Peanut Intolerance 

It is estimated that 6.1 million Americans currently suffer from a peanut allergy. But the extent of peanut intolerances is much less known as it’s not as easily caught as a peanut allergy. More importantly, a peanut intolerance or sensitivity should not be confused with a more serious peanut allergy. A peanut sensitivity is a digestive issue in which your body will produce an inflammatory response to the particular proteins in a peanut which can lead to discomfort, even severe, without the need for immediate medical attention.

Testing for peanut sensitivity

If you suspect that peanuts may be causing you discomfort and digestive issues, you can test for peanut sensitivity by taking a food sensitivity test. With just a simple finger prick blood sample, our labs are able to accurately test your IgG antibody response to over 200 ingredients, including peanuts.

The test reviews all IgG antibodies 1-4 directly in your blood, identifying any food sensitivities and their severity. Following this, our team can support you with a guide to your results, as well as advise on how to handle your sensitivities and take back control of your diet. If you require more in-depth advice, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our highly qualified nutritional therapists.


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The Premium Food Sensitivity Test measures your IgG reactivity to 200 foods and drinks. Get answers on which foods could be triggering your IBS symptoms, headaches, bloating, tiredness, and more.  Simply collect your finger-prick blood sample at home. Mail it to our laboratory for testing. Then receive your results online within 7 days!

  • 200 ingredients tested
  • Tests are HSA and FSA accepted
  • Analyzed in our accredited laboratory
  • Clear, color-coded results show your IgG reactivity score for each ingredient

Customers must be aged 18 years or over to take this test. For under 18s, take our
Junior Food Sensitivity Test. This test is not available to customers who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
IBS advice

What are symptoms of peanut sensitivity?

Peanut sensitivity symptoms are less severe than allergy symptoms, which can even be triggered by inhalation of peanuts, as well as direct contact and cross contamination. It can produce an immediate allergic reaction and anaphylaxis, requiring the use of an EpiPen or emergency medical care.

Peanut sensitivity symptoms, however, may not be as serious medically, but can cause a lot of discomfort and pain. It may also not trigger an immediate response and be delayed in affecting you. 

Peanut intolerance symptoms can include:

  • Bloating
  • Stomach pain or cramps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Eczema/Itchy Skin
  • Tiredness

What to do if you have a peanut sensitivity

While peanuts can be a good source of healthy fats and protein, having a sensitivity to the legume can negate any of the benefits. Instead you may want to consider alternatives and even stay away from all nuts until you are sure which are your trigger foods.


Foods to avoid if you have a peanut intolerance

If you have a peanut intolerance, you’ll need to avoid foods that could contain peanuts such as:

  • Baked goods: Cookies, pies, and cakes
  • Candy (chocolates in particular can carry trace of peanuts or more)
  • Cereals, granola, and energy bars
  • Trail mix
  • Soups (as peanut butter can be used as a thickener)
  • International cuisines (African and Asian cuisines tend to use peanuts or peanut butter)
  • Peanut Oil

Food Swaps if you have a peanut sensitivity

Just because your body reacts to peanuts, doesn’t mean you still can’t have a treat. Swap out peanuts in recipes for these alternatives:

  • Olive Oil
  • Avocado
  • Olives
  • Flaxseeds
  • Sunflower seeds
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