GlutenTox Home Gluten Detection Kit Review + Giveaway
I am going to let you in on a secret – when I began this blog I had never heard the words gluten free and Celiac Disease. As time passed I began reviewing more and more gluten-free items, as well as attending the Natural Products Expo for the past 3 years. I have not only learned about Celiac Disease, but also what items in food is dangerous and why it is so dangerous.
Since learning about this silent threat, I feel passionately about making sure that people are aware there are tasty gluten free options available. While not my original path, I am happy that the road led me here.
There are times that people with gluten sensitivities get homemade gifts from friends or family and it is unknown if the item is gluten free. Thankfully there is a home test that in about 10 minutes can tell you if there is gluten – the GlutenTox Home Test Kit.
The products featured in this post were provided to me free of charge courtesy of GlutenTox/Emport LLC. This post may have affiliate links but this in no way will influence the review to follow and all opinions are my own.
I received a Home Test Kit from GlutenTox to test items for the presence of gluten that contained 5 testing opportunities.
The GlutenTox Home Test Kit comes with everything you need to test items at home down to 5PPM (parts per million) and includes:
- 5 – GlutenTox Home Sticks with 5 – Plastic Pipettes in foil package
- 5 – Disposable Spoons
- 5 – Yellow Capped Extraction Bottle
- 5 – Disposable Plastic Pipettes
- 5 – Blue Capped Solution Bottle
The basic idea of this kit is that in a rapid and user-friendly way, you can test food and beverages for gluten. This kit also has the ability to test oral hygiene products for the presence of gluten.
To give this kit a test, I decided to do 2 tests, one on a Chocolate Chip Cookie that I know contained gluten, and a bag of Milton’s Nacho Chips that are labeled as gluten-free.
I tested the cookie first, and began by gathering the items I would need first – the 2 vials of fluid and the small spoon.
The next step was to take the item and crumb it so that it is in its crumby state and place it in the yellow topped bottle. This is so that the gluten is released and is able to be measured. If you do not crush it, the test may not detect the gluten.
I do want to note that depending on the type of food you have will determine the amount of spoonfuls you will have to put into the yellow bottle.
Once the spoons were emptied into the yellow bottle, the instructions told me to shake it for 2 minutes and then let it sit for 5 minutes.
Once that time is up, I then grabbed my blue topped bottle and pipette. I got 10 drops (depending on your threshold for detection) from the yellow bottle and placed them in my blue and gently stirred it for the next 15 seconds.
Finally it was time to open the foil pouch, to grab the new pipette and get my sample from the blue topped vial and place it on the testing strip.
I have to say that the results were quick! The instructions say to wait 10 minutes so the test has time to process. I was not surprised that this came back positive for gluten, and honestly would have been more surprised if it did not contain gluten. It is important to note that after 10 minutes the results are not reliable.
I performed this same test with a line of gluten-free chips.
The results, while not a surprise were pleasantly gluten-free, and exactly how advertised.
The main reason that this works is that the G12 antibody found in the GlutenTox Home Test Kit detects the most toxic fragment of the gluten molecule. Since it is able to detect these it is effective against contamination from wheat, rye and barley.
All components of the kit are non-toxic and therefore fully disposable in ordinary trash. They can be recycled where appropriate according to the material.
One of my favorite thing about the GlutenTox Home Test Kit is that if you get brought food, or question of your food contains gluten, there is a way to test in the comfort of your own home. If you want an easy way to test your food items, than get a GlutenTox Home Test Kit.
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GIVEAWAY: GlutenTox is giving one testing kit to one lucky reader! (1) lucky winner will be selected at random to win (1) – GlutenTox Home 5-Test Kit that allows the winner to test 5 separate items for gluten – This is a $70.00 value! I will be randomly choosing 1 person on October 30th (10/30/2017) to receive this multi-test kit! Open to residents in the US only. To enter complete the entries below! Winner will be notified by DealsAmongUs by email and prize will be fulfilled by GlutenTox/Emport LLC.. Remember you have 48 hours to claim prize, or I will choose another winner. GOOD LUCK!!!