What are Food Intolerances?

A food Intolerance is an adverse reaction to eating or drinking certain foods or drinks. The food or drink type that triggers these reactions, as well as the type and severity of the reaction can be wide ranging - no two people will be exactly the same. Food Intolerance is recognised by both the NHS and the World Allergy Organisation, as well as by the UK's Food Standard Agency and the Food Industry itself.

Allergy or Intolerance - Avoid Confusion.

Food allergies are caused by your body producing IgE antibodies in response to the ingestion of a food or drink - symptoms can appear within seconds and can result in severe reactions such as a rash, itchy skin, breathing difficulties, swelling or anaphylaxis. Smartblood DOES NOT test for food allergies - if you think that you may have a food allergy you should consult your usual Doctor.

Food Intolerances tend to appear an hour or more after eating a trigger food. Smartblood defines a food intolerance as a food or drink specific IgG reaction. There are estimated to be 9 million(1) adults in the UK with a food intolerance, with symptoms such as bloating, IBS, fatigue, weight gain, migraines, brain fog or joint pain.

The gold standard of detecting food sensitivities is a tedious trial and error elimination diet which, if completed successfully, can take many months. Through offering IgG food Intolerance Testing through ELISA plate studies, we offer you a way to take control of your food intolerances sooner with a home test kit from Smartblood Laboratories.

What are Food Intolerances?

A food Intolerance is an adverse reaction to eating or drinking certain foods or drinks. The food or drink type that triggers these reactions, as well as the type and severity of the reaction can be wide ranging - no two people will be exactly the same. Food Intolerance is recognised by both the NHS and the World Allergy Organisation, as well as by the UK's Food Standard Agency and the Food Industry itself.

Allergy or Intolerance - Avoid Confusion.

Food allergies are caused by your body producing IgE antibodies in response to the ingestion of a food or drink - symptoms can appear within seconds and can result in severe reactions such as a rash, itchy skin, breathing difficulties, swelling or anaphylaxis. Smartblood DOES NOT test for food allergies - if you think that you may have a food allergy you should consult your usual Doctor.

Food Intolerances tend to appear an hour or more after eating a trigger food. Smartblood defines a food intolerance as a food or drink specific IgG reaction. There are estimated to be 9 million(1) adults in the UK with a food intolerance, with symptoms such as bloating, IBS, fatigue, weight gain, migraines, brain fog or joint pain.

The gold standard of detecting food sensitivities is a tedious trial and error elimination diet which, if completed successfully, can take many months. Through offering IgG food Intolerance Testing through ELISA plate studies, we offer you a way to take control of your food intolerances sooner with a home test kit from Smartblood Laboratories.

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Could you have a food intolerance?

Could you have a food intolerance?

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
£19.75Free p&p
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Smartblood Test

  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
£249.75Free p&p

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

(1) The figure is based upon research from Zopf, Yurdagül et al. “The Differential Diagnosis of Food Intolerance.” Deutsches Ärzteblatt International 106.21 (2009): 359–370. PMC -  which calculates that 18% of those in Industrialised nations are estimated to have a  food intolerance and extrapolated against UK census data showing a population of 51,767,543 aged 18+ in the UK. Further research can be viewed on our Scientific Studies Page.