Long-Term on Huel

I’m enjoying my first week on Huel but have a couple of concerns about its long-term suitability…

  1. Chewing is an important start of the digestive process (breakdown/start of enzymes etc), with Huel there is no chewing.

  2. Will such high levels of things such as Vit A, D etc. which the body cannot excrete cause long-term problems?

Please provide a strong argument so that I can relax a little!!

As for the chewing, what I’ve been doing is buying those big tubs of chewing gum and taking one just after drinking Huel. That way it still simulates chewing, keeps the jaw muscles sharp and teeth healthy, plus freshens my breath after the Huel.

Good shout, takes the aftertaste away too!

I don’t see chewing as an issue, James covered it here: https://huel.com/pages/faq#chew

I’m not a 100% user so eat other things too, plus I like chewing gum.

Yes vit a A is fat soluble and can be stored but it’s at 100%. So what is the alternative? Consume less than the recommended amount. There is some info here: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminA-HealthProfessional/

In terms of vit d the NHS say “do not take more than 25 micrograms (0.025mg) a day” Huel contains 15 micrograms.

Also these are based on you are consuming 2000 cals of Huel per day, which most people won’t on a consistent basis. I use Huel for about 60% of my meals.

Compare this to someone who consumes a “normal diet”, most people won’t calculate their micro nutrients intake, so they don’t know if they are consuming too much or too little. Plus many people take a 100% complete multi vit on top of their regular diet.

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