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The Role of Glutathione GSH in Health, Disease and Aging In People and Animals

Glutathione is continuously defending our body against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. Low glutathione levels are linked to diseases such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, Alzheimes, Parkinsons, Atherosclerosis, pregnancy complications, male infertility and Cataracts. A Glutathione deficiency can cause a lack of coordination, mental disorders, tremors, and difficulty maintaining balance. Without Glutathione our liver would soon become overwhelmed with the accumulation of toxins, resulting in organ failure and death.
The level of Glutathione in our cells is predictive of how long we will live.

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Many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, M.D - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."

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Doctors and parents expose how vaccines are crippling our children;
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Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

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The Importance of Glutathione for your Health

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD - “Your life depends on glutathione. Without it, your cells would disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would shrivel up from the eventual accumulation of toxins. Glutathione levels also diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency. Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Because all other antioxidants depend upon the presence of glutathione to function properly, scientists call it ‘the master antioxidant’. Healthy people also benefit from elevated glutathione levels through an enhanced ability to fight off toxins, infectious disease, pre-cancerous cells and the aging process itself. Many world-class athletes are discovering that well-maintained glutathione levels give them the edge over their competitors, bringing greater strength and endurance, decreased recovery time from injury, less muscle pain and fatigue, and muscle-promoting activity.” The concentration of glutathione declines with age and in some age-related diseases. Raising glutathione levels protects cells from radiation damage

Glutathione deficiency contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a key role in aging and the worsening of many diseases including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, Parkinson's disease, heart attack, liver disease, cystic fibrosis, HIV, AIDS, sickle cell anemia, and diabetes. Glutathione has been described as a 'food for the immune system', enabling the body to do its own healing. There are more than 76,000 medical articles about it -- but most doctors don't know how to address the epidemic deficiency of this critical life-giving molecule

With the unfolding of the nuclear disaster in Japan, and the consequent potential for weather-carried radiation exposure in North America and the rest of the northern hemisphere, many people are asking what they can do to protect themselves from radiation damage. While most people are aware of the use of iodine supplementation to protect the thyroid from radioactive iodine fallout, most of the actual damage from radiation is due to runaway oxidative stress and consequent DNA damage.

This oxidative damage is due to a combination of a high production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the radiation exposure while the radiation simultaneously causes a depression of the natural antioxidant systems (mostly the glutathione system and superoxide dismutase). Surviving nuclear toxicity is similar to the process of surviving heavy metals and chemical toxicity though the medical situation is worsened dramatically when even super low doses of high energy radiation enters the body. Glutathione, oxidative stress and neurodegeneration

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Dr. Jimmy Gutman on Glutathione and Radiation Damage: "Human health can be adversely affected by exposure to radiation. This can come in the form of simple sunlight, to x-Ray exposure and more ominously, fallout from a failed nuclear reactor as seen currently in Japan. Tissue damage, whether resulting in a sunburn or in thyroid cancer,... is caused by “ionizing” radiation. What does this term mean? It describes the release of free radicals from the molecules struck by the radiation. Most readers by now can easily connect the dots linking glutathione levels to protection from damaging rays. Raising glutathione levels protects cells from damage by the most dangerous of free radicals (the hydroxyl-radical) released when ionizing radiation hits us. Besides avoiding exposure to radiation, the next best thing to consider is limiting the damage. Our cells own protective mechanisms rely on glutathione to do this."




Over tens of thousands of medical articles have highlighted the importance of Glutathione.

There are over 100 diseases and conditions associated with low glutathione levels. Most of the degenerative diseases of aging and the autoimmune diseases have been studied and linked to low GSH levels including: Acetaminophen poisoning, ADD, Addison's disease, aging, AIDS, alopecia areata, ALS, Alzheimer's' disease, anaemia (haemolytic), ankylosing spondylitis, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), arthritis (rheumatoid), asthma, autism, autoimmune disease, burns, cacexia, cancer, candida infection, cardiomyopathy (idiopathic), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, colitis, coronary artery disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, Crohn's disease, eczema, emphysema, Epstein Barr Viral (EBV) syndrome, fibromyalgia, free radical overload, Graves' disease, hepatic dysfunction (liver disease), hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hypercholesterolemia (high blood cholesterol), herpes, infections (viral, bacterial and fungal), inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), lupus, macular degeneration (diabetic and age-related macular degeneration), malnutrition, Meniere's disease, multiple sclerosis, Myasthenia Gravis, neurodegenerative diseases, nutritional disorders, Parkinson's disease, primary biliary cirrhosis, progeria, psoriasis, rheumatic fever, sarcoidosis, scleroderma, shingles, stroke, surgery, toxic poisoning, trauma, vasculitis, vitiligo, Wegener's Granulomatosis, to name a few.

The level of Glutathione in our cells is predictive of how long we will live. We need this miraculous antioxidant to survive, and without it, our liver would soon become overwhelmed with the accumulation of toxins, resulting in organ failure and death. Glutathione is manufactured by every oneof our trillions of cells and is one of the most important healing and cleansing agents. Low glutathione levels are linked to diseases such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Atherosclerosis, pregnancy complications, male infertility and Cataracts. Glutathione is continuously defending our body against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress.

Every day our bodies are exposed to factors that drain our levels of glutathione: Stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury and fatigue. These all contribute to glutathione depletion which, in turn, leads to cellular aging, disease and death. “Concern about maintaining one’s glutathione level will eventually be on par with other health maintenance issues.” says Dr. Bounous M.

