4.97 out of 5 based on 39 customer ratings
4.97 40 reviews

$122.00$405.00

What’s Tested

  • 300 Food & Environmental Intolerances
  • 115 Nutritional Deficiencies
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What’s Tested

  • 300 of the most common Food & Environmental intolerances including grains, dairy, fruits, vegetables, meats, grasses, trees, fabrics, cleaning supplies, and more.
  • 115 of the most common Nutritional Deficiencies including amino acids, ionic minerals, vitamins, biotin, calcium, potassium, & iron.

5Strands® Affordable Testing provides a simple test to determine what food and environmental substances that may cause non-IgE mediated reactions, known as INTOLERANCES. The testing process is simple and painless due to utilizing a HAIR sample.  Intolerance reactions are not life threatening and have a delayed onset with symptoms appearing several hours or days after ingestion or exposure. Common symptoms include eczema, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, pain, inflammation, or weight problems.

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Additional Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 7.38 × 5.11 × 1.14 cm
Quantity

Couple (2), Family (4), Single (1)

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40 reviews for Standard Package (Adult)

  1. Avatar for Sarah
    Sarah 2 years ago

    I was tired of the Doctors calling me crazy.. I tried a different route with this test.. In my eyes after the money i threw down the toilet at countless doctor visits and tests run.. I saw this test and just considered why not give it a try.. Turns out that after taking this test and finding out my results.. I was able to speak to the nutritionist that the test provides and pinpoint which food was causing my issue.. <3 5 stars

  2. Avatar for Brian Vail
    Brian Vail 2 years ago

    This testing company is fantastic!!!! I have been reading about food allergens and food sensitivities and decided to get myself tested and I was shocked by the results! “Healthy foods” like spinach almonds and coffee, which I eat every day were causing an immune response! I have cut them out of my diet for the last two weeks and feel much better. I feel a lot less bloated, tight and achy. I feel a lot more energetic in the morning and my occasional acne has stopped popping up.
    The seller delivered my results in two weeks and it was super easy to read and understand. The free nutritional consultation follow up made this well worth it. they helped me understand all of my other results and how to remove them from my diet and home.
    Purchased a test for my husband, daughter, and dog too! Their results just got here and hope they will soon feel as amazing as me.

  3. Avatar for Chelsea Ake
    Chelsea Ake 1 year ago

    Ordered for the whole family (5 people). The results came quickly. Turns out, we are alike but very different. It will take some time to implement, but we received some very interesting information. Very reasonable, I recommend the test for anyone who wants to know and understand more about their body.

  4. Avatar for Sofia
    Sofia 1 year ago

    I grew up not knowing I’m allergic to anything. After years of frustrations and wondering why I’ve been having skin issues and occasional trips to the bathroom after telling my doctors who prescribe me different ointments and probiotics, I took my own fate into my own hands (my doctors couldn’t give me a diagnosis to order an allergy lab test that might work with my insurance, they couldn’t even offer me the idea of an allergy test) and discovered that I have sensitivities to what I considered healthy and ate most of the time. I tried it out, as soon as I got my results, I went to my work’s cafeteria and ate an item I was listed Tier 3 (it was green beans) I noticed my lips were getting itchy and would get very red. I usually never mind or pay attention to these little things. I went to the bathroom four or more times that afternoon and now it makes total sense why I do that. This was my life the past couple of years but now I have a list to take control of what items to avoid! I am just so grateful. I believe everyone deserves a sensitivity kit because not everyone would ever know they need one, and it really helps. Customer service when it comes to questions in my experience has been great. You also get deficiency tested and environment sensitivities as well. I recommend (hindsight 20/20) the deluxe kit if you wanted a comprehensive type of relief.

  5. Avatar for Meghan Sorrells
    Meghan Sorrells 1 year ago

    I would just like to state that this test has been a great tool to help figure out what my son has been having issues with. We took Jacob to go get allergy tested at the doctors office in hopes for answers and received nothing. He kept crying to me about having tummy aches and we couldn’t figure out what the issue was. One of the ladies at work said she bought the children test and it helped answer why her daughter kept pushing away certain foods. The results from Affordable Testing (received in 6 days after sending off sample) provided us with a great elimination diet. We took our results, sat down with Jacob, and then asked how he felt about each one of the foods on the report we were given. We noticed that almost half of the foods on there Jacob said he did not like eating but did because we told them they were good for him. After speaking with one of the customer representatives for Affordable Testing, they helped explain that each person and child is unique in the form of dieting. What is “healthy” for one person might not be for the next. They classified Jacob’s issues as level 3 food intolerances.
    All in all a great test and great customer service. Was super pleased and would spend this money again in a heartbeat. Our allergy testing at the doctor was $500… this was a fraction of that and at least we got answers that can help Jacob feel better.

