Here you will find the most commons questions we are asked by our customers. If you don't see your question here please do contact us, our nutritionists are happy to help you with any of your concerns or questions.

FAQ: Collecting and Submitting Your Samples

Collecting Hair Samples
  1. Requires only 3, 4 or 5 hairs longer than 2.5 centimeters.
  2. Any kind of body hair can be tested.
  3. Ideally we encourage a hair sample with a root stem.
  4. Cut your hair sample as close as possible to the root.
  5. Hair dye does not affect the test.
  6. Once hair sample collected, please place strands into the small sealable bag ensuring the hair remains dry and secure during transit

PLEASE WRITE YOUR NAME AND #ORDER NUMBER IN READABLE CAPITAL LETTERS ON THE SEALED BAG. 

FOR THE COUPLES AND FAMILY TESTS CLEARLY COMMENT
WHICH SAMPLE BELONGS TO WHICH PERSON.

Collecting Saliva Samples
  1. Do not brush teeth before collecting sample. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes prior to sample collection.
  2. Collect the morning saliva cortisol sample between 07.00h and 09.00h. collect samples in a Sarstedt Salivette Tube.
  3. Hold the Salivette at the rim of the suspended insert and remove the stopper. Removal of the stopper is easier if you slightly push it to the side when opening the suspended insert.
  4. Do not touch the swab with fingers. Remove the cotton swab from the Salivette by tipping the container so the swab falls directly into mouth.
  5. To collect the saliva, roll the swab in your mouth. Do not chew the swab. Keep the swab in your mouth until you feel that you can no longer prevent yourself from swallowing the saliva produced. This normally takes about 60 to 90 seconds but may take a little longer.
  6. Then spit the swab back into the suspended insert without touching it. Close the Salivette firmly with the stopper.

FOR THE COUPLES AND FAMILY TESTS CLEARLY COMMENT
WHICH SAMPLE BELONGS TO WHICH PERSON.

Collecting Blood Samples

Please refer to the visual instructions that ship with your blood test kit for detailed instructions.

  1. Position Finger: Anchor the selected hand against a firm surface. Pull the clear cap of the lancet and press the small section against the side of the finger tip until the lancet makes a click sound. Wipe the first blood clean with a sterile gauze.
  2. Apply the blood drops: Do not remove the clear cover. Gently add some pressure near the puncture to obtain 2 to 3 drops of blood. If blood flow stops, wipe with clean and sterile gauze again to assist blood flow.
  3. Wait for blood to disperse: Allow blood droplets to fall directly into the center of the application disk and flow through the small hole. Watch for the blood to wick out completely to the edges of the fan form (about one minute).
  4. Close the device: Once blood drops are applied, close the device firmly on a flat surface, making sure the latches are secure.

Tips:

Encourage blow flow:

  • Wash hands in very warm water.
  • Vigorously shake hand.
  • Massage selected hand.
  • Vigorously rub the selected finger stick area.
  • Let your hand hang at your side and shake it back and forth for 15-20 seconds.

Tips on using lancet:

  • Anchor hand against firm surface before using the lancet.
  • Select either the middle finger or ring finger of the non-dominant hand as the site for your finger stick.
  • Use the side of the finger tip pad as the puncture site.
  • Pull clear cap off lancet and press small red section firmly against the side of the fingertip.

FOR THE COUPLES AND FAMILY TESTS CLEARLY COMMENT
WHICH SAMPLE BELONGS TO WHICH PERSON.

Collecting Nail Samples
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly
  2. Wipe your hands dry with a clean towel
  3. Carefully clip one finger nail and one toe nail
  4. Put the nail clippings in a separate bag: Make sure you do not mix both hair samples and nail samples.

Note: We do not send out testing kits for this product

All you need to do is order a test, follow the required steps above.

Why we don't send out testing kits

  1. You don't have to wait for the mail, we put the action in your hands
  2. It help to keep our prices as low as possible for you as a customer
Submitting Your Samples

Complete and mail your test submission with samples clearly labeled to:

The Food Intolerance Testing Group
InnerHealth
2885 Sanford Ave SW #43191
Grandville, MI 49418
United States of America

Please add 43191, your NAME and EMAIL on the back of the envelope in large and clear to read letters.

Attention Please! Bring your samples to the post office for a postage and tracking code. We are experiencing lost and returned samples due to insufficient postage costs.

 

FAQ: Common Questions

Will I receive a test kit at home?

You will receive a test kit with all required items at the comfort of your home.
Please refer here for a detailed look on what you will receive.

Do you test on Children?

We do test children under the age of 5 years old but many young children have not yet built up their full tolerance levels to items and this could highlight false positives in their test results.

How will I receive my results?

We will send your results per person via email once the samples have been tested.

Is this an IGG or IGE Test?

Our tests are defined as non-ige-mediated. Also referred to food sensitivity or food intolerance tests.

What is the difference between a food sensitivity, allergy or intolerance?

The main nuance between an intolerance and an allergy is that an allergy will manifest itself almost immediately after inhalation or consumption of a particular substance.

