5Strands utilizes bioresonance technology that will identify temporary imbalances in the body that may be causing symptoms such as upset stomach, constant scratching, hair loss, hot spots, paw biting. These are non-life threatening responses and can take anywhere from several hours or several days to appear. Unlike an allergy, intolerances do not involve the immune system.
The Pet Standard Package includes 2 tests :
(1) Food Intolerance Test (2) Environmental Intolerance Test.
A total of 380 items are tested.
At home collection only require 10-15 Strands of hair.
Receive results in 7-10 business days.
The Pet Food Intolerance Test covers proteins, grains, vegetables, fruits, fats, seafood, additives and preservatives. Of the 275+ items tested, the results will show only the items your pet registered an intolerance to. The intolerances are listed into 3 levels based on the response upon exposure. Utilizing the items that register a Level 3 response will create the recommended 6-8 week elimination guideline. Please try to not feed your pet any food items that were not tested for during the elimination period. You will not know how they will respond to these items. Level 2 items may be affecting their body and causing noticeable symptoms. Level 1 items are just beginning to affect their body on a cellular level. These Level 2 & Level 1 items should be consumed by your pet no more than 2-3 times per week.
Once you know what food items may be causing your pet’s discomforts or intolerance symptoms, you will be able to eliminate them from their diet and see if the symptoms lessen or disappear. After the 6-8 week period, you can then re-introduce an item one at a time in small quantities and see if the symptoms return.
The Pet Environmental Intolerance Test covers fabrics, cleaning supplies, grasses, trees, mold, dust mites, and other animal dander. Of the 105 items tested, the results will show only the items your pet registered an intolerance to. These intolerances are listed into 3 levels based on the response upon exposure. It can be difficult to eliminate environmental items. However, knowledge is power, and this report will help you to avoid these triggers as much as possible and try to manage any symptoms your pet might be experiencing (skin issues, scratching, paw biting, & inflammation). Unlike an allergy, intolerances do not involve the immune system.
*An important clarification about 5Strands Affordable Testing Kits: While 5Strands' testing kits are excellent comprehensive diagnostic tools, they are intended to identify potential problems, not resolve them. Further action steps are required to use the test results to inform the changes to diet, environment, etc. that can lead to positive transformations for your pets.