Product Details

Immunocal® is proven with over 40 years of Clinical Research to increase intra-cellular Glutathione, also known as Your Body’s Most Powerful Healing Agent!

Immunocal® is a milk serum protein isolate similar to human milk. It contains bonded cysteine® which are effective building blocks or precursors for your body’s own cells to produce Glutathione. Unlike normal cysteine supplements, bonded cysteine® is surrounded by a shell of protein that protects it until it can be absorbed by your cells. Once absorbed, cysteine allows your body to raise Glutathione, and that ensures a healthier you.

Immunocal® is an organic preparation that is listed as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) by the US FDA and is endorsed by Dr. Luc Montagnier, 2008 noble prize winner for medicine.

Not only does Immunocal® help to increase immunity, it also helps to increase your body’s most powerful antioxidant, detoxify toxic metals & provides you with energy.

What is Glutathione (GSH)?

GSH is a tripeptide that is naturally occurring in every single cell of your body. “GSH levels are high in the young and healthy and low in the aged and sick” (The Lancet. Vol. 351(9103) pp 645-646). Thus, GSH is also known as Your Body’s Most Powerful Healing Agent!

First discovered in 1888, GSH’s main role is to protect the body from the negative effects of free radical damage. All living things are born with the ability to make their own GSH inside the cells. There are numerous studies that relate longevity with high levels of GSH.

3 Main Functions of Glutathione (A.I.D.)

Optimizing cellular GSH enables your body’s defense against ill effects resulting from the bombardments by free radicals, pollutants and toxins. GSH’s importance to your health cannot be overstated. Scientific research on GSH has been extensive in the past 40 years with highly recognized published peer reviewed medical papers totaling to more than 177,000.

Eating GSH has negligible effect on your health. It is quickly broken down during digestion and eliminated. GSH must be manufactured within your cells, which is exactly where it appears – in every cell of your body. Immunocal® is the only supplement proven to increase intra-cellular Glutathione (GSH).

Possible clinical applications for elevated Glutathione levels

(Extracted from page 10 of book titled “Glutathione GSH – Your Body’s Most Powerful Healing Agent” by Dr. Jimmy Gutman (MD, FACEP))

  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Seizures
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Autism
Infectious Disease and Immunology
  • Anti-viral (AIDS, hepatitis, herpes, common cold, etc)
  • Bacterial infection
  • Certain autoimmune dysfunction
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Immunosuppression
  • Prevent heart disease
  • Prevent stroke
  • Prevent atherosclerosis
  • Prevent reperfusion injury
  • Cancer prevention
  • Suppress tumor growth
  • Eliminate carcinogens, mutagens
  • Retard oxidative damage to DNA
  • Ease side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  • Prevent wasting disease
Digestive System
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Hepatitis
  • Malnutrition
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic ulcer
  • Break up mucus (esp. cystic fibrosis)
  • Asthma
  • Chronic bronchitis
  • Emphysema
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Detoxifies certain drug overdoses
  • Detoxifies substances in cigarette smoke, auto exhaust
  • Detoxifies pollutants including heavy metals, pesticides
  • Prevents hearing loss from noise pollution
  • Detoxifies many well-known carcinogens
  • Enhances athletic performance
  • Decreases recovery time from physical stress / injury
  • Decreases cholesterol and oxidation of LDL
  • Supports haemoglobin in kidney failure
Eye Diseases
  • Cataracts
  • Macular degeneration
  • Glaucoma
Pregnancy, Lactation & Childbirth
  • GSH and diabetes in pregnancy
  • GSH and toxicology in pregnancy
  • GSH, childbirth and the perinatal period
  • GSH and lactation
Learn More About Glutathione And A.I.D. Click Here

Increasing intra-cellular Glutathione by consuming effective precursors (Immunocal®) – The Benefits

