At some point I need to figure out how to do the quote thing again on here. It was working fine when I first joined, but now I can’t get it to work. Oh well.
This was quite a few years ago, and I was working at a helpdesk for pharmacies. I was on around a 4K or 5K diet and I was reading that my daily intake values of my vitamins were based off of a 2K diet. So I started to call a handful of pharmacists around the country and I asked this question (or something similar):
“I am a big guy, and I am consuming around 4,500 calories a day just to maintain my current weight. I have a poor diet, so I am taking a Centrum multi-vitamin to compensate for my poor diet. But all of the values on the bottle are for a 2,000 calorie diet. Since I am consuming more than double of that, should I be taking 2 of these multi-vitamins a day?”
I know that magnesium is supposed to be consumed based on body weight, but that is the only one that I have specifically looked at this week. I am pretty sure there are others I have researched in the past, but I don’t want to quote on my hazy memory.
Personally I believe Soylent is / should be a custom solution for people. Of course there will be a baseline that we all should follow, but there are going to be differences in some things. This is why I am doing the DIY so that I can see how my body reacts, and I can begin to come up with possible solutions before the real Soylent hits the market.