Are you suffering from headaches, bloating, or tiredness? These are often signs of food sensitivity and intolerance affecting your daily life. So, the Premium Food Intolerance test is our most comprehensive food intolerance test, which analyses your IgG reactions to 208 food and drinks ingredients. Further, YorkTest will provide precise results
and nutritional support
to help replace problem foods and optimise your diet.
What does it measure?
Food intolerance can occur when the body has difficulty digesting certain foods. When this happens over time, large food particles (proteins) may enter the bloodstream, and this can cause inflammation.
When the digestive system processes foods and drinks, it breaks down the proteins into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger particles can pass through without breaking down. Therefore, sometimes the body reacts by attacking them using Immunoglobulin G's (IgG) antibodies.
Food intolerance can cause many disruptive symptoms, such as digestive problems, eczema, migraines and headaches, fatigue, depression, low mood, joint pains, and sinusitis.
Food intolerance symptoms
- Abdominal Pain
- Aches and Pains
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Low mood
- Skin problems
- Stomach Cramps
- Weight Loss/Weight Gain
For instance, symptoms of food intolerance can take up to 72 hours to appear after eating the trigger food or group of foods. Meanwhile, people with food intolerances* usually have around 4 or 5 trigger foods.
A Word on Intolerance and Allergy
The terms "food intolerance" and "food allergy" are often confused and are very different. Also, a genuine food allergy is relatively rare. Besides, only about 2% of the adult population is affected. In short, a food allergy is a swift response by the body's immune system to a specific food. In this reaction, the body's immune system mistakes food for an 'invader', which often results in a rapid allergic reaction, usually within minutes, but generally within two hours.
Moreover, this allergic reaction is commonly associated with responses to peanuts, tree nuts, milk, eggs and seafood. Food intolerance is quite different from a food allergy, and while the symptoms can impact the person's quality of life, they are not life-threatening. Food intolerances are much more common than food allergies.
- Age range, this test is suitable for
- Adults 2+
- Type of test
- A blood test from a finger prick
- Before Taking this Test
- Eat as normal
- How long until I get my results?
- Ten days