The science behind Immunocal


How does Immunocal Platinum differ from Immunocal?

Article 11Immunocal has been Immunotec’s flagship product for years. Immunocal is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system. What is it about the “Platinum” formulation that differentiates it from Immunocal?

The major mechanism by which Immunocal works by is by providing glutathione precursors. In the development of Immunocal Platinum, we have looked very carefully both at the biochemistry of protein metabolism and at potential components of whey sub-fractions that relate to aging. Two separate formulations have been added to Immunocal in the development of Immunocal Platinum - CMP™* and RMF.

CMP (Cytokine Modulating Peptides)

These are also whey protein subfractions. These peptides are derived from whey by proprietary isolation technology. They have been shown in in-house studies to down-regulate certain cytokines. CMP also acts by raising TGF-beta2 and by providing even more Lactoferrin.

*CMP is a trademark of Glanbia LLC.

RMF (Redox Modulating Formula)

The challenge of neutralizing the potential increase in acid production in individuals ingesting high amounts of protein has been successfully resolved with RMF. A combination of citrate salts are included to buffer organic acids such as sulfuric and lactic acid. As a result of improving the acid-base balance, calcium loss is also lowered.


Initially developed with the geriatric population in mind, it became clear that there were benefits for athletic individuals and individuals that want the benefits from a natural source of GSH cysteine precursor for the maintenance of a strong immune system and helps to maintain proper muscle function and bone health by reducing calcium loss.