimizing glandular function*
Increasing oxygen uptake and utilization*
Heightening reflexes and concentration*
Promoting sleep and elevating mood*
Strengthening the immune system and fat-burning ability*
Helping dry, scaly skin become clearer and smoother*
Maintaining healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels*
Improving energy, stamina and performance*
Numerous scientific studies have shown that, as part of a healthy diet, EFAs help:
Support the immune system*(2)
Support the body’s weight management ability*(1)
Promote and maintain good digestion*(3)
Support normal joint function*(4)
Promote and maintain cardiovascular health*(5)
Support the body’s response to stress*(6)
EFAs also contribute to skin health, helping dry, scaly skin become clearer, smoother and softer.*(7)
Because large amounts of EFAs are needed for normal development and function of the brain and nervous system, a deficiency of EFAs can lead to problems like mood swings, proneness to stress, and a decline in memory, learning skills and concentration.*(8)
1. Fan YY, Chapkin R.S., Importance of dietary gamma-linolenic acid in human health and nutrition. J Nutr 1998;128(9):1411-4. Faculty of Nutrition, Molecular Cell Biology Group, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. 77843-2471, USA.
2. Harbige L.S., Dietary n-6 and n-3 fatty acids in immunity and autoimmune disease. Proc Nutr Soc 1998 Nov;57(4):555-62. School of Chemical Life Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK.
3. Holman RT, The slow discovery of the importance of omega 3 essential fatty acids in human health. J Nutr 1998 Feb;128(2 Suppl):427S-433S. Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, Austin 55912, USA.
4. Heller A, et al., Lipid mediators in inflammatory disorders. Drugs 1998 Apr;55(4):487-96. Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine, University of Dresden, Germany.
5. Simopoulos, A.P., Essential fatty acids in health and chronic disease. Am J Clin Nutr 1999 Sept;70(3 Suppl):560S-569S. Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, Washington DC 20009.
6. Schmidt, Michael A., Smart Fats: How Dietary Fats and Oils Affect Mental, Physical, and Emotional Intelligence. Frog, Ltd., 1997.
7. Horrobin DF, Essential fatty acid metabolism and its modification in atopic eczema. Am J Clin Nutr 2000 Jan;71(1 Suppl):367S-72S. Laxdale Research, Stirling, Scotland, United Kingdom.
8. Clandinin, M.T., Brain development and assessing the supply of polyunsaturated fatty acids. Lipids 1999 Feb;34(2):131-7. Nutrition and Metabolism Research Group, Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.
9. Cadogan, OU. The Effects of Essential Fatty Acids on Athletic Performance/General Well Being and Risk Factors For Cardiovascular Disease. 2000.
Not Intended As Medical Advice.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.