Patrick J.D. Bouic, Ph.D - "No other antioxidant is as important to overall health as glutathione. It is the regenerator of immune cells and the most valuable detoxifying agent in the body. Low levels are associated with early aging and even death." Huge Neck Tumor Rapidly Reduced in Size

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Utilization of Glutathione GSH. Research has shown that individuals who have low levels of glutathione are susceptible to chronic illness. Research shows that GSH levels (glutathione) decline by 8% to 12% per decade, beginning at the age of 20. Levels of glutathione are further reduced by continual stress upon the immune system such as illness, infection, and environmental toxins. As we now know, a lowered immune system can bring about illness and disease. This is a ferocious cycle. While you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione. Immunocal provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. Immunocal also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione.

Immunocal: Nature's Way to Raise Glutathione and improve immune response.

Glutathione is making headlines again with the recent publication of a research study by Dr. S. Jill James showing that children with autism have impaired antioxidant defense due to low glutathione levels. Dr. James has published several studies and has connected autism, depression and Alzheimer’s disease. (To learn more about her work see: www.ewg.org.) James’ latest investigation has additional new implications for those with autism spectrum disorders: a severe deficiency in glutathione means poor ability to detoxify environmental toxins, particularly mercury. At last we can explain why some youngsters are more susceptible to neurological damage from the mercury-containing preservative, thimerosal and other poisons. If not enough glutathione (or another antioxidant) is available, heavy metals and toxins are stored in fat tissue. Thebrain, nervous system, breasts and prostate are mostly fat, and therefore become receptacles for environmental poisons. Thus, the increase in autism incidence may have an environmental connection to the increase in breast and prostate cancer.

Medical professionals: how Immunocal can boost glutathione and maximize your health


Dr. Allan Somersall M.D - "Immunocal is the future of the wellness movement - nothing else I know can impact the ability of every cell in the human body to defend itself from the common pathological mechanisms. To raise glutathione levels is to reduce premature oxidation, to quench destructive free radicals and help detoxify the poisons inside each cell when it needs to. Only Immunocal is clinically proven to do that in a safe, effective and convenient way."

Dr. Jean Marcoux M.D - "Almost everyone I put on Immunocal tells me that they feel better as soon as they start taking the product. This is explained by the fact that Immunocal brings to all the cells in our body, the building blocks necessary to produce glutathione, a small protein that each cell needs to function properly. In severe asthmatics taking Immunocal, the attacks become less frequent and less severe. The need for medication is decreased, they sleep better, they don't miss work or school as often, resulting in a better quality of life." Dr. Jean Marcoux is a Board Certified Allergist, Immunologist

PDRImmunocal® Glutathione Precursor (undenatured whey protein isolate) Powder Sachets - As presented on page 1563 in the 2001 Physician's Desk Reference. IMMUNOCAl® is a U.S. patented natural food protein concentrate which assists the body in maintaining optimal concentrations of glutathione (GSH) by supplying the precursors required for intracellular glutathione synthesis. These precursors are derived from a specially prepared bovine whey protein isolate. Glutathione (L-gammaglutamyl-L-cysteinylglycine) is the major endogenous antioxidant produced by the cell. Glutathione participates directly in the neutralization of free radicals, reactive oxygen compounds, and maintains exogenous antioxidants such as vitamins C and E in their reduced (active) forms. In addition, through direct conjugation, glutathione plays a role in the detoxification of many xenobiotics (foreign compounds) both organic and inorganic. Glutathione is an essential component of the human immune response. Proposed mechanisms of immune enhancement include:

1. optimizing macrophage functions,
2. offsetting oxidative damage associated with lymphocyte monoclonal expansion, and
3. stabilizing the mitochondrial membrane thereby, reducing apoptosis in lymphocytes.

Summary & Abstracts of 23 completed STUDIES: Immunocal® glutathione precursor: Metastatic Carcinoma, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Infection, Dimethylhydrazine-Induced Malignancy, Diseases Of Aging, and more

Specialists in ear, nose and throat (ENT) and in dentistry have only recently become aware of the role of glutathione (GSH) in the diseases they treat. The respiratory tract is lined with a fluid made up of a complicated mixture of biochemicals and cells of the immune system, called the respiratory tract lining fluid (RTLF). Glutathione is the main antioxidant in this fluid and provides our initial defense against inhaled toxins. Institutions like the Inhalation and Toxicology Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico started researching the role of antioxidant enzyme activities in RTLF in the early 1990's. More recent work at the University of California (Davis) elaborates further on the role of antioxidants in this fluid. This research project is only one of several focussing on the importance of glutathione in respiratory tract lining fluids, where it protects usWhile you need glutathione for a productive immune system, a weakened immune system hampers the production of glutathione. Immunocal provides the proper nutrients needed to promote the body's own ability to manufacture and absorb glutathione. Immunocal also aids in liver support by destroying environmental poisons helping the liver to function as the main production site and storehouse for glutathione. Immunocal: Nature's Way to Raise Glutathione and improve immune responsefrom xenobiotics and infection. In severe or prolonged illness, these GSH levels may become depleted and enable the disease to progress and cause further complications. Furthermore, N.S. Krishna and his team at the University of Kentucky showed that this glutathione defense system weakens with aging, and more quickly in men than women. more...

