RS Analysis Update

Thanks to you guys, this project will be a great success!  I’ve (we’ve) raised $2100 from 18 donors on the Indiegogo site, and 12 donors through the PayPal link.

I went ahead and purchased the following starches in preparation:

  • Potato Starch (Bob’s Red Mill (2), Anthony’s, and Barry Farm)
  • Banana Flour (Nutryvitta, NuNanan) and will get some Zuvii (formerly WeDo) as soon as it’s available.
  • Hi-Maize (King Arthur Flour, Honeyville, Ingredion, LifeSource)
  • Hylon VII (Ingredion) (similar to Hi-Maize)
  • Mung Bean Starch
  • Arrowroot Starch
  • Sweet Potato Starch
  • Tapioca Starch
  • Kudzu Starch

Testing all 17 starches will cost $152 per sample, or $2584 (plus shipping). The perks that the donors have selected will cost about $75 to fulfill. So I’m about $900 from breaking even. If suddenly more money should appear, I found another lab, a bit more expensive, that I’d like to send three or four random samples to as a double-check of the primary lab’s measurement methods. If a whole lot more appears, I’ll get some further tests, such as heavy metals, pesticides, etc…

In other words, if you’ve been thinking about donating, please do!  You’ll get instant access to the results…everyone else will have to wait until the results get published in a science/nutrition journal. And then you might even have to pay the journal to see the article.

I would have pulled my own tooth to get this information, but the cost was prohibitive. The donors and backers of the project will see the results right away…the rest will have to wait. And only the donors will get to see ALL the paperwork, as it comes from the lab.

Anyway, thanks SO MUCH to all who have donated, and all who still might.

The mailman must really think I have a gravy fetish.


Tim Steele

10 Comments on “RS Analysis Update”

  1. kbseddon February 14, 2017 at 2:42 am #

    Great work, Tim!
    P.S. Of the perks granted by my donation level, please omit any and all that cost money 🙂
    (e.g. signed copy of book and posting a letter). Please just take my donation, ‘perk-free’.
    -Karl (Elixa)


    • Wilbur February 14, 2017 at 6:22 am #

      Same here, Tim. I do want copies of the results, but I assume those can be emailed.


  2. thehomeschoolingdoctor February 14, 2017 at 3:55 am #

    Awesome! That’s good news!—Terri


  3. Allison February 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm #

    I have a question about your Hi-Maize. Doesn’t it all come from Ingredion and King Arthur and Honeyvill are just distributers?


    • Tim Steele February 14, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

      Yes, that is correct. Ingredion holds the patents. Farmers supply them with the special corn and Ingredion turns it into Hi-Maize and a couple other products which they send to distributors. I’m actually writing a blog post to explain it all.

      For testing purposes, I wanted to test several different batches and I thought the best way to do it was to get some from Ingredion, some from KA, and some from Honeyville. I’m expecting them to all be very close in RS content, but if they are not, then we need to find out why.


  4. Jillian Dougherty February 14, 2017 at 6:20 pm #

    Ditto for me “perk free”….. E-mail works for me, too. Just have fun with it all… Excited about what you discover…..Jillian


  5. Dan February 18, 2017 at 5:40 pm #

    Not sure I like the idea something I’m taking I thought was natural, is made by only one company and is patented. What exactly is Hi Maize starch?


    • Tim Steele February 19, 2017 at 7:16 am #

      I resisted Hi-Maize for years. I’m working on a blog post all about Hi-Maize, I think you will like Hi-Maize when you read about it. Hi-Maize is a natural, non-GMO corn starch. And well-studied with proven results as a prebiotic, but also used by the food industry in making snack-foods.


  6. Eric Garcia March 12, 2017 at 8:16 am #

    hello are you still accepting donations??


    • Tim Steele March 12, 2017 at 8:26 am #

      Yes! I’m putting together my starches for mailing next week. I’m about $1000 short, which I will pay out-of-pocket if need be. I’ll take down the donate button and close the Indiegogo page on 1 April.


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