On my second day of Soylent, I went for a bike ride. I did quite a bit of sweating and after the ride I experienced a crazy amount of muscle cramps in my legs and feet. I’ve been riding for a few years and this was by comparison to “normal” rides for me not very long or strenuous, yet I was cramped up like I had just done a century in 100 degree heat. I’m thinking that the low sodium levels in Soylent may have been the cause and am planning on supplementing this going forward. I don’t believe I normally get a lot of potassium, so I don’t believe the problem is there because I don’t normally cramp so easily. Also, even though my energy level was better than normal all day before the ride, within minutes in the saddle, I was dragging. This part is easily explained by lower calorie intake than normal and I think I can solve that part by simply drinking more.
Has anyone had similar experiences that were resolved through sodium supplements?