I posted about this on the reddit but haven’t gotten much in the way of feedback so I thought I’d try here. I’ve been working towards a formula that has as few ingredients as possible (for piece of mind as well as ease of getting into it/buying stuff) to be used as a sometimes meal, maybe once a day. As such, it’s less important to me that it be 100% nutritionally complete as more just in-the-ballpark… So my ingredients list is somewhere between 5-7 multi-purpose products and I’m having some trouble understanding the way the nutritional facts are laid out.
The third page has all of the nutritional facts on it, as faithfully rendered as the available nutrition facts will allow, expressed in terms of a single serving. On the first and second page are calculators for working on different formulas: one for me and one for my partner. The second row on those two pages are the “independent variables” so to speak, and allow us to toy with potential mixtures and see what the nutrition looks like for the complete substance.
So I have some questions:
- On the fourth page of my spreadsheet I break down each of the substances’ nutritions by grams, then I add them up and compare them with the advertised serving size. Now, I know that the figures are rounded, and that there will be some amount of unknown/unexplained content, but some of these figures are significantly off. Potassium Gluconate has only ~20% of its mass accounted for on the label! What gives? Is there a place I can find 100% guaranteed complete lists of the nutrition in these foods?
- Similarly, the DRIs I’m finding are recommending a lot of Linoleic and alpha-Linolenic acids (Omega-6 and 3) but I haven’t seen any actual quantified amounts on any nutrition labels. Is there some place I can find out the mass per serving of these substances?
- Does Lecithin really contain that much phosphorus? Phosphorus is only listed on some of the web pages that I’m reading (which is very confusing).
- Mr. Rhinehart talked about have blood-work done once a month during his experiment with soylent, have any of y’all done that? I was wondering if we wanted to do that what blood tests we should have done, and what should we look for in those results (before as well as after)?
- Any other feedback or corrections would be very kindly received!
Thanks so much!