What does the nutrition test from kiweno test and how does it work?
With the nutrition test,
food intolerances can be tested for protein components of certain foods. Blood can be taken from the fingertip easily and quickly at home. The subsequent analysis and evaluation takes place in the laboratory. The nutrition test tests the tolerance of protein components on 70 frequently consumed foods using just a few drops of blood. Attention: The kiweno nutrition test does not test for lactose intolerance, histamine tolerance or fructose malabsorption, nor does it serve to determine coeliac disease or allergies!
What are the benefits of the nutrition test?
With your kiweno nutrition test
- a test kit to easily perform the intolerance test at home
- a pre-franked return envelope for easy return of your blood sample
- the analysis of the blood sample by our laboratory
- access your personal kiweno online profile where you can get your test results, helpful information about your intolerances and many other health and nutrition tips from our experts.
Which foods are tested with the kiweno nutrition test?
If food intolerance is suspected, both the three main allergen groups – milk protein, gluten-containing cereals and hen’s egg – and numerous types of fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, spices, herbs, fish and meat are tested. Here is an overview of the more than 70 foods tested: Cereals containing gluten Oats Rye Wheat Spelt Gluten Cereals gluten-free Buckwheat Cornmeal Rice Amaranth Quinoa Millet Meat, fish, egg Chicken egg Beef Fish pool (saithe, tuna, salmon, herring, crab, cod) Meat pool (pork, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck) Fruit Pineapple Apple Avocado Banana Kiwi Orange Peach Grape fruit pool (strawberry, melon, cherry) Milk products Casein Milk pool (lactoglobulin (cow), lactalbumin (cow), goat milk, sheep milk, mare milk) Vegetables, salads Carrot Sweet pepper Celery Spinach Tomato Potato vegetable pool (white cabbage, mushroom, onion, fennel) Pulses Peanut green bean Soybean Legume pool (pea, locust bean gum, lentil) Nuts, seeds Almond Hazelnut Sesame Sunflower seeds Nut & Seed Pool (Cashew nut, Walnut, Linseed) Herbs, spices Garlic Parsley black pepper Mustard seeds Spice pool (caraway, dill, vanilla) Yeasts Baker’s yeast
When should the nutrition test not be performed?
The nutrition test should not
- in case of a blood-borne disease such as hepatitis or HIV
- when taking steroids or immunosuppressants
- in case of pregnancy or while breastfeeding
- from children under 2 years of age, whereby children and adolescents under 18 years of age may perform the test under the supervision of an adult
- when taking antibiotics
- in case of existing infections or inflammations
Is there a difference between incompatibilities and intolerances?
Yes, there is a difference. The issue of food intolerances is very complex. That is why there are often ambiguities of definition in colloquial language, but also in the literature. Food intolerances are an excessive reaction of the immune system to specific protein components of certain foods. For example gluten is a protein component of certain cereals, casein is the main protein component of animal milk products. Intolerances, in contrast to intolerances, are due to an insufficient (enzymatic) digestive process or insufficient absorption of nutrients in the intestine (malabsorption) or a pseudoallergy. The best known forms of intolerance are lactose and fructose intolerance and histamine intolerance
Do follow-up costs arise after the purchase of the nutrition test?
No, with the one-off cost of 119 Euro you get all the nutrition test services from us.
What do I have to consider when taking a blood sample?
Please read the manual carefully before starting with the test. We advise you to take the blood sample at the beginning of the week – at best on Mondays or Tuesdays. Bring the sample to the nearest post office so that it can be sent to us by post as soon as possible.
Why is the nutrition test not recommended during pregnancy and breastfeeding?
In general, a change in diet to compatible foods is of course something positive. However, we do not recommend a change in diet during pregnancy or breastfeeding to ensure the needs of a growing foetus or baby are met. It is best to change your diet slowly before pregnancy. If you still want to change your diet during pregnancy or breastfeeding, we ask you to do so under the supervision of a doctor you trust.
Why is the nutrition test not recommended for children under two years of age?
In principle, the intolerance test can be used for people of any age and provides valid results. However, small children have special nutritional needs. In order to avoid a nutrient deficiency and the resulting damage, a change in diet for children should definitely be discussed with a doctor.
Can food intolerance be proven even if I have never eaten the respective food or have not eaten it for a long time?
In order for the nutrition test to detect food intolerance, the food must have been in contact with the respective food at least once in the last few weeks. During food intake, the body produces antibodies depending on the (in)tolerance. If a foodstuff has never been eaten or has not been eaten for a long time, then no or fewer antibodies can be measured in the blood. If a food has not been eaten for a longer period of time (at least 6 months), the concentration of antibodies in the blood is usually also lower. This means that the test result can also reflect a weaker reaction. However, the level of antibody concentration and the duration of the antibody degradation process varies greatly from person to person.