What’s the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?
What you will find is that an allergy is more severe than an intolerance and the reaction is usually felt immediately.
Allergies also tend to be with you for life. Conversely, intolerances are typically less severe in nature and can change over time.
Additionally, the symptoms of an intolerance are not immediate, manifesting anywhere from 10 minutes to 48 hours after the food has been consumed.
What do my results actually mean?
The items on the list that display a color (rather than a blank space) indicate a minimum intolerance level of 85% and are graded as low, medium or high within these parameters.
It is quite common for something that has never caused you an issue to start doing so, depending on your diet, your habits and your environment.
If, for reasons of poor immune system levels or poor diet, you have too much of one particular element in your system, your body will have trouble dealing with these increased levels.
The side effects this imbalance causes is known as an intolerance.
So, you can see that it’s as much to do with your habits as your biology.
*To offer accurate testing, we do not test children under the age of 5. This is due to a child’s system changing when they are younger which can cause more adverse reactions whilst young.