Delayed sensitivities to peptides in dairy can present up to 72 hours after consuming dairy foods. These sensitivities are based on IgG or IgA antibody-driven reactions and can affect both the local intestinal environment with acute symptoms, as well as the extra-intestinal systems from the skin, to the joints, brain, and other internal organs and tissue systems.
Detecting sensitivity to cow’s milk can be difficult due to its ubiquitous presence in the Western diet, symptom overlap with other common conditions, and the often delayed nature of sensitivity symptoms.
Vibrant has developed the Dairy Zoomer to answer the need for a comprehensive peptide-level test to detect with the highest sensitivity and specificity whether an individual is sensitive to any of the multiple peptides found in cow’s milk.
The Dairy Zoomer will also aid healthcare providers in determining if cow’s milk dairy may be at the root of an individual’s symptoms or medical conditions, and guide nutritional interventions based on specific lab results.
What is Dairy Sensitivity?
Dairy sensitivity is an immune response to one or more protein-based components of cow’s milk. A dairy sensitivity involves one’s immune system recognizing peptides (smaller protein fragments) from cow’s milk as ‘foreign invaders’ and generating an inflammatory response to those peptides.
The inflammatory response generated can range from intestinal barrier inflammation and digestive discomfort, to skin rashes such as eczema, or even autoimmune destruction of pancreatic cells1 or cells in the cerebellum2 (of the brain), leading to higher risk for Type 1 diabetes or neurological autoimmunity, respectively.
Dairy Markers Measured
- αS1-casein & αS2-casein
- Beta-casomorphin (BCM 7)
- αlpha -Lactalbumin
- ßeta – Lactoglobulin
- Serum albumin
If you have the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the Dairy Zoomer:
- Abdominal pain during or after meals
- Colic(in infants)
- Eczema or other rashes
- Mucous-filled cough
- Runny nose
- Eye irritation
- Recurring ear infections
- Other food sensitivities and allergies
- Atopic dermatitis
- Family history of dairy allergy
- Advanced age