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Nutritional Information and Ingredients

On this page you will find:

  1. Full Nutritional Profile of Huel
  2. Full List of Ingredients
  3. The Huel Formula Explained
    1. Macro split 37:30:30:3
    2. Carbs: Fine Powdered Oats and More
    3. Fats: Flaxseed, Sunflower and Coconut
    4. Why Huel is High in Protein
    5. Vitamins and Minerals in Huel
    6. Huel is High in Fibre
    7. Phytonutrients in Huel
  4. Amino Acid Profile of Huel
  5. Additional Nutrition Notes
    1. Manganese in Huel
    2. Huel and FODMAP
  6. Cautions and Allergen Advice
  7. Further Reading

See the nutritional information and ingredients for the Huel Bar here.

See the nutritional information and ingredients for Huel Granola here.

Full Nutritional Profile of Huel

Below is the nutritional information and full ingredient list for:

Huel Vanilla v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Vanilla

 

Huel Unflavoured & Unsweetened v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Unflavoured

Huel Original v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Original

Huel Berry v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Berry

Huel Coffee v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Coffee

Huel Vanilla (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Vanilla - Gluten Free

Huel Unflavoured & Unsweetened (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Unflavoured - Gluten-Free

Huel Original (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Original - Gluten-Free

Huel Berry (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Berry

Huel Coffee (Gluten-Free) v2.3

Huel - Powder Labels - Coffee - Gluten Free

Full List of Ingredients

Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Vanilla

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavouring, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Unflavoured & Unsweetened

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Original

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Vanilla Flavour System (Vanilla Flavouring, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose), MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Coffee

Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Instant Coffee Powder (2.5%), MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavour, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Gluten-Free Vanilla

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavouring, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Gluten-Free Unflavoured & Unsweetened

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Gluten-Free Original

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Vanilla Flavour System (Vanilla Flavouring, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Sweetener: Sucralose), MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Micronutrient Blend*.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).


Below is the full list of ingredients contained within Huel v2.3 - Gluten-Free Coffee

Gluten-Free Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, Instant Coffee Powder (2.5%), MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Natural Vanilla Flavouring, Micronutrient Blend*, Thickeners: Xanthan Gum and Guar Gum, Flavour, Sweetener: Sucralose.

*Potassium Chloride, Coconut Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Vitamin C, L-Choline Bitartrate, Lutein, Plant-Based Vitamin D3, Lycopene, Vitamin E (as D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Niacin (as Niacinamide), Vitamin K2 (as MK-7), Vitamin A (as Retinol Acetate), Vitamin D2, Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium-D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Vitamin K1, Chromium Chloride, Potassium Iodide, L-Methylfolate Calcium, Biotin, Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin).

 

Huel: The Formula Explained

This explanation was written by James Collier BSc (Hons), Registered Nutritionist, who devised the Huel formula. He has over 25 years of experience working in nutrition and dietetics, including seven years as a clinical dietician in the NHS. Covering an array of clinical areas, he worked with people with a wide range of ailments and food intolerances. He also has an honours degree in Nutrition with Dietetics.

Huel is more than complete nutrition. Not only does Huel meet the UK and EU Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI), Reference Intake (RI) and Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) for all macro- and micronutrients(1, 2,,3), it also provides a sustained source of energy and has a wealth of other benefits. The RNI is what's accepted as enough of each nutrient to cover most of the population; it's essentially the recommended daily amount. But there's a lot more to Huel than just meeting the RNI. Here's why the Huel formula is optimal nutrition...

Huel is 37:30:30:3 Macro Split

The principle macronutrients that we obtain energy from food are carbohydrates, fats, proteins and fibre, and in Huel we’ve set them at the ratio of 37:30:30:3 respectively; i.e. 37% of the energy comes from carbohydrates, 30% from fats, 30% from proteins and 3% from fibre.

Amino acids are the most basic units of protein, and several amino acids are essential for life, with others being crucial for good health, so any diet has to contain a significant amount of protein. There are also fatty acids that are essential for life and good health, so including sources of fat is crucial too. Carbohydrates, however, are not essential per se, but they do have significant benefits to sustaining even energy levels and are significantly cheaper, helping to make Huel more affordable.

