What are the Key Features of the Intolerance test?
The Intolerance test covers up to 800 trigger items! Intolerance testing tests food items including everyday foods and common fridge items, and non-food items such as pets and pollens. Testing includes a nutritional deficiency, metal toxicity, gut biome and hormonal balance analysis. Why don’t you take a look at the full list of items tested?
Experienced & Accredited
The testing facility completed tests on more than 400,000 samples received worldwide and has over 10 years of experience dedicated to helping people restore their body’s natural balance. Additionally, the Mars III (Multiple Analytical Resonance Systems) bioresonance equipment used at the facility for testing is manufactured and recognised as a medical scanning device class 11a according to ISO EN 13485.
Easy & Non-Invasive
This test only requires a small hair sample which can be collected from the comfort of your own home! Unlike blood and urine tests which can be affected by recent food intake or stress, hair testing is unaffected by the tested person’s most recent activity and is able to assess one’s health covering a much longer period of time.
Fast & Detailed Results
The Intolerance test results are available within 2 to 5 working days from receipt of samples at the laboratory. You will also receive a free 19-page comprehensive guide which will further explain your results and help you feel better with easy-to-follow hints and tips from a team of nutritionists. It does not stop there, you also get a 6-week food diary planner to help you optimise your diet accordingly!
Post-test support is also provided! On receipt of your results, you will start to receive a series of 28 follow up emails which provide you with additional advice and support, including recipes, information about symptoms and different types of intolerances to help you get the most from the test and improve your life.
Sample Collection for Intolerance Testing
It is important to note that no testing kit is sent out with the Intolerance test. The hair sample collection process is relatively simple and easy. Nonetheless, we suggest that you read carefully the below instructions for a successful collection.
• Any form of hair from your body can be tested
• Hair dye or treatments do not affect the test results
• If the hair is longer than one inch, we only require 5 individual strands of hair
• Ideally, samples should include the hair root even though it is not always possible
• If cutting the hair, try to cut it as close to the root as possible
• Once the sample is collected, place it in a small sealable bag ensuring it remains dry and secure
• Do not send the hair sample in metal foil or any other metallic packaging
• Place the hair samples in a secure envelope or postage wallet before sending it to the address provided
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?
Allergies are more severe than intolerances and their reaction is usually felt immediately. An allergy also tends to be with you for life. Contrarily, intolerances are normally less severe in nature and can change over time. In addition, the symptoms of an intolerance are not immediate, manifesting anywhere from 10 minutes to 48 hours after the food has been consumed.
My hair is very short, can I still take the test?
The hair sample does not have to be from the head. The hair sample for this test can be from any part of the body including the leg, arm or chest.
My hair is dyed, will this affect the test results?
No, the test is completed using the composition of the hair sample so hair colouring will have no effect on the results.
What do my results actually mean?
The items on the list that display a colour indicate a minimum intolerance level of 85% and are graded as low, medium or high within these parameters. It is common for something that has never caused you an issue before to start doing so. It depends on your diet, habits and environment. If for reasons of poor immune system levels or poor diet, you have too much of one particular element in your system, your body will have trouble dealing with these increased levels. The side effects of this imbalance are known as intolerance.
What is exactly determined in the metal toxicity analysis?
This health test does not indicate how much of any given metal is present in your body. The metal toxicity analysis determines one’s sensitivity to the metals included in the test. Sensitivity to one particular metal will cause a reaction when direct or indirect contact is made meaning that you don’t necessarily have to actually touch it. It could mean that it’s a metal that is present somewhere in your daily surroundings and you are exposed to it. Common sources include machinery operated at work and metals used in air conditioning systems.
What’s the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
You may have the same symptoms if you suffer from a food allergy or food intolerance, however, there are some important difference you should be aware of.
If you have food allergy means your body cannot digest it and therefore the ingested food will irritate your digestive system immediately. Allergies are a lifelong condition. Symptoms are headaches, cramps, gas, diarrhoea or nausea.
Food intolerance or food sensitivity are less severe than allergies, you won’t feel the reaction immediately and the intolerance may change over time depending on your lifestyle and diet changes. Symptoms are cough, swelling, abdominal pain or breathing problems.
If I am intolerant to wheat, does it mean I am also intolerant to gluten?
No, wheat contains gluten but does not mean you are intolerant to gluten too, therefore you can be intolerant to wheat but not to gluten.
However, if you are gluten intolerant you will also have issues with wheat.
If I am gluten or wheat intolerant, does it mean I can also have a Coeliac Disease?
No, being gluten or wheat intolerant does not mean you will suffer a Coeliac Disease. The Coeliac Disease is a lifelong autoimmune condition that affects your small intestine. Your body reacts when ingesting gluten and attacks your own cells, therefor is not an allergy or intolerance.