Those of use that take Protein Powders after a workout expose ourselves to large quantities of individual proteins. If the powders are tolerated then personal goals are more easily achieved due to the a high bioavailability of the protein molecules. However, if you are intolerant to the protein powder you are using, this can present as a food intolerance.
Manifesting as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, migraines or joint pain, even a mild food intolerance to protein powders may have a major impact upon exercise and appearance, as well as a person’s day to day activities. The possibility of a sensitivity to protein types should therefore be high priority for those that take their exercise seriously.
Matt is currently studying Maths and Physics at the University of Bristol. Matt has had Eczema all of his life – although steroid creams help during flare-ups, when he stops using the creams, the Eczema returns.
View Matt’s video story to see how a Smartblood food intolerance test helped Matt identify his trigger foods, one of which was Whey Protein, and how a consultation with a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist helped him switch to Pea Protein Isolate, which helped his skin health.
Our scientists have created a food intolerance testing kit that will show your reaction levels to six individual protein isolates. In total the test looks at reactions in your blood to 134 food and drink ingredients and can be completed easily at home using a simple finger prick blood collection wand.
At Smartblood, we know how frustrating it can be waiting for a postal copy of your food intolerance test to arrive, especially if you are keen to know what trigger foods could be responsible for how you are feeling.
As soon as full Smartblood programme results have been approved for release by our Laboratory Director your full results report will be sent to you via email. View a summary of all reactive food groups and delve further in with interactive charts for each food or drink section, including one specifically for wheat, gluten, and other grains.
Knowing which foods you are intolerant to is only half of the battle when it comes to improving how you feel. That is why, with every full Smartblood Programme, we include a 30 minute consultation with one of our Smartblood Nutritional Therapists, all of whom are registered with the British Association of Nutritional Therapists (BANT); between them they have helped tens of thousands of people adjust and improve their diet following a positive food intolerance test.
If you think that a food intolerance to Whey Protein, other protein isolates or any other foods or drinks may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. Find all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.
The full Smartblood test is a complete program and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.
Around 10% of our customers exhibit no IgG reactions to the 134 foods whatsoever – for tests conducted from October 2023 we are providing non-reactive customers with a FULL REFUND so they can continue their investigations through other testing.