We know some of you love to have Huel with something other than water so we have written a guide on plant-based milks to help you out!
Very nice. And we needn’t worried about getting a fortified plant milk if we are exclusively blending Huel powder into it.
In fact, I doubt anybody “needs” fortified plant milk since the other food they eat contain a good amount of nutrients. I buy my plant milks based on taste and amount of added sugar. I could care less about their fortified nutrients. But that’s just me.
I’m going to be really predictable and say it “depends”. On a any diet, but a plant-based diet especially, micronutrients such as vitamin B12 and vitamin D can be low. Fortified plant milks is an easy way to top them up.
For me, since I live in Florida and get enough sunshine to make my vitamin D, I don’t personally worry about it. But I suppose there are people whose situations would not let them get enough sun exposure to ensure proper vitamin D production. (And then there is the unique vitamin D deficiency with chronic kidney disease.). But yes the general public is getting a substantial amount of vitamin D from their cow milk and milk products. Although I think most cows milk has added/fortified D as well. Not sure if the mother cow actually secretes natural D into the milk. I’d have to look that up.
For my B12 I have whatever I get in Huel and I take a once weekly Cyanocobalamin 1000 mcg tablet. I think the liver stores B12 (correct me if wrong) so I can get away with taking it weekly.
That would explain it, living in England is never going to cut it.
Yeap, a lot of it! If you are getting insufficient vitamin B12 in your diet you won’t know for a couple of years until stores start to run and out and then symptoms start to present themselves.
And the symptoms are??
Oh geez, 12 months ago?
Is the forum that inactive??
They can be hard to pinpoint as having a decent folate intake can mask a vitamin b12 decifiency (the two vitamins work together in the body).
- Extreme tiredness and lack of energy
- Mouth ulcers
- Muscle weakness and pins and needles
No, posts fizzle out after everything has been answered that’s all!