Optiway Food Intolerance Test


Food intolerances relate to an adverse physiological response to a particular food. The mechanism by which this occurs and subsequent symptoms experienced, are very specific to the individual and the type of food in question. Identifying the specific reactive mechanism triggered by the ingestion of this food is vital to understanding the management and implementation of appropriate dietary interventions to limit potentially adverse symptoms.

Food intolerances occur when a person experiences difficulty in digesting a particular food that may lead to the symptoms mentioned above. Food intolerances or food sensitivities should not be confused with food allergies, although the terms are commonly used interchangeably in error. 

Please note:

This test does not include a consultation session. This can be booked separately with us or with your chosen practitioner. 

The benefits of doing a food intolerance test

It can help to optimise your eating plan by eliminating foods that initiate symptoms that influence your quality of life. It can help to improve fitness performance and ensure that foods in your diet do not work against you.

Up to 45% of the population suffer from intolerances which, whilst not life-threatening, can have a negative impact on many aspects of daily life.


The Food Intolerance Support Guide will assist to know how to:

  • Remove or reduce reactive foods from the diet
  • Substitute with similar alternatives
  • Strengthen the immune system
  • Avoid nutrients deficiencies when eliminating reactive food
  • Reintroduce foods responsibly

The difference between a food allergy and intolerance

Pair with these genes

If you carry a medium to high genetic variation in one or more of these genes, then doing the Optiway Food Intolerance test can empower you to make better choices to support GUT health

Foods tested

Sample report - what you get

How to take the test

Arrange collection

  • Return the bag to your practitioner or contact orders@optiway.co.za to arrange a courier. 
  • You can also drop off the sample