Welcome To 5 Strands® Affordable Testing
5 Strands® 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. Common symptoms include eczema, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and in more severe cases, pain, inflammation or weight problems.
Our simple, non-invasive testing can quickly identify if your body is intolerant to over 650 food and environmental items. We can also test for metal/minerals and nutritional deficiencies. Our list of items tested is the most comprehensive of any test on the U.S. market today. This screening tool can help you make the dietary, environmental and lifestyle changes necessary to allow your symptoms to improve.
5 Strands® Affordable Testing scans your hair sample (10-15 strands) using bio -resonance technology and provides an extensive, easy-to-understand report. You can expect to receive your results within 5 – 7 days after the sample arrives at the processing center.
Be aware that IgE (Immunoglobulin E) allergies, which are caused by the body’s immune system, are NOT measured 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.
This time pulling out your hair is a good thing
Review our wide selection of tests and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Choose the Download Option or Shipped Option before completing your purchase.
Upon the arrival of your form (via download or mail), fill out the info requested. Collect HAIR sample (pulled hair preferred) and place in a clear seal-able bag.
Mail the completed form & hair sample together to address provided.
WHY HAIR TESTING?
5 Strands® Affordable Testing utilizes hair samples for testing food and environmental intolerances, nutritional deficiencies and metal/minerals based on these advantages:
- Collecting a hair sample is easy and non-invasive – No pricks, no prods, no pain! We require only 10-15 strands of hair.
- Hair testing eliminates storage, transportation and usability constraints that are associated with other types of tissue samples.
- Faster Results – Hair testing is completed quickly and efficiently with results reported within 5-7 days after the sample arrives at the lab. Other types of testing may take up to several weeks.
- Affordable Cost – We provide a way to test more items cost effectively, allowing us to pass the savings along to the customer.
- Hair is stable. It’s not affected by factors such as recent meals, stress, medications, etc.
Don’t hesitate like I did!!
Was very hesitant to purchase at first. Especially after numerous vets had told me that the only way to test a dog for food allergies was to limit their diet every 12 weeks. I must say that I was horrified and very skeptical when the results came back saying my dog was allergic to 6 main ingredients found in almost every brand of food and treats including chicken, lamb, corn (including canola oil), an ingredient found in beef antibiotics, a chemical found in hard water, rapeseed, and more. But after 3 weeks of cutting all of these from her diet, her hives are completely gone. She is no longer on 3 types of allergy meds, and she no longer chews her paws until they are raw and can no longer walk.
It only took 2 weeks to get the results back. I had to research several ingredients because I had never heard of them. But if I had to do it again, I wouldn’t have waited so long to ponder whether or not this test was worth it.
I have struggled for years with bloating, gas pains, weight gain..
I have struggled for years with bloating, gas pains, weight gain. I always eat healthy go to the gym. Nothing was changing except my stomach getting bigger with bloating. I finally decided to do the hair test for allergies (years ago did the shots), something needed to change. I got my kit in, pulled 5 strands of hair out (you can cut them out too) mailed it back and within 10 days or so I had my results to me via email. I was amazed at the foods on the list that I am intolerant to. All the foods that I eat. I have since stopped the foods and slowly but surely those pounds are dropping off. Crazy when you know you are eating healthy and on target and you aren’t dropping the weight. When you find out the foods you are eating you are intolerant to make a HUGE difference. This is well worth any amount….. It was right on target with the deficiencies too. Don’t wait order it now and you too will see a difference. I have also order more kits for my family. It’s AMAZING and affordable. You have nothing to lose except a few strands of hair.