4 easy steps and a few strands of hair.
Discover The Root Cause
For Everyday Discomforts
Your healthier tomorrow starts today with personalized results and accessible tools for long-term solutions.
Changing Lives Since 2017
Results In 5-7 Days
Once your collection kit arrives, register your unique ID code online.
Collect 10-15 strands of hair so your results are accurate and successful.
MAIL YOUR SAMPLE
Mail hair sample to 5Strands. We will let you know when it arrives.
Receive your results within 7 days, and start your journey.
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What Do Our Customers Say?
Great Home Test kit
“Extremely extensive testing.
There were some things I knew that would be on there and some were a shock. Service was quick and the instructions to decipher everything was perfect. 100% satisfied and am considering purchasing other test kits. I have already recommended 5Strands to all my friends and family!”
“My Frenchie has had tummy issues his whole life (he’s 2). Finally with this test we narrowed down the foods he’s been reacting to (everything he was eating! ). Finally we found a food that doesn’t include all the food that are irritating to his stomach and he’s been happier and more energetic!! Amazing!!! Thank you 5Strands!!! ❤️”
Thank God, I ordered this because (1) the first thing my vet told me to cut was chicken, when it turns out chicken (but not chicken meal) was pretty much the only protein she could eat; (2) she was allergic to peanut butter, but because I thought she had a poultry allergy, all her treats had peanut butter in them; and (3) now, I finally know what I can feed my dog instead of just guessing/trying an elimination diet.
Please try this and do NOT listen to vets who just immediately jump to a poultry allergy conclusion!
" I will be the first to say I was skeptical when buying this test.
I was unsure about the hair sample but did it anyways. After 4 years of GI .... I can say I feel so much more better and more in tune with my body."
“My cat has been itchy for years. I could never see anything on her and just assumed it was mites. My vet initiated the idea that it was possibly an allergy, and I am so happy I discovered 5Strands as I realized a lot of the food I had been feeding her she is severely allergic to. It has only been about a week so far but with diet modifications I am already (and finally !) noticing a difference. Thank you so much ☺️”
INTOLERANCE VS ALLERGY
What is an intolerance?
An intolerance is a non-immunological response where the immune system is not activated.
What causes an intolerance?
An intolerance occurs when the body has difficulty digesting or breaking down certain foods, possibly due to enzyme deficiencies and overall gastrointestinal health.
What removes the intolerance?
After identifying a food or environmental intolerance, temporarily removing the item from your dietary and lifestyle exposure may reduce your severity of response upon future exposures.
What is an allergy?
A food allergy is when the immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies in response to specific foods or item exposure.
What are the symptoms?
Allergic response symptoms include swelling, hives, rash, itching skin, swelling of the throat, breathing difficulties, and vomiting.
What are common food allergies?
The most common IgE-associated food allergies include milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, nuts, fish, and sesame. 5Strands does NOT test for allergies, which are often permanent.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
5Strands tests are currently available to residents in all 50 U.S. States. International shipping options are also available. We accept PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, but feel free to contact us for other payment options.
Yes, 5Strands is able to provide services to anyone or animal with hair :) We have tested as young as 2 month old babies to 1 month old fur babies.
Collecting a hair sample is easy and non-invasive. Hair testing eliminates storage, transportation barriers, and usability constraints that are associated with other types of tissue samples. Hair is stable. It’s not affected by factors such as recent meals, stress, medications, etc.
Once the hair sample has been received at the processing center and logged into the system, it will be immediately sent for testing. The results take 5-7 days from the date it is received. Once the results have been completed, they will automatically be uploaded and available on the portal and your 5Strands app. You will also receive an emailed copy of the testing results to the email you registered with.
Once 5Strands has completed testing, your sample is stored in a container for up to 30 days. This allows opportunity for additional testing without sending a new sample. A biohazard company comes every 30 days to pick up the samples and disposes of them according to EPA, OSHA, and CDC guidelines.
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