@SoylentIsMe leukocytosis is a surge in white-blood cell (leukocytes) count. It’s theorized (and observable in some experiments) that eating certain foods, particularly heavily processed foods, can cause leukocytosis due to the body seeing the processed foods as a flood of pathogens… In some cases, white blood cells fill the stomach causing bloating, gas, and heartburn/acid reflux… The white blood cells will “aid” in breaking down the substances so that stomach enzymes and intestinal capillaries can retrieve nutrients but in the event of “digestive leukocytosis” (which, by the way, is not very accepted by mainstream medical science, hence the quotes), most nutrients are locked away in quarantine and pooped out.
This is interesting, I think, because every symptom or side effect of soylent described on these forums is a symptom of “digestive leukocytosis.”
The solution/prevention of “digestive leukocytosis” is probiotics. Try mixing in a few heaping scoops of plain whole-milk greek yogurt. I must stress that the yogurt ought to be plain, whole-milk, and greek. Plain, because sweeteners are typically bad for you. Whole-milk because not only are those milk fats essential to the production of high quality probiotics in the yogurt process but the removal of those milk fats is usually a less-than-savory process, and greek because most greek yogurt is produced in a traditional way which requires natural sourcing of the bacterial blend that cultures in the whole milk to make the yogurt… A typical american cheap yogurt will be made with one strain of bacteria in non-fat milk, and then flavored to taste like yogurt (because you really can’t make yogurt without milkfat). My favorite brand of yogurt is fage… it’s harder to find and more expensive but once you try it, you’ll thank me.