First of all i gotta say Its a great thing you are doing here and i will try some with my gf for sure since i think this could be a great contribution to our nutritional table, really looking forward to it!
But as the topic says; i just wanted to raise a finger over a couple of facts that might be good to inform/consider when including upwards to 50% or more of the daily intake with huel, or actually good to know always.
Calcium is necessary to supplement for a good bonehealth above all but what rarely gets mentioned is that it also blocks a huge part of the uptake of zinc and magnesium, plus some more nutrients and substances actually, wich in the case of Huel means that you should consider ingesting your zinc and magnesium supplements as far away in the day as possible from the Huel intake (or other calcium intake) in order to get to sufficient levels.
As a producer i would strongly consider removing any supplemented calcium to the Huel-mix, except for the traces of calcium that comes with the other ingredients, or possibly make a morning- and a nightversion with the zinc/magnesium in the evening mix since it is best absorbed during night, improved sleep benefits will also be at play if taken before bedtime.
Free radicals - we strongly suspect they can accelerate or even initiatie a spectrum of conditions, in wich cancer is thought to be one even if there still is not entirely proven, but we do know that too much free radicals in our system results in cell damage, easily explained.
So we want to supress it and by ingesting antioxidants (vitamins) we do supress oxidative stress, wich is good but it does not Stop here - Its not like the more you supress free radicals the better your health.
Free radicals actually do a lot of things in our body besides stressing it and the most interesting aspect for people working out, staying or getting fit, losing weight etc - basically just people that are interested in gaining/maintaining LBM (Lean Body Mass), or “muscle mass”, is that free radicals is a key player in the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) pathway. This means that when muscles are being stressed (lifting weights or doing intervals etc) a signaling system in the muscles activate and ultimately, if workload is intense enough, muscle protein synthesis is activated. The level of intensity of the triggered MPS is a result of a number of factors of wich workload, workout duration and current condition of muscle fibres are some and the amount of free radicals in the muscles is key to the initiation of this chain of events.
So what does it mean? Easily explained: when you work out you break down muscle tissue. When workout is finished you want to supply nutrients within a given timeframe to support the triggered process that rebuilds and strengthens the muscle tissue and by consuming antioxidants with your post workout drink consisting of proteins and carbs with various GI-values that the body needs, will ultimately cut the triggered process short and may result in loss of progress or even degression of your overall health aswell as workout goals.
Atleast let the body have 3 hrs alone with your proteins and carbs before you see to the bodys need of antioxidants and try to keep your vitamin supplement-intake as far from your recovery periods as possible for optimal recovery and gains.
Sources to back these statements are readily available on many trustworthy sites and i would have included some links if i was on the computer but instagram brought me here so im on my phone.
Anyways looking forward to try this out, looks like an amazing breakfast supplement!
Cheers guys, all the best!