All right you crazed orthorexics (that I love so much), time to answer some questions. Long or short, sourced or speculative, gimme what ya got and we’ll see what we can make of it.
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I) The homepage of Soylent describes the function of protein as either a source of metabolic energy OR building blocks. If my body has completely finished tightening the proverbial screws for the day, does that mean at a certain point I’m just burning protein? If so, couldn’t I just use carbs for that?
I-B) If the former is incorrect, does that mean metabolic energy is the priority and protein is burned before being used as building blocks? If so, would insufficient carbs mean protein loss and thus inadequate … blocks?
II) I’ve read a lot about our ability to synthesize these 11 “non-essentials”. Since it isn’t possible (yet) to monitor how many of them I actually synthesize every day, wouldn’t it be safer to just consume all 20? If not, is it because I ALWAYS synthesize these 11 proteins, assuming all the energy and vitamins are available to help?
III) According to Soylent, ALA Omega-3’s can be converted into longer chains like DHA. They don’t mention if Soylent actually contains the short chained ALA’s themselves. Can I reverse the conversion if I don’t get my ALA’s? Do I even need those?
IV) If phosphorous is critical for the various processes of ATP, could I add more to supercharge my cells?
V) If niacin helps produce hormones, could I add more to increase my testosterone and turn into a MANLY MAN!?
VI) Alpha-Tocopherol helps gene expression modification. Could I add more to help modify more genes (preferably the bad ones)?
VII) Zinc apparently assists in apoptosis. Since cancer is the accumulation of too many wonky cells (that’s science talk of course), would additional zinc help mitigate a healthy person’s cancer risk?
VIII) Phosphorus, Iodone, Calcium and Iron all exceed daily RDA’s. Are these elements often lost in poor absorption or excretion?
VIV) Is the SCHIZOchytrium used as oil the reason I’m so paranoid? Wait, don’t answer that. I don’t trust you…
X) The zinc and manganese are sulfates. Is that why my farts are so strong I don’t need to wax my nono’s anymore?
XI) Rob mentioned that Soylent has probiotics. Were these removed in the 1.3 formula or am I just not seeing them in the nutrition label?
XII) (Completely unrelated to nutrition) The IoT is on its way, as well as neocortical simulations. Given this…
Should we let other creatures have a wifi-connected neocortex? If wireless chips could reach the size of a micrometer, should we let insects have this ability?
What would your cats tweet? O.O