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EverlyWell food sensitivity tests class action lawsuit investigation

EverlyWell IgG test: who’s affected?

Blood sample tube for Immunoglobulin G or IgG level test.(Photo Credit: Jarun Ontakrai/Shutterstock)

Did you purchase EverlyWell food sensitivity tests? Did you expect these tests to provide useful medical information?

EverlyWell food sensitivity tests are advertised to be able to diagnose food sensitivities through IgG testing. But the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunologythe European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunologyand the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have all recommended against using IgG tests—including EverlyWell—to identify food sensitivities.

Consumers who purchased EverlyWell food sensitivity tests may have relied on representations that the IgG, or immunoglobulin G, tests could accurately predict which foods they may be sensitive to. However, if these representations are false, consumers could have been duped into spending $159 on an EverlyWell test.

Do You Qualify?

If you purchased EverlyWell food sensitivity tests, you could be eligible to join this EverlyWell class action lawsuit investigation.

Fill out the form on this page for more information.

What are food sensitivities?

Food sensitivity, also known as food intolerance, is a physical reaction to certain foods. Unlike food allergies that affect the immune system, food sensitivities do not bother the immune system but cause physical symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, acid reflux, headaches and other problems.

According to the Mayo Clinicfood intolerances may occur for a number of reasons including:

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Sensitivity to food additives
  • Inability to digest certain foods (ex: lactose intolerance caused by a lack of the lactase enzyme)

Consumers may get tested for food sensitivities by their allergist. However, there are also over the counter “tests” sold by a number of companies including EverlyWell.

What are EverlyWell IgG tests?

EverlyWell food sensitivity tests claim that they screen for intolerances to 96 different foods including dairy, eggs, various fruits, grains, legumes, vegetables, meats, nuts, seeds and spices. These tests involve a finger price to test blood for IgG reactivity.

Immunoglobulin G is a type of antibody in the blood. This antibody helps fight infections and other foreign substances in the body. IgG deficiencies or markers can help doctors diagnose allergies and immunodeficiencies. According to EverlyWell, a reaction from IgG antibodies could indicate a food sensitivity. This theory is used by EverlyWell tests to identify potential food triggers. However, the presence of IgG can be a normal response of the immune system and merely indicate exposure to food.

EverlyWell food sensitivity tests: do they work?

Unfortunately, EverlyWell food sensitivity tests may not work. Despite EverlyWell’s claims, medical experts do not support IgG testing for food sensitivity screening.

The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) strongly recommends against using IgG testing to diagnose food sensitivities due to a lack of scientific evidence.

“It is important to understand that this test has never been scientifically proven to be able to accomplish what it reports to do,” the AAAAI says. “The scientific studies that are provided to support the use of this test are often out of date, in non-reputable journals and many have not even used the IgG test in question.”

IgG reactivity is a normal response to food exposure, the AAAAI explains, and some types of IgG may even have higher reactivity to indicate food tolerance as opposed to intolerance. The AAAAI suggests that patients meet with a licensed allergist or immunologist to accurately diagnose food intolerances and make a science-backed treatment plan.

Other allergy and immunology experts agree. As early as 2008, the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (EAACI) called out IgG testing as “irrelevant” and recommended that these tests “not be performed” while screening food-related complaints. In 2012, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (CSACI) similarly warned against IgG testing through direct-to-consumer marketing.

Join an EverlyWell food sensitivity class action lawsuit investigation

EverlyWell’s tests promise to help customers identify food sensitivities despite direct contradictions by healthcare professionals. Consumers may have been victims of false advertising if they purchased EverlyWell food sensitivity tests based on the company’s promises.

If you purchased EverlyWell food sensitivity tests, you could be eligible to join this EverlyWell class action lawsuit investigation.

Fill out the form on this page for a FREE case evaluation.

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