We’ve designed Huel at these ratios as they are not only within the parameters of the healthy eating guidelines but are also levels designed for optimum, sustained energy release whilst covering macronutritional requirements for disease prevention. Fats are more energy dense than proteins or carbs, so including them at 30% means there’s less powder and bulk, making Huel easier to consume to meet your energy requirements.

Fine Powdered Oats for Carbohydrates and More

The carbs in Huel are from ultra-fine powdered oats. Oats have been shown to have a low glycaemic index (GI); GI refers to the speed after which we ingest a carb source to the resulting rise in blood sugar and, hence, energy levels(4). The oats in Huel mix easily and help sustain energy levels until the next meal. Many of the formulas used in sports nutrition or for weight reduction use maltodextrin as the main carb source. Maltodextrin is cheap and easy to mix, so there’s a valid reason for its use. However, although it’s a ‘complex’ carb, it actually has a high GI(4), so these formulas provide a surge of energy followed by a slump: far from ideal for busy people with active jobs. Maltodextrin is also a synthetic carb so provides nothing more than carbohydrates for energy. The oat powder in Huel has been milled so finely that it’s readily soluble, and there’s also not a huge price difference compared to maltodextrin. Plus, as oats are natural, they provide so much more than just carbohydrates: many vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients too. Indeed, it could be said that the inclusion of oat powder is one of the main reasons why Huel could be considered superior to many foods readily consumed today.

Fats: Flaxseed, Sunflower and Coconut

The fats in Huel provide 30% of the total energy and are made up from flaxseeds and sunflower seeds to ensure that the essential fatty acids are included in optimum amounts. We’ve also included coconut for very good reasons: the fats in coconut are what are known as medium-chain triglycerides, or MCTs, and these are treated much like carbs, i.e. they provide an energy-rich, sustained fuel and are perfect for those of us with busy lifestyles(5). But MCTs have another invaluable quality: they are not susceptible to oxidation and rancidity, meaning that they do not contribute to the formation of atherosclerotic plaques which increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. In short, MCTs from coconut are a healthy and efficient source of energy.

There are two completely essential fatty acids (EFAs) that humans require: linoleic acid (LA – an omega-6 fatty acid) and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA – an omega-3)(6). Using our blend of flaxseed and sunflower oil powder, we’ve ensured Huel contains sufficient amounts of both of these EFAs as well as other omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. Moreover, these natural seed powders provide antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals in a biochemical redox balance to help minimise free-radical production. Free radicals may be involved in the pathology of cancer, cardiovascular disease and aging, so it’s desirable to keep their formation to a minimum, and this is the role of antioxidants.

Why Huel Is High in Protein

The RI for protein is 50g per day, but this only covers our very basic needs and prevents protein deficiency(1,2,3). The Western diet typically provides more(7), and Huel does too. All essential amino acids are included in adequate amounts from two vegan protein sources: pea and brown rice protein, as well as protein from the oat powder. Based on an average 2,000-calorie intake, you’ll be consuming 148g protein per day from Huel. This provides a good amount for optimal health as well as building and maintaining a healthy body. Furthermore, protein is more satiating (appetite suppressing) than other macronutrients(8), and we've designed Huel to stop unwanted hunger pangs.

Vitamins and Minerals in Huel

A bulk of the vitamins and minerals – also known as micronutrients – in Huel are from natural ingredients. However, in order to meet the demands of a Western lifestyle, we've added a unique vitamin and mineral formula to provide, in some cases, more than 100% of the recommended amounts.

Since the UK Dietary Reference Values were compiled in 1991(1), there have been numerous studies in the past 20 years demonstrating that, for many micronutrients, levels higher than the RNI may have beneficial effects to health.

For example, it’s widely considered that the amount of vitamin C we’re recommended to consume is too low(9,10,11), so we've reflected this in the Huel formula. Benefits of consuming more vitamin C include a healthy immune system, healthy skin and antioxidant properties(10,11,12).

With calcium, the US recommended amount is more than the UK RNI (1,300mg vs 800mg per day)(1,2,13), and we feel the US recommendation is more than sufficient to more than protect against osteoporosis. With some of the trace elements the levels are far higher than the recommended amounts. This is because we only need tiny amounts of them, but the natural ingredients in Huel are a rich source.

Choline is a conditionally essential B vitamin, and although, strictly speaking, it can be synthesised in our bodies, it’s more efficient to obtain it from our diets(14). It’s of particular importance for post-menopausal women(15,16). As Huel is all about optimum health, the inclusion of choline was felt to be fundamental.