The role of glutathione in radiation and drug induced cytotoxicity
We know radiation exposure causes approximately 3% of all cancers. This fact has been studied extensively. When you are exposed to radiation a very reactive type of free radical is formed called a “hydroxyradical”. Studies have shown glutathione’s (GSH) detoxification abilities play a key role in neutralizing hydroxyradicals and cancer specialists are now raising glutathione (GSH) levels in patients who are undergoing radiation therapy as part of their cancer treatment. Detoxification benefits from boosted glutathione (GSH) levels and helps cancer patients better tolerate their treatment. Studies have also been done around the world, from Switzerland to Spain to India to Germany, on the effect of glutathione (GSH) on radiation damage. Low levels of glutathione (GSH) were connected with an increased risk of developing cancer from radiation exposure. Patients undergoing cancer treatment experienced stronger side effects and greater injury from radiation therapy when they had low glutathione (GSH) levels. And white blood cells, the cells used by the immune system, have been shown to be better able to withstand radiation therapy when cancer specialists raised glutathione (GSH) prior to treatment. The implication here is...glutathione (GSH) does and will, to a greater degree, play a major role in the treatment of cancer by using detoxification to reduce the damaging effects of radiation. Questioning Chemotherapy ---- Overcoming Chemotherapy Sickness

Dr. Allan Somersall, Ph.D., M.D. with Dr. Gustavo Bounous, M.D. - "Without glutathione, other important antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot do their job adequately to protect your body against disease." Breakthrough in Cell Defense


Dr. Paul Cheney - "Glutathione has potent anti-viral properties - if you raise the glutathione level you can stop the replication of most any, at least, intracellular pathogen....but glutathione deficiency produces a pro-viral effect."

"It is well known that aging is accompanied by a precipitous fall in glutathione levels. Lower glutathione levels are implicated in many diseases associated with aging, including cataracts,Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's, atherosclerosis and others." Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 47: 1021-26 1994

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD - " - "Healthy people benefit from elevated glutathione levels through an enhanced ability to fight off toxins, infectious disease, pre-cancerous cells and the aging process itself. Many world-class athletes are discovering that well-maintained glutathione levels give them the edge over their competitors, bringing greater strength and endurance, decreased recovery time from injury, less muscle pain and fatigue, and muscle-promoting activity."

Glutathione / Immunocal Q&A

Immunocal, A Natural Source of the Glutathione GSH Building Block

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The concentration of glutathione declines with age and in some age-related diseases. Glutathione deficiency contributes to oxidative stress, which plays a key role in aging and the worsening of many diseases including Alzheimer's disease, cancer
"Low glutathione levels have been associated with neuro-degenerative diseases such as MS (Multiple Sclerosis), ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, among others." The Lancet 344: 796-798, 1994

"Raised glutathione levels fight the oxidation of circulating fats in the bloodstream, including cholesterol, retarding the process of plaque formation in the arteries - the underlying cause for most heart disease and stroke". - Nutrition Reviews 54: 1-30, 1996

"Diabetics are prone to infections and circulatory problems leading to heart disease, kidney failure and blindness. Glutathione protects against the complications of diabetes" - Clinical Science 91: 575-582, 1996

"Doctors have used glutathione-promoting drugs to treat many lung diseases including asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Newer potential therapeutic roles can be found for cigarette smoke damage, pulmonary fibrosis and other illnesses." - American Journal of Medical Science 307: 119-127, 1994

Dr. Earl Mindell - "We literally cannot survive without this miraculous antioxidant" Glutathione (GSH) : Your Body's Most Powerful Healing Agent

"Glutathione protects the body from the inflammation of gastritis, stomach ulcers, pancreatitis and inflammatory bowel disease including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease." - Gut 42: 485-492, 1998

Dr. Jimmy Gutman, MD - "Clinical evidence links low glutathione levels to the most common illnesses of our time as well as newly emerging diseases. Glutathione levels diminish as we age and many diseases normally associated with aging have been linked to glutathione deficiency."

Ray Sahelian, M.D. - "L Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant found within every cell. Glutathione plays a role in nutrient metabolism, and regulation of cellular events (including gene expression, DNA and protein synthesis, cell growth, and immune response).

Application of Immunocal in veterinary medicine to help boost glutathione in dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, rodents, birds and other animalsGlutathione / Immunocal And Animals


The Roles of Glutathione GSH in People and Animals

Glutathione (GSH) is the body’s own health “AID to Energy”– Antioxidant, Immune Booster, Detoxifier and Energy enhancer. This small protein, produced naturally in the body, supports these four crucial functions. In fact, your life depends upon glutathione. Without it, your cells wouldUnlike unnatural detoxification supplements, the use of Glutathione is a natural process that allows our body to perform its filtering capability organically and comfortably. Many herbs that detoxify will also deplete – Glutathione inherently builds and nourishes. Glutathione Immunocal is a critical element for good health, strong immune function, cancer prevention and the slowing of the aging process. Basically, increasing Glutathione levels enhances life.disintegrate from unrestrained oxidation, your body would have little resistance to bacteria, viruses and cancer, and your liver would cease functioning from the accumulation of toxins. Medical science has described literally dozens of roles that glutathione plays in your body. However, the four most important roles of glutathione can be summarized by the acronym:

A I D = E2 These letters stand for:

* Antioxidant
* Immune support
* Detoxifier
* Energy

A“Your Master Antioxidant”
Over the past thirty years, advances in the study of antioxidants have grown to the point that a whole new branch of medicine has developed called “Free Radical Biology” which focuses on oxidant/antioxidant balance. Scientists have elaborated upon several hundred different disease processes where antioxidants play a vital role. The shelves of natural food stores and pharmacies are laden with a large array of different antioxidants offered. However, although these antioxidants, including vitamin C and vitamin E, are usually “natural”, they are not natural to your body. If you do not ingest these vitamins, they will not be found in your cells naturally. Given the importance of antioxidation in hundreds of different disease processes, one poses the question – “What antioxidant does the body manufacture to ward off these processes?” Glutathione is the most abundantly produced antioxidant in the body. In fact, the presence of this small protein is crucial for the functioning of all of the other known antioxidants, gaining the title “Master Antioxidant”.

