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NGX comparison with Huel

by Nutri-Genetix on Jun 16, 2021

NGX comparison with Huel


Firstly, we’d like to give a nod to the team at Huel. Like Nutri-Genetix, they’ve developed great nutritionally complete meals. And if you’re here because you’re evaluating NGX vs. Huel, then you’re already doing the right thing.


Most people take 1-2 complete meal replacements per day. But to make the comparison easier to digest, we have compared one serving of NGX (35g) and one serving of Huel Black (90g) in terms of both cost and nutrition.


Huel black edition  vs.  NGX BodyFuel Personalised Nutrition


Per serving

NGX BodyFuel

Huel Black (unflavoured)

Pricing in £



Calories (kcal)

£2.25 per 35g serving



£1.63 per 90g serving




-of which saturates (g)

-of which Omega 3 (g)






Carbs (g)

-of which sugars (g)





Fiber (g)



Protein (g)



Subscription discount



Smooth mixing



100% nutritionally complete to the individual



Free from GMOs, lactose, soya, gluten and all known allergens



No fillers





Ingredients of Huel: Oats, Pea Protein, Flaxseeds, Brown Rice Protein, MCT Powder (from Coconut), Sunflower Oil Powder, Vitamin & Mineral Blend, Vanilla Flavour & Sweetener


Ingredients of NGX: Pea Protein Isolate, Brown Rice Protein Isolate, Flaxseed Powder, Personalised Vitamin & Mineral Complex including all essential vitamins and minerals (based on your DNA test results), plant-based zero carb natural sweetener: Stevia Extract (as Steviol Glycosides).


The added value of personalised nutrition

Huel is based on EU nutrition guidelines (EFSA). On the other hand, NGX BodyFuel is trulycomplete nutrition, tailored to contain 100% of personal nutritional needs. The amounts in our BodyFuel can differ between 100%-1500% of the EFSA guidelines by nutrient.


In other words, NGX may contain up to 15x the amount of Huel in certain nutrients.


For example:


A 100g serving of Huel contains 3mg of Vitamin E. Depending on your genetic requirements, we may add up to 120mg of Vitamin E into your BodyFuel shake. This is a 40x increase of just this one nutrient.


We are the first meal replacement shake to adapt your shake to your genetic ability to uptake various nutrients. Because of this, we believe NGX has a superior price-quality ratio.


A summary of NGX vs Huel Black

 ✅ Genetically personalised mix of micronutrients. The exact quantity of micronutrients in your shake will vary according to your unique requirements and blend of NGX.


 ✅ NGX adds no thickeners. Huel adds some thickeners: Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum.


 ✅ NGX uses only one natural plant-based zero carb sweetener, Stevia Extract. Huel uses two types of sweetener: Sucralose and Bacillus Coagulans.


 ✅ NGX doesn’t add MCT oils since there isn’t sufficient research on the benefits of MCT's.


 ✅ NGX uses high-quality protein as the main ingredient. Huel meal shakes use oats as the main ingredient - a healthy, but low cost complex carb source.


 ✅ NGX uses flaxseed as a source of Omega 3 and PUFAs. Huel has a mix of Omega 3 and 6. Research shows that most of us already consume too much Omega 6.


 ✅ NGX has a very smooth texture because of flaxseed and it mixes with water easily. According to customer reviews, Huel is grittier, thicker and harder to mix.


✅ NGX takes the guess-work out of understanding your personal nutrition requirements, and the stress of planning how to hit them every day. We have made personalised nutrition, simple.


Runner’s World Best In Test Award

But you don’t just have to take our word for it. NGX was recently awarded ‘Best In Test’ by Runner’s World against competitors including Huel Black.


So why not put it to the test yourself and find out what personalised nutrition can do for you and your goals. Take a look here to find out more about what our BodyFuel is all about. Any questions? Check out our FAQs or drop us a line - we’d love to hear from you.


Worlds Best in test personalised nutrition