  1. Improves liver health.
  2. Protein synthesis: maintains our proteins in their proper form.
    Its sulfur atom reacts with unnatural sulfur-sulfur bonds in proteins, breaking them and allowing the proper pairings to form.
  3. Metabolism of toxins.
  4. Metabolism of xenobiotics.
    Glutathione interacts with foreign chemical compounds, neutralize, break them down and eliminate them from the body.
  5. Conjugation to heavy metals.
    GSH joins with heavy metals to neutralize them and eliminate them from the body.
  6. Enhancement of systemic immune function.
  7. Enhancement of humoral immune function.
  8. Resistance to UV radiation.
    Glutathione detoxifies reactive oxygen radicals created by radiation which reduces the damage to the cell.
  9. Decreases radiation damage.
  10. Decreases free radical damage.
  11. Recycling of other antioxidants.
    Glutathione recycles oxidized lipoic acid, vitamins C and E by restoring them to an active state, mostly by donating the electrons that they use in metabolizing free radicals.
  12. Storage and transport of cysteine.
  13. Participation in nutrient metabolism.
  14. Immune system booster.
Ingredients Highlight

Patented Humanized Native Milk Serum Protein Isolate

Natural, Nutritional, Bioactive & Undenatured Whey Protein Isolate.

Bonded Cysteine®

The missing ingredient or amino acid in our diet that your body needs to manufacture its own Glutathione.

Case Histories

Extracted from book titled “Glutathione GSH-Your Body’s Most Powerful Healing Agent” by Dr. Jimmy Gutman (MD, FACEP)

The Breast Cancer Survivor

Quebecer Ivy-Marie is a very active thirty-seven year-old breast cancer survivor. After undergoing her initial surgery, the pathologist’s report suggested she undergo a dozen sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. She experienced many side-effects, including profound weakness and fatigue – a new experience for her.

After ten sessions of therapy and many visits to her doctor to treat side-effects, she was put on 30 gm/day of the whey protein concentrate Immunocal®. Her strength and sense of well-being improved within a week and she tolerated her last two sessions of chemotherapy with few side-effects. She is back to her usual routine, and remains disease-free.

The Ovarian Cancer Survivor

Complaining of abdominal pain, Louisa from Alberta was 54 when she found out she had ovarian cancer. While awaiting surgery, she fell ill with a persistent cough and malaise which turned out to be metastasis (spreading cancer) which had traveled to her lung. She ultimately needed pelvic surgery to relieve her discomfort, but decided not to undergo treatment for her lung metastasis.

She started taking Immunocal® and multivitamins daily and noticed a great improvement after several weeks. Four months later, repeat chest x-rays showed no increase in tumor size. Nine months later the radiographs revealed a decrease in tumor size. Louise continues to enjoy tending to her family and household.

Clinical Research / Credibility
Immunocal® is the result of many years of rigorous research by leading and award-winning scientist/surgeon Dr. Gustavo Bounous while he was a researcher at the world-renowned McGill University.
Immunocal® is an organic preparation that is clinically proven and guaranteed to raise intra-cellular GSH levels by providing the important precursors or building blocks.

It contains ingredients similar to human milk and that is why it is also known as “Humanized Milk Serum Protein Isolate” (Chapter 42 “Neutraceutical Modulation of Glutathione with a Humanized Native Milk Serum Protein Isolate, Immunocal®: Application in AIDS and Cancer” extracted from the book “Oxidative Stress in Aids, Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases” by Dr. Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine 2008 for discovering the HIV / Aids virus).

It can be safely taken by children, adults, elderly, healthy and unhealthy individuals to boost immunity.

