Supporting Research

Sports science has evolved at light speed over the past few decades. Nutrition has evolved from a steak and potatoes an hour before a hockey game, to a tightly balanced regimen of proteins, carbohydrates, essential fats, proper hydration and appropriate supplementation. Physiological testing and following blood markers has become routine. Exercise programs are fine-tuned by expert coaches and trainers and funding for sports science projects a reality rather than a rarity.

The benefits have clearly been translated onto the playing field, where record after record fall every season of every year. In order to keep up with this constantly evolving field, it is important to be able to separate the chaff from the seed, and make intelligent decisions about which routine you are going to pursue. The best way to do this is by examining the clinical research performed that may or may not support a supplement or a strategy.

Regulatory Testing

Immunotec has many international level elite athletes on their products as well as an increasing number of professional teams taking advantage of our natural products. These athletes are subjected to periodic or even regular testing for the use of banned substances. We have taken the steps necessary for our supplements to be acceptable to you.

Immunotec Platinum, destined for our elite athletes, is systematically tested by HFL Sport Science for the use of banned substances.

Immunotec gives you a FAIR advantage!

Selected References

Effects of cysteine donor supplementation on exercise-induced bronchospasm Baumann JM et al. Medicine in Science & Sports & Exercise 37(9): 1468-1473, 2005
Effect of supplementation with a cysteine donor on muscular performance Lands LC, Grey VL, Smountas AA. J Applied Physiol. 87(4): 1381-1385, 1999
The effect of whey protein supplementation with and without creatine monohydrate combined with resistance trainig on lean tissue mass and muscle strength. Burke DG et al. J Dairy Sci. 93(4): 1452-1458, 2010.
The influence of 8 weeks of whey-protein and leucine supplementation on physical and cognitive performance. Walker TB. et al. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2010 Oct;20(5):409-17.
Blood glutathione homeostasis as a determinant of resting and exercise-induced oxidative stress in young men. Laaksonen DE et al. Redox Rep 4(1-2):53-9, 1999.
A whey-protein supplement increases fat loss and spares lean muscle in obese subjects: a randomized human clinical study. Frestedt JL et al. Nutr Metab. 27;5:8, 1743-7075, 2008
Minimal whey protein with carbohydrate stimulates muscle protein synthesis following resistance exercise in trained young men. Tang JE et al. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab.32(6):1132-8, 2007
Whole blood and mononuclear cell glutathione response to dietary wheyprotein supplementation in sedentary and trained male human subjects Middleton N, Jelen P, Bell G. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 55(2): 131-141, 2004
Effects of leucine and whey protein supplementation during eight weeks of unilateral resistance training. Coburn JW, et al. J Strength Condition Res 20(2):284-9, 2006.
Ingestion of whey hydrolysate, casein, or soy protein isolate: effects on mixed muscle protein synthesis at rest and following resistance exercise in young men Tang JE. Et al J Appl Physiol 107(3):987-92, 2009
The role of milk- and soy-based protein in support of muscle protein synthesis and muscle protein accretion in young and elderly persons Phillirs SM, Tang JE, Moore DR. J American Coll Nutr. 28(4):343-54, 2009.
Whey protein but not soy protein supplementation alters body weight and composition in free-living overweight and obese adults. Baer DJ et al. J Nutr. (8):1489-94, 2011.
Prolonged depletion of antioxidant capacity after ultraendurance exercise. Turner JE et al. Med Sci Sports Exercise, Sep;43(9):1770-6, 2011.
Uniform and prolonged changes in blood oxidative stress after muscle-damaging exercise. Paschalis V, et al. In Vivo 21(5): 877-883, 2007.
N-acetylcysteine enhances muscle cysteine and glutathione availability and attenuates fatigue during prolonged exercise in endurance-trained individuals Medved I et al. J Apll Physiol. 97(4):1477-85, 2004.
Overtraining increases the susceptibility to infection. Fitzgerald L. Int J Sports Med. 12 Suppl 1:S5-8, 1991.
Aging, training and exercise. A review of effects on plasma glutathione and lipid peroxides. Kretzschmar M, Muller D. 15(3):196-209, 1993.
Risk of upper respiratory tract infection in athletes: an epidemiologic and immunologic perspective. Nieman DC. J Athl Train 32(4):344-9, 1997.
Muscle-derived ROS and thiol regulation in muscle fatigue. Ferreira LF, Reid MB. J Appl Physiol. 104(3):853-60, 2008
Effects of N-acetylcysteine on glutathione oxidation and fatigue during handgrip exercise. Matuszczak Y, et al. Muscle Nerve 32(5):633-8, 2005.
Exhaustive physical exercise causes oxidation of glutathione status in blood: prevention by antioxidant administration. Sastre J, et al. Am J Physiol. 263(5 Pt 2):R992-5, 1992.
Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, Fox P, Mileva KN. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise 10: 1249, 2009.
Effect of tart cherry juice on melatonin levels and enhanced sleep quality Howatson et al. European Journal of Nutrition, 51(8):909-16, 2012
Overloaded training increases exercise-induced oxidative stress anddamage. Palazzetti S, Richard MJ, Favier A, Margaritis I. Canadian Journal of Applied Phisiology 28(4): 588-604, 2003.
The beneficial effect of L-cysteine supplementation on DNA oxidation induced by forced training. Tsakiris et al. Pharmacol. Research 53(4): 386-390, 2006.