I’ve been eating Huel for a few years now. And I thought I’d share my journey of all the supplements I’ve tried, mostly from discussions on this forum, to keep myself in a healthy feeling shape.
Firstly I read, powdered greens are a good compliment, so I went for Elite Greens on amazon.
I didn’t notice any difference but felt good taking them, I’m guessing a nice placebo effect.
Secondly, I bought Psyllium Husk capsules again off amazon, this was to assist with a stuck tummy! This seemed to work! But does require a good intake of water.
Then came the change. I’m putting this down to the move to V3 formula, but I’m not certain in any way, and I know this issue is very person specific, and I’m just unlucky.
My farts became deadly! To others and myself!
So began the journey of anti fart!
I first of all tried bean assist, off amazon, and then Beano off eBay. Both designed to halt farts. Sadly these did not work for me (they may for others)
I then spent a few months testing my body out, changing whether I have huel for breakfast and lunch or just breakfast. And changing my diet alongside this.
What I found, was that alcohol is the devil, and it got things really worked up. Especially if it was a double huel day. So, as I’m not planning on cutting alcohol permanently, I slowly tested the different alcohols with my huel.
I found that beer is terrible, clearly the gases on gases are not great. Circa 3-5 pints.
Gin & tonic is not too bad as long as it’s only one or two.
Red wine is the best, of a bad thing.
PS. Alcohol is bad for you.
This is when I tried deflatine, and it does really work, but the next day everything is a bit stuck for me
So I now avoid alcohol and huel when I can.
Another slightly odd situation was having a whole week of huel for breakfast and lunch, and then heading out for a stag do evening on the Friday, and consuming irresponsible amounts of alcohol, my stomach did not feel normal for an entire week, and this is when I tried zero huel zero alcohol and pro biotics in the form of bio cultures. Which put me back to normal in 24 hours.
Sadly following all of this, I’ve had to reduce my huel to days I don’t drink and only once a day, to avoid the gas.
If anyone has any suggestions I’m all ears as huel is an amazing food for an active life and I don’t want to give it up.
Now none of this is scientific and for most people none of this is necessary, and I could argue maybe none of it is necessary for myself. So do your own research.