[Update] Starting 1.5 and Vomiting


#1

I received my shipment of 1.5 yesterday and prepped it last night and placed in the fridge after reading this seems to be most beneficial for texture and flavor. FYI, I prepped an entire day by filling the pitcher half way, adding half a packet and shaking and then repeating for the other half.

I woke up this morning and poured a 12 oz glass. I drank 9/10 of it over 30 minutes. I had to stop at 30 minutes because my face became very hot and I started to sweat. I walked to the kitchen and immediately started vomiting violently. I am not sure if there was something I did wrong in preparing or consuming the drink. Has anyone had a similar reaction or any ideas on how to quell the nausea?

Edit: After reading a response regarding reactions to Niacin, I woke up this morning and drank a 4 oz. glass with none of the symptoms described above. It appears I will have to consume smaller quantities more frequently until I can rebuild my Niacin tolerance. Thanks for all of your input!


#2

Definitely consult your doctor immediately. No one here will be able to diagnose something so serious, This is not normal. It could be an allergic reaction of some sort.


#3

It definitely sounds allergic to me, I concur that you should consult a physician. Do you take niacin supplements? Those symptoms are also consistent with niacin flushing, although usually reported as slight nausea, vomiting is uncommon.


#4

This is indeed an extreme reaction. Quick question - did you wash your pitcher with hot soapy water and throughly rinse it prior to mixing your Soylent? Also did you use tap water or some form of filtered water?
I recommend dumping this batch. Please contact info@soylent.com with this information. Be sure to include the lot number.


#5

I had similar reaction back when I first tried 1.0 last year… It didn’t happen straight away like you, it took at least 4 hours before I ended up vomiting… The hot and sweaty was among the symptoms.

I have only vomited that one time while eating Soylent… But I have felt fatigued, tired, headach from tension in my neck muscles and back among other things.

It sounds really bad when I say it like that, but right now I can eat a serving a few times a week before my problems get too bad.
Just know that you are not completly alone in your experience and it doesn’t mean you are sick and need to seek a doctor (though it wouldn’t hurt) it is more that you may be sensitive to something in Soylent that your body doesn’t agree with.

Currently I am on 1.4… If you can get a doctor to tell you the exact reason, then I would love to know!


This is my experience I posted back then


#6

I have had issues in the past with Niacin, particularly with pre-workout supplements. They would cause the same hot, sweaty feeling and I definitely vomited on a couple of occasions. I eventually built up a tolerance to it over time, but I have not used them in the past 3 years due to concerns with the amount of caffeine in them. I had gone to my PCP about 4 years ago and he said it was an ‘intolerance’ and not an allergy. I am going to try consuming smaller amounts (3-4 ounces) more frequently throughout the day to see if that fixes the nausea and eventually build that tolerance back up.


#7

Niacin is a good possibility for the reaction and probably the reason for me too. I wonder of it could cause the tension/spasms/cramps in my small muscles too (and resulting headache)