Thanks @Dan_Huel for the detailed response. It seems that some of the differences are due to measurement errors. That’s good to know.
I’d still like to know why you’re adding sugars? Just let whatever natural sugars be there, no need to add more. The flavor is fine without the added sugars, and if I want it sweeter I can always add stevia.
Looking forward to the report about iron.
Hereditary hemochromatosis most commonly affects caucasian men (10%-15% have one gene for it), and excess iron in the diet can build up potentially lethal amounts of iron in vital organs and glands (according to the Iron Disorders Institute).
I have read that other effects on men can include tissue damage, muscle loss, cancer-causing DNA mutations, premature aging, impotence, poor sex drive, and other problems. Huel has 100% DV for most nutrients, but the iron is near 200%, which seems excessive.
I’d like to see it reduced. Anyone who needs more iron can always take a supplement, but don’t force more iron on male Huel users. 8mg/day is enough for men, while triple that is needed for women – and Huel 1.1 even exceeds that.
Recommended intakes: https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Iron-HealthProfessional/
All information I can find say basically “men don’t need supplemental iron” but that is based on iron naturally occurring in foods. A 100% Huel diet will need some iron of course, but I am skeptical that 200% of the recommended DV is required. And it’s likely that most Huel users aren’t on it 100%, which means they’d get iron from other meals.