How would these be for doing 100% Huel? I would not be going overboard on anything by drinking 5 a day, would I? I may be wrong but I’ve been looking at the nutritional info on the bottles and it seems some of the vitamins and such contain 100% of your RDA in a single bottle, getting 500% of your recommended daily vitamin D intake, for one example, every day isn’t going to do me any harm, is it?
Would this still be complete nutrition on 5 bottles a day, every day, for a period of a month or two?
Ah sorry, I am pretty ignorant when it comes to this stuff, I had just did a little reading while waiting for a response and read about micrograms of vitamind D needed to cause health issues and how you need to go over 100 micrograms for any unsafe stuff to occur, one bottle of Huel only contains 5 micrograms of vitamin D anyway so yeah, seems fine.
Seems to be a lot less fiber in these bottled meals though, wonder why that is, also only 95% of your RDA fiber, apparently?
I’d wait for an official reply, probably from @JamesCollier or @RebeccaOfficialHuel as they are the Huel nutritionalists around here. I would assume drinking bottles 100% would be ok, as from my understanding they are to replace Huel powder, even though ingredients differ.
As Phil says though, there would be no issue drinking 5 bottles short term.
Yeah I hope they do reply as I’m really curious as to why the fiber content in bottled Huel is so much lower than the fiber content in powdered Huel, with bottled Huel only making up 95% of RDA fiber at 5 bottles a day and powdered Huel giving you something like 136% of your RDA fiber from 100% nutrition on that.
This is what it says in the bumph (which makes it no clearer, but hey, I need another helpful badge)
Fibre in Huel Ready-to-drink
Huel Ready-to-drink contains 5.7g of fibre per bottle. The fibre in Huel Ready-to-drink is a mixture of soluble and insoluble forms all naturally supplied from oats, flaxseed and chicory. This fibre profile helps to ensure the formation of normal, solid stools in healthy users.
Fibre acts like a sponge, so it’s important to include lots of fluid in a fibre-rich diet (20). As Huel Ready-to-drink is made with water, there’s plenty of fluid supplied, but we do recommend you also include plenty of water in your diet.
The Huel Ready-to-drink formula has been designed to maintain optimum digestive system health, and there are also other benefits from its fibre profile: you may well have heard about the beneficial soluble fibre in oats called beta-glucan; well, Huel Ready-to-drink contains good amounts of this cholesterol-lowering fibre, ideal for a healthy heart (21).
The fibre amount is indeed, lower in RTD than in powder. This is because the levels of the ingredients that provide fibre are not the same. Too much insoluble fibre sources, just didn’t work in our RTD trials, which is why we’ve added the chicory fibre - a soluble fibre.
@sthomson22, I will be writing an article about this shortly because we have been asked this a fair few times.
Where necessary we include overage for certain vitamins and minerals. Even at these levels, if you are consuming Huel at 2000 calories per day, you will be well within safe upper limit levels. For some vitamins for example, you would need to have over 40’000 calories worth of Huel to reach safety limits.
@JamesCollier@RebeccaOfficialHuel Okay, thanks guys. My only worry with the lower fiber was I may experience constipation as I ended up with terrible constipation trying 100% Soylent RTD. Huel RTD has double the fiber of Soylent RTD anyway though should really be fine. I trust you guys, Huel has been nothing but great for me so far, looking forward to giving the RTD a try!
Hi @sthomson22 - the fibre in Huel RTD is a mixture of soluble and insoluble and, as you’re consuming it with a lot of fluid, it should help bowel health. The fibre is more than a lot of conventional meals anyway