Approximately 1 in 20 people have a cow’s milk allergy. Meanwhile, just 1 in 50 have a cow’s milk allergy confirmed by physicians. Dairy allergies are incredibly common, yet they can be hard to detect and diagnose since dairy is so common in the Western diet. Plus, symptoms of a dairy allergy overlap with a huge number of other conditions.
If you’re experiencing symptoms like hives, swelling, or gastrointestinal discomfort, it may be time to get tested. Here’s how the Vibrant Wellness Dairy Zoomer works, and how it’s setting the industry standard for dairy allergy testing.
For some people, consuming cow’s milk dairy has no negative effects. However, others experience a laundry list of unpleasant reactions. Some symptoms appear within just minutes of consuming dairy:
- Hives (raised red bumps on the skin)
- Eczema (itchy, red, or crusty rash on skin)
- Wheezing cough
- Facial swelling
Meanwhile, other symptoms can take days to appear, including more developed bouts of eczema, diarrhea, and asthma. Regardless of timing, all of these symptoms can be a sign of a dairy allergy. Allergies occur when the immune system reacts to a usually harmless food, like dairy.
Dairy is found in a huge number of pre-packaged foods, so you may be consuming it without even knowing it. A Dairy Zoomer can confirm its presence in your diet and assess your reactivity.
There are a few signs that you’d benefit from the Dairy Zoomer, including:
- Gastrointestinal discomfort
- Autoimmune disease
- History of type 1 diabetes
- Neurological symptoms, especially those related to gross motor functions
- Gluten sensitivity or celiac disease
What Makes the Vibrant America Lab Tests Dairy Zoomer So Effective?
The Vibrant Wellness Dairy Zoomer tests at the peptide level, while other tests only analyze whole proteins. Proteins are made up of amino acids bound by peptide bonds. When you digest proteins, like those in cow’s milk dairy, they eventually get broken down into smaller and smaller peptides – but only once they’ve reached the small intestine.
Food sensitivity tests analyze antibody reactions to whole proteins, while allergy testing considers peptides. It’s important to test at a peptide level because it’s only when proteins are broken down to peptides that the body’s immune system may incorrectly identify them as “foreign” proteins. The immune system reacts accordingly, leading to symptoms like migraines, rashes, and joint pain.
Put simply, if you test for whole proteins, you aren’t testing for the peptides that truly cause the allergic reaction. Only a peptide-level test can properly diagnose an allergy.
There are a variety of foods that can cause allergic reactions. Vibrant Wellness specifically tests at the peptide level to increase the sensitivity of the test, allowing lab technicians to pinpoint the exact source of the reaction.
Since peptides are highly specific to the food they’re derived from, lab technicians can say with certainty that the reaction is from dairy and not another food. With peptides, there’s no chance that the immune system could be “confusing” a peptide for another food protein.
Lab panels that test whole proteins may not be accurate depending on whether you consumed raw or cooked dairy. This is not an issue at the peptide level. Once whole proteins are broken down into peptides, your body’s reaction doesn’t depend on the cooked state of the food. When you take the Dairy Zoomer, you can consume cooked or raw dairy, and the test will be accurate either way.
The Vibrant Wellness Dairy Zoomer tests for antibody responses to thousands of peptides. Then, you get a detailed report so you can understand your body’s unique response to dairy. You’ll get clear answers so you can work with your provider to create a personalized nutrition plan to address the allergy, reduce inflammation, and feel better.
The Dairy Zoomer Health Test can also provide insight into digestive insufficiencies. Generally speaking, someone with a normal digestive system will not have whole proteins in their small intestine. If there are whole proteins present, it could be a sign of a “leaky gut” – a permeable intestinal barrier.
Additionally, the test may detect multiple antibodies to reactive foods. This could be a sign of other insufficient digestive functions, like inadequate digestive enzymes or hypochlorhydria.
Ready to assess your dairy reactivity, make a nutrition plan, and take control of your health? Your first step is a simple at-home test. Get the Vibrant Wellness Dairy Zoomer today.