I“Food for the Immune System”
Your immune system is constantly on the prowl for pathogens and foreign antigens—agents of cellular damage, toxicity and disease. These antigens include viruses, bacteria, parasites, fungi and even pre-cancerous cells. To neutralize these pathogens, the body needs a ready supply of glutathione. If it doesn’t have enough, some of the invaders will get through, infecting the body and/or contributing to aging, long-term accumulative damage—even eventual cancers. We can’t avoid illness and aging altogether, but by keeping our intracellular glutathione levels elevated, we also keep our immune system on full alert and fully armed. Dr. Gustavo Bounous, discoverer of Immunocal, has focused on glutathione as support for the immune system. “ The limiting factor for the proper activity and multiplication of our lymphocytes (white blood cells) is the availability of glutathione”, he states. Dr. Bounous’ research at McGill University has spawned countless other research papers worldwide examining this phenomenon.

D– “Detoxification System”
Hundreds of toxins are eliminated by the GSH enzyme system, including drug breakdown products, pollutants, carcinogens and radiation damage. It’s no surprise that GSH concentrations are highest in the liver, the body’s major detoxifying organ. We inhale and ingest natural and synthetic toxins every day of our lives and can’t possibly avoid them, especially in our technological era with congested and polluted cities and bio-engineered food supplies. Experimental studies have shown that low glutathione levels lead to poor liver and kidney function, and result in unnecessarily large quantities of toxins circulating through the body. There, they continuously damage individual cells and organs. The list of toxins eliminated include cigarette smoke, automobile exhaust and heavy metals. Physicians regularly use drugs to elevate glutathione levels in critical illnesses like acetaminophen overdose and severe liver failure.

E2- “Energize Yourself”
Our cells are like little machines, running 24 hours a day. Where does the energy to fuel this constant activity come from? The answer is quite complicated but science had identified tiny structures within our cells called “mitochondria” which serve as tiny batteries inside the cell. Like any source of fuel, inevitably burning and waste products are a result. The mitochondria literally burn up oxygen and as a result are prone to overload and damage and are limited in their ability to continue working unless thesebreakdown products like oxyradicals are removed. The major substance produced by the cell to keep these mitochondria “cool” and efficient is glutathione. This translates into more energy and more strength. Raising glutathione has become a focus for many studies from sports medicine to anti-aging for this reason.

What Causes Us to LOSE Glutathione (GSH)?

Every day our bodies are exposed to factors that drain our levels of glutathione: Stress, pollution, radiation, infection, drugs, poor diet, aging, injury and fatigue. These all contribute to glutathione depletion which, in turn, leads to cellular aging, disease and death. “Concern about maintaining one’s glutathione level will eventually be on par with other health maintenance issues.” says Dr. Bounous.


Glutathione Research

xxxxxIn the last twenty years the volume of research into GSH has grown immensely. A huge variety of theoretical papers, bench-top laboratory experiments, epidemiological studies, animal projects and—most importantly—clinical trials on humans, has linked glutathione to an extraordinary variety of illnesses. Skeptics might doubt the length of the list were it not for the strength and credibility of the research. Much of the research on glutathione and the immune system was pioneered by Dr. Gustavo Bounous (the discoverer of Immunocal) and Dr. Wulf Dröge (developer of Immunocal Platinum®) who combined, have published hundreds of medical articles. A significant number of these papers have served as the foundation for many other studies and clinical trials on glutathione and immunology.

Eating Glutathione Will NOT Raise Your Body’s Glutathione Level

It is vital to clarify one particular aspect of the glutathione story. When people find out about GSH, they want to go to their health store, buy some and “take” it. Although it can be purchased as a supplement, eating glutathione has negligible effects on your health. It is quickly broken down in your digestive tract and eliminated. GSH must be manufactured within your cells, which is exactly where it is found—in every cell of your body. The only way to accomplish this effectively is to give your body the building blocks (precursors) it needs to manufacture glutathione for itself.

How to Raise Glutathione
Some pharmaceutical drugs such as N-acetyl-cysteine (NAC) have been developed to provide these precursors but there are also natural ways to raise glutathione levels. Vitamin C, E and selenium indirectly support glutathione function. Milk thistle (silymarin), alpha-lipoic acid and L-cysteine may have moderate effects. However, medical research indicates that the most effective natural way to raise glutathione is by feeding the individual specific cysteine and cystine-rich proteins as found in undenatured whey protein isolates. Through its unique formulation and proprietary manufacturing process, Immunocal is a nutraceutical containing undenatured whey proteins designed to raise glutathione. In fact, it is the only protein patented to raise glutathione levels naturally. This type of natural approach to addressing health concerns is a welcome complement to conventional medicine, which has historically marginalized nutritional therapy. The key in bridging this gap between traditional medicine and natural medicine lies in appropriately formulating supplements based on solid research.

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The key to self-healing is a strong defense system, which protects dogs, cats, and horses from everything from the flu germs to cancer cells. Holistic veterinarians believe that a weak immune system plays a key role in causing disease. Antibiotics fight infection, but they don't affect whatever weakened the immune system in the first place. Low cellular levels of Glutathione and T-Cells are directly related to multiple colds, fluenza severity, allergies, sinus infections, auto-immune diseases and immune system dysfunction. Higher cellular levels of T-Cells improve immune response and disease rejection. Immunocal is verified to increase cellular levels of Glutathione.

