Immunocal is a patented, unique and specially formulated natural protein that has been clinically demonstrated to help maintain your immune system
- Retail Customer: C$109.75
- AutoShip Customer: C$82.31
- Item Code : 0005000
- Content : 30 pouches (10 g each)
Immunocal is a specially formulated protein derived from whey. It contains glutathione building blocks.
How does Immunocal work? The immune system is incredibly complex, but a major cornerstone relies on its ability to obtain a molecule called glutathione. Glutathione exists in every cell of your body and is essential for life and critical for health. This molecule is constantly being used up in dozens of your body's functions and is difficult to replace. Glutathione is your body's master antioxidant, its chief detoxification enzyme and is literally food for the immune system. Immunocal is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system.
Many natural products are available that claim to help your immune system, but very few have undergone the rigorous testing and published human trials that Immunotec has accomplished over the years. Over forty published scientific and medical articles attest to its remarkable credibility.
Besides its ability to raise glutathione and all the benefits that come with it, Immunocal proteins have a very high BV (Biological Value).
- Immunocal is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system.
- Immunocal proteins have a very high BV (Biological Value).
- Helps increase muscle strength and performance when combined with regular exercise.
- Source of protein which helps build and repair body tissues and build antibodies.
- Source of essential amino acids for the maintenance of good health.
- Workout supplement/athletic support.
- Assists in the building of lean muscle when combined with regular training and a healthy and balanced diet.
Medicinal ingredient per pouch:
|Whey Protein Isolate (Cow's milk)||10 g|
Immunocal is an all-natural protein derived from milk. It is a specially-prepared whey protein isolate.
Yes, the lactose in Immunocal is removed during its production. Less than 1% lactose remains and legally the product can be called "lactose-free". It should be noted that being lactose-intolerant is different than having a milk protein allergy (see below).
Most people who claim they have a milk "allergy" are actually not allergic, they are lactose intolerant. If this is the case, they can take Immunocal. If they have a true allergy to milk proteins, they should avoid it. However, the majority of milk protein allergies (80%) are to a protein called "caseine". There is very little caseine in Immunocal (generally less than 1.5%).
Whey is a group of proteins found in milk.
Whey proteins can be produced in different concentrations. "Regular" whey protein can be anywhere from 20% to 70%. Whey protein "concentrates" are between 70% and 90%. A whey protein "isolate" is over 90% pure protein. Technically this is difficult and expensive to achieve without harming the protein's structure.
Only isolates have thoroughly removed from them the fat, fat-soluble toxins, water, water-soluble toxins, lactose, and other contaminants from the protein. It is the "purest" form of protein.
- Immunocal is supported with extensive research published in medical journals.
- Immunocal is produced in a special way to preserve the proteins' natural structure so that it retains its profound effect on your cells.
- Immunocal is clinically proven to work in human beings.
- Immunocal appears in the American PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference).
- Immunocal appears in the Canadian CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties).
Immunotec's proprietary manufacturing process preserves the critical disulfide bonds in the glutathione precursor cysteine. By delivering this delicate protein to the cell, it enables the body to create glutathione and maximize immune system levels. Other whey proteins are often manufactured using high heat (pasteurization) and harsh methods of mixing, resulting in a denatured and ineffective product.
Undenatured means that a protein is not damaged or significantly changed from the way it appears in nature. Immunocal works by providing important glutathione precursors to the cell. It is critical that these precursors remain intact or undenatured during the manufacturing and mixing processes in order to enhance the immune system. That is why we recommend that Immunocal not be heated or subject to harsh mixing in order to preserve it bioactivity.
As a source of amino acids, whey protein has a superior nutritional advantage over other types of protein. All whey protein isolates are a good source of protein. However, there are many other variables that need to be considered in a whey's quality. Most importantly is the degree in which the protein resembles its original form in nature. This is easily altered in the harvesting, manufacturing, packaging, storage and shipping, and quality control of the product. Other whey protein isolates have not been thoroughly tested in clinical trials done on human beings, so it's anybody's guess as to whether they work or not.
Immunocal is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system.
- Immunocal supplies the rare building blocks (precursors) for your cells to make glutathione.
