I’ve been using Huel more or less exclusively for over a month now, after having tested 5 different “soylents” (I really like the “foody” texture, compared to the others). Over the last couple of days I was feeling very tired and thin-skinned, kind of depressed even… so, not good at all. I didn’t have any life-related reason to feel that way and wondered what might be wrong. I suspected my nutrition was off, since I am at a 20% caloric deficit currently (1800 kcal), so I was planning to eat more again. But then I read about the v2.3 update and that it contains 75%(!) more potassium. Intrigued by that (and knowing that I had to fine-tune my electrolytes (magnesium, potassium, sodium) quite a lot, when I was doing keto), I supplemented 3g potassium-chloride (giving me 1.5g of potassium). Within a few hours I was already feeling much better and not tired at all! So I clearly had a potassium deficit, which caused my symptoms.
That brings me to the actual topic of this thread: Does Huel test it’s micronutrient mix? Maybe with the help of a diverse (age, gender, activity level, blood type) study group that exclusively consumes Huel? It would make a lot of sense to get a regular blood panel from those people, in order to see if Huel really is approaching “optimal nutritrion”. I am also suspecting that Huel could use at least 50% more magnesium, tbh.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!