The Alpha, The Omega, and The Santa Maria – #UdosOil Review and Giveaway

Author’s Note: There is NO mention of the Santa Maria in this blog post. But in the spirit of Independence Day, it seemed appropriate to give it top billing!

I’m all about improving my health. If my health is better, my energy is better, and therefore my workouts are better. I’ve done a lot of research and I read a lot. I try to keep up do date with articles, books, and podcasts. And I’ve learned that keeping up with your nutrition is key to a happier, healthier life.

One essential nutrient that I’ve investigated is often lacking and very misunderstood in the American diet. It is also crucial! That would be the Omega. And not just the Omega-3, but the essential Omega blend.

Your body is much like a car engine. If you go too long without changing that oil, it uses it all up and seizes. You need that oil too, to keep your organs, blood, not to mention your bones and joints all in working order. Believe it or not, your brain needs it as well. Studies are showing that Omega-3s may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and have a positive effect on gradual memory loss linked to aging. The remainder of this list comes from WebMD:

  • Blood fat (triglycerides).Fish oil supplements can lower elevated triglyceride levels. Having high levels of this blood fat puts you at risk for heart disease. DHA alone has also been shown to lower triglycerides.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil supplements (EPA+DHA) can curb stiffness and joint pain. Omega-3 supplements also seem to boost the effectiveness of anti-inflammatory drugs.
  • Depression. Some researchers have found that cultures that eat foods with high levels of omega-3s have lower levels of depression. Fish oil also seems to boost the effects of antidepressants and may help the depressive symptoms of bipolardisorder.
  • Baby development. DHA appears to be important for visual and neurological development in infants.
  • Asthma. A diet high in omega-3s lowers inflammation, a key component in asthma. But more studies are needed to show if fish oil supplements improve lung function or cut the amount of medication a person needs to control the condition.
  • ADHD. Some studies show that fish oil can reduce the symptoms of ADHD in some children and improve their mental skills, like thinking, remembering, and learning. But more research is needed in this area, and omega-3 supplements should not be used as a primary treatment.

Many, however, don’t like the idea of taking a “fish” oil Omega supplement. This arrises because of the argument of overfishing, not to mention the contaminants that pollution might contribute to the product. It might pose an allergy risk for some, or might not be part of a vegetarian way of eating. Many who are prescribed an Omega supplement from their doctor or nutritionist may oppose the “fish burps” that you can experience after swallowing a giant, horse-sized, liquid-caplet. No, it’s not pleasant.

Many may opt for the flavored liquid Omega’s, but what you end up with is a few tablespoons of unnecessary sugar or fructose. What is the sense of defeating one evil by adding yet another? Plus, if you are following a ketogenic diet, like I am, it just adds unnecessary grams of carbs. This is where Udo’s Oil steps in. After all, no one should be excluded from the benefits of the Omega. Liquid Omegas are typically derived from plant and animal sources. Udo’s is a strictly vegan oil, coming just from plant sources.

The man named Udo

The man named Udo

Udo’s Oil is pressed in a state-of-the-art, low heat, low light and oxygen-free environment to optimize freshness and provide maximum nutritional value. All of the ingredients in Udo’s Oil pass rigorous quality control testing and are certified organic whenever possible.

Udo’s Oil is packed in amber glass bottles, refrigerated for storage, and shipped cold for transit during warm weather. All of the ingredients in Udo’s Oil pass rigorous quality control testing and are certified organic whenever possible.”

Udo’s Oil also naturally corrects the Omega-3/Omega 6 ratio. American diets are already high in Omega-6’s thanks to processed foods and heat pressed oils. And although we do need Omega-6’s, this is NOT the way to obtain them. Once you abstain from them, you’ll need to get your Omega-6’s as well. Omega 9’s, although important, are produced by your own system and aren’t classified as essential. But they can be found naturally in some foods. This list comes from Daily Perricone. It shows the ways to get your Omega 3’s, 6’s and 9’s naturally.

