What is NCGS?
NCGS occurs when a person experiences symptoms characterized by intestinal and/or extra-intestinal symptoms, following ingestion of gluten-containing grains. Those symptoms can be easily mistaken for coeliac disease (CD) due to the similarity in manifestations after the ingestion of gluten-grains. NCGS is not an allergy neither an autoimmune disorder as CD. There is not a clear definition for NCGS but as sensitivity, the symptoms are due to immune-mediated reactions that do not always occur in the same way when people ingest gluten-containing grains(1).
Even if NCGS is not an autoimmune or allergic reaction, symptoms are still causing problems for people with this sensitivity. Symptoms usually appear soon after the ingestion of gluten, that are relieved upon elimination of these grains from the diet.