Horses - 2 mares on Immunocal protected from fliesSome of the finest horse trainers have recognized that a product that provides overall immune system building can help horses in breeding, racing, eventing and recovering from injury or stress. They use a product called Immunocal for its glutathione and immune boosting properties.

"I gave 3 packets of Immunocal each to 2 mares with huge problems with flies. I left the other 3 horses without any immunocal. I didn't notice huge effects right off, but then did today (5 days after finishing the 3rd packet). The mare and colt who did not get Immunocal were covered with flies around their faces. The mare who did get the Immunocal (and she is the one who is usually totally chewed up by flies and mosquitos), had a few flies around her that landed and left. Will now give it to the others and see if they "loose" their flies. Also, my black mare who suffers badly from no see ums, has quieted and seems much more comfortable." Jayme B

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Cat with Cancer
Dr. Deborah Gentry

Our daughter was in medical school and our cat, Roxie Star, was living with her. When Roxie Star was 10 years old, she started throwing up all the time. Eventually she would not eat at all. Our daughter took her to the Vet, who performed surgery on her, and showed our daughter the cancer. Roxie had Lymphoma cancer throughout her digestive tract. Food could no longer get through any of her stomach or intestines. The Vet did not operate to remove the cancer because he said Roxie was terminal.

The doctor told our daughter to take her home and say goodbye to her; she had, at the most, 2 days left. It was rough, but my husband and I convinced our daughter to take her back to the Vet in 2 days, to put her down. When she went, Roxie looked up at her, pleading with her eyes. Our daughter was 2 weeks away from the National Board Exams for medical school, and her father and I wanted her to focus and be calm. So we drove eight hours, across the state, to get Roxie. We said we’d bring her home to our Vet, and when she passed away, we would bury her in our backyard. The vet who diagnosed Roxie spoke with us and suggested we take her home, take lots of photos of her, and send them to our daughter every day telling her that she was getting better. However, he said it was not possible, and to put her down ASAP. My husband did bring Roxie back and I stayed with our daughter to help her get through the exams because she was very distraught about Roxie.

My husband got Roxie home and started mixing a little regular Immunocal with a little wet food and water. He coaxed and coaxed her to eat, a little at a time. She started eating it, and he increased the Immunocal more and more. That will be 2 years ago...this coming March. Roxie fully recovered in a few months. The original Vet refused to believe it. She now jumps way high onto the counter every day to get her wet food, mixed with Immunocal. We do not use any food with any food colorings or wheat gluten. We never use any dry wheat food. Immunocal saved Roxie's life!

Professionals on the Benefits of Glutathione
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Letter of testimonial for our dog with cancer

My name is Tony Luboff. I reside in Ojai, California with my wife and two children. The other very important member of our family is Max, a five year old yellow Labrador Retriever. He is very much loved by all of us, which is why I have put together this letter. About five months ago, Max became ill, but at the time we did not realize just how ill. He grew progressively listless, refusing to eat and/or play with the children or us.Our dog Max was loaded with cancerHe was coughing and choking four to five times an hour. This was totally uncharacteristic of a very active and most of the time “hungry dog”.

We took him to our Veterinarian, Dr. Tony Kirk on July 21st. Dr. Kirk thought that Max possibly had a foxtail in his throat but could not find one. Because his throat looked infected, he was put on antibiotics. After two rounds of antibiotics he was worse, so we checked for heartworms, and just about everything else in the book. At this point Dr. Kirk suggested that a Xray should be done on Max. On August 14th the Xray was done and we were dismayed to learn that Max was loaded with cancer, particularly in the area of his lungs. There were two large tumors wrapped around the bronchials that were pinching off his esophagus. This is why he was coughing so much. The choking off of his esophagus was also making it hard for him to eat. He had not been eating for some time and was losing weight rapidly. The vet said that he would likely have only a few short painful weeks to live.

We told the Vet about Immunocal and we were amazed that he knew about glutathione. He said that if we had something that could raise glutathione levels then, by all means, use it. In the first two weeks we almost had to shove food down Max's throat and he was still throwing up quite a bit. We tried to get at least one packet a day into his system. Eventually however, he was taking his food with a lot of encouragement.

That was over three and a half months ago and we are happy to say that Max is still with us and with much improved health. His constant coughing and choking have completely stopped; he has gained back the 12 lbs. of weight that he had lost and we have noticed a marked increase in his energy level and appetite. Numerous friends have commented on the fact that Max appears much better and is still around instead of being dead, which of course is where he was supposed to be. On Thursday, November 19th we took Max back to the Vet and he was truly amazed. He accused us of bringing in a different dog! He said that all the congestion that he heard in his heart and lungs before are completely gone.

We have done nothing else other than give Max this Whey protein immune system booster called “Immunocal”. To say that we recommend this product would be an understatement. Thank you Dr. Bounous and Chuck Roberts for bringing us Immunocal !!

Sincerely,
Tony Luboff
KIRK ANIMAL CLINIC
370 North Ventura Avenue
Oak View, CA 93022

------------------------------Mr. Tony Luboff
12848 N. Ojai
Santa Paula, CA 93060
April 28, 1999

At your request I have prepared a chronological report on your dog, Max. Just for the records Max is a neutered male, yellow Lab that was born in 1993. I first saw Max on 7/20/98. At that time his weight was 92.8 pounds and was presented to me a possible foxtail in his throat. His temperature was 103.0 degrees F. at that time. Throat examination revealed no foxtail or foxtail tracts. My concern, at that time, was for tracheal bronchitis. Max was injected with amoxicillin and vetalog. He was sent home on oral amoxicillin for 10 days. On 7/22/98, it was reported that he was still coughing but not as much.

