Continuing the discussion from The Soylent Side Effect Experiments Thread:
In the mentioned thread, @axcho has bravely dedicated his body to exploratory science. It’s an interesting approach, but I’m wondering whether we might be missing something.
Has anyone considered whether the headache and gas symptoms seen in Soylent may be caused by a chemical reaction between more than one ingredient in the digestive tract?
I am by no means a food scientist, so someone else may have a better perspective on the issue than myself. My overall question: is it possible for more than one ingredient to cause a chemical/bodily reaction when consumed together that wouldn’t otherwise manifest if the ingredients were consumed separately?
As a simple thought experiment to test this question, consider how different the following scenarios would be:
- Consuming Mentos and Pepsi/Coke individually, spaced out over a couple hours.
- Consuming Mentos and Pepsi/Coke one after another within minutes (or seconds) of each other.