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Comparison To Soylent

When you’re considering purchasing a meal replacement product - or considering an alternative to Soylent - it’s important to consider what your goals are.

We could go on and on about how we prefer Huel to other products on the market but, honestly, you’re here because you’re interested in how Huel can help you lead a happier, healthier life. Not what we think about the product.

So, to help you decide between Huel and Soylent or aid in your research for an alternative to Soylent which is available in the UK, we put together this page.

Once you’ve finished reading, if you’re interested in trying Huel, then we’d love to have you as a customer. Or, if you think Soylent is a better match for your needs, then we encourage you to try them out.

Other complete products on the market (like Soylent) are excellent at what they do. They give you the ability to supplement your diet or replace your meals with healthy, convenient alternatives.

However, there are a number of benefits which we believe make Huel a superior choice when compared to Soylent. Per 2,000 calories:

Huel (v2.3)

Soylent (v1.8)

148g of protein

100g of protein

38g of fibre

25g of fibre

66g of fat

100g of fat

6.2g of sugar

75g of sugar

Main carb source is low GI = Oats (Rich in natural vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients)

Main carb source is high GI = Maltodextrin (devoid of all vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients)

Two main sources of protein (Pea and Brown Rice)

Only one main source (Soy)

Contains K2*

Doesn’t contain K2*

Contains phytonutrients avenanthramide, ferulic acid, lycopene, lutein & zeaxanthin*

Doesn’t contain phytonutrients avenanthramide, ferulic acid, lycopene, lutein & zeaxanthin*

Vitamin A source is retinol acetate (no palm oil)

Vitamin A source is retinol palmitate (from palm oil)

From £5.32

From £6.08 ($7.70)

No soy

Contains Soy

100% vegan

100% vegan

*Read more about these below

Additional Benefits of Huel

Huel contains higher quality vitamins & minerals

  • Huel uses L-methylfolate calcium - This biologically active form of folate is 1,000 times more expensive than synthetic folic acid
  • Huel contains vitamin K2 as well as K1 - Vitamin K2 is more biologically active and has additional health benefits including acting as an anti-inflammatory, improves bone density and reduces the risk of prostate cancer.
  • Huel uses a natural form of vitamin E - Huel’s natural vitamin E is more biologically active than the synthetic form others use
  • Huel uses retinol acetate - Huel uses this as our source of vitamin A, and this is derived from sustainable sources.

Huel is richer in some vitamins

  • Huel has an inclusion of vitamin C that is over and above the Nutrient Reference Value (NRV). This is because vitamin C has a range of health benefits including protecting cells from oxidative stress, maintaining normal function of the immune system, strengthening skin, bones, teeth and blood vessels and enhancing the absorption of iron.
  • Huel contains more vitamin B12 - an adequate intake of vitamin B12 contributes to normal psychological function, reducing fatigue and normal functioning of the nervous system.

Huel includes phytonutrients

Phytonutrients are substances found naturally in food which are not present in many powdered food products. Huel’s natural, non-refined carb sources means it contains avenanthramides, ferulic acid, beta-glucans, lignans and other phytonutrients. In addition, we have added the phytonutrients lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin to Huel.

    If you would like an independent analysis, three dietitians did a blind review of Huel, Joylent and Soylent which you can read here.


    We’re firm believers in the benefits of Huel. After all, that’s why we developed it!
    But the decision as to which nutritionally complete powdered food to use is a personal decision that's connected to your own individual goals. That’s why we encourage you to try Huel - and the other products on the market - and see which you prefer.

    If you’re ready to try Huel, you can order your first week's supply of Huel and get started.

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