As a woman who has been deficient in iron (previously prescribed ferrous fumerate) in the past, I am concerned about my risk of retaining too much manganese. Did the Huel nutritionists choose to add so much (if so why?!) or is it naturally occurring in the powder? Also, as a woman I am not sure the line; ‘Men absorb less manganese than women as they have larger iron stores. As it’s likely that men will be consuming more Huel than women, there’s even less chance that excessive manganese ingestion could be an issue’, is meant to reassure me?!
It’s all making me question if it is safe for me to carry on with this.
After medical treatment I am hoping my iron deficiency is now resolved (it was not related to me being vegetarian I hasten to add but was related to ‘women’s problems’), however I am worried that my iron stores are likely lower than meat eaters or men (!) and what with me ‘being a women and all’, is continuing with Huel advisable?
(Top tip product designers, you may wish to review all this to make the information a bit less alarming to us ladies!)