Food intolerance occurs when the body can’t completely digest a particular food, and the proteins of this food enter the bloodstream undissolved and cause an immune system reaction.
In a healthy metabolism, the proteins are extracted to amino acids. The immune system recognizes these amino acids, uses them, and does not respond to them. However, due to enzyme deficiencies or other health-related issues, if the protein enters the bloodstream undissolved, the body thinks these proteins are invaders attacking the body. The immune system fights the attacking proteins by producing IgG antibodies. This process often results in inflammation that can cause many different types of negative symptoms.
When you do not know the foods that you are sensitive to and keep on processing them, the metabolism enters a vicious circle. The more inflammation causes more undigested proteins to enter, and the more proteins enter, the more inflammation occurs.,The only way to get out of this vicious circle is by identifying the foods that are poorly digested and then eliminating them from your diet. Learn More
Pinnertest Food Intolerance Test has been in use for over ten years and has successfully helped many people become aware of their intolerances. It is an easy to use and understand exam. You place your order, and then we send out the test kit right away to you.
Once you receive the package, you follow the user-friendly guide, and a simple finger prick is all that is needed. You send off your sample to our lab, postage paid, and receive your results by email in 7 – 10 days.
Our Food Intolerance Test uses Microarray technology to determine your IgG antibodies in your blood. A protein microarray is a laboratory tool used to detect hundreds of different proteins at the same time. Protein microarrays are microscope slides that are printed with thousands of tiny spots in defined positions, with each spot containing a particular food protein.
The advantages brought by protein microarray technology include a reduction in biological sample volume, high sensitivity/specificity and large data generation. The sensitivity and specificity of a protein microarray with 329 proteins gives a 94% concordance with standard ELISAs (PubMed/NCBI View Article)