I started Huel a few weeks ago and I am liking it a lot, however I am having headaches!! I’m using the New and Improved Vanilla, and number of scoops is irrelevant. After drinking a bit a Huel, I get a very strange tension like headache. After searching a bit on forums some people mention that the sweetener might cause this but I didn’t find any real evidence or confirmation by the Huel team.
I should state that:
I am the type of person who never has headaches, and even when I do they are very tolerable.
I hate sugar, and have consumed almost 0% sugar for the past few years. Yes, that is black coffee, no energy or canned drinks, no juices, no cakes, no chocolates, etc.
I am definitely well hydrated.
EDIT: Fixed typo, and also wanted to mention that headaches are accompanied with slight dizziness/inability to concentrate.
Hi, some of us are quite sensitive to certain sweeteners, such as sucralose and stevia. I have had the exact same issues when I tried the improved vanilla and I do whenever I consume drinks or foods that contain sucralose. Have you tried the unsweetened unflavoured version? You can always add some vanilla extract to it and sweeten with something else. When I switched to U&U my headaches went away.