Gluten and Wheat Intolerances

Intolerances to Gluten, Wheat, and other Grains.

Interestingly, although Wheat is thought of as the primary grain that causes a food intolerance, we all can react to different trigger foods, and it may equally be Barley, Rice or Oats, or even a component of Wheat called Gluten that is responsible for individual food sensitivities in the UK.

Manifesting as bloating, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), weight gain, fatigue, skin problems, migraines or joint pain, even a mild food intolerance to grains and staples may have a major impact upon a person’s day to day activities, and the inclusion of these foods in a western diet is so common that the actual intolerances can be difficult to find, and also to avoid successfully.

Smartblood Story - Matt's Gluten Intolerance.

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 Gluten, and how a consultation with a Smartblood Nutritional Therapist helped him identify foods that contained Gluten and showed him suitable replacements.

I've had eczema on my hands for most of my life. I struggled to find out what was causing the problems, even steroid creams didn't really help. The Smartblood Food Intolerance Test found I had reactions to milk, gluten & cherries. After cutting them from my diet, my eczema almost completely cleared up within a month. - Matt

Smartblood tests food intolerance to five Grains AND Gluten.

Our scientists have created a food intolerance testing kit that will show your reaction levels to Wheat, Gluten, Barley, Oats, and both brown and white Rice. 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. The full Smartblood Programme offers:

The full Smartblood Programme offers:

Instant Results Access

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.

Example Results

A Consultation with a BANT registered Nutritional Therapist

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.

What our Clients have to say

Story of Lisa, Story of Matt, Story of Maggie

Matt's Food Intolerance to Gluten

Maggie's Story - Food Intolerance and Fatigue

The Science behind the story

In a Randomised Controlled Trial Conducted by Atkinson, Sheldon, Shaath et al, a clinically significant improvement in symptomatology was observed in patients eliminating foods to which they were found to exhibit sensitivity, as identified by an ELISA test for the presence of IgG antibodies to these foods - see more details and studies on our scientific studies page.

Could you have a food intolerance to Gluten, Wheat, or any other foods or drinks?

If you think that you could have a food intolerance to Gluten, Wheat or any other foods or drinks this may be responsible for your symptoms and 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.

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