I’ve been using Huel and recommending it to all and sundry for the past year or so, but have only just pinpointed that it is contributing to my acne. To say I am disappointed is an understatement.
Recently I decided to go 100% Huel and noticed that I was breaking out even worse than normal. I am 33, Female and have PCOS.
Having done a ton of research, the only possible reason I can find for the acne is the large volume of flaxseed in the recipe. I was shocked to discover that flaxseed is one of the most potent sources of phytoestrogens. Way stronger than Soy.
As PCOS is already a hormone imbalance, I can only imagine that it screwed my hormones up even further. I would be interested to hear if anyone else has had a similar experience.
I also wonder whether the high phytoestrogen levels worries anyone, particularly the gents?