IgG Food Intolerance Test
Food Intolerance Test (IgG) is an at-home test that measures your body’s immune response to over 200+ commonly eaten foods to help provide guidance on what types of food may be the best to choose for a temporary elimination diet.
This test does not test for food allergies. Included is a personalized food report.
Related symptoms include:
– Chronic gastrointestinal problems: irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, and bloating
– Skin problems: itching and psoriasis
– Depression and anxiety
– Headaches and migraines
– Weight control
– Chronic fatigue
– Attention Deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
How It Works
Sample Requirement: blood sample (using provided lancet on a finger and deposited with the provided collection tube.)
1. We will mail you the Food Sensitivity Test.
2. Collect your blood sample by following the instructions provided within the kit.
3. Use the pre-addressed envelope included within your kit to mail your sample.
4. Receive your report and schedule a consultation with a practitioner.
The Increasing Importance of Food Sensitivity
• Adverse reactions to foods are causing increasingly more health problems.
Approximately 5% of the population is affected by a food allergy, which produces an immediate onset of the symptoms often associated with an ‘allergic response’.
• However, it is estimated that more than 40% of the population have a delayed type of reaction, which occurs several hours or days after a food is consumed. The delay in the appearance of symptoms makes it difficult to determine which foods could be considered as the trigger of the health problem.
Advantages of the Food Sensitivity Test
1.) Finger Prick blood sample
• Less invasive than a venous blood sample.
2.) Quantitative IgG Level
• Food reactivity can be compared for optimal dietary planning.
• Easy to Identify the ‘problem’ foods to avoid.
3.) Food Panel
• Select the most appropriate depending on diet and budget.
Personalized Food Report
• Precise level of IgG antibody for every food item
– Report 1: foods are listed alphabetically in food groups
– Report 2: foods are listed in order of reactivity
2.) Explanation of food sensitivity terminology
3.) Advice on dietary changes
4.) How to re-introduce foods
5.) Avoiding dairy, eggs, wheat/gluten, and yeast
6.) Frequently asked questions
Link To Gut Complaints
If the small intestine becomes damaged (e.g. by stress, infections, and/or medicines), partially digested foods can reach the bloodstream. Certain areas of these foods are recognized as ‘antigens’ by the immune system and special IgG antibodies are formed against them. These IgG antibodies bind to the specific food proteins to form immune complexes, which can accumulate in joints, organs, and the vascular system. Immune complexes are disseminated by an inflammatory reaction. If this recurs frequently, it can lead to a chronic process and subsequent health conditions.
Information is only meant for educational purposes. It is not meant as medical advice and any treatment decisions should be made with the knowledge or consent of your healthcare professional. The personal information you provide is necessary to provide a thorough analysis. The information will be stored confidently and used only for the purpose of analyzing your specimen. Samples are processed by our accredited partner medical laboratory.
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M8X 2X9, Canada