Max was seen again on 8/4/98 with a history of the cough worsening and a temperature of 102.8 degrees F. Max had lost 4.6 pounds and was coughing much worse after exercising. The heart and lungs sounds were normal at that time. A Heartworm test was ordered and Max was scheduled for a throat probe the following day.

The Heartworm test was negative and, Max was dropped off for the scheduled check. A pre-anaesthetic panel was performed. The results are as follows: BUN 15, Blood Glucose 80, Total Protein 7.4, PCV 42. Max was anaesthesied and the throat was explored. During the exploration, no foreign bodies were found. The tonsils were normal and, with the exception of a greenish colored material at the beginning of the trachea and some irritation and redness of the trachea itself; the throat was normal.

On 8/14/98, Max was readmitted for radiographs. The history, at that time, was a decreased appetite and the weight had dropped to 83.7 pounds. The cough had worsened. Max was sedated and two 14 x 17 radiographs were taken of the lungs. The lung fields were congested and a tentative diagnosis of lung cancer or possible a fungal infection was made. Due to the poor prognosis of either diagnosis’s, no treatment was advised. On a “call back” on 8/18/98 it was reported that Max was no better but he was no worse. It was reported that he was eating better.

During a telephone conversation on 10/22/98 it was reported that Max’s symptoms were gone and that he was doing much, much better. I saw Max again on l1/19/98. His weight had increased to 95.9 pounds, his heart and lung sounds were normal and he seemed to have regained his health. At last report, Max has completely recovered. I hope this helps with your project and that ole Max keeps on “ticking”. If I can be of any further help, please don’t hesitate to let me know.

Best Regards, I am,
Tony L. Kirk, D.VM

Update on March 30, 2001: Max is as healthy as ever and his symptoms have never come back!! Picture on the way…

Immunocal helped cat heal from rattlesnake bite
Rattlesnake Bite

A cat had been bit on the paw by a rattlesnake and was rushed to the vet. By the time they arrived, the cat’s paw and entire leg had swelled up about twice as large as normal. It was huge. The vet told her there was no hope, and the best thing that could be done was to make the little thing more comfortable. The ved expected the cat to expire that night. The cat's care taker would have none of that. She went back home, grabbed some Immunocal packets, and went back to the vet. She got special permission to go back where her cat was being kept, and she force-fed Immunocal to her little kitty every four hours. All the while, the vet told her how she was wasting her time. Well, she totally astonished the vet. Her cat pulled through and lived a long time afterwards.

Epileptic Seizure

"My Golden Lab had developed epileptic seizures. He would have 2-3 attacks a month. When I took him to the Vet, he said that the only thing he could do was prescribe him medications. But he said that my Lab would be constantly doped up with these meds. And, further, once you put the dog on these drugs you had to keep him on the medication. I decided that I would not go the drug route. I had been taking Immunocal myself, and decided to try it for my Golden Lab. The seizures began to become less frequent. After a few months, he had only one seizure every 3 months. After a year on Immunocal he never had another seizure and he lived until he was 14 years old. My neighbor’s sister is a well-known homeopath in Quebec. Her Rottweiler had a very bad infection, which was even affecting his muscles and his ability to walk. Of course, she tried all the homeopathic remedies for her dog, to no avail. Next, she went to a traditional Vet and tried the medication he prescribed. Nothing helped. I suggested Immunocal to her and she put her Rottweiler on the Platinum Immunocal. This was due to the fact that she thought it would help his muscle weakness more than the Original Immunocal. This homeopath said Immunocal was amazing! The dog recovered – the infection is completely gone. He has no limp and his muscles are strong! I have even given Immunocal to CHICKENS!" Patricia K. from Ottawa, Ontario

Immunocal, A Natural Source of the Glutathione GSH Building Block

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The Role of Glutathione in the Body

Glutathione is a small protein produced naturally in every cell of our body. It is made up of three protein building blocks, called amino acids. These are cysteine, glyceine, & glutamic acid. Your body produces glutathione inside every cell of your body, or that cell would quickly die. The levels of glutathione produced naturally is enough to keep the body working optimally under 'normal' conditions. Increasing levels of environmental pollutants and prolonged exposure to stress are depleting your body’s stores of glutathione increasingly fast.

The liver uses glutathione to process; alcohol, caffeine, medications, nicotine as an example, to process such substances and remove them from the blood. It also helps in the filtering of alcohol and other toxic substances from the blood. It helps in the processing of drugs and medications absorbed through the digestive system,, enabling the body to use them effectively and ultimately dispose of them. Reduced glutathione plays a critical role in the cellular detoxification processes including the metabolism of peroxides, the conjugation with electrophils and the scavenging of the free radicals. The relevance of glutathione in ethanol metabolism consists mainly in compensating for alcohol-related oxidative stress. Glutathione acts as a detoxifying agent by combining with undesirable substances and ridding the body of them through urine and bile .

White blood cells are the body’s major defense system. They need glutathione in order to *function *properly. By raising the levels of GSH glutathione, the body's master's antioxidant, the body can produce more white blood cells Glutathione depletion will eventually exhaust any ability of the white blood cells to keep fighting, which means: You lose the battle.