Credibility of Immunocal®:

  • The Natural Health Products Directorate of Canada has issued a Natural Product Number (NPN-80004370) for the specific health claim: “Immunocal®is a natural source of the Glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system.” This is unique to the industry.
  • Listed as “Generally Recognized As Safe” (GRAS) by the US FDA = Safe!
  • Listed in the US Physicians’ Desk Reference (PDR) and Pharmacy Red Book = Credible!
  • Qualifies for coverage by the US Medicare / Medicaid under stringent conditions = Proven!
  • Rare endorsement by world class scientists such as Dr. Luc Montagnier who was also the winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for discovering the HIV / Aids virus = Outstanding!
  • 75 “Method-of-Use” patents approved in 29 countries for “Improving Active Systemic Humoral Immune Response” etc.
  • Special METHOD-OF-USE patent in Singapore which is unique for its class, herein quoted as: “…in an amount effective to replenish depleted cellular Glutathione (GSH), enhance the immune response …” = Exceptional!
  • Rare listing in the Canadian Compendium of Pharmaceuticals Specialties (CPS) with a NPN to be officially recognized for the claim: Immunocal® is effective in maintaining the immune system” = Unique!
  • 37 Medical Publications on Immunocal® in peer-reviewed medical journals. Click Here
  • Classified as Nutraceutical in the US ie. A nutritional product with pharmaceutical validity and indications.
  • Has been widely used by specialist doctors and GPs here for many years.

Those who have experienced the benefits of Immunocal® know that it is a premium, high-quality supplement that is unmatched!!


“We literally cannot survive without this miraculous antioxidant.”

Dr. Earl Mindell
What You Should Know About the Super Antioxidant Miracle

“In view of existing scientific data, all we can expect from the environment is continued pollution, ozone depletion and increased virulence. I think that enhanced GSH levels will allow for a better quality of life. The limiting factor in the proper activity of our lymphocytes (our defense cells) is the availability of GSH.”

Dr. Gustavo Bounous
Researcher and leading authority on GSH and nutrition, McGill University, Montreal.

“Your life depends on Glutathione. Without it, your liver would shrivel up and die from the overwhelming accumulation of toxins, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidative stress and your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses or cancers.”

Dr. Jimmy Gutman (MD, FACEP)
Glutathione GSH-Your Body's Most Powerful Healing Agent

“You must get your levels of GSH up if you want to keep your youth and live longer. High blood levels of GSH predict good health as you age and a long life. Low levels predict early disease and death.”

Jean Carper
Stop Ageing Now!

John T. Pinto of Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York proclaims GSH “The Master Antioxidant”

Press Release
  • 1. November 22, 2006 – Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and Immunotec Research Ltd have initiated a study in which Immunocal® will be used to raise Glutathione levels in an attempt to lessen symptoms of autism.
  • 2. November, 2014 – Immunotec Inc., a leader in the nutritional industry, is pleased to announce important findings from a double-blind-randomized controlled study in elderly adults between the ages of 65 and 88. The results show that Immunocal® with statistical significance imparts a performance benefit of approximately 10% in muscle strength. This is very relevant for healthy ageing, as the process is typically associated with a decrease in muscle strength that may contribute to disability in old age and to loss of quality of life.
Questions & Answers
What is Immunocal®?

Immunocal® is a bioactive whey protein isolate which shares many of the same immune promoting and enhancing properties as human milk. It contains un-denatured precursors or building blocks for our body to manufacture Glutathione. Glutathione is our body’s Master Anti-oxidant, Immune Booster and Detoxifier (A.I.D.) and is found in every tissue and cells in our body.

What is whey?

Whey is a group of proteins found in milk.

What is a whey protein “isolate”?

Whey proteins can be produced in different concentrations. “Regular” whey protein can be anywhere from 20% to 70%. Whey protein “concentrates” are between 70% to 90%. A whey protein “isolate” is over 90% pure protein. Technically this is difficult and expensive to achieve without harming the protein’s structure.

Why is a whey protein isolate desirable?

Only isolates have thoroughly removed the fat, fat-soluble toxins, water, water-soluble toxins, lactose, and other contaminants from the protein. It is the “purest” form of protein with the highest biological value (BV).

What is biological value (BV) of a protein?

