All three of our Udo's Oil 3·6·9 Blend formulas (original, DHA, and High Lignan) provide fresh, certified organic omega-3 alpha linolenic acid (ALA) and omega-6 linoleic acid (LA) that are required for health. They are also non-GMO Project Verified and 100% plant-based. All three of our Udo's Oil 3·6·9 Blend omega oil formulas are balanced with a 2:1 ratio of omega-3 to omega-6.
UDO'S OIL DHA 3·6·9 BLEND
In additional to all the above, our Udo's Oil DHA 3·6·9 Blend provides an additional 100mg of preformed plant-based DHA from algae per 15ml tablespoon. It's important to note that the body converts ALA to its longer-chain derivatives, EPA and DHA, by way of desaturation and elongation reactions. So even though the original formula does not contain any preformed EPA or DHA, most people will still get some of both those derivatives from that formula.
It's difficult to measure how much EPA and DHA people are converting from ALA because people convert at different rates under different circumstances. But it is generally believed that if you consume sufficient amounts of daily ALA, your body will convert enough EPA and DHA derivatives. So, the Udo's Oil DHA 3·6·9 Blend formula is for anyone who believes they may benefit from additional DHA, such as pregnant women, anyone over the age of 55, people who are very physically active, and people who want additional cognitive support, for example. For more information on our Udo's Oil DHA 3·6·9 Blend formula, go here.
UDO'S OIL HIGH LIGNAN 3·6·9 BLEND
The Udo's Oil High Lignan 3·6·9 Blend is just like the original but with added antioxidant-rich lignans. This formula is for anyone who believes they may benefit from more anti-oxidants in their diet. Examples of this could be athletes and people over 55. For more information on Udo's Oil High Lignan 3·6·9 Blend and why we created it, go here.
Since all the formulas provide you with certified organic daily omegas required for health, we often suggest trying all three formulas and seeing which works best for you. There's no downside to alternating between them to see if you get any varying results.
Always mix our Udo's Oil 3·6·9 Blend formulas into foods or smoothies and never use for high heat cooking. Always store it in the fridge or freezer (freezing extends shelf life).