Please help me resolve an issue with my Soylent


#1

The gas had gone down since i started. But the volume of my flatulence is not the issue, it’s the scent. Even the smallest fart is extremely noticeable now because of the awful stench. I can’t go forward being fearful of even the smallest, tiniest fart in a public place. Is there a solution to this problem besides holding in every single fart? This has been a deal breaker for at least one Soylent user on these forums and I am desperate to hold on to the Soylent dream.

The Only solution that comes to mind is drastically reducing the amount of Soylent I consume, reduce it from 75 to 25 percent of my diet. That is not really a solution though, because I want to consume mostly Soylent. This will be a problem for other users going forward so it must be addressed.


#2

How long has it been since you started Soylent?


#3

Have you tried any of the gas aids? While I’ve not tried them myself, I have seen a few folks recommending GasX and Beano. Hopefully this will pass for you, most accounts say that it will.

I’m thankful to not be having the same issues.


#4

My gas odor is definitely changed for the worse. I’m hoping this isn’t the new normal but quite possibly could be.


#5

A lot of people think the gas is caused by the fiber, and that it will “pass” after a short time on Soylent. The bad smell people have been mentioning could be the sulphur content of the rice protein. Rice protein is very high in methionine. I know when I eat foods high in methionine (Eggs and beef) my gas is particularly noxious.


#6

Another theory…When we get hungry, and then prepare to eat a tasty meal, our digestive juices get cranked up. When I’m REALLY hungry, and I eat meals that normally cause bad smelling gas (beef/eggs etc) it’s not nearly as bad as when I eat these foods with little or no appetite. People who are eating Soylent for the majority of their meals surely aren’t getting all the digestive juices flowing before drinking a glass of the stuff. So maybe their bodies just aren’t breaking everything down as well. Just an idea.


#7

Like many others, the gas was pretty eye watering for a few days but is has completely passed. Beano worked for me during the worst of the first few days but I’ve not needed it for a while now. There is still a strange quality to my gas but that is also beginning to fade.

Maybe I am being insensitive in saying this but I tried to avoid farting near other people even before getting on soylent. For me, nothing is different now. Hold it in and go fart in the bathroom


#8

Of course, but it isn’t always possible to get a break.

BTW I ate eggs almost every morning for breakfast pre-Soylent and no issues with gas or odor.


#9

I started four days ago.


#10

I will give Beano a try. Thanks for the advice.


#11

Thanks! I haven’t gotten my official Soylent yet. My DIY gave me the toots for about ten days until it finally eased up. I didn’t think it would be possible to stick with it. I used a lot of Gas-X in those days. I hope it settles down for you. Let us know, and thanks for the heads up. I’ll be sure to have the Gas-X on hand for when my Soylent arrives.


#12

You could also try this http://discourse.soylent.me/t/has-anyone-else-seen-space-nutrients-station/11423 , from what they say on the page it doesn’t have the gas effect that Soylent has. Personally I’m going to try it because I to had issues with gas on Soylent after using it for several weeks.


#13

I love how the Soylent forums have turned into the broadest discussion of farts and gas anywhere on the internet. Nothing makes me laugh more then when I hear someone call their farts “mustard.”

I, personally, can’t wait to get my Soylent and luxuriate in the noxious fumes. I travel for a living though, so am very worried about flying. Mustard gas inside a large aluminum tube with hundreds of other people is not a good thing. I guess they won’t know it’s me though…

Grin and bear it!


#14

Has anyone else NOT experienced gas? I feel left out. I wanted to terrorize my family with the Soylent gas, instead i got nothing…


#15

Yup, no problems here. :stuck_out_tongue:


#16

Two things. First, kudos on your name given you posted in this thread.

Second, I would congratulate the OP for mastering the Silent But Deadly.


#17

I’m hopeful I’ll be okay. I’ve been doing DIY for three weeks now and have been slowly upping the fiber content. I’ve got a fair amount of oat flour and chia seeds in it (though I am using Whey protein not rice, so the smell might end up different) now and am hitting about 97% of my daily fiber with a fair amount of it being non-soluable. So fingers crossed, I should be good.


#18

For me, the smell has died down, and the gas has passed. But it’s taken 3 weeks to get here. There is still the definite smell of eggs. But it will no longer will clear a room, and is no longer of strategic value.

And it’s quite easy to excuse oneself at this point if it needs to be evacuated discretely. No more sudden outbursts.


#19

Silent but deadly, or Soylent but deadly? Lol


#20

Do you actually have less gas after 3 weeks, or do you have the same amount of gas, but now it’s just less smelly? The gas is almost unbearable for me. I’m on my 4th day.