So it seems I may have to give serious consideration to giving up Huel which I really don’t want to do. I recently had some blood tests done and my iron levels are abnormally high. Specifically:
Ferritin - 428 ug/L
Iron 34.95 umol/L
Transferrin saturation 57.72%
Looking at the %RI for Huel it seems to be pretty high (57% for a 100g serving)
I need to check further but I don’t think the rest of my diet is particularly high in iron. I have red meat on average twice a week and don’t really eat dark leafy greens as I’m not a fan. I’ve been having one 75g serving of Huel Powder a day for nearly a year and this is the first time I’ve had my iron levels tested since I started using Huel. They’ve always been normal previously. I’m asking the question as apparently persistently high iron levels can lead to organ damage.
I’d like some feedback on the %RI as it seems very high if a serving of 1/5th daily calories = 57% RI.
@DanOfficialHuel, @JamesCollier is this something you can give me some feedback on?
Anyone else had something similar?