Vitamin K1 content dropped dramatically from 2.3 to 3.0?

Just been doing some label reading comparing 2.3 to 3.0 (vanilla, fwiw). It seems broadly similar (though magnesium and copper seem to have got down disproportionately) but one very dramatic change is the K1 content: 15 micrograms per 100g in 2.3 and 2 micrograms per 100g in 3.0. Since I thought the advice on K1 intake is roughly 1 microgram per kg body weight, it looks like I need to eat 3 kg of Huel per day to get my K1 from Huel (vs a far more manageable 400g of 2.3). I’m sure Huel have got it right but I’d appreciate being pointed at the information behind setting the K1 so low and the K2 so much higher in 3.0. @DanOfficialHuel ?

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I’m more worried about the magnesium and copper content going down.

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Yes @wildduck, something must be wrong with the label values. Or be correct and the RI for K1 changed?
Attachment enclosed shows clearly. Let´s wait for support answer.

Hi @wildduck

I love the fact that we have you eagle-eyed Hueligans like you challenging us! It shows how much you care and detail that you look into around Huel products :nerd_face:

We’ve covered the benefits of vitamin K2 here. K2 functions like K1 but with additional benefits. Some of the K1 comes from the main ingredients, and in previous Huel versions, we added additional phylloquinone (vitamin K1) in our bespoke vitamin mineral blends, as well as some of K2 in the form of high bioavailable menaquinone-7 (MK-7). Now, are we’re now firmly a global business, we’re trying to align international Huel formulas as much as possible for numerous reasons. In the US, phylloquinone isn’t fully approved for food fortification, so all the additional vitamin K in US v1.1 was as MK-7. And seeing as MK-7 is better in many respects, we took to decision to up the level and use it as the sole source of vitamin K in all Huels, despite the fact that MK-7 is relatively expensive and phylloquinone is cheap.

So basically, Huel v3.0 provides more vitamin K than previously, but from MK-7, with the only vitamin K1 coming from what’s in the main ingredients.

The sources of magnesium and copper in both Huel v2.3 and v3.0 are all from the main ingredients, it’s just that our supply chain has changed for these ingredients and we also have had better nutritional testing in place. Moreover, due to natural fluctuations in what ingredients can supply - which can actually be considerable win the case of some minerals like magnesium and copper - I’ve been cautious with the labelling amounts. There’s plenty of both there - well over what you need in a day.

Any more clarification, let me know!

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Hi,

So the label is correct as it is, inclusive the RI and percentage amount?

Thanks in advance.

correct :slight_smile:

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Thanks @JamesCollier! I had tried to find out whether K2 facilitated blood clotting like K1 and was coming up with nothing. Do you have any linkable sources for me to have a look at?

“Vitamin K2 has a wide range of biological roles, and has better overall health benefits. Vitamin K1 is primarily used for blood coagulation. Vitamin K2 can also be used in blood coagulation, but has many more functions.” and

Thanks! I appreciate your efforts.