Gluten Intolerance Test

Gluten is used abundantly for its glue-like property. Gluten gives breads their light sponge like structure. Gluten also helps the bread rise. However, it is this same property which can cause gluten intolerance symptoms to the stomach or intestines along with compromised absorption of nutrients.

Gluten is very hard to digest and poor digestion can encourage the growth of bacteria or yeast in the intestines. This growth contributes to diarrhea, constipation, bloating, gas and irritable bowel symptoms. More gluten allergy symptoms are brain fog, insomnia, chronic fatigue, skin rashes, numbing and tingling, joint pain, weight loss or weight gain, anxiety, hyperactivity, pain syndromes, and depression.

The grain containing the highest amount of gluten is wheat, which is also the most popular grain in the western diet.  Gluten is also found in pasta, malt, barley malt, barley, oat, sauces, spices, candy, hot dogs, luncheon meats, ketchup, mustard, salad dressings, soy sauce, some frozen foods, bacon and sausage, chicken nuggets, some french fries and lots more.  This is why it is important to read the labels.

The Gluten Intolerance Test, supplied by Cyrex Labs, is a basic test for gluten intolerance and celiac disease. Since this is a saliva test, it can be easily used as a gluten intolerance test for children and adults.

This test is highly recommended.  Many people have gluten intolerances and do not know it.  The standard testing does not always throw up a red flag that there is a problem.  When diagnosed and addressed properly through diet, many digestive  issues can be eliminated.