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Soy Zoomer

To test for and identify sensitivity to proteins in soy, including GMO and non-GMO varieties

  • Soy is considered a highly antigenic food and is one of the 8 major allergens found in Western food processing
  • Some of the proteins in soy can cause soy dust sensitivity when inhaled and produce asthma-like symptoms in sensitive individuals
  • Soy in the United States is almost entirely genetically modified (GM) and, like corn and other GM crops, contains “cry” proteins, a pesticidal protein added during genetic modification and which, when combined with complementary herbicides during growing, may contribute to health problems in humans and other mammals, particularly increased adiposity and immune abnormalities
  • Because soy is so ubiquitous in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industry in the United States, sensitivity to soy can often be difficult to detect through simple elimination diets alone. Testing for antibodies to peptides in soy is the only way to definitively assess a patient for soy sensitivity
  • Soy is also a common cause of asthma-like symptoms in some sensitive individuals, and the Soy Zoomer can identify if those individuals may see symptom relief on a soy-free diet
  • Due to the highly genetically modified nature of soy in the United States, differentiating between sensitivity to GM or non-GM soy may aid in individualizing nutrition elimination and liberalization of diet in affected individuals
  • Because soy sensitive individuals may have concomitant sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts, consider running the Peanut Zoomer panel and the Nut Zoomer panel for comprehensive testing
Antigen
Associations
Gly m 1
Principle antigen in soybean dust-related sensitivities; can permeate mucosal membranes of the respiratory tract and induce asthma-like symptoms
Gly m 2
Also associated with soybean dust-related sensitivities and may induce asthma-like symptoms upon inhalation
Gly m 3
An antigenic protein in soy that is denatured during cooking and fermentation
Gly m 4
A major soy antigen that can produce sensitivity reactions in the gastrointestinal tract, respiratory mucosa, and skin, with severe reactions resulting in anaphylaxis; the protein is somewhat heat labile, but susceptible to denaturation in fermentation; Gly m 4 also has some degree of cross-reactivity with birch pollen
Gly m 5
A soy protein with homology to the peanut antigen Ara h 1, which may produce cross-reactivity in peanut sensitive individuals
Gly m 6
A soy protein with homology to the peanut antigen Ara h 3, which may produce cross-reactivity in peanut sensitive individuals
Gly m 7
A heat-resistant antigen in soy with cross-reactivity to peanut antigens
Gly m 8
A highly predictive antigen in soy used to detect allergic response in sensitized individuals, and may also be highly specific to soy sensitivity
Cry1Ac GMO protein
A pesticidal crystal protein antigen found specifically in genetically modified (GM) soy
Gly m Bd 30k
A soy antigen specifically found in high rates in soy sensitive individuals with atopic dermatitis
Kunitz soybean trypsin inhibitor
A potent soy antigen that can induce anaphylaxis in allergic sensitized individuals; in individuals with soy sensitivity, however, symptom severity is unknown

Conditions and Symptoms Associated with soy sensitivity include:

  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Eczema
  • Diarrhea
  • Excessive gas or bloating
  • Asthma-like symptoms
  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Runny nose or watery eyes

What type of soy is the Soy Zoomer testing? 

The SoyZoomerTM tests peptide-level antibodies to 11 different soy proteins. One protein in particular, the soy CRY protein, is found specifically in genetically modified (GMO) soy. Thus, the Vibrant SoyZoomerTM can differentiate if a person is sensitive to organic soy, or GMO soy, or both.

What can I do if I am sensitive to soy?

Depending on your symptoms, history, and the severity of your results, you will likely be advised to follow a soy free diet. This can be difficult, but not impossible. You can call to schedule an appointment with one ofVibrant’s clinical dietitians or consult with your ordering provider about what the most appropriate diet for you is once you get your results.

Are there other foods that are cross-reactive with soy?

Because soy sensitive individuals may have concomitant sensitivity to peanuts or tree nuts, consider running the Peanut Zoomer panel and the Nut Zoomer panel for the most comprehensive testing.

Recommended Tests to Consider 

Gut Zoomer
Wheat Zoomer
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Regulatory Statement

The general wellness test intended uses relate to sustaining or offering general improvement to functions associated with a general state of health while making reference to diseases or conditions. This test has been laboratory developed and its performance characteristics determined by Vibrant America LLC, a CLIA-certified laboratory performing the test. The test has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Although FDA does not currently clear or approve laboratory-developed tests in the U.S., certification of the laboratory is required under CLIA to ensure the quality and validity of the tests.