Gadget Tree: It Says “Gluten Free”… So Put It To The Test!


Found out about something that just may make living gluten free a little bit easier… if not safer.

“GlutenTox Home” is a new user-friendly test kit that easily detects gluten protein in food, drinks and even cosmetics.

GlutenTox Home

According to the info included with the kit and on the website, the GlutenTox Home contains “a new antibody called G12 that was developed to specifically recognize the toxic fraction of gluten present in wheat, barley, rye and oat that triggers the auto-immune response in celiac patients.”

Gluten can be harmful—if not downright poisonous— to people suffering with Celiac disease, a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with the absorption of nutrients from food. Gluten is even sometimes found in everyday products like lip balms, cosmetics, vitamins and medicine.

To test for gluten with the GlutenTox Home kit, you have to first grind up the product being sampled (if it’s liquid you’re already good to go). Then, using a special spoon, you measure the proper amount of the sample into the GlutenTox Home’s “extraction” bottle. After few minutes of mixing, and another five minutes of letting the bottle’s contents settle, you remove a few drops and place them into the “dilution bottle.”

Now, the fun begins… (and you don’t have to be a science-geek to enjoy this.) After a quick shake of the dilution bottle, you place a few drops on the special testing stick. If you’ve ever used one of those home-pregnancy testing kits… this will be very familiar. After about 10 minutes, if the product is gluten free, you’ll see a single blue line. If it’s got gluten in it, a pink line will show up. The darker the pink, the more gluten in the product.

Watch the step-by-step video here. 

Biomedal SL, the makers of GlutenTox Home, say there are certain things that shouldn’t be tested with this product, like chocolate and soy sauce, because you might not get an accurate reading.

GlutenTox Home 5-test Kit

The kits come in 2-test ($28), 5-test ($60), and 10-test ($115) single-use sizes. GlutenTox Home has been available in Europe for a while, but it’s now available onlnine through the  North American distributor, Emport LLC.

This could be a huge breakthrough for Celiac sufferers or those attempting to lead gluten-free lives. If you order a kit and try it out, let me know what you think!

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: