Fructose intolerance and Huel - confusion before the start

Hi all,

I am pretty new to the whole food replacement movement and I started looking at all the US based solutions. I stumpled upon Huel as EU alternative and now i am keen on trying it for a two to three weeks period, to see if it could be for me.

One thing however is the sugar content. I have been diagnosed with a fructose intolerance (technically it is a fructose malabsoprtion. The carriers that should transport fructose from the intestine to the blood are limited/reduced and fructose stays in the intstine leading to bloating and everything after that) and have been working for 2 years to cut out sugar in all its forms. Nowadays however its becoming more and more difficult to find food that has no sugar and/or sweetener and therefore i regularly suffer from the symptoms.

Is someone with FI using Huel and can report on the sugar content? I found some conflicting posts in here with no clear answer. The latest iteration seems to contain sucralose, while Stavia was tested also (see announcement here) - anyone have precise values on the fructose content and experiences? I did try Stavia so far only in the new coke and thats as useful as nothing as it is still coke and no ones knows what exactly is in there and I generally dont digest stuff like that anymore. I am aware that FI can be quite personal and everyone reacts differently but a first indications from others would be great in order to avoid ordering it and then dying on the crapper.

Thanks a lot in advance.



How much fructose can you tolerate in one sitting; have you ever found this out?

Although we don’t have a figure for fructose in Huel, the amount would be minimal as it would only be from some of the main ingredients.

According to wikipedia -

The levels are:

Foods and beverages containing greater than 0.5 g fructose in excess of glucose per 100 g and greater than 0.2 g of fructans per serving should be avoided. Foods with >3 g of fructose per serving are termed a ‘high fructose load’ and possibly present a risk of inducing symptoms. However, the concept of a ‘high fructose load’ has not been evaluated in terms of its importance in the success of the diet.[9]

Thank you for the answer.

I haven’t tested a maximum intake in an isolated manner, which might be difficult due to several fructose sources in a normal meal.

How does Huel compare to the maximums noted on Wikipedia? I usually buy products that contain 1g or less per 100g sugar, whereby sugar references all kinds of sugar and therefore it’s still hard to tell how much fructose it actually represents.

Huel contains 0.7g of total sugar per 100g.