Symptoms of food intolerance can take up to 72 hours to appear after eating the trigger food or group of foods. Many people suffer for years, and don’t know that there are easy steps to take to resolve their condition. Lorisian food intolerance testing could identify food intolerances and provide methods to optimise health and wellbeing.
The gut is home to around 70% of your immune system thus supporting your gut health supports immunity.
On average people who suffer from food intolerances usually have between 4 and 8 trigger foods. 45% of the population suffer from food intolerance which can cause many symptoms including gut symptoms, bloating, migraine, low mood, fatigue, weight and skin problems. These symptoms should always be checked out by a medical professional.
What is the difference between food allergy and food intolerance?
Allergy tests measure the rapid reactions caused by raised IgE antibodies. The Lorisian test measures the delayed food intolerance reactions in the form of IgG antibodies. IgG antibodies to foods are linked to inflammation in the body. Symptoms can be slow to develop and can take hours or days to appear. Food intolerance can be reversible. Food allergy is very different; it produces reactions very quickly and can be life-threatening.
You will be brought into the privacy of a consultation room where your test will be carried out. The test involves a finger prick and two to three drops of blood are absorbed with a test stick.
This is sent off to a laboratory, Lorisian, has over 30 years’ experience, specialising in laboratory tests that measure food triggers (food-specific IgG antibodies).
The Lorisan Gold test analyses your IgG antibody reaction to 208 common food ingredients.
The results will be received usually in around five working days which can then be discussed further.
Is everyone suitable for this test?
This test is suitable for most people apart from the following groups:
If you suffer from blood borne infections or diseases such as Hepatitis or HIV
Under the age of 2
Pregnant or breast feeding
Taking steroids or immunosuppressants
Note: If you are currently excluding any foods from your diet, especially over the past six weeks, this could affect the test results for those foods.