Food Intolerance Test (550 Items)

4.71 out of 5 based on 24 customer ratings
4.71 24 reviews


What’s Tested?

  • 550 Potential Food Intolerances
  • Proteins (Bacon, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Shrimp, Shellfish, Egg Yolk/White, whitefish, Salmon, etc)
  • Grains ( Gluten, Barley, Maize, Flour
  • Dairy ( Milk Cow, Milk Goat, Cream Cheese, etc)
  • Fruits ( Apples, Banana, Pineapple Juice, Strawberries, Kiwis, etc)
  • Vegetables ( Artichoke, Carrot, Tomato, Mushrooms,
  • Nuts ( Almond, Cashew, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, etc)
  • Alcohol ( Beer, Red/White Wine, Tequila, etc)

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5Strands® Affordable Testing provides a simple HAIR analysis test that measures food and environmental substances that cause non-IgE mediated reactions, known as INTOLERANCES. Reactions have a delayed onset with symptoms appearing several hours or days after ingestion or exposure and lasting a longer period of time.

5Strands® Affordable Testing provides the most comprehensive at home testing system. The FOOD testing package will test for over 550+ food intolerances. Some of the common food intolerances that will be tested are most of the major proteins, grains, fruits, and vegetables, including gluten, milk, various nuts, eggs, soy, pumpkin, spinach, raw and cooked versions of a food item, “E” items (which include additives, preservatives, food coloring), and various alcohols.

Be aware that IgE (Immunoglobulin E) allergies, which are caused by the body’s immune system, are NOT tested for by 5 Strands Affordable Testing. This type of reaction, which represents only 2% of all allergic reactions, occurs within minutes of ingestion or exposure. Common symptoms range from hives, rash and swelling of the lips or face to swelling of the throat, wheezing, sudden shortness of breath and other potentially life-threatening reactions. IgE-mediated allergies are diagnosed through a blood test or skin prick test by healthcare professionals.


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24 reviews for Food Intolerance Test (550 Items)

  1. Avatar for H. Schindler
    H. Schindler 1 year ago

    The test was really easy to complete. Just need to pull some hair, they said root is best. Put in an envelope to mail in. I am still waiting on the results. I did check my spam email folder just in case, as you get results by email. Anxious to see if the results help me navigate food a little better.

  2. Avatar for Abe
    Abe 1 year ago

    Very simple test to help you get to your best health. Little sensitivities show up that you may not know effects your everyday life. Very quick and responsive company.

  3. Avatar for Sydney
    Sydney 1 year ago

    So I’ve got my results. Some of them were a surprise. Really wish to know how accurate these tests are.

  4. Avatar for Elijah J
    Elijah J 1 year ago

    I enjoyed this test! Glad I didn’t have to buy the full package because I got the answers I needed from this. I read the blog that released the new products! I now subscribed to their blogs because they are very informative.

  5. Avatar for Andrew M.
    Andrew M. 1 year ago

    When I first received the results, I immediately thought they must be incorrect. I was thinking I was lactose intolerant and it did not show up as such. Instead, many other foods were in the red list. There was NO WAY I was sensitive to what it was saying. But over the next week, I noticed that my stomach issues were linked to those specific ingredients. I didn’t want to believe it, but it does correlate. It gave me reality check I needed to start changing my diet.

  6. Avatar for CAH
    CAH 1 year ago

    After more than a year with a chronic cough and no answers despite going to multiple doctors with multiple specialties, it was suggested that maybe I had a food intolerance. Before starting an elimination diet, I wanted to know what I should eliminate. This test made it so easy! The hair sample was easy to collect and I was amazed at how quick I got the results and how long the list was! My only wish is that there was more information about the chemical additives and preservatives listed. It would be helpful to know what types of food products these were in and if there were additional names for some of them. It will take some research on my part to figure out what some of them are. Overall I am very happy with this product.

  7. Avatar for Dena
    Dena 1 year ago

    I received my results quickly. There is a lot of information to process so i am still reviewing it. Definitely worth the purchase.