Not all proteins are the same. The difference lies in the biological value (BV) of the protein. The BV of a protein indicates how useful the protein is to your body. The higher the BV, the more useful and important for your body. Immunocal® provides all the essential amino acids you need for survival and is healthier for you than any other proteins as it has the highest known BV similar to human milk. This makes it exceptionally beneficial for those who are not eating enough proteins and those with muscle wasting, not forgetting that it also helps to increase your body’s most powerful anti-oxidant, immune boosting and detoxifying functions.

What is the difference between between Immunocal® and other whey proteins?

Immunocal® is thermolabile or heat sensitive. 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 optimize the immune system. Other whey proteins are often manufactured using high heat (pasteurization) and harsh methods of mixing, which destroys or denatures the natural bioactivity of the whey protein, making them ineffective and without immune-boosting, antioxidant and detoxification properties Immunocal® has.

Immunocal® is organic, contains less than 1% fat, lactose and casein and therefore, is safe for individuals who are lactose intolerant.

Immunocal® is supported with extensive research published in peer-reviewed medical journals, listed in the US PDR (Physicians’ Desk Reference), Pharmacy Red Book and the Canadian CPS (Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties). There are no clinical studies on other whey proteins to show the same immune boosting effects that are seen with Immunocal®.

What is a “peer-reviewed” journal?

“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.

What are the US PDR and Canadian CPS?

The US 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.

There are other whey protein isolates that claim to have research as well. True?

When these “research” are actually examined, usually you will find that they are quoting work done by Dr. Bounous, Dr. Kongshavn, Dr. 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.

What is Glutathione (GSH) and how important is it to our health?

GSH is present in every cell of our body and has to be manufactured within the cells. Clinical studies have shown that GSH level is high in the young and healthy and low in the old and sick. (The Lancet Vol.351 (9103) pp 645-646).  As a result of normal cell metabolism, damaging by-products known as ‘free radicals’ are released. The body is equipped with a variety of protective mechanisms to neutralize these dangerous substances. GSH is our body’s master antioxidant which neutralizes free radicals directly and reduces risks of cell damage by free radicals which can lead to diseases, illnesses and ageing. Other lesser antioxidants not produced by our body such as vitamins C & E are dependent on GSH for their proper functions to achieve optimal antioxidation activity. This is why GSH is also known to be the centre of cellular antioxidation.

GSH stimulates our immune response by increasing the production of our defense cells, lymphocytes.  In fact, low GSH levels are commonly found among the elderly and those who are sick.

The highest level of GSH can be found in our liver, our major detoxifying organ. This is important in ensuring that our body is capable of removing toxic wastes due to exposure to pollutants and radiation. GSH works within the liver, lung, colon, kidney and skin in the process of removing toxic and eliminating cellular metabolic wastes. Although the importance of GSH has been known for decades, it was not until recently that medical experts found a way to increase intra-cellular GSH naturally and effectively. Immunocal® has immune promoting properties similar to human milk and contains the effective bonded-cysteine® delivery system that ensures cell GSH level is raised and sustained naturally, safely and effectively.

Is it useful to take GSH pills or powder which are easily available in health food stores?

GSH is produced within the cells (intra-cellularly). When eaten, it has not been shown to be absorbed in the blood stream but is broken down during digestion and eliminated. Taking food that is rich in GSH also results in non-absorption and has very little effect in raising GSH level in the body. The most proven, effective and natural way is to provide the precursors (building blocks) needed for GSH to be manufactured inside the cells. The 3 bioactive proteins or bonded-cysteine® in Immunocal® constitute a natural ‘delivery system’ which effectively transport the cystine precursors to the cells whereby they can be quickly converted to cysteine upon cell entry to be synthesized into GSH. The availability of cysteine determines how much GSH can be made in our cells. However, cysteine as a dietary supplement can promote hypercysteinemia and is potentially toxic hence, is not recommended.

Can a person who is lactose intolerant take Immunocal®?

Yes. The lactose in Immunocal® is removed during its production. Less than 1% lactose remains and legally, the product can be called “lactose-free”. Therefore, it is safe even in the most severe case of lactose intolerant.

