This is a simple at home test kit using a hair sample collection method. Testing results take 7-10 days after the hair sample has been received at the processing center.
With this at home collection kit, learning about how their body is responding to current dietary & lifestyle decisions has never been so easy. We use BIORESONANCE technology to determine which of the 466 items tested resonate as an intolerance or imbalance. Results will help guide you to eliminate or avoid the items causing them physical discomfort.
The Food Intolerance Test covers proteins, grains, vegetables, fruits, fats, additives and preservatives. Of the 150+ items tested, the results will show only the items your horse 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 horse any food items that were not tested for during the elimination period. You will not know how they will respond to these items. Once you know what food items may be causing your horse’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 Environmental Intolerance Test covers fabrics, grasses, trees, insects, and essential oils . Of the 100 items tested, the results will show only the items your horse 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 horse might be experiencing. Unlike an allergy, intolerances do not involve the immune system.
The Nutrition Test will indicate which of the key vitamins and minerals your horse’s body is not absorbing properly from their food and/or supplements. Of the 15+ items, the report will not indicate a result for all of the items tested. Only those items that exceed the threshold set by the lab will be on the report. Unlike blood testing, it will not provide you with a physical measurement of the amount of nutrients in their body. Since this type of testing is energetic in nature, it will actually indicate items that your horse’s body may need more before it manifests into a physical issue (lameness, lethargy, seizures, trembling, weight loss, dull haircoat, and muscle deterioration). This test will allow you to alter their food or supplement consumption accordingly.
The Metals & Minerals Test will indicate your horse’s ability to process and eliminate the items tested. Of the 14 items, the report will not indicate a result for all of the items tested. Only those items that exceed the threshold set by the lab will be on the report. Unlike blood testing or HTMA testing, it will not provide you with a physical measurement of the amount of the metal or mineral in the body. If and when your horse would come in contact with any of the metals/minerals that register on their results, their bodies may not be able to process and eliminate those items the way their body was intended to. This can end up causing symptoms in the body (hoof problems, rough, dry coat, hair loss, muscle weakness, stiff gait, and skin conditions) that may be hard to pinpoint where it is coming from. Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity in horses may take years to develop. Once exposure to a significant amount of a toxic metal has occurred, it stays in the system until an antagonist removes it and the minerals it has displaced are replaced.
(1) Purchase kit (2) Register kit (3) Collect hair sample (4) Send back to 5Strands (5) Receive testing results on customer portal within 7 days *of your samples arrival. Be sure to keep your tracking information when sending back hair sample. This test requires 100% interaction to see ANY RESULTS. This is not a quick fix. It is an investment into better health