Developing an allergyto Soylent over time?


#1

I have heard of many people who eat the same food everyday for months-years eventually developing an intolerance or an allergy to that food. Is this possible with Soylent? Has anybody going 100% Soylent experienced this yet?


#3

I had a reaction to Original flavor a while back, and it occurred after being nearly 100% Soylent for a while. Though I don’t think that was an intolerance as much as it was just a buildup of the specific oligosaccharide that they used in Original exclusively, which has been stated to cause nausea, diarrhea, bloating and other GI distress at 40g, which sounds like a lot, but at 5-6 bottles per day it will add up to that amount rather quickly. So no I don’t think it was an intolerance or allergy, but more of just a known side effect of that specific ingredient in high enough quantity. I’ve since been on Cacao at 3-6 bottles per day, depending on the day, and have not had that issue since it doesn’t have the specific oligosaccharide ingredient that Original has. I would probably still advise to incorporate one regular meal per day, such as grilled chicken with low sodium, and some kale. However, being on a largely Soylent diet is great for blood pressure it seems.


#4

I don’t think there are many people going permanent 100% Soylent these days. I went 100% for three or four months several times with no allergic reactions, or any other bad reactions, for that matter.

I think you should treat Soylent like any other food – If you consume a lot of it and start having some undesirable symptom, consider it as a possible cause among the zillions of other possible causes.


#5

I’ve been 90+% Soylent (powdered) for about five years or so. Most of those days were 100% Soylent.

I haven’t had any problems like allergies or similar. It’s actually one of the few foods that don’t give me problems lately…


#6

Have you noticed increased GI distress on “normal” food after being 90%+ Soylent for a while? I’m also 90%+ and sometimes I feel my gut doesn’t handle solid food as well as it used to.


#7

This may or may not be due to Soylent diet, it’s hard to say. As I stated in my initial post I had a reaction to a buildup of a specific oligosaccharide in Original flavor. Cacao I have no problems. I also had a couple of scary incidents after eating garlic chicken wings one day when I had been on 100% Soylent for a bit, and another incident after eating several slices of large pizza with double red sauce. The next day after the pizza I had the most painful diarrhea of my life, like a knife going through me. I really don’t know if it was because I was on 90-100% Soylent. Double red sauce and several large slices is a lot in itself, not to mention the double red sauce is extremely acidic, and I hadn’t been taking a probiotic at the time, so my GI had on and off problems. When I started taking Nature’s Way Optima my GI issues in general disappeared, although I didn’t go back to test out pizza with double sauce or garlic wings again. I haven’t been 100% Soylent on Cacao but I’ve definitely gotten close, there are several days I’ve gone 100% Soylent Cacao, and then had some chicken and rice with a friend, no issues. I did go for a long time with all Soylent Cacao and then a wrap or two at the end of the day. There are things I have to be careful of, such as caffeine, beans, spicy food, high acidity, and large hard pieces of food, but other than that I think if you chew thoroughly and wash your meal down with plenty of fluids you won’t have an issue.