Food intolerance is a detrimental reaction to a food, beverage, food additive, or compound found in foods that produces symptoms in one or more body organs and systems. Food allergies are immune reactions, involving mast cells in which food triggers release of mast cell mediators, such as histamine when the food allergen binds to pre-formed IgE antibodies already bound to the mast cell. This mechanism causes allergies to typically give immediate reaction (a few minutes to a few hours) to foods. There are numerous causes for other types of food sensitivities, most of which, in contrast to food allergies, cause delayed hypersensitivity reactions to the food.
Food intolerances can be classified according to their mechanism. Intolerance can result from the absence of specific chemicals or enzymes needed to digest a food substance, as in hereditary fructose intolerance. It may be a result of an abnormality in the body’s ability to absorb nutrients, as occurs in fructose malabsorption.
Food intolerance may present as any of the following symptoms:
Irritable bowel syndrome
Skin problems (psoriasis)
Intolerance to certain foods
ImuPro series identifies IgG antibodies against as many as 270 different foods and determine if these IgG antibodies are present in high or low amounts. You will be able to know which foods you are allergic to.
ImuPro food intolerance test originates from Germany and is currently the leading brand for food intolerance test globally.
What You Will Receive?
You will be provided with an individual dietary recommendation on the basis of your personal test results.
You will find out the foods you should avoid eating for a certain period of time
You will get personal recipe book with suggestions for tasty meals that you can enjoy as an alternative.
What You Will Need To Do?
10mls of blood is required to be drawn with no overnight fasting required.
You will need to abstain from oily and fatty food 2 hours before the test.
You will need to fill up a Health Questionnaire Form which will take less than 3 minutes.
Results of test will be around 15-18 working days.
Tests suitable for adults and children above 2 years old.