I’ve been 75% - 80% for 8 months. I feel great. However, I finally saw my Dr and requested a comprehensive blood test to make sure I am not unknowingly damaging myself.
He said everything looks great in my blood except my white blood cell count is lower than the low levels in my prior tests. He also said “normal” white blood cell levels are 4.5 to 11, and mine are now 2.7 but usually around 3.5.
I looked up causes for low white blood cell counts and the Mayo Clinic listed many possible causes which you can see at the link below.
The ones that jump out at me relevant to Soylent are “malnutrition” and “vitamin deficiencies.” These causes seem unlikely since the rest of the blood work seems healthy.
My doctor said this may be a one off anomaly and has ordered another blood test in two weeks to see if it returns to my “normal” level of 3.5.
He asked me to stop Soylent and see if improves. I suggested we first retest while still on Soylent because a) I wanted to rule out a bad test by the lab or some other favor, and b) I don’t want to quit Soylent - even for a month.
Does anyone have suggestions about what I should do?