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Huel Powder - Not all Huel Powder is gluten-free, only Huel Gluten-free range is made using gluten-free oats.
Huel Black Edition - Yes! It’s naturally gluten-free.
Huel Ready-to-drink - Yes! It’s made using gluten-free oat powder.
Huel Bars - Yes! They’re made using gluten-free oats.
We are steadily starting to roll out kelp-free Huel Powder v3.0.
There was concern around the addition of kelp adding an allergen risk to Huel, and although we have tested our kelp and each test has come back so small that the testing equipment can’t measure it, we added a “may contain” message to be extra safe.
This will be a gradual change so we can prevent wastage of Huel Powder. The website ingredients and allergen information will be updated as and when each flavour is switched over to kelp-free. The labels on the pouches you receive will reflect what’s in the pouch.
Huel Powder - Contains oats and kelp. May contain crustaceans, fish, molluscs (from kelp) and mustard.
Huel Gluten-free - Contains gluten-free oats and kelp. May contain crustaceans, fish, molluscs (from kelp) and mustard.
Huel Black Edition - May contain mustard.
Huel Ready-to-drink - Contains gluten-free oat powder. May contain mustard.
Huel Bar - Contains gluten-free rolled oats and oat flour. May contain mustard. This product is made on equipment that also handles tree nuts & peanuts.
If you have a specific allergy that is outside of the information provided, please contact us directly and we will do our best to guide you on which products are suitable.
Yes, Huel is vegan! There are no animal products in any of our product range.
No, Huel isn’t organic. We don’t create an organic version of our products for a couple of reasons. One of them is cost. Organic ingredients are far more expensive, and this doesn’t fit in with our mission to provide universally affordable, nutritionally complete food.
We state 'GMO-free' on the website because it's important to some consumers, whether you share the same view is another matter. In the UK and EU there are genetically modified corn and rapeseed varieties that are approved for use in foods, but we feel they offer no benefits for Huel in terms of cost, consumer acceptability, and several other factors. Therefore, Huel is GMO-free.
Concerns about GMOs should be made on an individual crop and technology basis, and it's important to read a variety of scientific sources to develop a better overall view of GMOs.
We used to sell sample pouches of Huel Powder, but the feedback was that it didn’t last long enough to give the full Huel experience. If it’s Huel Powder you’re looking for, why not try our 34 meal starter pack? It’s been purposely designed to give you everything you need to have a great initial experience.
We do have a Taster Pack of our most popular Flavour Boosts for you to try with your Huel Powder.
Yes! The vitamin and mineral blend in our Huel products are included to bump up the vitamins and minerals that aren't there in sufficient amounts from the food ingredients within Huel. Some vitamin and mineral supplements aren't absorbed well, but this is due to the constituents of the pill, or the form of the micronutrient used in the blend. All forms used in the Huel vitamin and mineral blend are readily absorbed to provide adequate nutrition. Read more about the Vitamins and Minerals in Huel.
Some people don’t like the inclusion of sucralose in our Huel products as it’s an artificial sweetener. We use sucralose for a number of reasons:
Yes. Our combination of different protein sources in our Huel products means they have a perfect Protein Digestibility-Corrected Amino Acid Score (PDCAAS) of 1.0. This is the same score as other animal based proteins, and more than enough to ensure all amino acids are supplied and that the protein in Huel Powder has high bioavailability. Read more about protein in our Guide to Protein, Digestion and Absorption.
Absolutely! To lose 1lb of fat you need to consume 500 calories less than you need per day, and to gain 1lb of fat you should eat 500 calories more. Huel is a great way to accurately calculate your calorie intake whilst making sure you’re not compromising on nutrition. Take a look at our Guide to Fat Loss or Guide to Gaining Weight to get you started.
The skepticism of liquid diets is often due to lack of chewing (therefore leading to incomplete digestion). Digestion does begin with chewing; it starts the breakdown of solid food to increase the surface area.
However, with liquid diets this has already been done for you. Huel has fine milled oats as the carb source and these are a lot easier to break down further than whole oats. Also, peristalsis remains active throughout the alimentary canal, as we’ve addressed this with good levels of soluble and insoluble fibres in Huel.
Yes, all Huel products are suitable for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics, but we suggest limiting Huel Bars to one per day. Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink can be consumed freely.
Our products are based on oats and are high in fibre. As with all food, if you're using medication to help control your diabetes, you should structure your intake of Huel appropriately. Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink are low in sugar, have a low-GI and you can accurately measure the amount of carbohydrate you're consuming in each meal; this may be useful depending on what medication or insulin regimen you're following.
The contribution of total energy intake that comes from carbohydrate is between 35% and 42% – depending on the Huel product – levels that tie in well with Diabetes UK recommendations. Indeed, for diabetics who count their carbs to help manage their blood glucose levels (as detailed on the Diabetes UK website), please look at the Nutrition information of Huel; for example, a 3 scoop meal of Huel Powder provides 42g of carbohydrate.
If you've had surgery on your oesophagus or stomach which has resulted in partial or total removal, you can still benefit from having Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink. One symptom you should have been made aware of from medical staff is dumping syndrome. This is where the transit time for food will be a lot quicker and could cause rebound hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar levels). The ingredients in Huel Powder and Ready-to-drink are low-GI and are ideal to reduce the risk of dumping syndrome. However, to be cautious, we recommend you keep your servings smaller and spread throughout the day. Obviously this depends on your requirements and if you're consuming Huel for 100% of your nutrition. If you’re having 100% Huel, we suggest you work up to this level over 1-2 weeks rather than going straight to a 100% intake.
Some gastrointestinal surgery can result in reduced absorption and increased requirements for certain nutrients, so we recommend you discuss Huel with your clinical staff before making it a regular part of your diet.
Absolutely. All Huel products are fine to have during pregnancy, but they shouldn’t be consumed as the sole source of nutrition as there are different nutritional requirements during this period.
Mothers are told not to have too much vitamin A, nor to use vitamin A supplements during pregnancy. The amount of vitamin A in Huel meets the EU recommended intake and is lower than typical intakes of people who consume a varied diet, and far lower than levels that have been shown to be safe during pregnancy.
There are no ingredients in any of our products that are bad for nursing/lactating mothers, and they all should be fine to consume. However, we suggest you discuss this with your doctor or health visitor in case there are any clinically-specific reasons why they wouldn’t be suitable.
Consuming Huel Powder, Huel Ready-to-drink and Huel Bars may be okay if your diverticular disease is in remission, but we do advise caution. If you're in an active diverticulitis phase, the ground flaxseed may get caught up in diverticular pockets and cause irritation, so we suggest avoiding Huel products.
Yes. Huel is safe for children above 4 years of age to include in moderation as part of a balanced, varied diet, but please give our Children, Adolescents and Huel guide a read. Huel is not suitable for babies or infants below or during weaning age as there are different nutritional requirements for this age group.
Orders over £20
For UK Mainland, if you order before 8pm, the great news is you’ll receive your items the next day.
For Offshore UK (including Scottish Highlands), items ordered before 8pm will take 2 working days to be delivered.
International deliveries usually take between 3-5 working days.
All other items
All other items are sent via 1st Class Royal Mail post, which means deliveries can take between 2-5 working days.
We work quickly to pick and pack your items. Unfortunately, this means your order can't be amended or cancelled once you've placed it. This includes swapping products, changing your delivery address, and changing payment methods.
You can always return any unwanted orders to us for a refund.
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