Food Intolerance

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Food Intolerance Test

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You like the foods you eat. Sometimes, though, your foods don’t like you. It’s really your gastrointestinal (GI) tract that is responding with symptoms of food intolerance that can make you regret some of your food choices. Food intolerances are common, and our test helps you understand what's going on.

The complex way food affects our everyday lives is an emerging area, and identifying the culprit for unpleasant or unexplained symptoms, is often difficult.

Food intolerances refer to the difficulty in digesting certain foods. The food particles that enter the bloodstream without being properly digested are perceived by the immune system as foreign invaders and trigger significant adverse reactions. Although not life-threatening like food allergies, food intolerances should never be underestimated as their impact on sufferers can be significant and severely impacting the ability to live normal healthy lives.

Food intolerances may produce a variety of symptoms including, lethargy, bloating, stomach pain, weight control problems and headaches. The symptoms of food intolerances can be delayed for many hours or even days and for this reason, it is often difficult to identify what the problematic foods are. The compelling need to identify these food intolerances encouraged Brown's to offer a Food Intolerance Test that covers 57 of the most common food intolerances with just a finger-prick.

The test uses a modified Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA) that detects antibodies to foods. A simple prick test will allow for a detailed assessment of any intolerances present.

The Diagnostic Kit

Testing your reaction to the following foods:


Wheat, Rye, Barley, Oat, Buckwheat, Amaranth, Goosefoot, Corn, Rice, Gluten

Nuts & Seeds:

Peanut, Hazelnut, Almond, Cacao, Mustard


Egg white, Egg yolk


Cow’s milk, Goat’s milk, Sheep milk, Casein


Carrot, Celery, Cabbage, Broccoli, Garlic, Onion, Leek, Potato


Banana, Lemon, Orange, Strawberry, Grape, Peach, Apple, Pineapple, Kiwi fruit, Tomato


Soy, Pea, Green bean


Lamb/Mutton, Pork, Beef, Chicken, Turkey

Fish & Seafood:

Cod, Salmon, Trout, Tuna, Shrimp, Squid, Octopus


Baker’s yeast, Brewer’s yeast, Coffee

If you are positive to any food groups in the test, the simple act of removing them from your diet for 3 months can completely change your life. A personalised dietary guide will be provided consisting of a detailed assessment of the result and professional advice to support the recommended lifestyle modifications. Food intolerances and food allergies are different. Food intolerances involve the digestive system while food allergies involve the immune system.

A different test to identify your allergies, which includes inhalation allergens, is also available.

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Food Intolerance or Allergy Test,
at your preferred Brown’s Pharmacy.

Brown’s Paola Square Pharmacy
T. + 356 2182 1646

Brown’s Village Pharmacy, Mellieha
T. + 356 2152 3536

Brown’s Pharmacy, Naxxar
T. + 356 2141 7652

St Louis Pharmacy, Mosta
T. + 356 2143 1431

Brown’s Pharmacy, Mellieha
T. +356 2152 3554

Naxxar Centre Pharmacy
T. +356 2141 1438

Brown’s Pharmacy, Pieta
T. + 356 2124 4366

Brown's Victor Pharmacy, Sliema
T. 21330352

Brown’s Pharmacy, Qormi
T. + 356 2149 9697

Brown’s Pharmacy, Zebbug
T. + 356 2146 5411

Brown’s Medical Plaza Pharmacy, San Gwann
T. + 356 2137 2195

Mensija Pharmacy, San Gwann
T. +356 2137 3275

Brown’s Pharmacy, Kalkara
T. + 356 2180 7740

Brown’s Pharmacy, Sliema (Tigne Point)
T. + 356 2131 3233

St Anne Pharmacy, Birkirkara
T. +356 2744 1913

Brown's Pharmacy, Skyparks, Hal Luqa
T. 21696668

Brown’s Pharmacy, B’kara, B'kara
T. + 356 2148 8884

Brown's Pharmacy, St.Julian's, St. Julian’s
T. +356 2133 3886

Brown's Pharmacy, Attard
T. + 356 2143 6339

Iklin Pharmacy
T. +356 2141 5499

Brown’s Pharmacy, Paola Hill
T. + 356 2169 4818

Brown’s Pharmacy, Hamrun
T. + 356 2123 8623

Brown’s Grognet Pharmacy, Mosta
T. +356 2143 2038

Brown's Quad Pharmacy, Mriehel
T. +356 21441060

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