  6. Avatar for Jared V
    Jared V 1 year ago

    This test was very helpful! I didn’t realize that some of food I was eating on a daily basis I was actually intolerant to. I had been feeling bloated a lot recently and its clearly related to the food I’ve been ingesting. I will definitely be making changes to my diet after reviewing the results from this test. The customer service was fantastic and helped with all the questions I had. Plus, it only took two weeks to get my results from the date I ordered. Definitely recommend this product!

  7. Avatar for Michael Grisham
    Michael Grisham 10 months ago

    Seems to work pretty well.

  8. Avatar for Shelby Banter
    Shelby Banter 9 months ago

    Purchased from Amazon, I loved it soo much I thought I should also leave a review on their website. Thanks

  9. Avatar for Benjamin Carothers
    Benjamin Carothers 9 months ago

    I am thoroughly satisfied with my experience with this company. This product popped up while I was investigating online options to search allergies and intolerances. I always have so many questions and curiosities about what I should or shouldn’t be eating and have not had much luck with doctors allergy tests. This test was very simple and provided very quick results. All you have to do is send a hair sample and wait a few days.
    My results provided dietary items to avoid listed in green/ yellow/ and red as to warn me against the severity. In addition to diet, this test also provides environmental intolerences such as plants and dust, as well as minerals you might be defecient in.

    In the ongoing quest to become the healthiest version of myself, this test has put me leaps ahead of where I was before (in the dark).

    Furthermore, this companies customer service is top notch. I am one to have way to many questions about things with my ever curious brain, and every email I sent was answered back thoroughly within the same day, and sometimes immediately. Lauren was the one who helped me specifically and I could not be more blown away with the quality of service I received.

  10. Avatar for Hanna
    Hanna 8 months ago

    I am so happy I took this test. I have chronic inflammation (I struggle with asthma and cystic acne) and I wasn’t sure what my triggers are. I have taken prick allergy tests without any answers. This was spot on with the items I have learned to recognize that trigger my inflammation and ones that really surprised me. I think everyone needs to take this test.

  11. Avatar for Vinette Hornsby
    Vinette Hornsby 8 months ago

    Only regret I have is not ordering the deluxe. The test was very beneficial. It aligned with some allergies/intolerances that I was already aware of in addition to provide me with more detailed information on those intolerances and new triggers to be aware of. I also had to call the customer service line for a question and the service was impeccable. Highly recommended.

  12. Avatar for Michael Grisham
    Michael Grisham 8 months ago

    Seems to work pretty well

  13. Avatar for Deborah Hunter
    Deborah Hunter 8 months ago

    I got this test hoping to get a ballpark estimate of foods to eliminate from my diet. Turns out that I am not sensitive to any foods that I thought I was.

  14. Avatar for Avery
    Avery 8 months ago

    What a great experience. The process was easy. The results came quickly. Customer service was quick to answer my call. Now it is on my shoulders to implement the results! Highly recommend to anyone needing a great starting point for a lifestyle change.

  15. Avatar for Monkeypony
    Monkeypony 8 months ago

    Very happy lists foods and chemicals from most allergic to least and deficiencies fabulous!!!

  16. Avatar for Kenzie v
    Kenzie v 7 months ago

    Upon doing some research, my nutritional deficiencies align with all the symptoms I have had <3

  17. Avatar for Kathleen D
    Kathleen D 7 months ago

    This test is SPOT ON! I already am seeing such a difference just by eliminating the Level 3 items. Also I am a Celiac and have not had gluten in 22yrs.. and sure enough Gluten shows up as Level 3 for me (again showing the validity of this test..). The company was so responsive to my questions… I wish I had done this test years ago.

  18. Avatar for Lauren R
    Lauren R 7 months ago

    I was happy to have this guideline for my 30 day challenge! This helped guide me to a healthier life.

