The Alcat Functional Foods and Medicinal Herbs Sensitivity and Intolerance Panel is a simple blood test that measures the body’s cellular reactivity to 50 common food and herbal supplements including the items below.

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 bloating, digestive problems such as gas and/or diarrhea, fatigue, headaches and even the inability to lose weight or weight gain.

 Symptoms may be difficult to link to specific foods or medicinal herbs because they may not occur until hours or days later.  To complicate the situation, each individual has a different tolerance for specific substances, so even if a person has an intolerance, it may be mild so that a small amount of the food doesn’t cause a reaction until enough of the food is eaten or is consumed consistently over time.

These herbs are considered medicine and are generally considered safe and have been used for over 5,000 years by holistic doctors. But, similarly to food sensitivities, an individual can present with symptoms including headaches, rashes, chronic digestive discomfort and diarrhea, obesity or the inability to lose weight. Pinpointing specific popular food and herbal supplements such as Acai Berry, Bee Pollen, Feverfew, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort along with 45 others – which are generally considered beneficial foods but for you, should be avoided – can produce dramatic relief of uncomfortable symptoms. Knowing which medicinal herbs offer comfort and relief is the key to properly and responsibly using herbs as medicine.

1. Açai Berry
2. Agave
3. Aloe
4. Ashwagandha
5. Astragalus
6. Barley Grass
7. Bee Pollen
8. Bilberry
9. Black Walnut
10. Cascara
11. Chlorella
12. Chondroitin Sulfate
13. Dandelion
14. Echinacea
15. Angustifolia Elderberry
16. Essiac
17. Feverfew
18. Ginkgo Biloba
19. Glucosamine
20. Goji Berry
21. Goldenseal
22. Grape Seed
23. Guarana Seed
24. Gymnema Sylvestre
25. Hawthorn Berry
26. Huperzine
27. Kava Kava
28. Lo Han
29. Lutein
30. Maitake Mushroom
31. Milk Thistle
32. Mullein Leaf
33. Noni Berry
34. Pau d’Arco Bark
35. Pine Bark
36. Red Yeast Rice
37. Reishi Mushroom
38. Resveratrol
39. Rhodiola
40. Rooibos Tea
41. Schizandra Berry
42. Senna
43. Spirulina
44. St John’s Wort
45. Stevia Leaf
46. Valerian
47. Vinpocetine
48. Wheatgrass
49. Wormwood
50. Yellow Dock

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