MRT Food Sensitivity Test
MRT stands for Mediator Release Testing. It is the blood test that helps pinpoint which foods + chemicals are causing immune cells to react and release mediators such as histamines, prostaglandins, or cytokines into the blood that can result in symptoms experienced with digestive issues like IBS.
LEAP stands for Lifestyle Eating and Performance. It is the healing food protocol to tame inflammation resulting from the food sensitivities found from the MRT test. The idea is to include
MRT VS OTHER FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING
Unlike other food sensitivity tests that measure an IgG response to foods, MRT tests inflammatory markers that travel through the bloodstream directly leading to symptoms.
Other food sensitivity tests also focus on avoidance. With MRT testing, you have a list of foods that have low- reactivity for you to include while avoiding your high- and moderate-reactivity foods for a period of time with the goal of improving symptoms and healing the gut. Most cases of IBS can see symptom improvement of 50-80% in as little as 10 days.
WHO CAN BENEFIT: anyone experiencing digestive issues like IBS, cramping, bloating, abdominal pain, indigestion, diarrhea, or constipation
TEST TYPE: blood draw
MEASURES: delayed hypersensitivity reactions to 140 foods and 30 chemicals.
WHEN TO TEST: any day of the month
PROCESS: receive test kit | schedule + complete blood draw | results review | follow-up