food intolerance measurement

The FOODTEST 200+ detects the amount of IgG antibodies produced simultaneously against 226 types of food and food ingredients from a single, small blood sample. No other test currently available can detect more food sensitivities.

Why should you have an intolerance test?

  1. Food intolerance usually occurs in the foods that are most commonly eaten.
  2. Most people are unaware when they eat foods that make them ill.
  3. IgG reactions (food intolerance) are much more common than IgE reactions (food allergy), affecting one in three people.
  4. IgG reactions that cause food intolerance develop over a long period of time and are very difficult to identify without FOODTEST 200+.
  5. Many diseases and conditions that impair quality of life can be associated with food intolerance (e.g. a simple recurrent headache).
  6. Many chronic diseases can be improved or even eliminated by eliminating the foods that cause intolerance.

In the short video below, our professional guide, Attila Mosó, gives a comprehensive explanation of the “behind the scenes” of food intolerance and allergy.

Symptoms of food intolerance

Food intolerance is not usually a dangerous disease, but it can cause very unpleasant symptoms.
In children, it can contribute to the development of eczema skin lesions and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), as well as abdominal problems.
In adults, it may worsen symptoms of chronic skin conditions, depression, anxiety and may also play a role in obesity, in addition to gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, stomach pain, diarrhoea, constipation).

Causes of food intolerance

Medicines, preservatives – some people find it harder to neutralise or have a stronger reaction to certain agents (salicylates, sulphites, histamine).
Toxic components – many foods contain naturally occurring toxic components that can disrupt the digestive system (for example, undercooked beans contain lectins, which can lead to food intolerance through their toxic effects.)

Managing food intolerance

The treatment for food intolerance is simply the removal of the food that causes the sensitivity from the diet. However, care must be taken to ensure that the important nutrients in the omitted food are replaced in other ways and to avoid nutritional deficiencies.
A particular food intolerance may not last for the rest of the patient’s life. If the food causing the sensitivity is not eaten for a longer period of time, the body may be able to tolerate it again in smaller amounts. It is always advisable to seek the advice of a dietitian to develop a suitable diet.

How the test works

The test takes about 10 minutes, during which our colleague takes a few drops of blood from a fingertip. This sample is sent to a laboratory and the results are returned to us in about 2-3 days. The evaluation by our professional guide, Attila Mosó, is included in the price and can be done in person or online.