Canadian Ingredient Sources


#1

So I’ve been making a Soylent formula for the past few days now and I’ve come to the realization that I’m absolutely terrible at it. I first thought that ordering a custom-made vitamin would be worth the cost but now I’m not so sure. It doesn’t help that there seems to be absolutely no sources for potassium gluconate in bulk available to Canada. My monthly cost as of now is around 300$ (including taxes and shipping) and I know I should be able to shave at least 100$ from that total. Here’s the link to my current formulation :

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApDoKEYrMZBFdEtBbE05MXVhYmxmMTl0b1ctaTFxV1E&usp=sharing

I might be considering throwing all my work away and ordering from amazon.com to a forwarding company.What do you guys think I should do? Any advice would be appreciated!


#2

Hi. Fellow Canadian here. I’m in Toronto.

First of all, you have a few sources that are much better than mine. My current daily cost is more than yours ($12.00/day or $360.00/month). I paid a ridiculous sum to get a jar of monosodium phosphate shipped from the US. Thanks a lot for posting your source, I’ll be using it next time.

One thing you could try to reduce costs is throwing in a few bananas. When I accounted for everything in the bananas they brought my total cost down a bit. They’re also just as easy and convenient as a nutrition shake (zero preparation).

You may also want to try the One A Day for Men multivitamin. It doesn’t have everything your custom multivitamin does, but mine only costs me $0.44 per day and you can buy them at any Shoppers Drug Mart. You can check my slightly messy spreadsheet to see what’s in it.

I also noticed that you didn’t account for everything in the olive oil. If you look at its nutritional information, you can see that it has a heavy over-balance of Omega-6 fatty acids. It takes a lot of fish oil to get the Omega-6 to Omega-3 fatty acids to a 1:1 ratio when using olive oil. That’s why some of us have switched to coconut oil.


#3

I’ll just leave this here:

(I think we both took the same base template lol)

The main points I see where you can save is to switch to potassium citrate: http://purebulk.com/potassium-citrate-powder.html

And take this multivitamin: http://well.ca/products/now-foods-full-spectrum-minerals_32455.html

There’s also a price error for you MSM powder (it’s 16.99$ for 226g in your link)
Here’s some cheaper MSM: https://www.swansonvitamins.com/now-foods-msm-powder-1-lb-pwdr

Now I’m gonna have to switch maltodextrin and whey isolate :stuck_out_tongue:

EDIT: I should note that I haven’t started yet, but a friend of mine has (we stole his template XD) so there might still be something missing (like his peanut olive, I still don’t know were he got his nutrional information)