Food Sensitivity Testing
Sometimes, despite your very best efforts, you still feel like crap after eating a meal.
Certain foods, whether they are healthy or not, may trigger any number of symptoms, such as:
diarrhea (yep, I went there)
pain in your joints
Figuring out which food is causing the issue can be time consuming, and you just don’t have the time (or energy!) for an elimination diet. What’s more — that elimination diet may NEVER find the TRUE offensive food. Food sensitivity reactions are often delayed by a few hours or longer after eating the foods.
Understanding Food Allergies and Sensitivities
A true food allergy is a potentially life-threatening reaction that involves IgE antibodies of your immune system. Food sensitivities involve other antibodies and cells of your immune system.
To help identify potentially problematic foods, Jessica Groff Nutrition, LLC has partnered with Immufoods to bring you three levels of food sensitivity testing.
Our ImuPro 90 Food Intolerance Test is an introductory package for someone who is interested in discovering if and what foods are causing their food intolerance symptoms. This test analyzes a sample of your blood serum against 90 of the most common trigger foods. Even with our basic food intolerance package, you can get a comprehensive overview of which foods may be causing your food-related distress.
The ImuPro 90 Food Intolerance Test analyzes your blood serum via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing. ELISA testing identifies and assesses the food-specific IgG antibodies in your blood. The ImuPro 90 can identify up to 90 of the most common food triggers and categorizes these triggers based on how they affect the IgG antibodies in your blood. Check out the full list of tested foods in the ImuPro 90 package.
Our ImuPro 180 Food Intolerance Test is an upgraded package for someone who wants to discover if their troublesome symptoms are related to food intolerances. This mid-level test analyzes a sample of your blood serum against 180 of the most common trigger foods. This gives you a more extensive overview of which foods may be causing your food-related issues.
The ImuPro 180 Food Intolerance Test assesses your blood serum via enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing. ELISA testing identifies and analyzes your blood for any possible food-specific IgG antibodies. The ImuPro 180 can identify up to 180 of the most common food triggers. Here is the full list of tested foods in the ImuPro 180 Food Intolerance Test.
Our ImuPro 270 Food Intolerance Test is the most elite package for someone who is looking for the most detailed analysis of their blood for possible food intolerances. Our top-level test analyzes a blood sample against 270 of the most common trigger foods. Compared to our other food intolerance packages, you can get the most food and food substance triggers analyzed in the ImuPro 270 Food Intolerance Test. This is our most extensive and complete testing package available.
The ImuPro 270 Food Intolerance Test uses enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) testing to analyze your blood sample. ELISA testing looks for any possible food-specific IgG antibodies in your blood. The ImuPro 270 can identify up to 270 of the most common food triggers. From this complete list, the test categorizes these triggers based on how much they affect the IgG antibodies in your blood.
How reliable is the ImuPro test?
The test is performed using the ELISA method which is a well-established standard procedure in laboratory analysis. Our results are reliable and reproducible and are checked through regular quality controls in labs across different countries.
My general practitioner performed a standard allergy test on me. Is ImuPro still worth it?
The ImuPro test detects IgG food allergies, which a standard allergy test does not detect.
What exactly is the difference between IgG and IgE?
IgG stands for “Immunoglobulin G." Immunoglobulins are the antibodies used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses. Everybody has IgG antibodies in their blood but occasionally these antibodies can start to react against foods. This is what can cause food allergies or delayed-onset food allergies (food intolerance). IgE mediated allergies (type I) are completely different from IgG mediated allergies (type III). An IgE allergy is a traditional “true” allergy where symptoms occur immediately, rather than delayed in the case of IgG food allergies. IgG reactions increasingly occur in case of a disturbed intestinal flora, but decrease if the change in diet is kept to. IgE reactions occur occasionally and remain for your whole life. Type I food allergies must be considered in addition to the ImuPro results when changing your diet, since the food tested positively for IgE antibodies must always be avoided.