There has been some concern about phytic acid: a naturally occurring substance in some cereals including oats. Phytic acid can chelate (bind) some minerals meaning that they’re less bioavailable(17). As oat powder is a fundamental ingredient of Huel, we've ensured the levels of some minerals, like iron and zinc, are higher, to accommodate any issues with phytic acid chelation. Furthermore, the high level of vitamin C in Huel will also further promote iron absorption(18).

Huel Is High in Fibre

Huel contains 128-132% (based on European v2.3 formula, varies between flavour/variety) of the recommended daily amount of fibre. The fibre in Huel is a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms all naturally supplied from the food ingredients, mainly from oats and flaxseed, and provides more than most modern solid diets. The high-fibre content of Huel helps to ensure the formation of normal, solid stools in healthy users.

Fibre acts like a sponge, so it’s important to consume lots of water when using Huel(19). The Huel formula has been designed to maintain optimum digestive system health. Moreover, you may well have heard about the beneficial soluble fibre in oats called beta-glucan; well, Huel is loaded with this cholesterol-lowering fibre; ideal for a healthy heart(20).

Phytonutrients in Huel

Phytonutrients are substances found in plant foods which, whilst not essential, may exhibit some health benefits like disease risk prevention. Junk food diets and many synthetic liquid diets that aren’t based on real food are deficient in phytonutrients, and thus consumers miss out on invaluable health benefits and antioxidant effects.

Because Huel’s fundamental ingredients are plant-based foods, these are already phytonutrient-rich and the benefits are passed onto anyone consuming Huel. However, we've also added some additional phytonutrients to optimise the Huel formula and to complement the antioxidant nutrients vitamins C and E and selenium.

Phytonutrient polyphenols in Huel have antioxidant activity and help protect against cardiovascular disease, some cancers and age-related conditions. Huel's beneficial phytonutrients include:

  • Avenanthramides: antioxidant polyphenols unique to oats shown to have anti-inflammatory effects(21).
  • Ferulic acid: also from oats, a potent antioxidant and antibacterial agent that has also been shown to have anti-cancer properties(22).
  • Lutein: from the flaxseed powder and we've also added additional lutein in our vitamin and mineral blend. Although not essential, there is concern that diets low in lutein may lead to macular degeneration of the eye in the elderly, as lutein is involved in eye pigment development(23,24). Lutein is also an antioxidant.
  • Zeaxanthin: another antioxidant, this has been added as it also has a role in long-term eye health(24).
  • Lycopene: added as it's a potent antioxidant and has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers(25).

Summary - Huel is Food

As you can see, Huel has far superior nutrition compared to most conventional diets. Huel can be your sole nutritional source, or you can drink it as individual meals or even as a between-meal snack. In this way it can be an add-on improvement to your diet to ensure you’re giving your body what it needs.

Amino Acid Profile of Huel

Protein is made up of amino acids. There are over 500 amino acids in nature, 20 of which are known as the standard amino acids, as these are the ones that are coded for genetically and are subsequently involved in primary protein synthesis in animals. Of these 20, nine are essential as they cannot be synthesised from other amino acids.

The nine essential amino acids are:

  • Histidine
  • Isoleucine
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Methionine
  • Phenylalanine
  • Threonine
  • Tryptophan
  • Valine

The other 11 are:

  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Asparagine
  • Aspartic acid
  • Cysteine
  • Glutamine
  • Glutamic acid
  • Glycine
  • Proline
  • Serine
  • Tyrosine

Amino Acid Content of Huel (based on v2.3 ​Vanilla - amounts will differ slightly for other flavours)

Amino Acid (mg) Per 100g Per 2000kcal RDA*   % of RDA
Tryptophan 307 1535 280 548.00%
Threonine 1079 5400 1050 514.00%
Isoleucine 1367 6840 1400 489.00%
Leucine 2500 12510 2730 458.00%
Lysine 1794 8975 2100 427.00%
Methionine 484 2420 1050** 230.00%
Cysteine 491 2455
Phenylalanine 1589 7950 1750*** 454.00%
Tyrosine 1312 6565
Valine 884 4425 1820 243.00%
Histidine 650 3250 700 464.00%
Arginine 2444 12230
Alanine 1485 7430
Aspartic acid**** 2988 14950
Glutamic acid***** 3855 19285
Glycine 1262 6315
Proline 1302 6515
Serine 1985 9930

  • *WHO (2007) recommended daily amounts for essential amino acids for a 70kg adult
  • **Combined total for methionine + cysteine
  • ***Combined total for phenylalanine + tyrosine
  • ****Figure includes asparagine
  • *****Figure includes glutamine

 All protein sources are not equal: some are classed as ‘complete proteins’ and some are not. A complete protein is one that contains sufficient quantities of all nine essential amino acids.

