Headaches after every meal


#1

I’ve been on soylent 1.0 for about a week now, and within about an hour of every soylent meal I get pretty significant headaches.

What could be causing this? Should I stop drinking soylent? Is this common?


#2

Are you adding extra salt? Most of the headaches seem to be from the insufficient sodium in Sodium 1.0 (which will be corrected in the next version, I believe).

edit: Tordenskjold is better at common sense than I am. You’re not the only one who has this problem. I don’t think the ingredient that causes it has not yet been pinpointed, unfortunately. @axcho was doing some experiments to see what might be the culprit, I’m not sure what level of confidence he got with it, though.


#3

“insufficient” doesn’t cause instant headaches after consuming something :slight_smile:

More likely something that is “too much too fast”


#4

Is it brain freeze? How cold is your soylent? :stuck_out_tongue:


#5

My experiments suggested that vanillin was the most likely culprit from these instant headaches. You might try isolating that variable.


#6

Yeah, I’m fairly certain it isn’t sugar or salt deficiencies.

So I should just reduce my soylent intake? Are there any dangers in continuing soylent or is this fairly common?


#7

It’s possible that the culprit is a higher amount of potassium than you’re used to. If you can, try easing into 100% Soylent gradually over time, and if you’re lucky, you’ll get used to it and the headaches will stop. Or so I hear. :wink: