Hi James/all, long time lurker but have been buying HUEL for months.
I have severe (some would say very severe MECFS) and am totally bedridden (prior natural bodybuilder/powerlifter/biochemist and human nutritionist in training).
I rely on HUEL hugely for providing a great micronutrient mix, and as my main source of macronutrients.
However, like many with MECFS dysbiosis is a major player with results being replicated from various centres. A microbiome shift seems to be the case, whether cause or effect that is not known yet but many patients have had improvement with modulating the microbiome.
One issue with Huel is the amount of carbohydrates-while extremely good for normal, athletic people is not so great for dysbiosis. The same can be said about the high fibre content. This is not going to help those with dysbiosis, and the whole ‘prebiotic’ over probiotics (which are almost all transient) does not seem to help from observation.
Antibiotics are not always the answer as the can have detrimental effects directly on the mitochondria (which are more and more looking like they are heavily affected by MECFS, which makes a huge amount of sense).
A lower carbohydrate version of HUEL would be really useful in this circumstance, as the overgrowth I have (Firmicuites genus and others) respond to a lower carbohydrate diet i.e. they decline.
The fats and protein in HUEL is great, as is the micro profile.
As us severe can do extremely little (like get to the toilet and back and bedbound rest of the day, everyday) HUEL is extremely valuable and may open another market for you. We need easily digestible food due to our gastrointestinal issues which is part of the diagnostic criteria.
Anyway this has gone on way too long but not only for bodybuilders/athletes/normal folks on a cut (im talking low carb, not necessarily keto for this potential new HUEL), it has also been useful to a severe MECFS patient and I notice others on this forum with MECFS (Myalgic encephalitis/chronic fatigue syndrome).
Anyway just my £2. Give me a message if I can be of help in anyway.