I noticed that in the promotional videos the founders all have a red flush to their cheeks. Is this caused by the conditions of the filming (e.g., a hot room, hot day, etc.) or is it caused by something in Soylent like Niacin?
@Julio_Miles - this is an interesting question.
If I had to guess I’d say it’s a crummy color correction job (or perhaps doing the best possible with poor lighting conditions in the raw footage)… but of course I’d rather not have to guess!
great question – the filming was done in venice on a hot day, and studio lights certainly aren’t cooler! just a quirk of the production, not of their dermises.
Rob though does seem to look a bit red in the face generally!
The interviewer in this video seems normal.
I think it is more likely to do with lypocene.
I notice my skin gets a similar colour as Rob has, when I overload on tomatoes.
Might also be related to the “high” dosage of niacin which can cause flushing http://nutrition.about.com/od/calcium/f/What-Is-A-Niacin-Flush.htm
This is only speculation some react at it at doses as low as 20mg but most only do at 50-100mg