So I’m really excited for Soylent, and I’ve pretty thoroughly read through all the literature, including the stuff about what was “omitted” from Soylent - things that have no proven nutritional benefits such as phytonutrients and other trace elements that are commonly found in foods but have not yet been proven to be of use to the human body.
While I have no doubt that Soylent does contain everything the body needs according to modern science and it can be lived on, our understanding of the workings of the human body is always evolving. Would you guys ever consider selling a Soylent version or “additive” for Soylent that contains these “extras” found (naturally) in everyday foods in exactly the right amount for a day’s worth of Soylent? Just in case someday we find out that it actually was important that we get these as part of our diet…
Obviously I could go to a supplement store and get some of these things, and either take them in pill form or grind them up for addition to my Soylent, but frankly that’s a lot of time and research - I’d have to comprehensively research various dietary patterns, the nature of these substances, the approximate levels of each found in balanced/healthy diet(s), then figure out a way to derive the amounts necessary from the off-the-shelf supplements, many of which I’m sure are 99% filler since they’re microscopic amounts that have to be made into a pill large enough to hold, so I’d wind up adding a whole lot of whatever the pill material is, and very little of what I actually wanted.
You could put it in another one of your oil bottles and call it “Snake Oil” - I’d still buy it, just as an insurance policy against the potential future scientific research that says we need the stuff.