Generally, proteins derived from animal foods (meats, fish, poultry, milk and eggs) are complete. Indeed, some proteins derived from plant foods (legumes, seeds, grains and vegetables) are often complete as well; examples include chickpeas, black beans, pumpkin seeds, cashews, cauliflower, quinoa, pistachios, turnip greens, black-eyed peas and soya. Many plant foods have insufficient amounts or one or more of the essential amino acids. Some are notably low, such as corn protein, which is low in lysine and isoleucine.

The protein in Huel comes from four of the main six ingredients: pea protein, oats, brown rice protein and flaxseed. This ensures a good range of all amino acids and that there are sufficient amounts of the essential amino acids. Rice protein is high in the sulphur-containing amino acids cysteine and methionine, plus it contains good amounts of all the others, but is very low in lysine. Pea protein is low in cysteine and methionine but high in lysine. This is why we selected these two sources, ensuring everything was covered whilst keeping Huel vegan. Plus there’s additional protein from the oats, which are reasonably high in all essential aminos, and the flaxseeds.

Additional Nutrition Notes

Manganese in Huel

Manganese is an essential trace element; it’s needed for good health, but we only need tiny amounts. The amount of manganese in Huel is notably higher than the recommended daily amount and some people have asked if the larger amount could be toxic.

Manganese is a toxic mineral, but all reports of toxicity come from inhalation of manganese in industry and mining where there has been damage to the lungs. Nutritionally, manganese is one of the least toxic of all elements because, when excess is consumed, absorption is very low and that which is absorbed is efficiently excreted via bile and the kidneys(1,26).

There is limited evidence that intake of water high in manganese may be associated with neurological symptoms, but this has only occurred in areas where the drinking water was contaminated with manganese. Plus manganese in drinking water is a lot more bioavailable than that in food.

Manganese absorption is closely linked to the amount of iron we have stored. Men absorb less manganese than women as they have larger iron stores. As it’s likely that men will be consuming more Huel than women, there’s even less chance that excessive manganese ingestion could be an issue.

There has never been a reported case of anyone consuming too much manganese from food, and there is no evidence that the consumption of a manganese-rich plant-based diet, as in the case of Huel, results in manganese toxicity(27). The only caution is in people who suffer from chronic liver disease who should consult their doctor before consuming Huel.

Huel and FODMAPs

FODMAPs are short-chain carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed and consequently ferment so can be irritant to some people's intestines(28). Huel is low in FODMAPs constituents so is suitable for people who follow a low-FODMAP diet. Read more about Huel and FODMAPs here.

Cautions and Allergen Advice

Huel is food, therefore it is suitable for people with most conditions. However, as some conditions require dietary intervention, like with any food, please heed the notes below for the following conditions:

  • Diabetes mellitus - Huel is suitable for type 1 and type 2 diabetics.  As with all food, if you're using medication to help control your diabetes you should structure your intake of Huel appropriately.
  • Coeliac disease and dermatitis herpetiformis - the oats in Huel (Original) are not gluten-free, so we suggest caution. Also, Huel is not suitable for individuals with very sensitive gluten intolerance. However, we now have a Gluten-free version of Huel.
  • Inborn errors of metabolism - if you have a glycogen storage disorder (GSD) or other inborn error of metabolism where you require dietary manipulation, you must consult your doctor or specialist clinician before using Huel.
  • Inflammatory bowel disease - if you suffer from Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or proctitis, and are experiencing a flare-up, we advise caution when using Huel. However, if you’re in remission, Huel may actually be beneficial.
  • Pregnancy & lactation - Huel is fine to use during pregnancy and for nursing/lactating mothers, but it should not be the sole source of nutrition as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.
  • Children - Huel is not suitable for children under 4 years of age. However, older children may include Huel as part of a balanced diet that includes a variety of other foods but Huel should not be their sole source of nutrition as they have different nutritional requirements to adults; for more information see our Children, Adolescents and Huel article.
  • Eating disordersHuel may be consumed by individuals with anorexia or bulimia nervosa as a useful source of complete nutrition. However, we recommend that individuals with eating disorders only use Huel after discussing it with their doctor or relevant clinician.