  8. Avatar for Hillary Smith
    Hillary Smith 12 months ago

    I can’t express how much I recommend this test. I have an 11 year old son that has had GI problems for the last 5 years. He’s been to several doctors and had so many blood test and everything came back negative. He suffered from diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, fatigue, skin rashes after eating certain foods. I tried for years to pin point but it was so hard. After receiving results about a week ago and cutting out all the items that showed he had intolerance to, he feels like a different kid! His stomach issues are getting so much better day by day ! It’s difficult to shop because you ahI can’t thank your company enough!! A+++++

  9. Avatar for Liz
    Liz 11 months ago

    I am a big believer in this test. After struggling with tummy problems for several months, I decided to give this a whirl. The results listed green tea (among other things) as my being sensitive to. I have been sipping iced green tea every morning for 10 years. I immediately quit the tea and bingo … so far so good.

  10. Avatar for Zach
    Zach 10 months ago

    Unsure of accuracy of the test as I just got the results back and have started the diet recommendations. I was recently diagnosed with gluten intolerance and possible celiac but even after going gluten free still feel sick. I decided to order this test to give me some direction on an elimination diet. It suggested I was sensitive to rice, which I was consuming daily after going gluten free. So I am going to try eliminating all grains for now. Several other food items came up, some of which I knew I reacted to and some I’m skeptical about. Specimen collection was easy as was the submission process. Got the results in about a week. I will update my review in a few months if I notice any improvements as a result of following the suggestions.

  11. Avatar for Kevin
    Kevin 9 months ago

    Confirmed suspicions.

  12. Avatar for Joseph
    Joseph 9 months ago

    I got my results very quickly and the results were very intriguing. I was shocked at some results and I started sn elimination diet to see if I feel any better without them. I cant say it is 100% efficacious but I also sent off for a dna analysis diet recommendation so we’ll see if they align. The science behind 5 strands seems to be legit so its very interesting. Great service and quick results.

  13. Avatar for Michelle
    Michelle 9 months ago

    Results seem to state that your deficient in areas……or that your intolerant of the stated items? Report is not well defined. It will be interesting to decipher these results….

  14. Avatar for Nancy
    Nancy 7 months ago

    LOL, I am intolerant to so many proteins and vegetables. This will be tough, but based on the reviews, I am convinced that it works. Starting my elimination tomorrow, and enjoying BBQ pulled pork one more time for a while!!

  15. Avatar for Kathy West
    Kathy West 7 months ago

    Elaine helped me on the phone and I am so grateful for the time she spent with me. I have learned so much after taking this test. They were able to test for so many foods. Literally over 550 items which is insane. I’m hoping this will help me lose weight after eliminating my biggest intolerances.

  16. Avatar for Vivian Greene
    Vivian Greene 5 months ago

    The testing is so specific!! I love that I can know about cooked items and raw items, because some bother me and some don’t. I am thrilled I stumbled upon this on the web 🙂

  17. Avatar for Natalie
    Natalie 2 months ago

    Very impressed with this company! The test was comprehensive and easy. Would definitely recommend.

  18. Avatar for Maura
    Maura 2 months ago

    I spoke with representative Lauren on the phone, and she answered all of the crazy questions I had with so much patience!

  19. Avatar for Brenda
    Brenda 1 month ago

    This test confirmed a lot of my suspicions about certain foods.

  20. Avatar for Amy Winters
    Amy Winters 1 month ago

    I never knew that eliminating foods could make me feel so much better!

  21. Avatar for Sonya Tyler
    Sonya Tyler 1 month ago

    I’ve been having trouble eliminating my level 3s but can already see and feel a positive difference. Worth the buy

  22. Avatar for Evie
    Evie 4 weeks ago

    I only wanted to be tested for the food intolerances so that is why I chose this test. Very impressed at the amount of items they test for. Well worth the money.

  23. Avatar for Meghan Young
    Meghan Young 3 weeks ago

    Confrimed what I already knew on some and surpised me on others !!! Great tool and it was sorta fun too haha !

  24. Avatar for Hannah
    Hannah 1 week ago

    I’m impressed with all of the items they test for for only $72. I grew up having tons of digestive issues, and once I got in my 20s I decided to make some life changes. My health was suffering due to my obsession with fast food. This test pushed me further in the right direction. Not all foods are fit for my body. Even foods that I grew up thinking were healthy. Yes, they may be healthy, but they’re not healthy for ME. That’s what is important to remember. My results showed me what I need to eliminate to continue feeling better. Once I gave up the items on my severe list, I started to feel so much better and have less digestive issues. I also started to see improvements in my skin, which I was not even trying to improve (another whole story). I’m glad I took a leap of faith and gave this test a try. I know many can be skeptical, but I promise, it is worth the try if you are wanting to feel better.

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