- Immunocal supplies all the essential amino acids required by your cells and tissues.
- Immunocal supplies other peptides (small proteins) critical for many aspects of your health.
It is a substance that is produced by your own cells that is fundamental to life. Glutathione plays many roles, the most important of which are:
- It is your body's master antioxidant.
- GSH plays a determinant role in the proper functioning of the immune system.
Glutathione is broken down by digestion and very little if any can get from your mouth to your cell where it's needed. To raise glutathione effectively, you must give your cells the building blocks (precursors) to make glutathione yourself.
Immunocal has had research performed starting as far back as the late 1970's at McGill University (Canada's foremost Medical School). There continues to be much effort in publishing human clinical trials in respected peer-reviewed medical journals worldwide. These articles are easily available on-line.
"Peer-reviewed" means that an article is scrutinized and criticized for quality and validity by other doctors and scientists before it can be published. Articles that don't stand up to this scrutiny are rejected. Most submissions are initially rejected. This screens for misguided or inaccurate statements.
This is a moving target that grows every year. As of summer 2012 there have been over 35 articles published.
The American PDR (Physicians' Desk Reference) and the Canadian CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties) are published yearly and distributed to all the doctors and pharmacists in the country. It holds all the prescribing information for drugs, however, Immunocal is not a drug. It is one of the rare natural substances that hold a position in these publications.
When this "research" is actually examined, usually you will find:
- That they are quoting work done by Dr. Bounous, Kongshavn, Droge or other prominent scientists done on Immunocal. This does not mean that their products work as well.
- They are experiments done in a laboratory or on laboratory animals, not in human beings.
- Anyone with a specific allergy to the components.
This does NOT include lactose. Immunocal contains less than 1% lactose. It is usually tolerated by lactose-intolerant individuals.
- Anyone taking immunosuppressant medication to avoid rejection of an organ transplant.
Always ask your health professional before taking any supplements.
No adverse effects have been reported. A health care practitioner should be consulted prior to use if the person is pregnant or has reason to believe she is, or if she is breastfeeding.
Yes, glutathione levels drop with age.
Immunocal is a natural source of protein classified as a Natural Health Product. Gastrointestinal bloating and cramps are possible if the product is not sufficiently rehydrated. Transient urticarial-like skin rash has been reported in rare individuals undergoing severe detoxification reaction. Skin rash abates when the intake is stopped or reduced.
There have been no reports of toxicity from overdosing on Immunocal. Glutathione is a tightly regulated intracellular constituent and is limited in its production by negative feedback inhibition of its own synthesis through the enzyme gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase, thus greatly minimizing any possibility of overdose.
|Pediatric Immunocal dose by approximate weight of child|
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Avoid hot liquids and extremely acidic liquids.
Power blenders should generally be avoided. Small, low-speed, hand-held plastic blenders are acceptable.
As a general guideline, consume shortly after mixing, preferably within 30 minutes. It is best kept cool while waiting.
Immunocal can be mixed with milk.
Immunocal Platinum can be mixed with milk but may taste salty or sour in milk.
Most people take Immunocal first thing in the morning or after your body has been fasting for a few hours. This will enhance protein absorption and amino acid utilization. If you are taking multiple pouches per day, these can be taken at separate times.
The product is additive-free; the sole ingredient is whey protein isolate.
Immunocal is completely of dairy origin and does not contain any other animal derived materials.
Immunocal does not contain antibiotics or pesticide residues.
No. Because of concerns about Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) the cattle are continuously surveyed for evidence of the disease. Immunotec herds also fully participate in the Federal Mammalian Protein Feeding Ban. Feeding the cows with proteins of ruminants is prohibited the United States. Immunocal is certified free of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE).
Immunocal should be stored in a cool dry place to maximize shelf-life and preserve integrity; we suggest temperatures of 70-90°F (21-32°C).
We need 300 liters (79.25 US gallons) of fresh, raw milk to produce 1 kilogram (2.2 lbs.) of Immunocal. It is produced using a gentle process and low temperatures to preserve the biological activity of the proteins.
Immunocal, as such, is not an antioxidant but provides the building blocks for the synthesis of glutathione, which is the principal intracellular antioxidant.