"The liver is the major storehouse for glutathione. Glutathione is impaired in alcoholic hepatitis as well as in viral hepatitis A, B, and C. Raised glutathione levels restore liver function." - American Journal of Gasteroenterology 91: 2569-2573, 1996

The presence of glutathione is required to maintain the normal function of the immune system. It is known to play a critical role in the multiplication of lymphocytes (the cells that mediate specific immunity), which occurs in the development of an effective immune response. Glutathione binds itself to toxins in the body transforming them into a form that can be easily collected and extracted. Glutahthione has also shown promise when used in connection with some forms of cancer. In both preliminary research and test tube and animal studies, glutathione has shown to exhibit anti-cancer effects. Higher glutathione levels have also been found in older adults with exceptionally good health."Glutathione detoxifies a variety of pollutants, carcinogens and poisons, including many found in fuel exhaust and cigarette smoke. It also retards damage from radiation exposure due to the eroding ozone layer" . - Annual Reviews of Biochemistry 52: 711-760 1983

"Raised glutathione levels help increase strength and endurance. Those interested in physical fitness can benefit from a definite athletic edge." Journal of Applied Physiology 87: 1381-1385, 1999

"Strong muscular activity, such as that experienced by athletes, generates oxyradicals [free radicals] leading to muscle fatigue and poorer performance. Glutathione neutralizes these radicals". - Sport Medicine 21: 213-238, 1996

"Lymphocytes, cells vital for your immune system, depend on glutathione for their proper function and replication." - IMMUNOLOGY 61: 503-508 1987

"Antioxidants are well documented and known to possess vital roles in health maintenance and disease prevention. Glutathione is your cell's own major antioxidant. Maintaining elevated glutathione levels aids the body's natural antioxidant function." - Biochemical Pharmacology 47: 2113-2123 1994

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Glutathione and Cancer

Robert O. Young D.Sc., Ph.D - "In the last ten years, over 25,000 medical articles about this substance have been published, and the scientific understanding of glutathione is gradually becoming common knowledge. Each and every cell in the body is responsible for its own supply of glutathione and must have the necessary raw materals in order to produce it. Glutathione is always in great demand and is rapidly consumed when we experience any sort of emotional or physical stress, fatigue and even moderate exercise "

xxxxxThe Role of Glutathione in Aging and Cancer --- PubMed.gov

"The incidence and mortality rates from most cancers increase exponentially with age. It is likely that this aging phenomenon is partially due to specific changes that occur in the host resulting in an increased susceptibility to neoplasia. Our hypothesis is that one such host factor is a deficiency in GSH [Note: GSH is the medical abbreviation for reduced glutathione], based on the importance of this compound in the detoxification of a wide variety of exogenous and endogenous carcinogens and free radicals, as well as in the maintenance of immune function." Animal study on the effect of glutathione on oral carcinogenesis

Joan Amtoft-Nielsen, MD, PhD, DC - "Most cancer patients suffer from nutritional deficiencies before diagnosis and even more so during the early conventional treatment of their disease, since chemotherapeutic agents affect levels of such nutrients as glutathione, vitamin B6, vitamin E and beta carotene. Inappropriate foods consumed during the course of disease may linger in the body longer since they are improperly digested, absorbed and excreted. The greater the body’s toxicity, the lower the functioning of the immune system." Dr. Nielsen was a Medical Advisor for The National Foundation for Alternative Medicine in Washington DC and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Longevity, on the AdvisoryxxxxxBoard of the C.A.R.E.S. Foundation and on the Board of Governors for the South Carolina Naturopathic Physicians Organization.

Glutathione in Cancer Biology and Therapy Critical Reviews in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Volume 43, Issue 2 March 2006 , pages 143 - 181

High blood glutathione levels accompany excellent physical and mental health in women ages 60 to 103 years

"Earlier we found a high percentage of subnormal total glutathione (G(T)) levels in blood from elderly subjects and patients with chronic diseases. These findings suggested a hypothesis that high levels of G(T) in the blood occur in old persons who are in excellent physical and mental health. To this end, we recruited 87 white women who ranged in age from 60 to 103 years and reported that they felt healthy. Their health was verified with physical examinations, clinical chemistry profiles, psychosocial assessments, and blood G(T) determinations. This evaluation was performed in three waves over a 5-year period. The values were compared with those from representative individuals in this region and with normal national data. The results verified that these healthy subjects were in top physical and mental health. We also found that subjects of all ages had very high blood G(T) levels in waves I and II but only normal levels in wave III. These findings confirm that high blood G(T) concentrations and excellent physical and mental health are characteristics of long-lived women." Department of Biochemistry, University of Louisville, KY - NIH.gov

Surviving Terminal Cancer: Clinical Trials, Drug Cocktails, and Other Treatments Your Oncologist Won't Tell You About

Glutathione: Blood Sugar Level, Thyroid Health
Glutathione (GSH) is a tripeptide formed from glutamic acid, cysteine, and glycine. Combined with vitamin E and selenium, glutathione forms glutathione peroxidase (GPx) which is one of the key antioxidants that protects the body and is critical for protection of the thyroid gland from oxidation damage.

