Fitness & Udo's Oil

Improving your Energy & Stamina

More energy, increased stamina and better recovery are just some of the many great ways consuming more essential fatty acids can be of particular benefit to athletes. As an athlete you need to get 15-25% of your total energy from fats. But not just any fats, only ‘good’ fats, and they need to arrive in the correct 2:1:1 ratio of omega 3, 6 and 9s. Just like the Omegas in Udo’s Oil do. 

Udo's Choice Study on Athletic Performance

In a Danish study using Udo’s Oil a number of benefits for athletes were found from taking the correct Omega ratio daily. 

This study was carried out by Oscar Umahro Cadogan, a sports and fitness expert from Denmark, and nutritional consultant to some of Denmark's top national athletes. Mr. Cadogan is an external lecturer for the Danish Institute of Optimal Nutrition, the Danish School of Heilpraktik, and the Danish Open University. He is also a member of a group of experts commissioned by the Danish Dietetic Association to establish better eating habits for future generations. The source of EFAs used in the study was Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend (a.k.a. Udo's Oil). The study was carried out to determine how essential fatty acids (EFAs) affect athletic performance and general well being, and what role EFAs play in decreasing cardiovascular risk factors.

In this study it was found that with the correct Omega ratio at the rate of 15ml per 25kg of bodyweight per day, the following health benefits were evident:

> Enhanced stamina by 40-60%

> Improved muscular development (anabolic)

> More frequent training without over training symptoms

> Speedier recovery from exhaustion and training sessions

> Speedier healing of injuries

> Improved sleep in some athletes

> Improved concentration

> Improved skin conditions

> Improved cardiovascular function

> Lowered insulin requirements in people with type 1 diabetes

Udo's Oil

Why do I need a balance of Essential Fatty Acids?

When you consume large amounts of ‘good fats’ such as monounsaturated fats (MUFAs) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), these become integrated into the functioning of the cells and build protective benefits against disease. Udo’s Oil works by optimising training adaptations for athletes through cell signalling mechanisms and protecting DNA from oxidative damage. This means a more efficient, healthier you.

It’s very important to have an adequate and balanced amount of ‘good’ fats (or essential fatty acids) in your diet as they both offer different health benefits.

> MUFAs (omega 9) are cardio protective but not essential

> PUFAs (omega 3 and 6) contain the essential fatty acids (EFAs) which cannot be synthesised by the body and therefore must be consumed daily in the diet.

The good fats in Udo’s Oil build energy and aid recovery for optimum athletic performance.

Udo’s Oil Ingredient > provides

Flax Oil > Energy + Recovery/Anti-inflammatory
Sunflower Seed Oil > Energy + Circulation + Cell Structure
Sesame Seed Oil > Energy + Circulation + Cell Structure + Phytosterols
Coconut Oil > Energy + Antioxidants
Rice Germ & Bran Oil > Energy + Antioxidants + Strength
Oat Germ & Bran Oil > Energy + Antioxidants + Phytosterols + Oxygen
Evening Primrose Oil > Recovery/Anti-inflammatory + Phytosterols
Soy Lecithin > Muscle Response + Digestion + Cell Membrane Structure
Tocopherols > Antioxidants

The unique organic and vegan seed oil blend in Udo’s Oil is designed with health, rather than shelf life, in mind. It helps build and maintain strong and efficient cell membranes, for optimal health today and into the future.


Joints and Recovery

As an athlete, you know how frustrating injury can be. While rest and recovery is essential, the right nutritional plan can also assist with the healing process. Essential Fatty Acids are important for every cell membrane to function at its best. When the cells in muscle and joint tissue are healthy and efficient, the muscles and joints recover faster. 

Immediately after exercise and injury, the healing process begins.  First of all, 'clean-up' cells are sent to the injured area to remove damaged tissue. This is followed by an inflammatory response that includes laying down collagen fibres and rebuilding healthy connective tissue.  Nutritional support can help speed up this process. 

Omega 3 fatty acids help to produce chemical mediators which regulate inflammation, blood clotting, vascular dilation and immune suppression, which all help with recovery.

In the Danish study mentioned above, among the many wonderful benefits associated with taking Udo’s Oil, the athletes also reported both improved recovery after exercise and improved healing from injuries.