Natural Wellness Center

IgG Food Allergy Testing

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This minimally invasive test measures the total IgG levels produced by your body in reaction to 96 different food types.

IgG are a class of antibodies that contribute towards cumulative food sensitivities and reactions. The IgG forms an immune complex with the allergenic food. These immune complexes activate the release of inflammatory proteins at the site of immune complex deposition. This process can occur over several days. Therefore IgG based reactions can include a wide range of symptoms and their delayed appearance makes it easy for the food sensitivity to be overlooked:

Deposition of immune complexes in vascular spaces can result in headaches, increased blood pressure and inflamed blood vessels and arterioles (vasculitis)

Deposition of immune complexes in respiratory tissues can result in various breathing problems (asthma, upper respiratory tract infections)

Deposition of the immune complexes in the skin can result in acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin infections

Deposition of immune complexes in the joints can result in joint pain

Immune complexes can cause histamine release and create symptoms similar to colds, itchiness, swelling and inflammation

The IgG Food Allergy test employs the enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) method of identifying specific antibodies. ELISA is a commonly used method in scientific laboratories to detect specific antibodies. It is highly sensitive and specific, the method used to test for antibodies for viruses. In food allergy testing, the concentration of the positive IgG antibody for a specific food will help determine your sensitivity to that food.

Food Allergy versus Food Intolerence:

Food intolerances and food allergies are not the same. Food allergies are the result of antibody-antigen reactions. Food intolerances are not related to immune reactions. A classic food intolerance is lactose intolerance. Lactose intolerant individuals do not produce the enzymes required to breakdown the lactose sugar, resulting in digestive discomfort (that can mimic other true food allergies).

Food intolerances can produce a “no reaction” result in the IgG food allergy test.