Are ingredients in Soylent linked to Cancer?


#1

Below is the micronutrient breakdown of Soylent 2.0: 5

If you drink five bottles of Soylent 2.0 each day, you will get 100% of your daily vitamins and minerals, right? Not exactly. When evaluating vitamins and minerals, it is important to look at the form that you are taking. For instance, the type of vitamin D used in Soylent 2.0 is ergocalciferol or vitamin D2. Humans need cholecalciferol or vitamin D3 that is used throughout the body.

D3 is significantly superior to D2 in human physiology. In the same regard, Soylent 2.0 uses vitamin K1 instead of K2. K1 is transported poorly in the intestines and does not convert well to K2. In clinical studies, vitamin K2 has shown cardiovascular improvements while K1 had no effect. This is because K2 helps transport calcium into teeth and bones rather than forming arterial calcification. K2 has also been shown to reduce cancer risk, and K1 has been shown to be ineffective in this area as well. When we look at the chelated minerals used, we find the same dilemma – zinc sulfate, magnesium phosphate, sodium molybdenum and sodium selenite. Why use such inferior sources of minerals? Are the creators of Soylent 2.0 ignorant of the scientific data, or are they just trying to save a few pennies?

There are other ingredients in Soylent 2.0 that are outright harmful. Studies have shown that dl-alpha tocopherol (synthetic vitamin E) is linked to increased cancer rates. This is due to the reverse chirality of the synthetic isomer meaning that the shape of the molecule is backward from natural vitamin E. Negative health effects can also be associated with one of the water-soluble B vitamins. For instance, approximately one-third of the population will increase their cancer risk when consuming synthetic folic acid. This is because of a mutation in the MTHFR gene. People with one or more defective MTHFR genes will have trouble converting synthetic folic acid to 5-MTHF. With supplemental use, in the dose that Soylent 2.0 provides, folic acid levels will build up fueling cancer cells.
Soylent 2.0 – The Gut Impact

Soylent 2.0 contains a few FODMAPs:
F (Fermentable Starches) – rice starch
O (Oligosaccharides) – isomaltooligosaccharide
D (Disaccharides) – isomaltulose
M (Monosaccharides)
A (and)
P (Polyols)

Consuming Soylent 2.0 every day will have a dynamic impact on the microbiome. Many of the carbohydrates will not be absorbed in the stomach, or large intestine that will feed bacteria in the small intestine. Since the bacteria are restricted only to the carbohydrate sources in Soylent 2.0 the lack of options will limit the diversity of the population with single, long term use.

Bacteria that can process isomaltooligosaccharides and rice starch are going to have a tremendous advantage over those that do not. Over time, the Coprococcus, Collinsella, and Coprobacillus phylotypes will overrun the Bifidobacteria, butyric acid levels will dropa nd endotoxin will leak out into the bloodstream. You may hear anecdotal reports of people consuming nothing but Soylent 2.0 for months at a time without incident, but it is just a matter of time before they will develop problems


#2

I have an issue with the term “strong text”…Please be more understanding of people’s position, upbringing and demeanor before going down that route. Thank you.


#3

Is that better?.. I wanted to highlight: There are other ingredients in Soylent 2.0 that are outright harmful. Studies have shown that dl-alpha tocopherol (synthetic vitamin E) is linked to increased cancer rates. 11 This is due to the reverse chirality of the synthetic isomer 12 meaning that the shape of the molecule is backward from natural vitamin E. Negative health effects can also be associated with one of the water-soluble B vitamins. For instance, approximately one-third of the population will increase their cancer risk when consuming synthetic folic acid. 13 This is because of a mutation in the MTHFR gene. People with one or more defective MTHFR genes will have trouble converting synthetic folic acid to 5-MTHF. With supplemental use, in the dose that Soylent 2.0 provides, folic acid levels will build up fueling cancer cells.


#4

I was kidding…I’m a kidder…:slight_smile:


#6

Ok…I get it… But don’t you find this disturbing?


#7

I’m not even close to qualified to get involved…Sorry, but there are a number of different people on here that will chime in…


#8

I hope so… And when I did some research I found this to be true… I love this stuff but if my findings are correct a version 2.1 should omit these harmful components


#9

Frankly I’m going to write off as “too partisan to trust” anybody who uses a blanket comment like “Canola oil is one of the worst fats one could put in their body because it contains erucic acid that damages the heart.” There is a lot of debate on whether there is enough erucic acid in Canola to do any harm; a quick google search will find a bunch of panicked web pages saying you’ll die if you eat it, but also a bunch saying that there is no evidence that it is at all harmful. Presenting only one side as if it is gospel truth is dishonest at best.

Didn’t bother to read much more.


#10

What about dl-alpha tocopherol and people with one or more defective MTHFR genes will have trouble converting synthetic folic acid to 5-MTHF? With supplemental use, in the dose that Soylent 2.0 provides, folic acid levels will build up fueling cancer cells.Im more freaked out by dl-alpha tocopherol…


#11

Wow…ummm…not sure where to go with this. Such an unstructured rant with poor grammar and formatting is hard to work with.

Firstly, you need to cite some peer reviewed articles if you want to support your word vomit. Secondly, I question your motives for posting, but giving you the benefit of the doubt for now.

So go ahead and list some papers, then people can consider the extreme claims you are making. And don’t even try to post some quack’s homeopathic blog and waste everyone’s time.


#12

I would love to hear your response to dl-alpha tocopherol


#13

Not my words It was a copy and paste from an article I read, But forget the rant and research dl-alpha tocopherol


#14

The onus is on you to provide evidence for your claim hahaha


#15

Facepalm… Thanks… good luck with that Prostate cancer you might get


#16

Tell me more about yourself, I want to understand where you’re coming from in this discussion. I still can’t comprehend…


#17

But to answer your question… I started a 2 months ago drinking 2.0… LOVED IT… Lost 22 lbs in 2 months. However My physician wanted to know how I lost so much weight within a very short period of time. So I made a copy of the ingredients and he point out one component he cited has links to the growth of cancer. dl-alpha tocopherol.(Synthetic vitamin E) . I’m 56 and never felt better in my life with Soylent but let’s be realistic… CANCER!!.. Look… honestly I love this stuff but I would love to see some components of Soylent removed due to the toxicity…

Do you know where I’m coming from now?


#18

I’m not a scientist, but the description of the study you linked clearly says that dl-alpha-tocopherol reduced growth of cancer cells.

vitamin E may inhibit smooth muscle cell and also cancer cell growth.


A dose-dependent inhibition of cell growth was found in all cell lines examined, with the MCF-7 breast and CRL-1740 prostate cancer cell lines showing potent suppression of growth at 0.1 mM vitamin E, whereas the erythroleukemia cell lines, HEL and OCIM-1, responded only at > 0.25 mM vitamin E with inhibition of proliferation


Our studies thus give evidence of a general inhibition of cell proliferation by dl-alpha-tocopherol, with breast and prostate cancer cells distinctly more sensitive than erythroleukemia cells.


#19

no. all of this has been discussed to death on this website and honestly I don’t really care


#20

Synthetic vitamin E dl-alpha-tocopherol is linked to cancer… Ummm ok… let’s do this… Google dl-alpha-tocopherol linked to cancer… That might work for you


#21

Good for you, Can you point me to one of those threads?