Hi Luke - I’m a medical doctor with a masters in clincial trials, working in a large clinical trials unit. A product like Huel would not typically be something that would warrant a clinical trial, as it is not being sold as, or being claimed to be, a clinical product. Nor is it being sold to achieve anything specific. It is purely a convenience food. There are detailed descriptions and discussions on the site and forum about the nutrients and these are regularly tweaked and updated in line with current knowledge, but as Huel is not claiming to achieve any particular aim, then it would not make sense to conduct a clinical trial. What would you propose the outcomes be? What measurements would be used?
If you look at other food - which to be fair is exaclty what Huel is, just another type of food - we wouldn’t clinically trial every item of food would we? Of course, over time we find things like bacon to contain carcinogens and that probably they are bad for you. But as we known each ingredient that goes into Huel, and know them all to be safe in the quantities they are being consumed in, then I can’t see how a clinical trial would be beneficial.