Best Choices for Omega 3 Essential Fatty acids (Linolenic Acid)

  • Cold water high fat fish, esp. wild salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel, shad, herring and trout
  • Flaxseed oil (flaxseed oil has the highest linolenic content of any food), flaxseeds, flaxseed meal, hempseed oil, hempseeds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, Brazil nuts, sesame seeds
  • Avocado
  • Certain dark green leafy vegetables, including kale, spinach, purslane, mustard greens, collards, etc

Best Choices for Omega-6 Essential Fatty Acids (Linoleic Acid):

  • Flaxseed oil, flaxseeds, flaxseed meal,
  • hempseed oil, hempseeds,
  • grapeseed oil,
  • pumpkin seeds,
  • Pignolia (pine) nuts,
  • pistachio nuts,
  • raw sunflower seeds (raw),
  • borage oil,
  • evening primrose oil,
  • black currant seed oil
  • Acai

Corn, safflower, sunflower, soybean, and cottonseed oils are also sources of linoleic acid, but are refined and may be deficient in nutrients

Best Choices for Omega-9 Essential Fatty Acids (Oleic Acid)

While Omega-9 is not technically classified as an essential fatty acids because our bodies can manufacture it –however foods rich in oleic acid are recommended because oleic acid oleic acid assists in cancer protection, and decreases the risk of heart attacks and arteriosclerosis.

  • Olive oil (extra virgin or virgin), olives,
  • avocados,
  • almonds,
  • peanuts,
  • sesame oil,
  • pecans,
  • pistachio nuts,
  • cashews,
  • hazelnuts,
  • macadamia nuts

But, finding and eating all of those foods is daunting, and can be pricey. So Udo’s Oil fits the bill. They’ve done all the work for you and packed it all into one essential oil blend. Udo’s believes that the best way to obtain this ratio is though plant based oils. Hence, Udo’s Oil 3-6-9 Blend was born.

And this is the best part. It tastes great! Yes! A liquid Omega Oil that tastes amazing! How would I describe it? If you have ever had and enjoyed Sunflower Butter, then you will love Udo’s. The taste is very similar, and it is fresh, nutty and fragrant. You can feel it working immediately. It takes a lot for me to deviate from my regular routine. I’m a creature of habit. But Udo’s may have made it’s way into my daily regimen.

Here are some great numbers coming directly from Udo’s research. Personally, after 2 weeks, I have noticed better skin elasticity, and a wonderful healthy glow that even my husband sees! There seems to be a better mental clarity, as well as increased energy.

% of participants experiencing the following results:

  • 20% Decreased body fat
  • 23% Improved skin condition
  • 53% More energy and stamina
  • 32% Improved sleep
  • 30% Improved concentration
  • 66% Improvements in general health and well-being

Now, I still love fish, and I don’t plan to stop indulging in it, and that can only add to the remarkable attributes of Omega-3 in my system. But for those who are looking for an fish oil based Omega alternative, this is your answer.

I also urge you to do your own research. Read about the science behind Udo’s Oil, and read the testimonials from some amazing athletes reaping the benefits of Udo’s.

If you are an observant Runner’s World magazine reader, as I am, you have seen the Udo’s advertisements. They have always attracted me and it has been a product on my “to try” list for months, so I was beyond thrilled to be contacted by them to offer you this review!

My new besties at Udo’s have graciously offered up a bottle to one lucky Neon Is My Color reader, too! Just follow the link to the Rafflecopter entry below to get your name in the hat. Oh, and they are going to throw in one of THOSE, too!

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And don’t forget to comment on this blog post for an extra entry! Thanks for your support and good luck!

Note: The opinions in this review belong to me, the author. I don’t accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a sample at no cost to provide honest opinions on such. This post may contain affiliate/referral links per my own discretion.

9 Responses to The Alpha, The Omega, and The Santa Maria – #UdosOil Review and Giveaway

  1. Ooh! Excited to see this is a VEGAN- friendly product. I’ll look for it.

  2. Tammy McConnell George says:

    I do chia, flax and also avocado

  3. Linda Parker says:

    I’d love to win this!!!

  4. I’m definitely interested in trying it too!

  5. I take flax and fish oil. I would love to try this. I am 57, and getting back into shape, starting running again. Feeling good but need a boost of this product. 🙂

  6. John Hutchens says:

    I eat salmon every week

  7. Laura Gay says:

    Raw nuts and salmon.

  8. Claire says:

    fish oil pills

  9. Jennifer says:

    I take fish oil pills

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