View Full Version : Oils - a bit off help!

11-23-2002, 10:04 PM
What exactly are all the oils for, like glutamine and flaxseed oil, and what do they do. can someone help me out here.
thanks, Atlac

11-23-2002, 10:10 PM
Too much effort for me

11-24-2002, 03:37 AM
Glutamine is not an oil, it's an aminoacid, which is a structural block of proteins.

Flaxseed oil is one option for omega 3, but in my opinion, a poor one. The rate of conversion to omega 3 is not that great and can be affected by other factors. Fish oils are a much better choice but finding good quality ones is tricky. If you choose to use capsules bite one of them to see if they're rancid, it should taste fishy but not rotten. This is pretty subjective I know, but I hope you get the point. Personally, I would recomend you use cod liver oil most of the year, and salmon oil during summer to avoid vitamin D overdosing.

Other than that there's extra virgin olive oil, a good source of omega 9 and coconut oil, a source of MCT's. This last one is particulary important when dieting for his thyroid stimulating properties.

Honestly, this all oil you need, I wouldn't bother with anthing else. Try to get 30% of your total calories from fats and at least 2 grams a day of omega 3.

11-24-2002, 06:14 AM
personally i like to eat some makeral.(in green peppercorn sauce)

restless whats your opinion of rape seed oil(canola to americans) as mayonnaise(use rape seed in the UK) has a fair quanity of omega's 3 in it.

11-24-2002, 06:27 AM
for rape seed oil.

Fatty acids, total saturated g 7.100 0
4:0 g 0.000 0
6:0 g 0.000 0
8:0 g 0.000 0
10:0 g 0.000 0
12:0 g 0.000 0
14:0 g 0.000 0
16:0 g 4.000 45
18:0 g 1.800 45
20:0 g 0.700 1
22:0 g 0.400 1
24:0 g 0.200 1
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated g 58.900 0
16:1 undifferentiated g 0.200 22
18:1 undifferentiated g 56.100 45
20:1 g 1.700 22
22:1 undifferentiated g 0.600 45
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated g 29.600 0
18:2 undifferentiated g 20.300 45
18:3 undifferentiated g 9.300 45
18:4 g 0.000 0
20:4 undifferentiated g 0.000 0
20:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:5 n-3 g 0.000 0
22:6 n-3 g 0.000 0
Cholesterol mg 0 0

11-24-2002, 07:18 AM
It seems to be OK, but you can find quite a few articles on the internet dissing it so I'd rather use the oils I mentioned.

11-24-2002, 08:29 AM
What's your opinion of Udo's Choice?

11-24-2002, 09:16 AM
To tell you the truth I don't know much about UDO's choice. It's not available here in Europe (I think). Heard good things about it but can't really pronounce an opinion. What's in it?

11-24-2002, 09:34 AM

Here ya go.

11-24-2002, 09:47 AM
Thanks bradley.

Seems ok to me. I don't understand why did he include Omega 6 in there though. Everybody gets way to much of these on their diet as it is so why suplement with it? Other than that I think it should be ok using it. Me, I'd still stick with good quality fish oils, sardines and walnuts for my omega 3 needs and olive oil for omega 9. There's more than enough omega 6 in the 0.5 kg of beef I eat every other day so I don't need that.

11-24-2002, 10:46 AM
Udo's is now in the UK