IgG antibody detection is the most sensitive allergy food testing available today.
Whilst simple elimination diets can be used to identify problem foods, this ‘trial and error’ approach is often time consuming. It can take a long time to identify the offending foods and achieve long-term health improvements.
Detection of food-specific IgG antibodies is recognized as a reliable method to identify foods that may be causing symptoms and to guide the design of elimination diets based on the IgG antibody results.
Adverse reactions to foods are causing increasingly more health problems. It is estimated that more than 50% 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.
If the small intestine becomes damaged (e.g. by stress, poor diet, infections or medications), partially digested foods can reach the blood stream. 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.
Common symptoms include: