Does anyone use udos oil. How important is it really?

  • cowboyupnorth

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    Jan 01, 2010 2:16 AM GMT
    I was watching this video by Sean Nalewanyj's on The Top 4 Muscle Building Supplements


    http://www.youtube.com/nalewanyjfitness#p/u/7/uZ6E0Z4pEoI

    He strongly suggest taking whey protein and creatin, which I understand. Then he further suggest that you take Udos oil and fish oil. I had never heard of udos oil and when I looking it up all I found out was for people with poor diets or diets poor in healthy oils, or with added health problems, the advantage to Udo's is that a person obtains the right ratio of oils. I think I have a fairly healthy diet so I am not sure I need this oil.The article then when on to say

    The advantage to flaxseed oil is cost. If a person is consuming good quality Omega-6 in the diet (and possibly Omega-9 as well, from foods like olive oil or almonds), then taking 1 tablespoon per day of flaxseed oil is cheaper than 2-3 tablespoons of Udo's oil for the same body weight. A person could also blend their own organic olive oil with flaxseed oil for a slightly less expensive option.

    Personally I take twp tsp of ground Flax seed and cinnamon from Trader Joe's with my old fashion oat meal and skim milk for breakfast, 12 almonds during a snack, and one fish oil pill each morning and night along with half a performance multivitamin morning and night. This is in addition to several fruits and vegetables per day and lean protein. So I am thinking I do not need Udos oil even if I am seriously going to start working out. Whats you thoughts?
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    Jan 01, 2010 2:37 AM GMT
    Never heard of him before. I just Googled the guy's name. And almost all the search results were from fake fitness sites and bogus nutrition blogs. That should be a clear warning sign.
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    Jan 01, 2010 2:38 AM GMT
    Udo is the man's first name: Udo Erasmus. Udo's Oil is just his blend of omega fatty acids. There doesnt appear to be anything special about his omega fatty acids and any other quality source of them.

    You can get your OFAs just from food, too. No need to go overboard about it. Of course, with eating these foods you get a lot of other nutrients, too

    "Food Sources

    What foods provide omega 3 fatty acids?

    Salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Very good sources of these healthy fats include scallops, cauliflower, cabbage, cloves and mustard seeds. Good sources of these fats include halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna, soybeans, tofu, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts.

    Studies have proven that a relatively small number of omega-3 food sources can have a measurable impact on your blood levels of omega-3s, including those two key omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). For example, two weekly servings of a non-fried, omega-3 containing fish (like wild-caught Pacific salmon) is enough to boost your blood levels of omega-3s."


    Just food is a very good muscle building supplement: Food List
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    Jan 01, 2010 2:18 PM GMT
    Iguana's Law:

    Any time, on any fitness forum, anywhere on the Internet, that someone uses the phrase: "Does anyone use XXX?" you can be 100% sure that XXX is a complete bull shit sucker scam.
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    Jan 01, 2010 3:48 PM GMT
    Viral marketing it's called.
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    Jan 01, 2010 4:02 PM GMT
    Caslon12000 said...What foods provide omega 3 fatty acids?

    Salmon, flax seeds and walnuts are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids. Very good sources of these healthy fats include scallops, cauliflower, cabbage, cloves and mustard seeds. Good sources of these fats include halibut, shrimp, cod, tuna, soybeans, tofu, kale, collard greens, and Brussels sprouts.

    Studies have proven that a relatively small number of omega-3 food sources can have a measurable impact on your blood levels of omega-3s, including those two key omega-3 fatty acids, EPA (eicosaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). For example, two weekly servings of a non-fried, omega-3 containing fish (like wild-caught Pacific salmon) is enough to boost your blood levels of omega-3s."

    Just food is a very good muscle building supplement: Food List

    Agree. There are many online sites that provide the relative omega-3 values of foods, and as your list shows, they aren't all based on fish as some people assume, but vegetable items, too. I won't attempt to link them all here, a Google search will suffice.

    Food-based omega-3 sources are more efficacious than fish oil pills, but you have to consume large daily food quantities to achieve therapeutic effects, as I need for my high cholesterol problem. And I'm unable to tolerate the statin drugs. Therefore my doctor has me take an omega-3 supplement, while I still eat the foods you list. My lowered bad cholesterol levels, and improved good cholesterol levels, suggest this approach is working.
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    Jan 02, 2010 6:44 AM GMT
    Udo's oil isn't a scam, but I disagree with the calculation behind it. Taking an oil that has, by itself, the ideal ratio of fatty acids doesn't make sense if you get fatty acids in your diet in some other ratio (which you do), since the resulting ratio would be something other than the ideal one. I think it's better to take supplements in such a way so as to offset any imbalances in your diet's pre-existing OFA ratio.

    otoh, the Udo I know in RL is a wonderfully hot German icon_biggrin.gif