As I read more accounts about people’s individual experiences with the soylent lifestyle, and it seems that most people who are making their own blend do need to adjust their formulas occasionally to make up for nutritional deficiencies. These often are micro-minerals or nutrients that I can’t pronounce, much less have ever heard of or know their functions.
My question is how do folks know what they’re missing? While I’m sure that most of the major vitamins and minerals have pretty tell-tale signs (like getting Scurvy, for example) some of the really specific ones seem harder to pinpoint. If you’re going for an 80-90% soylent lifestyle, how do you tell what’s missing in your formula? Is there a chance that some of the less major compounds would generally be made up with occasional food?