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Testing for Wheat Sensitivities

Gluten related diseases are a global phenomenon. The numbers are outstanding; 10% of the global population reports having wheat sensitivity, and 1% is diagnosed with celiac disease. Research studies suggest that celiac disease and wheat sensitivity patients develop autoimmune disorders. Hence the necessity for an accurate way of testing for wheat sensitivities. A proper wheat sensitivities tests can allow health care providers a deeper knowledge of the treatment needed to benefit the patient.

The Wheat Zoomer by Vibrant Wellness is a highly accurate and sensitive assessment that identifies antibodies to wheat peptides, non-gluten components, and antibodies as well as detecting autoimmune reactions to gluten.

Conditions identified with Wheat Zoomer

  • Intestinal permeability (“leaky gut syndrome”)
  • Celiac disease
  • Wheat allergy
  • Wheat germ agglutinin-related vitamin D deficiencies
  • Gluten ataxia and other neurological symptoms
  • Dermatitis/eczema (skin-related disorders)
  • Gluten sensitivity
  • Wheat sensitivity

Vibrant Wheat Zoomer assists health care providers in detecting gluten-related disorders, such as Non-celiac disease wheat sensitivity, as well as celiac disease and gluten-related autoimmunity. Besides, Vibrant Wheat Zoomer can detect intestinal permeability.

These are the markers measured by Wheat Zoomer:
  • All known deamidated gliadins
  • Alpha, alpha-beta, gamma, and omega gliadin
  • HMW and LMW glutenin family
  • Zonulin protein
  • Anti-zonulin
  • Anti-actin
  • Anti-lipopolysaccharide (LPS)
  • tTG-DGP Fusion Peptides
  • Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA)
  • Differential transglutaminase: 2, 3 and 6
  • Wheat IgE antibodies (for wheat allergies)
  • Non-gluten wheat proteins

i)      Farinins

ii)     Globulins

iii)   Serpins

iv)   Amylase/protease inhibitors

The symptoms of wheat-related diseases can overlap with each other and therefore make it difficult for clinicians to interpret the different conditions. Testing with Wheat Zoomer ensures the correct diagnoses and lastly the best-personalized treatment.

Symptoms and conditions associated with wheat and/or gluten sensitivity include:
  • Digestive discomfort/IBS
  • Low vitamin D levels
  • Difficulty concentrating or “brain fog.”
  • Low energy levels/fatigue
  • Intestinal permeability (“leaky gut syndrome”)
  • Skin inflammation (eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis)
  • Chronic headaches or migraines
  • Weight gain/weight loss
  • Joint pain or numbness in the legs, arms, or fingers

Vibrant Wheat Zoomer recommends 8 hours of fasting prior to the blood draw. The assessments measure IgG and IgA, each one specific to markers measured in the test. Therefore, it is important to know about the differences between these antibodies.

IgA
IgG
Produced in tears, mucosa, and saliva. Abundant in serum and produced by every cell. Can cross the placenta.
The half-life of 6 days (approximately). Recent exposure. The half-life of 21 days (approximately). Prolonged exposure and sensitivity.
Gastrointestinal defense mechanism. High IgA = mucosal irritation or damage. The food component has entered the bloodstream = body is producing antibodies.
High levels of IgA transglutaminase = celiac disease. Elevated IgG antibodies = intestinal permeability.
Systemic immune responses: fatigue, skin conditions, migraines, and brain fog.

The growing global phenomenon of gluten-related conditions has brought attention to the necessity to test antibodies for wheat proteins. The Wheat Zoomer by Vibrant provides a complete test to provide an accurate diagnose. In addition to supply with information about lifestyle changes and an in-depth explanation of what to do to avoid gluten is a major component of a care protocol.  Learn more about this amazing tool in this video:

Wheat Zoomer.

As patients self-report conditions and symptoms related to the ingestion of wheat, we need to prepare. Wheat Zoomer provides the measurement of the markers we need to diagnose and recommend lifestyle changes to our patients and re-introduced them to a better and healthier lifestyle.

Aziz, Imran. “The global phenomenon of self-reported wheat sensitivity.” (2018): 945-948.

Carroccio, Antonio, et al. “High proportions of people with nonceliac wheat sensitivity have autoimmune disease or antinuclear antibodies.” Gastroenterology 149.3 (2015): 596-603.

What Zoomer. Vibrant Wellness. (2020). https://www.vibrant-wellness.com/tests/wheat-zoomer/#1527504524661-afb11af9-7172

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