I’m so upset now because I drank 5 bottles of Soylent per day for nearly 3 months, it was all I consumed on most days, and now I suddenly am having horrible bloating to the point of tightness in my chest. Doctors say I could have developed an allergy to Soy, but it could also be one of the other ingredients that you guys mentioned? I may try the Cacao and Coffeist to see if I have the same reaction. It has gotten to the point where even just one bottle of original will get me painfully bloated ALL DAY. Soylent staff please please please fix this issue! I love the idea of Soylent and am 100% behind you but you need to fix whatever is causing people so much painful bloating in original flavor, or you will lose a lot of customers! We don’t want to quit but we can’t live like this. I have some Coffeist in the fridge that I never tried, so I may try it tomorrow. Today I’m going with no Soylent for the first time in months, just to see if my stomach is okay with regular food. If it’s okay I will try Coffeist tomorrow, and then if that causes no bloating I’ll consider trying Cacao. It’s just that the non-Original flavors are way too expensive so even if they do work I don’t know if I will fully commit to them. Please please please fix Original!
I compared the labels between Original and Cacao, there are three ingredients in Original that aren’t in Cacao: Rice starch, oat fiber, and isomaltooligosaccharide. I haven’t tried Cacao or Coffeist yet, but when I do I will update with my results. For now this is such a horrible situation and I hope Soylent will fix Original.
Update: My first day without Soylent has, unfortunately, been very good. I actually ate quite a lot of food today, and still do not feel the tremendous bloating and tightness that I felt recently on days with Soylent. I have also started to incorporate Magnesium and Digestive Enzyme supplements, as well as some carbonated water, to help maximize digestion. I am not giving up on Soylent but I am begging them to please heed my story, and what seems like many others, and take a look at improving the “Original” flavor formula. A Soy-free version, even if only one flavor, would also be wonderful for the people out there with Soy allergy/intolerance, and for the men out there who are afraid to incorporate so much Soy in their diet. I will keep this thread updated. I believe in the Soylent mission but in order for Soylent to continue to grow it needs to be open minded and adaptable, which I believe it is, so I hope things will get better with each new version.