How much inositol is in 100g of Huel?
None I don’t think.
It occurs naturally in certain food sources, like brown rice, and in Phytic acid which is in oats. I’m not aware of the levels of it in Huel however I’m sorry to say. Why do you ask if you don’t mind me asking?
It’s an area of nutrition I’m looking into (choline, inositol, ethanolamine & serine).
I also noticed that the amount of choline Huel provides per 2000kcal is only 200mg, where as the Linus Pauling Institute suggests 425mg for an adult woman.
I’d be interested to know why the amount of choline is so low in Huel. From what I’ve been reading, it sounds like it’s pretty important.
Choline is a non-essential B vitamin as it can be synthesised within the body. For this reason the EU have not set out a minimum daily requirement. Choline deficiency from inadequate nutritional intake is rare in healthy individuals.
With the amount of choline in Huel and it being synthesised in the body, there is no requirement for additional choline supplementation.
Why does the Linus Pauling Institute recommend more then?
One thing I did consider was, the sunflower lecithin probably also contains phosphatidylethanolamine which is a precursor of phosphatidylcholine. Still I’m not very certain that that makes up for the lesser amount.
Although it can be synthesised it is considered an essential nutrient (this source for instance, many others available Choline: An Essential Nutrient for Public Health)
Recommended intake is 425mg for women, 550mg for men, and the upper limit is 3500mg for both. Why not adding some more choline bitartrate to the mix to reach 550 ?