It says on the “Udo’s 3.6.9 Oil Blend- Flax and Other Oils Rich in Essential Fatty Acids” bottle, that it helps support cognitive functioning. No offense Udo’s, but if I want to improve cognitive functioning, I’ll chug an espresso.
But what does interest me about this product, is its supposed effect on dry skin, acne, dull hair and brittle nails.
The essential fatty acids in Udo's are from plant sources- flax oil, sunflower oil, etc. (not the usual fish sources). I take the capsule form. (I find the taste of the liquid inhospitable.)
After one month of ingesting Udo's 3.6.9 capsules, here were my findings:
Effect on skin: It’s hard to tell. I use so many new skincare products, that I’m not sure which positive benefits can be attributed to Udo’s. Results: Inconclusive. (Don’t I sound scientific?)
Effect on nails: After a month, the white flecks and slight ridges on my nails were gone. My nails were now a shiny, light pink color with white tips. It looked like I just buffed them and applied clear polish. But I’m lazy, so I’m pretty sure I didn’t.
Effect on hair: Again, it was hard to tell because I use lots of new products. Thankfully, there’s also a pet version of Udo’s. So I recruited some lovely, old assistants. My cats. They're getting kind of bony, and their fur has become dull and scrappy-looking in their old age. So I thought they might benefit from the essential fatty acids in Udo’s.
Effect on fur: Within a week of using the pet version, their fur was glossy and soft and they were shedding less. Since they don’t use any other products (as far as I know), I’m confident it was the Udo’s. If the effect on human hair is anything like the effect on my cats' fur, this stuff works wonders.
I swear this isn’t my cat. My cat would smoother me to death, while I slept, if I ever did this to her.