I’ve been a extremely passionate backer since almost day 1. I got what Soylent was trying to do immediately. I’ve gotten dozens of people to order it. I’m immensely proud of the team and what they have accomplished.
So it’s with a heavy heart that I think it’s time for us to recognize that Soylent has significant problems for many people. That’s okay, it’s a 1.0 product and it no doubt works for the vast majority of individuals. But it has problems, and like other products that have problems, the team should acknowledge them, and communicate with us as they work to address them for 1.1.
Problem 1: Soylent is causing gas for many people:
This seems funny, but like many people in the forums, is making it impossible for me to continue to use Soylent. It’s painful, hasn’t improved after weeks of use, and worse, it’s made my family not want to be around me.
Problem 2: Soylent Causes Headaches after multiple days of usage.
Like others, I’ve confirmed that this is absolutely Soylent and is not caused by dehydration. For me the headaches start exactly 2.5 days into 100% pure Soylent. If I eat any whole food meals in between it doesn’t occur.
Problem 3: The aftertaste (or rather, the after-“mouth feel”)
Less an issue for me, but a problem for many in the forum, the “cotton-mouth” after-feel is undesirable. People are working around this using coffee or other flavorings, but an ideal product simply shouldn’t do this.
So @rob, remember when you were first working out the formula, and you recognized problems and corrected it? I’m not angry, despite having weeks and weeks of Soylent that I may not be able to use. Instead I want to help, because I know Soylent can be great, and work for everyone. Please acknowledge these issues and let us know what you are doing to fix them.