Are you suffering from unexplained migraines, fatigue, digestive issues, or even anxiety and depression? It’s possible you could be one of the 32 million Americans living with a food sensitivity.
Food sensitivities, unlike food allergies, are reactions to food that may be associated with increased levels of certain IgG class antibodies in your immune system that are reactive to that food. Compared to allergies, the symptoms of a food sensitivity are typically delayed and can occur days after consumption. Because of the delayed onset and the fact that these ailments can be caused by many different factors, it’s not uncommon for people to go their whole lives without knowing they have a food sensitivity.
While food sensitivities do not cause life-threatening reactions like a food allergy might, they can certainly put a damper on your quality of life — especially if you don’t know what’s causing your symptoms. Taking a food sensitivity test is the first step to feeling better because once you know the cause, you can manage the effects.
What is a food sensitivity test?
There are several different types of food sensitivity tests, all with the goal of identifying which foods you are sensitive to. One popular method is the elimination diet, a process in which you eliminate certain foods and then methodically reintroduce them back into your diet one at a time to discover the culprit.
There are also more scientific approaches to testing for food sensitivities. Cell-based tests, like the Mediator Release Test (MRT), require a blood sample and work by monitoring changes in the ratio of white blood cells to plasma when exposed to a food antigen. There are also antibody-based tests, which work by measuring the production of immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies in response to foods, and a slew of other options including muscle response, provocation and neutralization, and more.
What are the most common things found on a food sensitivity test?
While food sensitivities can differ from person to person, there are a few offenders that can consistently cause problems for people across the board. Those are:
- Dairy Products
- High FODMAP Foods
- Food Additives
If I have a food sensitivity, are supplements safe to take?
If you or someone you know has a food sensitivity, reading food labels becomes second nature. But what about the other things we ingest, like vitamins and supplements? Are they safe to take? Can they help alleviate some of the symptoms?
At EVVOBODY, we pride ourselves on offering the best possible products made with natural, organic ingredients. While we recommend consulting your doctor before taking any supplements, here are a few options that may provide relief from food sensitivity symptoms.
There’s no gluten, wheat, yeast, soy, or dairy in our Whole multivitamin, so you can support your heart, brain, and overall immunity with raw, essential organics made from a blend of all-natural fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
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