Food intolerances, on the other hand, are more deceptive. Depending on the individual, symptoms may arrive anywhere between a couple of hours to a couple of days. While symptoms of food sensitivity vary. But the symptoms of intolerance are all digestive-related.

You can read more about the nuances on this page.

How accurate is this test?

No tests are 100% reliable and that's the brutal truth. Our lab analyzes both of your hair and saliva, blood or hair on 1000+ items. So we can achieve the highest degree of accuracy and reliability for you. Guaranteed!

What is a Food Intolerance?

A food intolerance occur when you eat something but it fails to be properly broken down in the intestines. The main reason for this failure may be due to a lack of digestive enzymes among other factors. Read more.

Is treatment available for allergies?

Yes, depending on the severity and type of allergy. Many allergies can be greatly diminished through immunotherapy; a build-up of the body’s immune system response to the specific allergens.

Do food items need to be in your system for the lab to detect an intolerance?

Hair stores DNA type information that gives valuable information pertaining to the cellular changes that would occur within our bodies secondary to exposure to certain allergens. Therefore, if you have never eaten a particular item, it may still show up on your report. In addition, an over consumption of a particular item can also register as an intolerance.

I’m intolerant to a food that I’ve never eaten; why did it show up on my results?

While you may not think you’ve ever eaten a particular food, it is still possible that the protein found in that food was included into some processed good that you’ve previously consumed.

Because we tests your reaction to individual food proteins, it is possible that your body is intolerant to the protein found in gluten while still testing negative for the protein found in barley, oat, wheat or spelt. Still, since these items contain gluten, it is recommended that you avoid them.

Why can't I receive a report of all of the items tested for?

Unfortunately, the lab can not send the entire list of items that we test for. You can refer back to the list of items tested on the website if you want to see the list of items tested against. If you do not see the item on your report, then you did not register an intolerance to that item.

What happens to my samples after the test?

We destroy all your hair, saliva, blood or nail samples 48 hours after completing the test. This guarantees your privacy.

Can you test against specific items not included on the standard test?

We have completed specific tests for many customers to help them narrow down their allergies. This has included a range of items, from specific foods, hair and also feathers from pets and leaves from house plants. We can test medication and household products, please mail us to discuss this before sending them through.

Are these tests covered by insurance / HSA?

We are not contracted with any insurance companies at this time. This is an at-home food intolerance test that doesn't require an office visit. This way we can offer our tests at the best price versus out-of-pocket costs associated with countless doctor or nutritionist visits.

What is the accreditation of the testing equipment?

Our laboratories follow a high quality management system in accordance with EN ISO 13485: 2003 + AC: 2007 and are certified as a manufacturer of medical products. The MARS III is approved as a medical device class IIa in accordance with Directive 93/42/EEC

What is the youngest age the test requires?

We do not have an age requirement.

How long does it take to receive my kit after ordering?

It depends on your location, however it takes three days on average to get your test kit after we have processed your order. Please do note that our Combined Hair and Nail health test does not contain a kit.

Where is InnerHealth located?

We are located in Michigan.

FAQ: Preparing for the test

Can you Test on children?

We do test children under the age of 5 years old but many young children have not yet built up their full tolerance levels to items and this could highlight false positives in their test results.

I am bald, can I still perform the test?

Certainly, we can test hair from any part of the body.

My hair is colored / dyed, can I still perform this test?

Hair dye or other treatments have no effect on the results as the test is administered on the composition of your hair sample.

How much hair is required?

We only require 2 to 4 strands of your hair which can be any type of hair. We do prefer hair samples that have a root stem.

How do I take a hair sample?

Brush your hair to uncover the root zone at the back of the head with a brush. Take the hair from the brush guaranteeing there is a root appended. Place the hair sample in a sealed, marked, plastic bag. Such a bag is provided in our home testing kit for each person.

How do I take a saliva sample?
  • Do not brush teeth before collecting sample. Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes prior to sample collection.
  • Collect the morning saliva cortisol sample between 07.00h and 09.00h. Collect the late night sample between 23.00h and 24.00h. Collect samples in a Sarstedt Salivette Tube which you will receive in our home testing kit.
  • Hold the Salivette at the rim of the suspended insert and remove the stopper. Removal of the stopper is easier if you slightly push it to the side when  opening the suspended insert.
  • Do not touch the swab with fingers. Remove the cotton swab from the Salivette by tipping the container so the swab falls directly into mouth.
  • To collect the saliva, roll the swab in your mouth. Do not chew the swab.
    Keep the swab in your mouth until you feel that you can no longer prevent yourself from swallowing the saliva produced. This normally takes about 60 to 90 seconds but may take a little longer.
  • Then spit the swab back into the suspended insert without touching it. Close the Salivette firmly with the stopper.
Do we mail in each person's sample separately?

We prefer to send all samples in one envelope. Make sure to use a plastic bag per person do not mix hair samples of different persons. Make sure to label all samples to which the samples belong.

FAQ: Orders

Will I receive a test kit at home?

You will receive a test kit with all required items at the comfort of your home.
Please refer to https://www.innerhealth4you.com/about-our-premium-food-sensitivity-food-allergy-food-intolerance-test/#your-home-testing-kit for a detailed look on what you will receive.

