Benefits of using Udo's oil?

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15/10/2009 at 13:28

I have just started using Udo's oil last night my husband has been using it for a while but just wanted to know if anyone else is using it and if they have felt any benefit or improvement since using it and if so how long it took? Maybe i am impatient as after trying it last night i expected my run last night to be greatly improved fair enough i shaved 4 minutes of my time.

Has it made a difference to you?

15/10/2009 at 13:34

Udo's what now?

I'll take a punt on anything that takes 4 mins off my time

15/10/2009 at 13:37

I was thinking the same thing Dan... Udos Oil... what's that then???

4 mins... blimey I'm happy if I shave 4 secs off... lol

Farnie    pirate
15/10/2009 at 13:37

sorry but this made me giggle

The ultimate 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

Recognised!  Gillian McKeith


yes for looking like a walnut, not for being a Nutritionist

15/10/2009 at 13:38
Udo oil it is a blend od omega 3 6 and 9 and i think alot of body builders use it to increase there performance and quicken recovery time its not the cheapest 500ml cost around £18 but it is suppose to be great from increasing energy levels i had never heard of it before and only just tried it but wondered if anyone else had tried it and if they felt any benefits tasted bloody horrid best to mix it with drink or food
15/10/2009 at 13:40

So "it" took 4 mins off your "time"?, just what is your "time"?, 4mins off a mile?, off 10 miles?

 Sounds like a load of rollocks to me, and as for "Dr" Gillian.........

 Are you sure its called Udo's oil and not snake oil?

Edited: 15/10/2009 at 13:41
15/10/2009 at 13:44


Google time...

The ultimate 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. Udo's Choice delivers a balanced 2:1:1 ratio of the essential fatty acids (EFAs) omega 3 and 6, and the beneficial fatty acid omega 9. It is a unique blend of certified organic flax, sunflower and sesame oils, with unrefined oils from the germs of rice and oats, evening primrose oil and non GM lecithin. FREE 7-day pack of Beyond Greens!!

Hmmm... OK, ignoring the fact that "Dr" Gillian McKeith isn't allowed to call herself a doctor any more cos she picked up her degree from a dodgy outfit, I don't see how incorporating a healthy blend of fatty-acid rich oil into your diet will suddenly make you run faster.  And there are much cheaper ways of eating healthy fat.  This stuff costs 16.95 for 500ml!

15/10/2009 at 13:44

no you really should look it up on the net it has been around for a while and like i said bobybuilders use it to boost energy.

as i am only 6 weeks back into running don't laugh at my time but saturday we did 5.3 miles in 58.23 and yesterday we did the exact same route and did it in 54.17.

15/10/2009 at 13:45
x-post. You lot google too quickly. 
15/10/2009 at 13:45
yeah i am not trying to sell the stuff just wondered if anyone else had tried it and got any benefits thats all
15/10/2009 at 13:49
Never heard of it, not convinced that it could make that much difference, but if it worked for you, good on ya.
15/10/2009 at 13:57

Hi Laura - Udo's oil has been around for ages - my pal has been taking it for years.

I tried some last year because Udo's book was one of the text books for my nutrition course and I thought I'd sample one of his products.  I didn't really get on with it, probably because my diet contains all the good fats I need and I think it overloaded my system and I also found I prefer to take my fats separately, rather than in one gulp.  It would be helpful to use an emulsifier when using Udo's oil in order to help your body absorb the nutrients from it properly or mix it with other things - but I didn't find it tasted good enough to mix.

I'd recommend getting your good fats in other ways such as from nuts and seeds or in home-made salad dressings.

15/10/2009 at 13:58
"i said bobybuilders use it to boost energy."

yes and bodybuilders are not looking to shave 4mins off their best times!!

Omega fatty acids offer some protective ability against heart disease - I've been taking omega rich cod liver oil capsules for years for the heart benefits not to make me run quicker!

if you want to run quicker, train smarter or follow a much more focused diet than believe what some fricking sham nutritionist endorses...

you cannot base any improvement on your times quoted from this stuff - if you've been running for 6 weeks you will be seeing improvements anyway and many of us will have the odd run where we've gone quicker than expected - that's running for you

any evidence of controlled double blind trials to show evidence of this stuff working in a large number of people?? No??? thought not

Edited: 15/10/2009 at 13:59
15/10/2009 at 14:12
I've been using it for 11 years. As I've been mostly well and healthy during this time it may work (or I may have been the same if I hadn't used it).

As I keep buying it I must think it does work! When I run out I do notice a difference in several things such as my skin gets drier.
15/10/2009 at 14:22
"such as my skin gets drier"

to be expected if you take a fatty acid supplement regularly as your sebaceous glands i.e. the ones that produce greasy skin, are being denied their regular supply

tbh - there are all sort of claims to be made for Omega fatty acids but very little scientific evidence that they do what they say "on the tin". the heart benefits are reasonably well established but even here there are opposing viewpoints from studies conducted which are limited and far from conclusive. it all stems from Omega acids being found in some quantity in a lot of fatty fish like mackerel, sardines etc and those populations who eat a lot of fish like this have less heart disease. ergo - omega acids help protect against heart disease. but that is way too simplistic from a scientific perspective as other factors may also be apparent yet undiscovered

as for improving running times, I just find it laughable
15/10/2009 at 14:31
It probably makes more of a difference for me because I am a vegan so don't get the benefits of fish oil, etc.

It improves my running times if I smear it on the soles of my shoes and skate downhill.
15/10/2009 at 14:37
great use for it there XK!

15/10/2009 at 15:01
Any nutritional supplement can only improve your health IF 1) you have a deficiency in that area in the first place and 2) you look at the effects over a period of time (i.e. months not hours).

While Udo's oil and his book on fatty acids is wonderful ( ) and reminded me of all the organic chemistry I slept through first time round - how on gods green earth can you seriously think you can take a swallow of the stuff and run faster the next day. Are you kidding me?

Essential fatty acids do a lot of things in the body and are of course 'essential' to hormone levels, metabolism, brain function etc etc etc - where did you see the bit where it says 'makes you run faster'

Take whatever nutritional supplements you want to - but really you should do some research into what they are and what they do before expecting miracles.
15/10/2009 at 15:11
I take omega 3 - a fresh one I keep in the fridge but I ain't no speedy gonzales quite the opposite! It's the right overall diet plus getting the miles in is what will get your times down.
15/10/2009 at 15:25

My mate swears by Udo's oil. Personally, if you have a healthy diet and eat plenty of seeds and nuts (as you're a vegan) then you really don't need to buy expensive things like this.

It's just my opinion though and if it works for you, then stick with it.

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