I’m DIYing my own Soylent, and so far, I’ve just been doing it on my own, unconnected to the community of DIYers (I didn’t realize this resource existed, but I’m excited now that I found it!). I’ve been basing my “recipe” on the standard 2,000 calorie set of recommended daily intakes, though I’ve adjusted the Protein/Fat/Carb ratio to reflect my body type (endomorph).
However, I have been hand balancing my ratios using an Excel spreadsheet, with the objective of getting at least 100% of everything I need (primarily tracking vitamins, minerals, and the essential amino acids). What I have NOT been doing, is paying attention to where I may be getting too much of something.
It occurs to me that I need to figure out which items getting “too much” matters for. For example, I know that it’s pretty tough to get too much vitamin C (a vitamin C tablet from the pharmacy typically has 5x or 10x your DRI). But for other minerals (for example Iron), you need to pay attention to overages. That’s about where my existing knowledge of overage sensitivity ends though.
So I’m wondering:
Do we have a resource that identifies which of the standard vitamins, minerals, etc are sensitive to intakes beyond the RDI, and if so, how sensitive they are?
…and I’m scared to ask this because I’m fearful the answer may be no (or at least indicate that I’ve been taking too simplistic an approach so far)… do you guys base your “recipes” on the standard RDI values, or is there something more current?