  19. Avatar for Charlotte
    Charlotte 7 months ago

    The process was easy with pulling some hairs… No finger prick(Yea) Quick turnaround on results. Had some questions got to speak to an ACTUAL person Elaine who explained the results in more detail. She had great insight on the how and whys of the test. But mainly as we are different so too is our bodies and the environment we live in. The test is a tool to help see the way our bodies react to said environmental stimulus and diet.

  20. Avatar for Jackson
    Jackson 7 months ago

    Wish I would have purchased the standard so I had more items tested! I will be purchasing a deluxe come the 1st of 2019 for my New Years resolution!

  21. Avatar for Maria M.
    Maria M. 6 months ago

    I bought this product because I’ve been struggling with tummy aches. After trying to “guess” on what to eat, drink or environmental situations to avoid I was not making progress.

    The results came in on time and the follow up support with 5Strands Affordable Testing representative Elaine has exceeded my expectations. Elaine ROCKS !!

    The information is life changing and I’m so grateful to 55Strands for offering such a stellar product.

    I highly recommend this product for anyone looking to get immediate information to help manage their food and environmental intolerances. A place to start !

  22. Avatar for Richard
    Richard 6 months ago

    My wife and I decided to give this test a try together. We met the Affordable Allergy Testing team at a Gluten Free Expo show in Boston. After discussing with them a little more in depth about the test we were hooked. Together we lost 13 Lbs in a month by just removing certain foods that were on our food intolerance results. We still eat them from time to time but our body pays for it lol. This test was nice to take with someone to have along side to make sure you stick to it.
    Thanks guys for this awesome tests and we will spread the word the best we can for you!! #SuperFans

  23. Avatar for Emma K.
    Emma K. 6 months ago

    I purchased 5Strands Intolerance Food Kit Deluxe because I have an autoimmune disease and had initially thought that foods I was intolerant too might be a source of triggers for my joint pain. However, it was not until much later after purchasing the kit that I realized that an intolerance to a food is different than foods that can trigger joint pain. With that said, I believe my results from the testing provided some very helpful insight to why I was having bloating and fatigue after eating certain foods — foods that I thought were healthy and in fact are healthy — but obviously ones that my body does not respond well to. I noticed a huge reduction in bloating and fatigue, my stomach looked flatter and overall, I just felt much better. On top of being pleased with how quickly I received my results, I was extremely impressed with the Customer Service. They were quick to answer my questions (I was worried my hair was too fine and my hair samples were not going to be “testable.”) Melissa alleviated all my concerns and provided outstanding customer service.

  24. Avatar for Hope S
    Hope S 5 months ago

    I wish I did the deluxe, there were a few items I did not get tested for that I wish I had on the food report. Results were short, simple, and sweet!

  25. Avatar for Jennifer P.
    Jennifer P. 5 months ago

    After eliminating what I thought I was reacting to for years with no results, I bought this test. I never would have guessed or eliminated the things that I am actually intolerant to. Without this guidance I would still be struggling to figure out the puzzle. The customer service at the company is also first rate. They get back to you immediately. I highly recommend taking this test.

  26. Avatar for S.M.
    S.M. 5 months ago

    I had been eyeing this test for awhile. I have taken alot if other tests but never had a breakdown of deficienies from nutrition and intolerance foods plus enviornment all together. The whole process was very easy. Once I got the results back I was a little overwhelmed because I wasnt sure how to action against it all and was my list too long and am I normal. I remember reading a review that someone else had said their customer service was helpful. So I called. And talking through my resumta quickly really helped me grasp it a bit further and it was all okay. Now I am taking action. Baby steps.

  27. Avatar for Ella
    Ella 4 months ago

    I am very happy with the process provided by 5Strands. The hardest part was pulling out your own hair. The final product was clear and easy to understand.

  28. Avatar for S.W.Q.
    S.W.Q. 4 months ago

    The test was so easy to use! After getting results I have cut out the foods totally on level 3 and I am feeling so much better! I added the vitamins in that I was deficient in and it is helping me as well.

  29. Avatar for Nicole
    Nicole 4 months ago

    I am waiting for the results to come in, however, I had to call customer service for information and different questions. I spoke with Lauren and she was absolutely amazing and pointed me in the right direction! I’ll write another review when the results come in!! 🙂

  30. Avatar for Dwyer
    Dwyer 4 months ago

    I decided to do this testing due to a rash I developed that the dr’s were unable to diagnose. This is a very thorough test and is very revealing of many things that your body may have intolerances for. I recommend ordering the kit that tests metals as well. I love working with this company. They are always there and very knowledgeable to help you understand your test. I did take it to my Dr and they looked it over and wanted copies for my files. It is legitimate. Everyone should do this even if your not having any noticeable problems. They really do care about you and want to help in any way they can. You so rarely see this!

