I did a week without Huel (I use Huel as a pre-workout shake - not considering it a meal - since I’m bulking at the moment and workout first thing in the morning, so I don’t want anything in my stomach) because I went back to my parents in Italy and didn’t want to bring a bag with me.
Came back and started using it again, and OMG, it was like the first attempts with it: farting all day! And let’s not talk about the morning stop at the bathroom
My farting and gas lasted maybe 6 months when I first started consuming Huel. I’ve been regularly having 800 or more calories a day at least 5 days a week for years now and I don’t have farting or gas issues anymore.
If I have a black edition shake and a complete protein bar in a 24 hour period I’m usually ok. However if I ever dare add a second bar, or an extra scoop then the most remarkable aroma stays with me for the rest of the day.
Only thing that works for me is taking 2 GasX type tablets after each shake. I have a Huel shake for dinner. I have switched to a Soy/Oat based shake for breakfast. I do not suffer from the Gas and bloating with that.
Lunch is a regular meal for me. Sometimes a Huel Hot and Savory with a Salad. I have to take the tablets with those as well. For me it is something with the Pulses/vitamin mix.
I was drinking a shake daily for lunch for 6 months and the gas never went away and got way worse. I mostly drank black edition but also some v3.0.
I stopped about 3 weeks ago and within 2 days no more crazy gas. Since then I’ve been using Redcon1 MRE shakes and have had no gas issues.
This morning I mixed up a vanilla v3.0 and have it in the fridge for lunch. I’m going to try sticking strictly with v3.0. If gas comes back I’m done with Huel shakes for good.
Edit: yeah I’m done with these and sticking with ones that don’t mess up my stomach
Gas-X contains simethicone which acts on the gas produced in the stomach and intestine to help reduce pressure, bloating and fullness . It breaks up gas bubbles in your stomach and intestine. Once this trapped gas is broken down, your body can then deal with this gas naturally.
For most people any issues resolve themselves over a few weeks when the gut microbiome has adjusted. Something like Beano or GasX may work or try dialling down your Huel intake and then working your way back up.
Also the fibre in milk alternatives are normally from an added fibre source which adds to the problem.
Had a lot problems with bloating/farts initially. Now it’s absolutely fine, BE shake 3 scoops with water and an RTD every day, consistently. Bowels have never been better, I love Huel for it.
As Black Edition offered more and more flavours, I stopped using the flavour boosters/adding fruit. Just pure BE powder, that’s when the gas problems stopped very quickly. So that may have made the difference.