Immunocal Platinum has all the goodness found in Immunocal with two additional components added: CMP™† and RMF.
With CMP™† (Cytokine Modulating Proteins)
Cytokines are small biologically active proteins that act as signals in the immune system to regulate inflammation.*
†CMP is a trademark of Glanbia LLC.
With RMF (Redox Modulating Formula)
RMF includes a proprietary blend of citrate minerals, which help to lower acidity levels in the body and serve to support its natural pH balance.*
RMF's inclusion of creatine helps to maintain proper muscle function.*
|The Immunotec Difference||Many natural products claim to either raise glutathione, to have antioxidant power, or to improve our immune function. What should you consider when making an intelligent and informed choice: Immunocal Platinum contains Immunocal. The Natural Health Products Directorate of Health Canada has issued an Natural Product Number (NPN-80028731) for the specific health claim "Immunocal Platinum is a source of glutathione precursor for the maintenance of a strong immune system. Helps to maintain proper muscle function and bone health by reducing calcium loss. Also used as an electrolyte and mineral supplement for the maintenance of good health." Immunocal scientific studies have been published in many of the most trusted and prestigious medical journals. Immunocal is backed up by over 40 years of clinical research and testing. Immunocal is listed in the: Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR): This official reference book sits in the office of virtually every doctor and pharmacist in America, as it lists all the substances a doctor can prescribe. Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties (CPS): Immunocal is listed in this Canadian reference book. Immunocal is recognized by some of the world’s most respected doctors and researchers: Dr. James F. Balch, prominent authority on nutrition and best-selling author of “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” states that “It’s my opinion that everyone should be taking Immunocal. Today, there’s no better way to boost your immune system.” Dr. Wulf Dröge, international expert on immunology, cell biology, antioxidants and aging, stated: “Many studies... support the conclusion that Immunocal is effective in maintaining a strong immune system... people are well advised to consume Immunocal regularly.” Immunocal is used by a rapidly-growing number of top professional and amateur athletes (including Olympic Athletes) worldwide, to maintain their health and improve performance. Only Immunocal Platinum contains CMP and RMF. Two components developed by some of the top scientists in the field.|
Not a significant source of calories from fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C and iron.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Daily Value not established.
Ingredients per pouch: Whey Protein Isolate, Creatine (monohydrate), Potassium (citrate), Sodium (citrate), Calcium (citrate), Magnesium (citrate) and Citric Acid.
Immunocal is an all-natural protein derived from milk. It is a specially-prepared whey protein isolate.
It is Immunocal with two additional components added: CMP and RMF.
CMP stands for "Cytokine Modulating Proteins". Cytokines are small biologically active proteins that act as signals in the immune system to regulate inflammation.
RMF stands for "Redox Modulating Formula". Developed by Dr. Wulf Droge, RMF includes a proprietary blend of citrate minerals, which act to lower acidity levels in the body and to restore its natural pH balance. This serves to support the strength of bones as we age and contributes to your overall well-being. RMF also includes a very small amount of creatine, which helps to maintain proper muscle function.
Yes, the lactose in Immunocal Platinum 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 Platinum. 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 Platinum (generally less than 1.5%).
Immunocal regular and Immunocal Platinum can be mixed together if desired.
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 Platinum 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 Platinum 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 Platinum is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system and helps to maintain proper muscle function and bone health by reducing calcium loss.
Immunocal Platinum supplies the rare building blocks (precursors) for your cells to make glutathione.
Immunocal Platinum supplies all the essential amino acids required by your cells and tissues.
Immunocal Platinum 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 Platinum 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 Platinum 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 Platinum. 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.
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 Platinum can be mixed with milk but may taste salty or sour in milk. This is why the label recommends not mixing with milk. However, if you like the taste, it is not a problem.
Most people take Immunocal Platinum 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.
Immunocal Platinum 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 Platinum 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 Platinum should be stored in a cool dry place to maximize shelf-life and preserve efficacy; 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 Platinum. It is produced using a gentle process and low temperatures to preserve the biological activity of the proteins.
Immunocal Platinum, as such, is not an antioxidant but provides the building blocks for the synthesis of glutathione, which is the principal intracellular antioxidant. Immunocal Platinum also contains CMP and RMF.