Allergy Test vs. Intolerance Test - What You Need to Know

Allergy Test vs. Intolerance Test - What You Need to Know

Hi darlings - I hope you're all doing ok! 

Im currently sat writing this as  I am feeling sick and have major stomach ache because i’ve accidentally eaten something with gluten in - meh! I’m going to be fuming tomorrow when my skin breaks out (i’m already over it). So I thought it was a great time to touch on and talk about intolerance and allergy tests.  

In the realm of health and wellness, there's no one-size-fits-all approach. Our bodies are intricate systems with unique needs and reactions. When it comes to understanding your body's responses to certain foods, substances, or allergens, two tests often come into play: allergy tests and intolerance tests. Let's dive into the differences between the two and shed light on why considering both might just be the key to unlocking optimal well-being.

Allergy Test vs. Intolerance Test: Decoding the Distinctions

Allergy Test: An allergy test is designed to identify your body's immediate and often severe reactions to specific allergens. These reactions are usually rapid and can range from hives and difficulty breathing to anaphylaxis. Common allergens include nuts, shellfish, pollen, and pet dander.

Intolerance Test: Unlike allergies, intolerances trigger more subtle and delayed reactions. These responses might not show up until hours or even days after consuming a particular food or substance. Symptoms can vary widely and may include bloating, headaches, fatigue, or skin issues. 

The Benefits of Doing Both Tests

Now, you might be thinking, "Why bother with both tests?" Well, here's the thing: our bodies are complex, and understanding them from all angles can lead to improved well-being. Allergies and intolerances can impact your gut health, skin condition, and overall vitality. By identifying both immediate allergens and delayed intolerances, you gain a more comprehensive view of what truly agrees with your body.

Example: Imagine Hannah, who's been struggling with persistent breakouts and digestive discomfort (this is me in real life!!). A traditional allergy test didn't reveal any alarming reactions, but an intolerance test uncovered sensitivities to dairy and gluten. By eliminating these triggers from her diet, Hannah not only enjoyed clearer skin but also experienced improved digestion and energy levels. 

Blood Tests vs. Hair Strand Tests: Choosing the Right Approach

When it comes to allergy and intolerance testing, you have options. Blood tests measure your body's immune response to allergens, while hair strand tests analyse hair samples to identify intolerances. Both approaches are good, and the choice often depends on your preferences, budget and needs.

Convenience at Your Fingertips

At Curlita Beauty, we believe that understanding your body shouldn't be a hassle. That's why we offer both allergy and intolerance tests, available right at our clinic or as a convenient at-home option. If you're based in England or the UK, we've got you covered – we ship our tests nationwide! 

Unlocking Vibrant Health and Radiant Skin

The saying "knowledge is power" couldn't be truer when it comes to your health. By identifying allergens and intolerances, you're taking a proactive step toward improving your gut health, energy levels, and even achieving that beautiful clear and radiant skin. Don't let discomfort and mystery hold you back from feeling your best – take charge and embark on this journey to wellness!

In conclusion, the difference between allergy and intolerance tests is like deciphering your body's unique language. By considering both tests, you're equipping yourself with valuable insights that can transform your well-being.

Remember, at Curlita Beauty in Stafford, we're here to guide you every step of the way. Whether you choose blood tests or hair strand tests, or whether you prefer a clinic visit or an at-home experience, the path to vibrant health and fabulous skin starts here. Don't wait – order your tests here!


Also if you're a client of ours use this discount code for money off: intoldiscount

As always, if you have any questions feel free to whatsapp us!

Speak soon 

Hannah-Curlita xx

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1 comment

I now know that an allergy test is intended to detect your body’s fast, frequently severe reactions to particular allergens. You said that these reactions typically happen quickly and might include anything from breathing difficulties and hives to anaphylaxis. I needed to hear this because, after a particularly uncomfortable episode last week, my son expressed a genuine interest in getting allergy testing to identify the specific allergens triggering his reactions.

Taylor Abrams

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