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Immunocal Athletic Benefits

Immunocal Athletic Benefits

A key concept to improving performance is controlling the variables that play a role in determining how you will perform athletically. Immunocal will give you a competitive advantage by providing you with a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system.

Immune Support

Individuals who exercise regularly usually have more resistance to health challenges. However, this phenomenon is reversed if the athlete is exercising too much. Part of the "over-training syndrome" is a clear drop in immune function.

This has been the focus of research for a number of years now. What has been demonstrated is that: a) glutathione is rapidly used up during vigorous exercise; b) when glutathione levels drop below a critical threshold, immune function drops as well; and c) well-trained athletes are more resistant to disease if their glutathione levels are higher. You are invited to see some of the original research supporting this phenomenon.

Immunocal has been researched in the most immune compromised patients including AIDS and cancer. More recently, it has been undertaken clinical trials examining many parameters of athletic performance.

Of important note is that Immunocal and Immunocal Platinum have been issued a Natural Product Number from the Natural Health Products Directorate of Canada. Immunocal (NPN-800043070) for the specific health claim: "Immunocal is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system." Immunocal Platinum (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." These are unique to the industry.


Exercise and Immune Function Glutathione and Immune Function
Health Canada

The Natural Health Products Directorate

NPN - Immunocal
NPN-80004370

"Immunocal is a natural source of the glutathione precursor cysteine for the maintenance of a strong immune system."


NPN - Immunocal Platinum
NPN-80028731

"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."