So I was a Soylent user a few months back, I had used Soylent 2.0 regularly for around 6 months, getting a subscription of 36 bottles per month. I never found anything wrong with Soylent 2.0, I like the taste, I found it filling…but then something serious cropped up. I think in light of the whole Soylent bar issues, my story might receive the attention it deserves. I never brought it up before because I’ve seen what happens to posts on this forum that can harm Soylent’s reputation.
For a few weeks I noticed pain in my pecks. I am a male. Both of them were just really sensitive and sore, and it started getting pretty painful, this went on for 2 weeks before I went to see the doctor. My doctor directed me to get a mammogram ASAP to see what was going on… the possibility of cancer was mentioned. So I make an appointment, get a mammogram, get an immediate diagnosis from physician: It wasn’t cancer, but rather, just a ‘normal’ development of excess breast tissue.
I have no history of this in my family. In trying to find out causes, I spoke with the doctor who analyzed the mammogram, and my general doctor that I see regularly. Both determined that it was most likely the Soylent 2.0 that was causing the problem and directed me to stop consuming it. About 2 weeks after stopping, my right chest cleared up, no sore spots or pain. About a month later, my left side cleared up, no sore spots or pain, and for the most part, things have returned to normal size.
Now I’m not a scientist or dietitian, I don’t know what interacted with what, and at 36 bottle subscription per month, I was averaging a little over a bottle a day in my diet. What I do know is that as soon as I stopped consuming Soylent, I got better. I really hated it because I like Soylent, but this whole thing did end up costing me a LOT of money…doctors aren’t cheap, mammograms aren’t cheap…and honestly, I feel like Soylent is at fault for having a product that can cause issues like this in men. I still have 3 unopened cases of Soylent that I can’t do anything with.
Some of you may scoff, some of you may say “he’s gotta by lying”, some of you may try to come up with your own conclusions that take the blame away from Soylent, and some of you may not care at all…but I ask you to try to not belittle my story with that stuff, because it is my story, and it is 100% true. Long term exposure to Soylent simply caused issues for me.
I’m not saying it will for everyone, but I am a pretty burly hairy guy, no hormone issues…I’ve had blood work done, the kind you need to not eat for a day before taking, nothing wrong with me, all the levels of everything you could measure in my body are perfectly normal, from vitamin levels to whatever else they measure.