It should be noted that lactose intolerant is different from milk allergy. (see Q15 below)

Can someone with milk allergy take Immunocal®?

Most people who claimed to have milk “allergy” are actually not allergic to milk but are lactose intolerant, therefore can take Immunocal® as it is lactose-free. Majority (80%) of people who are actually allergic to milk proteins are to a protein called “casein”. There is very little casein in Immunocal® (less than 1.5%). For those who have a true allergy to milk proteins, they should avoid it if they could not tolerate mother’s milk as the proteins in Immunocal® are similar to human milk.

Can I take other supplements if I take Immunocal®?

Definitely. In fact, increased level of GSH from the intake of Immunocal® helps to improve the action of health supplements which usually contain antioxidant vitamins. Immunocal® increases GSH levels (endogenous antioxidant ie. antioxidant produced by our body) and this helps improve the action of exogenous (not produced by the body) antioxidant vitamins. For this reason, mega-doses of antioxidant supplements are not required if you are taking Immunocal® as the raised GSH will optimize the functions of the other antioxidants. Low levels of GSH have been shown to be associated with disease and illness. Immunocal® helps to optimize and maintain our GSH levels so that the health supplements we are taking will work more effectively to maintain optimum health.

Will Immunocal® affect the medications I am taking?

No. Immunocal® contains proteins similar to human milk. Hence, taking Immunocal® is as safe as taking mother’s milk. However, individuals who had undergone organ transplant should not take Immunocal® as the immune system needs to be suppressed in order to prevent organ rejection.

Please take note that implants are NOT transplant. Patients with implants can take Immunocal® safely.

Are there any side effects associated with Immunocal®?

Immunocal® contains proteins similar to human milk. Hence, taking Immunocal® is as safe as taking mother’s milk. Unless you are allergic to these specific proteins or human milk (which is very rare and please take note that lactose intolerance is NOT a milk allergy), there is no side effects associated with Immunocal®.

Who cannot take Immunocal®?

Anyone with a specific allergy to the components. It contains less than 1% lactose so can be safely taken by lactose-intolerant individuals.

Those who had undergone organ transplant should not take the product because their immune system needs to be suppressed in order to prevent organ rejection. Please take note that implants are NOT transplants. Therefore those with implants can take the product safely.

Can Immunocal® be taken by all ages?

Yes. As the ingredients are similar to human milk, Immunocal® can be safely taken by new born to old age.

I eat a balanced diet, sleep well and exercise on a regular basis. Do I still need to take Immunocal®?

Immunocal® is beneficial in maintaining good health. Ageing inevitably affects our energy level and quality of life. It has been shown in The Lancet, a renowned British medical journal, that GSH levels decrease precipitously as we age. The reverse is also true. Free radical production increases as we age. This contributes to ageing symptoms and decline in health. If we want to maintain good health as we age, it is important to take Immunocal® to maintain our GSH levels so that the A.I.D. (A.I.D.) functions in our body are optimized.

Are there any liquids that should not be mixed with Immunocal®?

Immunocal® is heat sensitive so do NOT mix the product in any diluent that is hot, warm or luke-warm. It can be mixed in anything that is room temperature, cool or cold. You can also mix Immunocal® in ice-cream, yogurt or cold cereal.

When is the best time to take Immunocal®?

We highly recommend 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. Take at separate times if you are taking multiple pouches per day.

Can you overdose on Immunocal®?

There have been no reports of toxicity from overdosing with 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.

Which product complements Immunocal®?

Immunocal Booster® is an excellent complement to Immunocal®. The Immunocal Booster® is powered by our exclusive Nrf2 catalyst™, sulforaphane from broccoli seed extract, selenium and over 60 polyphenols and phytonutrients from US certified organic fruits and vegetables, seeds and roots.

How should Immunocal® be stored?

Immunocal® should be stored in a cool dry place to maximize shelf-life and to preserve efficacy. We suggest temperature of 21-32 degree Celsius.