Please can you make a range that isnt fortified

There are millions of people like me that have an illness called Hemochromatosis we have to be very careful how much IRON we eat and in a world that seems to think it needs to fortify everything this means we cant eat a vast range of foods. Im sure the natural amounts of vitamins and minerals are more than enough without adding large amounts. I and I’m sure others would love to keep using your products but at the moment due to the large amount of added iron I cant. Would you please consider making a range that doesn’t have any added Iron, in this day and age not many people don’t get enough in their normal daily food… Thank you, Paddy…

Hi Paddy - the iron in Huel is from the pea and brown rice protein, oats and flaxseed. These are all pretty key components of the mix - I’m pretty sure they don’t add any additional iron over what is naturally occurring in these ingredients.

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Well if thats correct thats great, I was concerned as it says 26 vitamins and minerals
Ideal amounts of all the 26 essential vitamins and minerals. But if its just naturally occurring amounts thats great… Thanks for the reply…

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Phil’s hit the nail on the head. All the iron in Huel is naturally occuring. Damn those oats are packed with iron!

You can read which vitamins and minerals are added and which are naturally occurring here

Excerpt here:

Huel Powders need a high iron content as the high calcium content of Huel Powders as well as the phytic acid from the oats (v3.0 only) can reduce the amount of iron that’s absorbed. As the pea protein, brown rice protein, oats (v3.0 only) and flaxseed are all rich in iron, there is a large amount of non-haem iron in Huel naturally, ensuring that adequate amounts are absorbed. The additional vitamin C also helps to promote iron absorption.

Oh well it sounds like its going to be to much Iron for me unfortunately, anything that has the whole daily amount in one go is too high. Obviously for most people it doesn’t matter as their body just dispels what they dont need but those with my condition of which there are millions the extra Iron builds up in our main organs, heart, liver, kidney’s etc and causes damage. Trying to find healthy quick meal replacements that are low in Iron is nearly impossible. Anyway thanks for your help and time…

Something to consider is the difference between heme and non-heme iron. Huel appears excessively high in iron vs the NRV because it’s only non-heme iron, which is much less well absorbed. I’d consult a specialist to get advice on your diet that factors in the heme/non-iron breakdown. Have just been reading this, but it doesn’t get into detail:

https://hemochromatosishelp.com/heme-iron-vs-non-heme-iron/

In short, it’s complicated, as you’ll have to consider how other nutrient intake will affect the absorption of the non-heme iron. Calcium is your friend, as it’ll inhibit the absorption – makes me question having Huel with a calcium-fortified plant milk now, as I don’t have hemochromatosis but might have symptoms of anemia…

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Thanks for the link looks good, yes its a major pain trying to add up how much iron I’m getting, which is why I usually avoid anything that has the whole daily requirement in one serving. Normally it’s not too much of an issue as I go and have regular Venesection to remove it, but because of the covid thing I have to try and avoid the hospital and public transport etc. Anyway, thanks again much appreciate the help…

Just wanted to say thank you again, thats a great link lots of great info on it. Much appreciated…

I have a friend with hemochromatosis, who eats 90% Huel and 10% beefsteak. His hemoglobin and other iron-related blood levels are fine.

He does regular blood donations for research, which keeps everything in order.

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