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Some common signs of an intolerance to alcohol is a stuffy nose and skin flushing. It is common for people who have intolerances to alcohol to have allergies to grains and other ingredients in alcoholic beverages.
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Why take this test?
You want a thorough check that covers common everyday food categories
You want to check your intolerance levels
You want to see how your eating habits may be affecting your health and lifestyle
You want an easy and convenient way to check the main food risks that may be affecting you
Alcohol intolerances occur when your body does not have the capacity to break down the toxins in alcohol. In some cases, it may be that the toxin is not the main thing to which one is having a reaction to, instead it could be the case that the reaction is to the fermented fruit or grains found in the beverage. Many people who have an intolerance to barley, rye, wheat etc. also have an intolerance to alcohol. Your body uses an enzyme called ALDH2 to digest alcohol in the liver, some people have a ALDH2 deficiency, this prevents the body from digesting alcohol properly. This means you may have symptoms such as headaches, nausea, rapid heartbeat, etc, after drinking. Our Alcohol Intolerance test includes a variety of popular alcoholic drinks, for example, gin, vodka, beer, prosecco and some more. Once you have identified which alcoholic drink your body may be intolerant to, you should avoid drinking it and opt for an alternative to avoid stomach upsets and reactions.
What is Tested?
Please ensure your finger prick blood sample is taken at least 2 hours after any food or drink intake (except water). If you are taking any prescription medication, please take your finger prick blood sample at least 3 hours after consuming your medication.