In June 2015 we launched Huel and shortly after we incorporated a couple of formula tweaks. We sold Huel v1.2 successfully for over 9 months. Always innovating, we felt there were changes we could make to further improve Huel. In August 2016 we launched v2.0 and you can read these changes here.
Now we’ve launched Huel v2.1 which features some further improvements which follow both feedback from regular Huelers as well as our own research.
As before, the main ingredients in Huel are unchanged. Primarily, Huel remains as: oats, pea protein, flaxseeds, brown rice protein, MCT from coconut and sunflower lecithin. Don’t forget the great changes we made on introducing v2.0 including the addition of lutein, zeaxanthin and lycopene and replacing folic acid with the more biologically active L-methylfolate calcium. These remain integral parts of the Huel 2.1 formula in addition to these changes:
1) Removal of Sodium Fluoride
We decided to add Sodium Fluoride to v2.0 because it’s one of the 27 vitamins & minerals for which the EU provide a recommended daily intake (Huel has all the other 26). However, the inclusion of fluoride in Huel was unpopular with our customers, we listened, and have now removed it. Huel v2.1 contains no sodium fluoride.
2) Addition of Vitamin K2
Vitamin K is an essential vitamin. In Huel v1.2 and v2.0, the requirements for vitamin K were met from the vitamin K1 naturally occurring in Huel’s core ingredients, plus additional K1 in the vitamin & mineral blend. However, additional advantages from consuming vitamin K2 have been demonstrated. We chose not to reduce the amount of K1 in Huel, but to add K2 as extra. This means that the Nutrient Reference Value (NRV) is met by K1 alone with additional K2 for the health benefits stated above.
Further changes since v2.0
- Switching back to cyanocobalamin as our B12 source in v2.1.
- Removal of added sea salt. v2.1 continues to have a salt level of 3.3g per 2,000 calories.
Read more about the Principal Changes to Version 2.1 here.