Lutein and Zeaxanthin in Soylent


#1

Are these 2 chemicals present in Soylent?

Found this article: http://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/lutein.htm


#2

Not in soylent. I agree that those are certainly something to consider for soylent.


#3

@rob @JulioMiles - something to keep in mind for Soylent 1.1 :wink:


#4

Or maybe not. Do we have any more sources?


#5

Found this paper:

and this:

Only the abstract is available though…

This MIGHT be important - from what I am understanding, if exclusive soylent users are prone to macular degeneration and are not intaking these 2, they might increase their risk


#6

That seems like a pretty narrow group. Why don’t we let people prone to macular degeneration take supplements themselves instead of forcing them on the whole Soylent population?


#7

The one person i’ve known who suffered from macular degeneration did not know of any family history and went from not knowing to functionaly blind in a matter of months (i’ve been told the speed of her loss was unusal). I don’t know about you, but if two simple minerals could prevent that for even one person (without causing harm to others), then they’re pretty important in my book!

Edit: phone typos