Studies regarding the removal of IgG reactive foods from the diet.

Studies regarding the removal of IgG reactive foods from the diet.

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Smartblood Laboratories detect food intolerances by measuring IgG antibody reactions using the ELISA method, a globally established technique for laboratory analysis that is over 40 years old and universally accepted as reliable and trustworthy. The Smartblood service is based upon testing for IgG antibodies, and the assertion that a positive result indicates a trigger food that causes an inflammatory response leading to a symptom.

There are many studies within the scientific community that support our case for this - those that are summarised below are but a handful of published articles related to our field. As with any scientific hypothesis there will be studies that support and do not support a position, and we invite our clients to not just consider the quantitative data that is usually provided but also the qualitatively measured human experiences and benefits of eliminating an IgG reactive food from the diet.

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Smartblood Laboratories detect food intolerances by measuring IgG antibody reactions using the ELISA method, a globally established technique for laboratory analysis that is over 40 years old and universally accepted as reliable and trustworthy. The Smartblood service is based upon testing for IgG antibodies, and the assertion that a positive result indicates a trigger food that causes an inflammatory response leading to a symptom.

There are many studies within the scientific community that support our case for this - those that are summarised below are but a handful of published articles related to our field. As with any scientific hypothesis there will be studies that support and do not support a position, and we invite our clients to not just consider the quantitative data that is usually provided but also the qualitatively measured human experiences and benefits of eliminating an IgG reactive food from the diet.

Our laboratory is also involved in a number of research projects, both those initiated by ourselves, and those initiated by other institutions and organisations where we are a research partner. Some projects are entirely laboratory based, while others encompass both clinical and laboratory-based aspects.

Our laboratory is also involved in a number of research projects, both those initiated by ourselves, and those initiated by other institutions and organisations where we are a research partner. Some projects are entirely laboratory based, while others encompass both clinical and laboratory-based aspects.

Atkinson, Sheldon, Shaath, et al (2003) - Food elimination based on IgG antibodies in irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial.

Atkinson, Sheldon, Shaath, et al (2003) - Food elimination based on IgG antibodies in irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial.

Introduction - A total of 150 outpatients with IBS were randomised to receive, for three months, either a diet excluding all foods to which they had raised IgG antibodies (enzyme linked immunosorbant assay test) or a sham diet excluding the same number of foods but not those to which they had antibodies.

Summary - A clinically significant improvement in IBS symptomatology was observed in patients eliminating foods to which they were found to exhibit sensitivity, as identified by an ELISA test for the presence of IgG antibodies to these foods.

Lewis et al., (2012) - Eliminating Immunologically-Reactive Foods from the Diet and its Effect on Body Composition and Quality of Life in Overweight Persons.
Dixon HS. (2000) - Treatment of delayed food reactions based on specific immunoglobulin G testing
Bentz et al. (2010) - Clinical relevance of IgG antibodies against food antigens in Crohn's disease: a double-blind cross-over diet intervention study
Rees et al. (2005) - A prospective audit of food intolerance among migraine patients in primary care clinical practice.
Alpay et al (2010) - Diet restriction in migraine, based on IgG against foods: A clinical double-blind, randomised, cross-over trial.
Karakuła-Juchnowicz et al., (2017) - The role of IgG hypersensitivity in the pathogenesis and therapy of depressive disorders.
Lee and Lee (2017) - Alterations of Food-specific Serum IgG4 Titers to Common Food Antigens in Patients with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
Virdee et al., (2015) - Food-specific IgG Antibody—guided Elimination Diets Followed by Resolution of Asthma Symptoms and Reduction in Pharmacological Interventions in Two Patients: A Case Report.

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
£19.75Free p&p
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Smartblood Test

  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
£249.75Free p&p
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1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

(1) The figure is based upon research from Zopf, Yurdagül et al. “The Differential Diagnosis of Food Intolerance.” Deutsches Ärzteblatt International 106.21 (2009): 359–370. PMC -  which calculates that 18% of those in Industrialised nations are estimated to have a  food intolerance and extrapolated against UK census data showing a population of 51,767,543 aged 18+ in the UK. Further research can be viewed on our Scientific Studies Page.

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(1) The figure is based upon research from Zopf, Yurdagül et al. “The Differential Diagnosis of Food Intolerance.” Deutsches Ärzteblatt International 106.21 (2009): 359–370. PMC -  which calculates that 18% of those in Industrialised nations are estimated to have a  food intolerance and extrapolated against UK census data showing a population of 51,767,543 aged 18+ in the UK. Further research can be viewed on our Scientific Studies Page.

* Smartblood define food intolerance as a food or drink specific IgG antibody reaction.

Smartblood do not claim or attempt to claim to diagnose medical conditions, or cure or treat medical conditions. Our Doctors recommend that you speak with your own GP if you have any medical concerns as typical food intolerance symptoms could also have other causes.

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(1) The figure is based upon research from Zopf, Yurdagül et al. “The Differential Diagnosis of Food Intolerance.” Deutsches Ärzteblatt International 106.21 (2009): 359–370. PMC -  which calculates that 18% of those in Industrialised nations are estimated to have a  food intolerance and extrapolated against UK census data showing a population of 51,767,543 aged 18+ in the UK. Further research can be viewed on our Scientific Studies Page.

* Smartblood define food intolerance as a food or drink specific IgG antibody reaction.

Smartblood do not claim or attempt to claim to diagnose medical conditions, or cure or treat medical conditions. Our Doctors recommend that you speak with your own GP if you have any medical concerns as typical food intolerance symptoms could also have other causes.

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