The 5Strands Food Intolerance Test covers proteins, grains, fruits, vegetables, beverages, dairy, fats, seafood, spices, sweeteners, and additives. Of the 600+ items tested, the results will show only the items you 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.5Strands utilizes bioresonance technology that will identify temporary imbalances in the body that may be causing symptoms such as upset stomach, headaches, bloating, joint pain, skin issues, constipation, or diarrhea. 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.Once you know what food items may be causing your discomforts or intolerance symptoms, you will be able to eliminate them from your 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. To avoid potential future intolerance symptoms, it is suggested to consume a wide variety of foods in moderation.Testing results take 7-10 days after the hair sample has been received at the processing center. In order for you to see ANY RESULTS, this test requires 100% interaction. Our incredible customer support team is accessible via email or phone to assist with any questions along your journey. When you get your emailed results, don’t be overwhelmed, take a deep breath, and be excited to start your journey to better health.