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Under the microscope: vybey and Huel

Huel, one of the market-leaders in the meal replacement industry, is going under the microscope.

Today we are going to compare the vybey chocolate salted caramel meal shake to Huel salted caramel v3.0.

The Main Takeaways

Huel and vybey can be both considered a 100% nutritional meal and used for the same purpose however, certain premium ingredients included in vybey arguably make it a superior product.

Premium ingredients as nootropics & probiotics with vybey
Huel has a significantly higher level of salt
vybey includes a range of organic ingredients missing from huel
Only natural sweeteners in vybey unlike huel
£1.67 Price per 100g £1.50
>28g of protein per 100g
>8g Fibre
26 Vitamins and Minerals
>1bn CFU probiotics
377mg Sodium (salt) per 100g 710mg
Natural sweeteners


Organic & Premium Ingredients

vybey has numerous organic ingredients including coconut flour, flaxseed flour, brown rice protein and cocoa powder. Again, highlighting the premium and healthy ingredients of vybey's meal replacement shake. Huel have included some of these ingredients in their meal shakes but none are organic.

Organic foods often have more beneficial nutrients, such as antioxidants, than their conventionally grown counterparts and people with allergies to foods, chemicals, or preservatives may find their symptoms lessen or go away when they eat only organic foods.


higher probiotics dose

Compared to vybey, there is a lack of probiotics (in particular Bacillus Coagulans) in the Huel salted caramel powder. The Huel salted caramel powder has a dose of only 150million cfu compared to vybey's 1billion cfu. The dose of the probiotics (Bacillus Coagulans) in the Huel shake is so small that it is unlikely to have any real effect.

Probiotics are a healthy form of bacteria that improve gut health and digestion. Our internal health is just as important as our external appearance and for this reason, we've ensured vybey has as many unique benefits as possible to offer a premium product. These additional premium ingredients arguably set vybey far ahead of local and global meal replacements in Australia & Europe/UK.


Added Nootropics

At vybey, along with the 26 different vitamins and minerals within our complete meal powder, we have included the Lion's Mane nootropic.

To our knowledge we are the only meal shake brand that includes this premium ingredient in our products. Lion's Mane is an edible and naturally occurring medicinal mushroom. Lion's Mane has been shown to benefit the brain, heart, and gut and even ranks fourth for the highest antioxidant level among 14 different species of mushroom.


Vybey has lower sodium (Salt)

The reason that manufacturers add large amounts of salt to their products is to improve the flavour of the product and increase the shelf life (salt is a preservative).

It's a cost effective and simple way to improve flavour but has significant impacts on our health if too much sodium is taken in our diet.

As a nation, our waistlines are growing. Today, the Australia & the UK have one of the highest rates of obesity in the world with more than 6 out of 10 adults being overweight or obese. Hypertension is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease and there is convincing evidence that as sodium intake increases, blood pressure increases. The World Health Organisation (WHO) also recommends that adults reduce their sodium intake to 2000mg/day.

Both vybey and Huel shakes offer nutritionally complete meals. However, choosing an option that is lower in sodium (salt) and contains a healthy dose of probiotics, organic, and premium ingredients such as Lion's Mane nootropic will help contribute to achieving optimal performance, greater nutritional benefits and ultimately better health.

Thousands of meals have been consumed across the country by former Huel drinkers. Hear what some have to say about vybey

“Yes really tasty & on par with Huel. The dairy vanilla is next level because of the lactose content obviously but you can mix it with anything in a nice smoothie.”

“I've used other meal shake brands when based in the UK (Huel and yfood) and I was pleasantly surprised to discover that vybey beats both of these for taste. Really enjoying this shake!”

“A shame Huel don't post to Australia yet but a great comparative brand is vybey.”

“A great product, brilliant taste and even better value for money. Couldn't recommend enough! Quick delivery too”

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