I can't see my order in my account

Most likely you have purchased the test as a guest and later decide to log in. Due to the nature of fast and effortless guest checkouts, the order is separated from your account email.

If you decide to login later and can’t find the order, send us an email and our technical staff will manually attach your account email to your order number.

Due to privacy and the nature of guest checkouts, this process cannot be automated.

My order states Completed but I haven't received my results

This is normal. You have purchased a test and the purchase has been completed in our payment system. This has nothing to do with the test procedure. You will receive your test kit and your tracking code in 3 to 5 business days depending on your location. You will receive your results in 7 to 10 business days after we have received your samples in our laboratory.

I haven't received my order confirmation email

First of all make sure you have checked your spam folder.

Shop emails tend to arrive in spam folders depending on your email provider or email settings.

The order emails can take a while to be delivered depending on your bank payment processor.

If you still can't find your order please contact us providing:

  • Name of person who purchased the test
  • Email of the person who purchased
  • Date of purchase

    Our technical staff will contact you in 1 to 2 business days and help to resolve your issue.

I have not purchased from the internet before, how can I be certain you will complete and send out the tests?

We are a verified company with all major credit card companies, we use them as they guarantee you against internet fraud. We include our address on the order receipt, email address and phone number so you can contact us if you have any concerns.

Is your Payment System / Website Secure?

At InnerHealth4you.com, your privacy and the security of your data is as important to us as it is to you. We have made significant investments to ensure that your account and personal information are secure and protected by multiple layers of encryption. We have a certificated SLL encryption and use Stripe / Paypal as a payment gateway. 

We only accept credit cards that are with 3D security enabled. Learn more about 3D Security here.

My Credit Card is not accepted

We only accept credit cards that are with 3D security enabled. Learn more about 3D Security here.

What if I am not Satisfied?

We aim to have the best and most accurate results. In the unlikelihood that you are not satisfied with the results we advice you to contact us directly and we’ll make sure to resolve your issues. When you are still not satisfied we guarantee a 100% money back.

FAQ: Results

When will I receive my results?

When we have received your samples in our laboratory you will get a confirmation email. Once we have received your samples it usually takes 7 to 10 business days to receive your results.

How will I receive my results?

We will send your results per person via email once the samples have been tested.

Is it possible to determine your intolerances by yourself?

No. Even with a thorough elimination diet it is possible to misdiagnose yourself with an incorrect food intolerance.

 

Can I understand the results by myself?

Yes, the results are meant to be as easy to understand and user-friendly as possible.

What do the “reaction degrees” on the results report mean?

In the report you will find several headings. Each list the tested values. These values are shown as a color value in green (safe), orange (average risk), red (caution)

Some of the items will have a further explanation next to them to further detail the intolerances.

Everything on the food intolerances and non-food intolerances here has an intolerance level of over 60% as you will see from the percentage levels on the right hand side. The reason we report only above this threshold is because 60% is the point at which you would expect to start experiencing symptoms from an intolerance. Everything on the list of nutrition has an level under 15%.

The reason we report only under this threshold is because 15% is the point at which you would expect to start experiencing symptoms from a deficiency. With regards to your metals test results, these are a guide to what heavy metals you have shown a sensitivity to that metal .

Do I need to pay for postage to return my kit?

Yes (check your local postal office for rates, on average is this $ 3,75)

I lost the instructions that came with the test kit. What to do now?

Check your inbox, or account or ask us to resend the instructions. Register your test kit here

I have tested positive for (or I suspect to have) Covid-19/Coronavirus

It is strongly advised not to send out your samples when you suspect or tested positive to Covid-19 / Coronavirus. We strongly advise to learn about the worldwide standards and lockdown or isolation at: https://www.un.org/en/coronavirus . You help to save lives.

Is it safe to take an allergy and intolerance test?

In all laboratories including ours, a strict policy active at all times. Our staff adhere to the hygienic standards that belong in a laboratory and all testing stations are cleansed after every test. Our staff rinse and wash with professional hand sanitisers, wear protective gloves, coats, hair nets and glasses. As we send your results through email there are no objects leaving our compounds. 

Are the results affected by an undiagnosed case of Covid-19/Coronavirus?

The Covid-19/Coronavirus has no effect on your results.

Will there be a delay in the turnaround time?

As this is a worldwide phenomenon; postal services, staff and laboratory technicians can feel a delay in their regular processing times, therefor there may be a small delay in the time it takes us to process samples. 

We have devised an easy to understand, but more importantly, an easy to follow health package that will help you to set your mind at ease and boost your immune system. A strong mind can better cope with stress, anxiety, loneliness due to isolation. All this helps to let your body and immune system to grow stronger and fight both external and internal pathogens.

Every doctor and specialist know that stress and anxiety attack your body and your immune system. Stress and anxiety have a very bad effect on your body.

Questions or concerns?

I am here to help you with any of your questions or concerns, simply contact me and I will get back at you as soon as possible.

Bjorn
— Customer Service Satisfaction

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