Huel is not suitable for those who suffer from phenylketonuria (PKU).

Medication Interactions

Huel is fine to consume if you’re using most medication. Although there are no obvious reasons why Huel should be an issue, there may be specific drug-nutrient interactions relating to a particular medicine you're using, so we recommend you read the drug information provided with your prescription, and if you have any further concerns, please discuss them with your doctor.

Allergen Advice

Huel (Original) is 100% vegan and free from most potential allergens. However, the oats used in Huel may also contain traces of wheat, rye and barley and are therefore not registered as gluten-free.

Huel (Gluten free) is 100% vegan and free from all allergens.

Further reading:

References:

(1) HMSO 1991. Dietary Reference Values for Food Energy and Nutrients for the United Kingdom.

(2) http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/uploads/publications_documents/FDE_Guidance_WEB.pdf

(3) https://www.nutrition.org.uk/attachments/article/261/Nutrition%20Requirements_Revised%20Oct%202016.pdf

(4) Foster-Powell K, et al. International Table of Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002;76:5-56.

(5) Martena B, et al. Medium-chain triglycerides. Int Dairy J. 2006;16(11):1374–1382.

(6) Linus Pauling Institute. Essential Fatty Acids. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/other-nutrients/essential-fatty-acids

(7) Cordain L, et al. Origins and evolution of the Western diet: health implications for the 21st century. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;81(2):341–354.

(8) Weigle D, et al. A high-protein diet induces sustained reductions in appetite, ad libitum caloric intake, and body weight despite compensatory changes in diurnal plasma leptin and ghrelin concentrations. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005;82(1):41-48.

(9) Deruelle F, Baron B. Vitamin C: is supplementation necessary for optimal health?. J Altern Complement Med. 2008;14(10):1291–8.

(10) Combs J, Gerald F. The Vitamins. 4 ed. Burlington: Elsevier Science; 2012

(11) Carr A, Frei B. Toward a new recommended dietary allowance for vitamin C based on antioxidant and health effects in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69(6):1086-1107

(12) Linus Pauling Institute. Vitamin C. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-C

(13) FDA. CFR - Code of Federal Regulations Title 21. 2016. http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm?fr=101.9

(14) Zeisel S, da Costa K. Choline: an essential nutrient for public health. Nut Rev. 2009.67(11):615–23.

(15) Fischer L, et al. Sex and menopausal status influence human dietary requirements for the nutrient choline. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010;92(5):1113-19.

(16) Fischer L, et al. Dietary choline requirements of women: effects of estrogen and genetic variation. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(5):1275-85.

(17) Committee on Food Protection; Food and Nutrition Board; National Research Council. "Phytates". Toxicants Occurring Naturally in Foods. National Academy of Sciences; 1973.

(18) Lopez H, et al. Minerals and phytic acid interactions: is it a real problem for human nutrition? Food Sci & Tech. 2002.37(7):727-39.

(19) Gallaher, D. Dietary Fiber. Washington, D.C.: ILSI Press. 2006.102–110.

(20) Brown L, et al. Cholesterol-lowering effects of dietary fiber: a meta-analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999;69(1):30–42.

(21) http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/pc-tpi093013.php

(22) Abdelly & Sfar. Antioxidant and Antibacterial Properties of Mesembryanthemum crystallinum and Carpobrotus edulis Extracts. Bouftira Ibtissem. Ad Chem Eng & Sci 2. 2012;(3):359-365.

(23) Richer et al. Double-masked, placebo-controlled, randomized trial of lutein and antioxidant supplementation in the intervention of atrophic age-related macular degeneration: the Veterans LAST study (Lutein Antioxidant Supplementation Trial). Optometry. 2004;75(4):216–230.

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(25) Linus Pauling Institute. α-Carotene, β-Carotene, β-Cryptoxanthin, Lycopene, Lutein, and Zeaxanthin. http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/dietary-factors/phytochemicals/carotenoids

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