  31. Avatar for Raychelle
    Raychelle 4 months ago

    Great guide for my New Years resolution!

  32. Avatar for Elizabeth Sanzone
    Elizabeth Sanzone 4 months ago

    This product provided me with a lot of valuable information. I have struggled with stomach issue and already suspected that some of the foods that were identified might be causing me issues. It was great to have a confirmation! Also, there was a very quick turn around in getting my results and when I asked a question, I received a response withing hours!

  33. Avatar for Emily
    Emily 3 months ago

    Great test !!
    My allergist said they could not test for food sensitivity so I decided to try this since I am still have problems with eating certain foods. I have been tested before for food allergies and environmental through the allergist and some of the items came up on this test and plus found more items that I need to stay away from. I have been watching what I have been eating for 3 days know and I am already noticing a difference.

  34. Avatar for Elena Romanoff
    Elena Romanoff 3 months ago

    I ordered this product because I was having morning allagies. I was interested in finding out what was making me miserable. The kit was delivered by mail fast. The procedure to obtain the hair samples are very simple and clear; anyone can do it. Within a week after I sent the sample in the mail; I received the test results vía e-mail. My test results were an eye opener to all the allergens I had around me. The results were very easy to read and understand. I am now aware or all the allergens that I need to stay away from and Now I am allergy free.. I highly recommend this product..

  35. Avatar for Charles H.
    Charles H. 3 months ago

    After almost 4 years of constant GI problems, i finally got some answers from this allergy test. I spent several weeks in the hospital several times a year for the last 3 1/2 years and had over $30,000 of hospital bills out of pocket in one year. I had several tests ran and never received a clear diagnosis or any recommendations of how to stop the GI issues. I had a skin allergy test done and it showed nothing. When I got my results back from this test I followed a strict diet and avoided the foods shown in red and yellow. I felt a change within a week but after about 6 weeks of following the diet, I felt like a new person. I can finally go out in public again without fear of eating something that would instantly make me sick..

  36. Avatar for Mike
    Mike 2 months ago

    The process was easy with pulling some hairs out, putting them in the bag, and shipping them. I got the results very quickly and spoke to an ACTUAL person Elaine who explained the results in detail and spent 30 mins on the phone with me. She had great insight and gave me the impression that the company has a mission besides profit. To help us better our lives through diet, this is something that really resonates with me.

  37. Avatar for B Wells
    B Wells 2 months ago

    I have suffered with allergies since I was a child and more recently have suffered greatly with IBS. The information that I got from my report, mostly on the food allergies, has been most helpful for me to keep my IBS and chronic congestion in check. I’ve only had the report for a couple of weeks, but can definitely see a difference. I was so impressed that I bought a second test kit for my adult son who unfortunately inherited his mother’s allergies.

  38. Avatar for Stella Mela
    Stella Mela 2 months ago

    Easy & fun.

  39. Avatar for Jessica
    Jessica 1 month ago

    I was interested in doing a holistic approach to why I was always bloated after I ate.
    I try to eat super healthy. I eat lots of fruit, veggies and grains.
    This doesn’t make my tummy happy at all..
    I mix so many ingredients into soups and smoothies and salads. After I eat it’s not fun at all.
    Which is so frustrating !!
    So, I took this easy test and got back results that made sense..
    I’m shocked to know my body doesn’t like certain foods that I eat every single day.
    So, I’m actually wishing I did the more extensive testing.
    I want to test my family and even my my dog now..
    Looking forward to feeling better soon😊
    R.T. From California

  40. Avatar for William
    William 2 months ago

    I know I have been deathly allergic to nuts my whole life, well it came out positve for every type of nut. That was how I knew it was not a scam as I already new about nuts! People need to understand this shows intolerances. Well, I stopped eating level 3 foods from test and I have dropped 10 pounds without doing a thing. This is such valuable info to know. I am very satisfied and 6 of my family/friends have had the same reaction. People who say it is a scam are idiots or are praying for miracles. I am very happy!

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