GI Value of Huel 27

Hi Huelers,

We have finally had Huel officially tested for GI.


The result is: 27 (Low)

Please see the document from Oxford Brookes University.


Compare this to Soylent:

Soylent Powder (v1.6) Glycemic Index: 60
Soylent Drink (v2.0) Glycemic Index: 49

So, Soylent 1.6 has a GI value higher than a Snickers Bar, and Huel has a GI value almost as low as bean sprouts:


Aren’t they on 2.0?

Soylent have chose a very strange numbering system. When they launched the drink, they launched with v2.0, there was never a v1 drink.

The powder is v1.6.

The bar doesn’t have a number.

Edit: I replaced bar with drink, as that is the one which started at v2.

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2.0 is also the ready made liquid version.

Amazing, same as milk

Is there any measurement for the unflavoured available?

@ccdd unflavoured is almost an identical product and will therefore be very similar, if I had to guess I would say it would be very slightly lower.

Here are the broad categories of GI.


Nice one, Julian!
I’ve been interested in Huel’s GI for a long time now. I’m happy to see it’s even lower than I expected (like twice lower).

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Thanks for the report. The primary reason for switching from Joylent for me was the noticably high GI of Joylent (You could litterally feel the sugar rush). It is a really great service that you invested in getting the numbers done on this, and a big reassurance for your customers.


Thank you for the great feedback. We were so pleased with the results too. I’m glad this as cemented your trust in Huel too. Thanks a lot!

Joylent is just sugar. It’s insane.

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Just stumbled upon this and it is amazing!