Glutathione in overweight patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes
Changes in hepatic glutathione metabolism in diabetes
The road to better health may begin with a healing crisis (Herxheimer Reaction)

Joan Amtoft-Nielsen, MD, PhD, DC Most cancer patients suffer from nutritional deficiencies before diagnosis and even more so during the early conventional treatment of their disease, since chemotherapeutic agents affect levels of such nutrients as glutathione, vitamin B6, vitamin E and beta carotene.HIV/AIDS


When Therapies Fail: One AIDS Activist's Fight for Better Clinical Options Article by Neenyah Ostrom (July 11, 1999)



Metabolism and Functions of Glutathione (GSH)

The level of Glutathione in our cells is predictive of how long we will live. We need this miraculous antioxidant to survive, and without it, our liver would soon become overwhelmed with the accumulation of toxins, resulting in organ failure and death. Glutathione is manufactured by every one of our trillions of cells and is one of the most important healing and cleansing agents. Low glutathione levels are linked to diseases such as Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Atherosclerosis, pregnancy complications, male infertility and Cataracts. Every moment Glutathione is defending our body against attacks from disease, toxins, poisons, viruses, pollutants, radiation and oxidative stress. The oxygen we breathe helps to burn sugar and fat inside our body cells to produce energy. But about 2% of the converted oxygen remains as highly reactive molecules that modify, disrupt and impair the stable structure within our body. These are called “free radicals.” If free radicals are not neutralized, cell membranes breakdown and DNA is damaged, resulting in a compromised immune system, disease and rapid aging. Many environmental and ingested agents spur free radical production – air pollution, pesticides, radiation, alcohol, sugar, cigarette smoke, illegal drugs and prescription medications. To combat the hostile effect of free radicals, our bodies use antioxidants (free radical scavengers) that extinguish the biochemical fire. Bruce Ames, Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkley, estimates that every single one of our cells suffers from 10,000 hits by free radicals daily.

Glutathione is used more than any other antioxidant in the body, and is the most abundant natural antioxidant that protects our vision, boosts the immune system, helps turn carbohydrates into energy and prevents the buildup of oxidized fats that contribute to heart disease.
Glutathione supports us at the cellular level by protecting every cell of the body, but our levels decline dramatically with age. Our bodies are constantly replacing and repairing free-radical damaged cells, but the demands of the modern age have created high levels of free radicals with limited supplies of Glutathione to correct the damage. Without Glutathione, other antioxidants such as vitamins C and E cannot perform their functions adequately to protect the body against disease.

The brain consumes about 20% of the oxygen utilized by the body but constitutes only 2% of the body weight and is therefore particularly susceptible to free radical attacks. Glutathione acts to prevent and protect the brain from the damage of free radicals.Glutathione protects both the mother and the developing fetus from the damaging effects of free radicals, and minimizes the oxidative stress that occurs during labor and the birth process. The placenta contains a significant amount of glutathione to filter pollutants before they reach the baby.

In the last 75 years, clean and healthy food supplies have been replaced by sugar, processed food, chemicals, genetically altered fruit and vegetables, chemical and hormone laced dairy products, hormone and preservative laden meats, high saturated fats with sugar and thousands of medications. There are tens of thousands of confirmed toxic substances in our environment and as a result, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, allergies and mental health issues are rampant. By age 20 we are losing Glutathione at 8-12% per decade. But compromised health and excessive use of medications can deplete the body more rapidly. Some scientists estimate that a 30% reduction of Glutathione is enough for cellular dysfunction to set in.

Glutathione for Health and Energy - The biochemical importance of glutathione is reviewed in the 2002 book by Jimmy Gutman, MD10 titled, Glutathione, Your Body’s Most Powerful Protector. Dr. Gutman points out that glutathione Immunocal is not only our body’s most powerful detoxifier of mercury and other toxins (including drugs like Tylenol/ acetaminophen), but it is also the most important molecule in our anti-oxidant network that protects us from the dangers of free radicals.The liver is our ultimate cleaner and has two critical functions: to process nutrients and eliminate toxins from the body. It does this by filtering the blood at about two quarts a minute. Approximately 25% of all the blood in the body is filtered through the liver at any one time. Some glutathione is released directly by the liver into the bloodstream where it helps to maintain the strength of red blood cells while also protecting the white blood cells. Large quantities of Glutathione are found in the liver where a two-stage detoxification process takes place. Phase One begins the chemical conversion of harmful compounds that are mainly fat-soluble into intermediate forms. But Phase Two is where the final transformation takes place to converts the intermediate toxins into water-soluble substances that can be excreted thru the bowel or kidneys. Only water-soluble substances can be excreted. If there is not enough Glutathione to generate the Phase two enzymes, toxins will build to dangerous levels in the liver.

Unlike unnatural detoxification supplements, the use of Glutathione is a natural process that allows our body to perform its filtering capability organically and comfortably. Many herbs that detoxify will also deplete – Glutathione inherently builds and nourishes. Glutathione is a critical element for good health, strong immune function, cancer prevention and the slowing of the aging process. Basically, increasing Glutathione levels enhances life.

Metabolism and functions of glutathione in brain
Clinical trial of glutathione in cases of hepatic cirrhosis.
Nutritional Advisor – glutathione

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Healing Crisis (Herxheimer Reaction)

Note from Shirley
Healing Crisis: As with all true natural cure, the road to better health may begin with a healing crisis. As you move toward better health with natural healing programs and better nutrition, healing begins to occur. As part of the healing process the body will begin to discard toxic residues which have built up in your body over the years. The healing process usually does not occur without repercussions. During the initial phase of healing, as your body begins to clean house, (detoxify) and your vital energy begins to repair and rebuild internal organs, you may experience headache, uneasiness, flu like symptoms and fatigue.

This is called a healing crisis. You may feel worse before you feel better. As you continue to improve, you may begin a process called retracing. For example, if you used to get skin rashes, the rashes may reappear or get worse for a period of time as your body eliminates toxins through the skin. You may also experience an initial increase in urination, or you may feel more nervous. In actuality, you are not getting worse, you are actually getting better. Eventually you will reach a plateau of better health. During the healing crisis, it is important to not suppress these temporary symptoms with drugs or the healing process may become interrupted. Lean more about healing crisis

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