Learn your reactivity to 108 additional foods
Food Sensitivity Expansion Test
Still have symptoms you think might be related to a food you’re eating? Test for 108 additional foods, including types of dairy, beans, and fruits and vegetables with this expanded test. Next, use your results to guide a temporary elimination diet.
IgG Reactivity to
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Measures your immune system's IgG antibody reactivity to 108 foods
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Experiencing symptoms that you believe are related to food, such as headaches, stomach pain, or bloating?
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Gastrointestinal distress
Everything you need to understand your results
- Pre-paid shipping both ways
- All materials for sample collection and shipping back to the lab
- Detailed directions and an instructional video to guide you
- Help along the way from our customer care team
- Digital and printable results
- Group webinar with a healthcare professional
Your food sensitivity results will tell you how reactive your IgG antibodies are to 108 common foods.
Each food will be rated on a Class scale of 0-3: Class 0 (normal reactivity) to Class 3 (high reactivity). This is a great place to start if you want to dig into your body's relationship with food.
You will also get:
- Tailored suggestions about what to do next
- Help prioritizing your temporary elimination diet
- Personalized information and education
The results of your Everlywell Food Sensitivity Test are intended to be used to guide a temporary elimination diet with an add-back challenge. This is a critical step in helping pinpoint which foods may be causing your unwanted symptoms.
We understand that food elimination and restriction can lead to or trigger disordered eating behavior. For this reason, it is not recommended to take the Food Sensitivity Test if you currently have or are in recovery for an eating disorder (i.e., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder).
It is also not recommended to use the results of your Food Sensitivity Test to achieve weight loss. Eating a balanced diet is important and your results are not intended to strictly limit your consumption and inhibit your ability to obtain necessary calories and nutrients from food.
Due to the specific nutritional needs of pregnant and breastfeeding women, elimination diets are not recommended. It’s best to speak with your healthcare provider for advisement should you be experiencing unwanted symptoms.
Everlywell will provide tailored suggestions about what to do next. While reactivity does not always equate with symptoms, it can help prioritize the foods selected for a temporary elimination diet. Once you have your IgG test results, you can try a temporary elimination diet of your choosing until you achieve the right balance of minimizing your symptoms while maintaining a lifestyle that you enjoy.
You may choose to not stop eating certain foods, but knowing your reactivity might lead to adjustments in how much or frequently you eat them.
Our tests provide personalized information and education; they are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care.
This test is a great place to start if you are experiencing symptoms you suspect are related to a food or foods you are eating and is generally more affordable than comparable tests. Enjoy food sensitivity testing the way it should be; quick, easy, and from the convenience of your home. If you have any questions feel free to chat with us below.
A temporary elimination diet can be a useful tool for uncovering the specific foods you’re sensitive to.
Basically you temporarily remove foods from your diet that you suspect could be giving you symptoms. In other words, you stop eating those "suspect foods" for a given amount of time—studies using a temporary elimination diet most often use between 4-6 weeks for this amount of time.
Next, you add those foods back to your diet – one at a time. Each time you add a “suspect food” back to your diet, you watch for symptoms for about 2-3 days. If a food you’re adding back doesn’t result in symptoms, then you continue eating it as a normal part of your diet. But if a food does give you symptoms when you add it back to your diet, then you’ve likely found a food you’re sensitive to.
Temporary elimination diets can seem overwhelming at first and you might not know where to start. That's why food sensitivity testing can make a real difference in identifying which foods you want to prioritize in a temporary elimination diet and in helping you discover the foods you're sensitive to. A food sensitivity test checks the reactivity levels of your IgG antibodies for many different foods. IgG antibodies are a type of antibody that your immune system produces in response to foreign “invaders” or anything our body recognizes that is not “self”, in this case it is responding to the foods we eat.
If you have a high IgG reactivity level to a certain food, there’s a possibility that food may be involved with causing your food sensitivity symptoms.
So taking a food sensitivity test can give you feedback on your body's immune system response to different foods. You can then use this information to guide your temporary elimination diet—and to choose what foods to eliminate at first. This helps remove a lot of the "guessing" in the elimination diet process—and can make it easier for you to connect a food or foods with the unpleasant symptoms you are experiencing.
Note that a food sensitivity test is not an allergy test. (Learn more about our allergy testing option for indoor and outdoor allergies.)