The ALCAT is a clinical blood test.
It measures your body’s inflammatory response to foods, additives, colorings, and chemicals. What works for someone else may not work for you. You can eat an extremely healthy diet and still have inflammation and turmoil in your body. Cut out the guess work in which foods are creating friction in your body by ordering an ALCAT test.
How does the ALCAT test work?
The ALCAT measures cellular reactivity after exposure to the blood sample. It tests foods, herbs, and chemicals to show which substances may be causing inflammation in your body. As a result, you will be able to recognize and remove certain foods and substances from your body and decrease symptoms.
Food allergy versus food sensitivity.
A food allergy is an IgE immune system response that is immediate. It is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach, and in some cases anaphylaxis. The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network states that only about 4% of the United States population has a food allergy.
A food sensitivity is much more common than a food allergy. It has been stated that 70-80% of the US population has food sensitivities. Food sensitivities are more challenging to determine because symptoms are delayed from 30 minutes to 72 hours. That is why an ALCAT test is so beneficial. The ALCAT Test is considered the “gold standard” in laboratory methods for identification of sensitivities to food and chemicals.
Symptoms of a food sensitivity:
- Difficulty losing weight
- Digestive disorders
- Chronic fatigue
- Aching joints
- Skin disorders
- Behavioral issues
How does the ALCAT test work?
The Alcat Test measures your white blood cells reactions to foods and other substances. It can help to identify what is triggering inflammation in your body and causing health issues such as gastrointestinal issues, weight gain, migraines, and aching joints.
How is the ALCAT test done?
ALCAT testing is a simple blood draw. Upon ordering the ALCAT test you will receive a test kit. We will send you a list of nearby labs or connect you with a mobile phlebotomist who can preform the draw for you at a minimal cost. The kit will then be shipped overnight to Cell Science Systems laboratory where they will carefully evaluate your cellular responses to the specific foods and substances. Upon receiving your blood sample it will go through a multi-step quality assurance process. You can read more about the process here.
ALCAT Test Results
The ALCAT test results are clear and easy to follow. You will be able to create an individualized nutrition plan that allow you to make food choices to optimize your well-being.
Test results include:
- Color-coded test report
- Foods to eat and foods to avoid list
- “Understanding your Alcat Test Results” book
- Wallet sized shopping guide and restaurant card
The food cravings stopped completely after about 3 days. The weight loss began almost immediately. I lost a total of about 15 pounds over 3 months. My migraines stopped completely. My constant fatigue began to improve over time, and so did the bloating from water retention. I was feeling better and definitely looked better.Sue from Georgia
After taking the test, I have more strength. I can carry straight through the day, and no need or desire to stop for a break. I recommend it to anyone looking for that edge on the competition and for good health in general.Dave G
At 220 pounds I had been diagnosed with Osteoarthritis, Adult Onset Asthma, and High Blood Pressure. After taking the ALCAT Test, I started losing weight almost immediately. An amazing 15 pounds the first 2 weeks. In the following 11 weeks I lost an additional 70 pounds. The ALCAT Test is absolutely amazing.Joe from Fort Lauderdale, FL