Food Sensitivity testing can be very useful to help prioritize an elimination or rotation diet. Usually removing foods that the body has produced antibodies to will alleviate symptoms, because the source of inflammation is removed. The ideal time course for elimination is not established. Consider magnitude of antibody response, half life of antibodies, patient’s current dietary intake, level of motivation, status of mucosal integrity, and remission and/or progression of symptoms.

About the Test

Vibrant Food Sensitivity is an array of 209 commonly consumed food antigens which offers very specific antibody-to-antigen recognition. This panel offers the options to measure an individual’s IgG, IgA, IgG subclass 4, and C3d reactivity to food antigens. Being able to test IgA antibodies provides additional information to foods that may be causing mucosal damage. Additionally, this test is ideal for patients who might be suffering from delayed reactions to certain foods. Using an antibody-based food sensitivity test can help prioritize the necessary foods to eliminate and create a customized diet plan around the patient’s specific needs.

Which patients can benefit from the Food Sensitivity test?

If you have the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the Food Sensitivity:

  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Headaches
  • Brain fog
  • Rashes, such as eczema
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Skin itchiness and redness
  • Bronchitis and asthma-like symptoms
  • Musculoskeletal joint pain
  • Muscle stiffness and swelling

The Vibrant Advantage

  • Vibrant is the only functional medicine laboratory that utilizes a chemiluminescent method of detecting food sensitivities on a silicon chip. While other labs use ELISA methods, Vibrant's proprietary technology enables them to provide the highest sensitivity of detection with validated reproducibility.
  • Vibrant tests for both IgG and IgA antibodies to foods.
  • Vibrant's food sensitivity panels, when run alongside the Wheat Zoomer and other Food Zoomers, can assess the full depth and severity of intestinal barrier permeability as well as highly antigenic foods at peptide level sensitivity to best treat underlying causes of inflammation and food sensitivity.

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