Food sensitivity

For nutrition to be a source of health

What is food sensitivity?

The most typical food antigens are low molecular weight glycoproteins which are able to generate a heterogeneous immunological response in which the production of IgA predominates. Even under normal conditions, small quantities of food macromolecules are absorbed and neutralized by circulating immunoglobulins, forming immunocomplexes containing IgA and IgG, which are cleared rapidly without causing any pathology. Several studies have associated foodstuffs with IgG immunoglobulin-mediated hypersensitivity reactions. The continued intake of foodstuffs to which one is sensitive (either directly or as ingredients of prepared or pre-cooked foods) causes the constant presence of specific antibodies in the bloodstream. Thus, food sensitivity, or retarded allergy to foodstuffs is simply a pathological immune response which is included in the so-called type I and II hypersensitivity reactions, caused by the mass formation of food Ag-IgG immunocomplexes. The precipitation of these immunocomplexes at a vascular level gives rise to the activation of the complement system and therefore the onset of an inflammatory process which is responsible for collateral damage in the tissues near the immune reaction.

What are the advantages of our tests?

  • There are specific panels for vegetarians
  • You can choose between 4 different panels
  • Greater accuracy: each foodstuff is analyzed in duplicate
  • The most advanced microarray technology is used
  • Only a small amount of blood is needed
  • Affordable prices
  • Report includes alternative foods to banned foods that will help you design your new diet in a balanced way
  • Graphical report easily interpretable with food classified in four colors (green, yellow, orange and red) according to degree of sensitivity

What does our food sensitivity test consist of?

Our food sensitivity test is a laboratory test performed by means of an Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSorbent Assay (ELISA) which highlights the presence of high levels of specific IgG in blood when faced by a series of food antigens covering practically the entirety of a person’s nutrition. Eliminating the foodstuffs with which high levels of IgG have been detected will bring about the termination of the hypersensitivity reactions, and consequently, the disappearance of the symptoms they cause.

What test options do we provide?

In our test catalog we offer 4 types of panel according to the needs of each person:

  • S/+ Basic: 88 Mediterranean diet foodstuffs
  • S/+ 132: 132 complete diet foodstuffs
  • S/+ V150: 155 lacto-ovo vegetarian diet foodstuffs
  • S/+ 200: 206 complete diet foodstuffs

Do I need a venous extraction to perform the test?

No. You can perform the extraction at your home by finger puncture with the kit we provide. This kit includes simple instructions that will help you in the process.