Are you experiencing headaches, rashes, asthma, sinus problems, coughing, fatigue, muscle and joint aches, or memory loss and confusion? Trying to identify the cause of chronic discomfort can be complicated when it doesn’t seem linked to a specific event or circumstance – and that’s where intolerance and sensitivity test can help. Pinpointing specific environmental allergens or toxins (such as molds) which should be avoided can produce dramatic relief of these uncomfortable symptoms.

People are exposed to environmental allergens every day but these do not cause adverse effects in the majority of the population. Research has shown that there has been an increase in environmental allergies and sensitivities, with the greatest increase being ragweed followed closely by mold sensitization. Mold sensitivities have increased over 20% in the past 10 years. While the reasons for this aren’t completely clear, climate change or potentially cleaner homes not allow children to develop immunities to mold allergens seem to be the leading candidates for this increase.

In addition, Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), also known as environmental illness or “sick building syndrome”, is acknowledged by some in the medical community as a medical disorder triggered by exposure to molds and environmental toxins. Knowing which substances are causing your discomfort can pinpoint which to avoid (and protect yourself from) so that you can quickly feel better

Intolerances differ significantly from allergies. Unlike allergies, intolerances may vary from situation to situation, while an allergy always produces the same reaction. Intolerances are caused by the body’s inability to process specific substances and may cause different symptoms in different people. The ALCAT Molds Sensitivity and Intolerance Panel is a simple blood test that measures the body’s cellular reactivity to the 21 common molds listed below:

 

1. Alternaria Alternata
2. Aspergillus Fumigatus
3. Botrytis Cinerea
4. Candida Albicans
5. Cephalosporium
6. Cladosporium Herbarum
7. Curvularia
8. Epicoccum Nigrum
9. Fusarium Oxysporum
10. Geotrichum Candidum
11. Helminthosporium
12. Hormodendrum
13. Monilia Sitophila
14. Mucor Racemosus
15. Penicillium Notatum
16. Phoma Destructiva
17. Pullularia
18. Rhizopus Stolonifer
19. Rhodotorula Rubra
20. Spondylocladium
21. Trichoderma

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