Markers tested: IgG response to 184 food items.
What is a comprehensive food sensitivity test?
Unlike a food allergy test, a food sensitivity test measures the subtle response of body’s IgG antibodies to common ingredients in the food. These are the foods that may not be making you sick but uncomfortable when ingested. The comprehensive food sensitivity test includes most of the commonly found ingredients in American diet.
Why measure food sensitivity?
Once you find out that your body is producing immunoglobulin G (IgG) protein antibodies in response to certain foods, you can reduce or eliminate the consumption of those food items. The food sensitivity is measured on scale of 0 to 3 (zero means no sensitivity and 3 means high sensitivity).
Common symptoms of food sensitivity include bloating, unease, nausea, headache, mood swing, and fatigue. One common example is lactose intolerance when people feel bloated after consuming milk.
Testing for food sensitivity can help improve quality of life by eliminating foods or rotating them on a regular basis. The simplicity of test is that once your results are received, you can eliminate suspect food items to confirm how they have been affecting you.
What food items are tested in a comprehensive food sensitivity test?
The test will measure following 184 food ingredients: (items in italics are not part of our basic food sensitivity test)
- Meat and Poultry: Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, Buffalo, Duck, Venison
- Fish and Shellfish: Clam, Codfish, Crab, Haddock, Lobster, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Swordfish, Tuna, Anchovy, Bass, Flounder, Halibut, Herring, Mackerel, Mussel, Oyster, Perch, Red Snapper, Squid, Trout, Walleye Pike
- Grain and Starches: Barley, Bran, Corn, Gluten, Malt, Oats, Rice, Rye, Wheat, Amaranth, Arrowroot, Buckwheat, Hops, Millet, Quinoa, Sorghum, Tapioca, Teff
- Vegetables: Asparagus, Bell Pepper, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Kale, Kelp, Lettuce, Mushroom, Olive (Green), Onion, Potato, Potato (Sweet), Spinach , Squash, Tomato, Artichoke, Beets, Brussels Sprout, Okra, Parsnip, Pumpkin, Radish, Turnip, Zucchini
- Legumes and Pulses: Green Pea, Lima Bean, Peanut, Soybean, Black-eyed Peas, Chickpeas, Kidney Bean, Lentil, Navy Bean
- Dairy and Egg: Cheddar Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Milk (Cow’s), Mozzarella, Yogurt, Blue Cheese, Casein, Milk (Goat’s), Milk (Sheep’s), Swiss Cheese, Whey
- Fruits: Apple, Avocado, Banana, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Coconut, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Strawberry, Watermelon, Apricot, Blackberry, Cherry, Cranberry, Date, Fig, Honeydew, Kiwi, Lime, Mango, Papaya, Plum, Raspberry, Rhubarb, Tangerine
- Beverages and Misc.: Black Tea, Cocoa, Coffee, Honey, Yeast (Baker’s), Yeast (Brewer’s), Carob, Green Tea
- Nuts, Seeds, Oils: Almond, Cashew, Chia Seed, Cola, Safflower, Sesame, Sunflower, Walnut, Brazil Nut, Canola, Chestnut, Flaxseed, Hazelnut, Hemp, Macadamia Nut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Poppy Seed
- Herbs, Spices, Flavorings: Basil, Bay Leaf, Black Pepper, Cinnamon, Dill, Ginger, Mustard, Oregano, Tarragon, Cilantro, Cloves, Fennel Seed, Ginseng, Horseradish, Licorice, Nutmeg, Paprika, Parsley, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Turmeric, Vanilla Bean
How to get tested for food sensitivity?
The easiest low-cost way to get tested for comprehensive food sensitivity is from the convenience of your home. Simply order a food sensitivity test kit, collect the sample at home, ship it for free to our world class CLIA-certified labs, and find out your results in less than a week. You can also order our basic food sensitivity test that tests for 96 different food items in American food diet.
For a detailed reference on food sensitivity, please read more here.