Absorb Plus Flax Oil
There is no oil in Absorb Plus. We recommend adding organic, cold-pressed flax oil (good fat) or Udo’s Choice Oil Bend – between 1 teaspoon – 1 tablespoon per shake.
We encourage you to add organic, unrefined, cold-pressed, flax seed oil or Udo’s Oil to your Absorb Plus shakes, to increase Omega 3 and ‘good fat’ (Essential Fatty Acid) levels in your body, if you wish.
We haven’t included any flax oil in Absorb Plus for two reasons:
- Firstly, any cold-pressed oil needs to be kept refrigerated and in a dark container at all times, or the fat denatures and becomes rancid. This would pose serious problems in shipping the product to you, so we chose instead to keep the product fat-free and encourage you to add your own from a bottle of flax oil you can buy refrigerated at the grocery store and then keep in your fridge.
- Secondly, as different people can tolerate different levels, we felt it best to allow you to add the level of oil that’s right for you.
We suggest you start with 1 teaspoon of organic, cold-pressed flax oil or Udo’s oil per shake (whip on low speed with Absorb Plus and water in the blender, or shake in a Blender Bottle) and gradually increase to 1 tablespoon of oil per shake. Flax oil is a very delicate, unstable oil, so make sure you only buy an organic, cold-pressed brand that’s been kept in the refrigerator. Be sure to buy a small bottle and keep it refrigerated, use it up within 4-6 weeks of opening so it doesn’t start to oxidize (become rancid) and irritate your gut.
If you are very sensitive to oil, you may want to keep your bottle of flax oil or Udo’s oil in the freezer (it doesn’t solidify completely) and squeeze it out as needed – this reduces the oxidation by 95%. If you find you’re still sensitive to flax oil, then try the Udo’s Oil – you may find it better tolerated.
Depending on your body, you’ll be able to consume more or less oil. So let your body be your guide and find the level of supplementation that’s right for your body. You can also use hemp oil, but the taste is quite strong so you may not like it. You may want to use flax oil in one shake, then Udo’s in the next, and so on throughout the day. The Udo’s is more expensive though, so if cost is an issue, then just use the flax oil.
You can also use other cold-pressed oils as desired (preferably organic) like coconut, avocado, sunflower, almond, etc.