Nutrient Profile


#1

Hi All,

Using the tool provided here ( https://diy.soylent.com/nutrient-profiles/calculator/ ) i found out my profile should be 50/25/25 ( this is called a macro i think ). Soylent 1.5 has a profile of 45/40/15.

How can i conciliate the two? What does it mean? do i need to do some specific thing to the soylent i will be getting?


#2

I believe that tool is intended for people making “DIY” (do-it-yourself) soylent — making their own, instead of ordering official Soylent.

However there are people on the forums who add various things to official Soylent, I’m sure they’ll chime in.


#3

For reference (since you said “I think”):
“Macro” is just short for the word macronutrient. “Macro” means large and macronutrients are needed in comparatively large amounts. There are three macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. (Some people claim that water is a macronutrient as well, but that is not universally agreed upon.)
There are a lot of things that can be classified as protein, fat, or carbs, some better than others in terms of human consumption.

As far as adjustments to your formula, I will leave that for others to answer.


#4

The Macro Ratios is adjustable. You can choose different goals from the pull down, or drag the sliders.

The 50/25/25 is just a default starting point. The calculator isn’t suggesting 50/25/25. The calculator is asking you to enter the values that you care about (with the pull down options in case you don’t know your preference).


#5

That is a generic recommendation for making your own Soylent. You don’t need to modify the Soylent you bought online. Just add water and drink.