Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease)

Hey… I have IBD/colitis ulcerosa and I would like to know if anyone has some good experiences using Huel. I would like to use Huel 50-100% of my diet to see if it helps.

So is there anyone who has colitis and uses Huel with good results, no results or just bad results please let me hear from you.
Also did it better the condition in general?


I have IBD and found it beneficial but everyone is different.

start slow and see how it goes I’m on 4 scoops a day and a good meal

Hi, I have ulcerative colitis but have been in remission for a good number of years. When I switched to Huel, I started with just one shake a day to see how it would settle. No issues at all and have been on Huel 3 times a day for over a year now with no problems.

As Linuxgeek says, everyone is different so if you want to give it a go, do it gradually. A sudden drastic change in diet could well trigger a flare, so one a day to adjust if you intend on using more.

My health has been so much better since the switch. I firmly believe my extended remission is a combination of cutting out many of my trigger foods (bagels was a random one) as well as getting down to a healthier weight.

If you are still concerned, check with your GP or IBD nurse if you have one appointed to you.


Hey Morten, welcome to the forum! I’m sorry to hear about your experience with IBD, there are plenty of Hueligans here who have used Huel alongside an IBD or UC diagnosis. Obviously everyone is different, but this is what James our Head of Sustainable Nutrition says:

Do have a search around the forum with the search bar up top, you’ll find some useful stuff. Below is a search for IBD and there are lots of hits.

Hope this helps!


I have Colitis in a constant flare up for over 7 years now. I am on xeljanz which was the last attempt before surgery and fortunately it has controlled the inflammation and I have normal function. I know its still there as sometime I feel it fighting back. Anyway thats just to let you know where I am medically.
I started Huel a couple of weeks ago, very nervous. Fibre had removed itself subconsciously from my diet, I was relying on quick in and quick out foods that left little for my lower intestines to think about.
The return of fibre brought with it a few challenges - a lot of farts - and obviously more work and pressure put on the colon.
But a week in it settled for me. I am doing huel Mon-Fri and back to biteable foods at weekend. I found as soon as my guts brain realised I had not gone to crazy, it became happy. If I get signs of inflammation to the point of it affecting my movements, then I might reduce huel due to the fibre if I get pain again. But everybodys body acts differently, especially with colitis. Garlic was my nemesis. And its amazing how many foods that hides in.
I feel a lot better after using huel. Not to be too gross, but the fibre seems to be like a scouring pad for the last bit of the bowel and I feel this diet could help remove the bacteria build ups that I believe add to the pains of UC.
I am just new hear so was not here when you posted so post in the hope it helps others who may be in the same boat. How are you getting on these days?