LDA vs. LDI

Comparing Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI) and Low Dose Allergen Therapy (LDA)

Overview of LDA and LDI

  • Low Dose Allergen Therapy (LDA): Developed by Dr. Butch Shrader, LDA is a standardized approach that uses predetermined potencies of allergens. It is administered via intradermal injection and follows strict protocols without customization.
  • Low Dose Immunotherapy (LDI): Developed by Dr. Ty Vincent, LDI offers a customizable approach to allergy treatment, allowing for adjustments in potency and allergen mixtures based on individual patient needs and chronic immune-mediated conditions.
  • LDI for Internal Microbes was first developed in 2008 and gained momentum as list of symptoms and diagnosis could be resolved with this ONE revolutionary approach to illness, disease and allergies.

Feature

LDA

LDI

Customization No customization; fixed potencies Customizable potencies and allergen mixtures
Administration Intradermal injections Sublingual doses
Allergen Potency Predetermined (e.g., “MX” Medium food, “LX” Low food) Flexible, ranging from 3C to any desired potency
Shelf Life Expires Does not expire; not sensitive to temperature changes
Allergen Groups Limited allergen groups (e.g., food, chemical, environmental) Broad and customizable groups, including specific exclusions for personal reasons

Feature

Customization

  • LDA: No customization; fixed potencies
  • LDI: Customizable potencies and allergen mixtures

Administration

  • LDA: Intradermal injections
  • LDI: Sublingual doses

Allergen Potency

  • LDA: Predetermined (e.g., “MX” Medium food, “LX” Low food)
  • LDI: Flexible, ranging from 3C to any desired potency

Shelf Life

  • LDA: Expires
  • LDI: Does not expire; not sensitive to temperature changes

Allergen Groups

  • LDA: Limited allergen groups (e.g., food, chemical, environmental)
  • LDI: Broad and customizable groups, including specific exclusions for personal reasons

Benefits of LDI over LDA

  • Customization: LDI allows for tailored treatments that can address allergies at different potencies, which is crucial for patients with unique sensitivity levels.
  • Accessibility: Sublingual administration makes LDI a more accessible and often preferable option for many patients.
  • Durability: LDI treatments do not have an expiry date and are less affected by storage conditions, making them more versatile.
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Custom Mixtures by Jinette our LDI Technician.

For those needing a specific mix, Jinette can prepare custom LDI solutions. These are provided in sealed specimen cups, clearly labeled for easy use by healthcare providers.

Further Information

For a detailed list of allergens included in LDI treatments and potential dilutions, please refer to the LDI Allergens Mixtures list.