What is Casein? Casein (pronounced kay-seen) is a protein in milk. It make’s up about 80% of the cow’s milk and the other 20% is whey. Casein protein is extracted from the milk through ultra filtration, without the use of chemicals. This process increases the amount of bioactive milk peptides that support immune function as […]
food allergy test
Are Food Intolerance/Allergy Tests Always Accurate?
Absolutely not. Tests are designed to serve the largest segment of the human population. There are thresholds of allergens to consider. Just as there are infective doses to consider for viruses there are thresholds to consider with allergens. An infective dose of a virus is the generally accepted amount of a virus that it takes to get an average person sick.
Fortunately for people seeking food allergy testing, food allergies are medically testable since there is an involvement of the immune system while a food intolerance may still exist but have all negative test results. Allergy testing of immunoglobulins which are antibodies that may be found in the body is one example of allergy testing. There are different immunoglobulins and they are usually written as IgA, IgG, IgM, IgE, and IgD with IgE levels being considered the most for people with allergies.