Improved Soylent 1.2 Shipping: New Formula Removes Animal Products, Now Vegan [VIDEO]

By Donyae Coles , Updated Nov 26, 2014 01:05 PM EST
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Soylent, the food substitute, has improved their formula and put out Soylent 1.2, which will be the only formula shipped from the factory from now on. The changes in the ingredients have made it completely animal-free, which means that it's (probably) not people for certain now.

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Soylent is the brainchild of Robert Rhinehart, conjured up to help bridge the gap in nutritionally available food stuffs. Good food takes a great deal of time and money to prepare, so Rhinehart designed the product to replace meal creation with something streamlined and easy. A serving of Soylent is designed to be equal to a full meal for an adult. The milky mixture includes all the nutrients that most adults would need to survive their daily lives. The product was funded through Kickstarter but is now available for purchase.

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The original Soylent recipe included the use of fish oils as a source for the good omega 3 fatty acids that we need to survive, which was derived from a mixture of herring, mackerel, and anchovies. Now the company uses algal oil, which is a compound made from algae. Still from the sea but with 100% less murder.

With the exclusion of fish from the production, Soylent is now completely vegan and the "vegan" formula that previously was sold separately has been discontinued. Also, they have removed enzymes to help digestion after reports from users indicated that it didn't actually help and in fact made the mixture runnier and less filling. Without the enzymes, Soylent is thicker and more satisfying. Yummy!

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