FAQs - Frequently asked questions
iBlue is the first home test kit that tells you your body’s antioxidant level. Antioxidants are essential substances that defend your cells against the negative effects of an excessive build-up of free radicals (oxidative stress), strengthen the immune system, combat skin ageing and help preserve your mental and physical efficiency. So knowing your antioxidant level and acting in consequence can be very important for your health.
The test is super-fast! It takes just 5 minutes to perform and read your antioxidant level.
iBlue is designed for home use. You can do it yourself, at home or anywhere you like, without needing any particular technical skills or the assistance of specialist staff. Once you have the result, you can ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice, so you can plan a personalised antioxidant strategy.
No, the test is completely painless. No blood samples or needles are required – just a small sample of saliva.
No. No laboratory tests or specialist examinations are needed to perform the test (antioxidant measurement using a saliva sample) or to read the results (colorimetric assessment).
iBlue has no contraindications, and is designed for everyone who cares about their health. Knowing and controlling your body’s antioxidant power is useful for many reasons: it helps protect your body from all the problems caused by oxidative stress (excessive free radicals), such as a weakened immune system, physical tiredness and reduced mental efficiency. It also helps you understand if your diet is balanced or if you need to adjust it, and can help boost your athletic performance and improve the appearance of your skin and the vitality of your hair.
Certainly. Intense physical exercise or a lack of training can cause a build-up of free radicals, which give rise to muscle damage and pain, cramps, reduced performance and slower recovery. So if you’re an exercise addict, measuring your antioxidant level with iBlue could be even more important.
iBlue uses a simple colour scale (from dark blue to light blue) to tell you if you have the right antioxidant capacity or not. By checking the shade you obtain you can see instantly if your TAC is too low (indicating a condition of oxidative stress), if it is just right, or even if it is too high.
Each iBlue home test kit is single use. Regular testing by purchasing new kits can help in monitoring your antioxidant levels over time and evaluating the efficacy of your strategy.
No. The test results must not be interpreted as medical indications or as advice to begin any therapeutic treatment. They are not for professional use and do not replace specialist laboratory tests.