So, Amazon isn’t really a viable source for supplements etc up here in Canada, which sucks because it seems like that is the main place most of the Americans on here are getting their supplements from. I originally had sourced my supplements 50/50 from bodybuilding.com and well.ca, but I have been having some serious issues with bb.com’s shipping, so have changed everything over so I can order everything from well.ca. I’m not plugging them, feel free to order from somewhere else if you want, it’s just the source that worked best for me. (Shameless plug: if you decide to order from well.ca, and it’s your first order ever from them, you can use the coupon code getmesomesoylent to get $10 off a $40+ order, and I get a $10 referral discount as well.)
My micronutrients come from the following sources:
Potassium Bitartrate (most economical source I have been able to find, purchased locally from a wine maker)
Liquid lecithin as emulsifier and choline source
Vitamin K2 supplement
Kirkland (Costco) super concentrate omega-3
Kirkland (Costco) Formula Forte for Men multivitamin
I based my micronutrient amounts on the US and Australia RDA amounts, I think I’ve covered all of my bases. My main fat source will be olive oil, my primary protein will be whey concentrate/isolate mix from an online bulk source ($340 per 45lb), I’m hoping to have my primary carb be maltodextrin, but am having a heck of a time finding it at a reasonable price here in Canada - neither brewer’s stores nor bulk/natural food places have thus far been helpful for finding it.
I will also be including creatine in my shakes, mostly because I have a decent sized tub at home from the last time I was working out regularly. I will eat one quest protein bar per day, which will be accounted for in my macro counts, and will also be my primary source of fiber (15-20g of fiber per bar). I know that the quest bars add a significant amount to the total cost, but I enjoy them and think that having some solids going through my system isn’t a bad idea. I’ve worked out my total cost to be in the neighbourhood of $840/3 months. Can get it down to about $200/month without the quest bars, and probably even cheaper by going to a lower protein intake, I’m shooting for 1g protein / lb lean mass, and estimate that a 45lb box of whey will last about 4 months.
As to how I’ll mix it, I will take the vitamins and supplements as pills, rather than crushing them up and trying to mix them in the soylent. It turns out that my immersion blender’s whisk attachment fits perfectly into the mouth of my nalgene waterbottles, so I will mix the shakes individually in them each morning.
I’ve uploaded the obligatory spreadsheet with all of my calculations and links etc to: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B7k7xCxRFUvTcW1wZ2pkTkZ5a3M/edit?usp=sharing
Please feel free to send me any comments or thoughts you may have.
PS: Any other canadians have a good online source for maltodextrin?
**EDIT: I had a thought about using Torani or other brand of flavored syrups to add some taste to soylent. Thoughts?