Food Sensitivity Test
Why Test for Food Sensitivity, C3d / IgG Antigens?
Within the US, approximately 50 million people suffer from allergies at a cost of $18 billion a year. The prevalence of food allergies has been increasing and it is estimated that 50% of adults and 70% of children suffer from food allergies. In extreme cases, food allergies can lead to anaphylactic shock and death if untreated. Fortunately, most people do not have allergic reactions that severe. The symptoms of food allergies are typically fatigue, joint pain, congestion, headache, rashes and chronic intestinal symptoms.
In addition to common food allergens, our profile measures the preservatives-MSG, butylated hydroxyanisole (BHA), Polysorbate-80 and the food additives – Red#2, Red#3, Red#40, Yellow#6, Aspartame and Saccharin, commonly found in processed foods.
Allergic reactions are classified into four types. Our food allergy profile detects Type II/III responses, which are associated with a delayed allergic response that is mediated by an IgG response and immune complexes. Within this immune complex, the complement component 3 (C3) is converted into C3d, which is an activator of the complement cascade. Our food allergy test is unique in that the test detects all classes of IgG and IgG-C3d immune complexes for a higher sensitivity.
Symptoms of C3d sensitivity include:
- Joint pain
- Circles under eyes
- Auto-immune reactions