Pulling some examples from here (http://diy.soylent.me/recipes?sort=favoritesCount) :
Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.3 33.4 100 2568% Vitamin B12 (ug)2.4 33.3 1389%
Vitamin A (IU) 3000 6850 10000 228% Vitamin B6 (mg) 1.3 50.2 100 3862% Vitamin B12 (ug)2.4 50 2083% Vitamin C (mg) 90 300 2000 333% Vitamin D (IU) 600 1044 4000 174% Vitamin E (IU) 20 37 1000 184% Vitamin K (ug) 120 160 133% Thiamin (mg) 1.2 51.4 4283% Riboflavin (mg) 1.3 50.2 3862%
Thiamin (mg) 1.1 26.785 2435% Riboflavin (mg) 1.1 25.615 2329%
What’s going on here? Are these designed for long-term daily intake? Are they anything near safe amounts?
I expected DIY soylent might be incomplete as the graphic shows for each recipe, but my next confusion would be- why associate Soylent with inferior original DIY products, rather than just openly give the details of the thinking already done to get to a better overall product?
I was reading Rob’s “AMA” on Reddit and he indicated giving away his genome and other Open Source like things was a very ideal thing for the future of mankind, and that’s definitely something I agree with, I couldn’t agree more in openness, transparency and so on because these are fundamental drivers of prosperity in my worldview. It only seems to make sense to help the DIYers along… the only obstacle seems to be money.
Well, what I really wanted to know was if these amounts are safe. That would clarify for me that the DIYers know what they are doing. I read Thiamin isn’t harmful at 500mg I think, but it still seems risky in general to take advantage of this, as a long-term consistent ‘method’. I thought, even with the commercial Soylent, it’s better to switch up your (DIY) drinks to avoid adverse effects.
I also wonder what little the micronutrients and vitamins are in the frozen meals and breads and so on, your typical supermarket/store food is? If anyone has sources for this kind of information?
For example, broccoli is best cooked steamed because this destroys the least micronutrients. Forgive my lack of knowledge, but what is to stop me adding vegetables or dried vegetable powder or dried ground up nuts, seeds and berries to Soylent? Why is it not needed?