A food allergy and food intolerance are different in several ways. A food allergy involves a negative response by the body's immune system to the protein in a food and typically requires avoidance of the allergen-containing food for life.
On the other hand, a food intolerance, often related to carbohydrates, means the body does not digest certain food components or is more sensitive to their presence in the digestive tract. While a food intolerance can cause discomfort, it's not life-threatening. Those with food intolerance will want to moderate their intake of the troublesome food or recruit extra digestive support, like FODZYME, to improve tolerance.