The difference between Immunocal and Immunocal Platinum is that there are two enhancing components added to Immunocal Platinum: Cytokine Modulating Peptides (CMP) and Redox Modulating Formula (RMF).
Cytokine Modulating Peptides (CMP) - these are the subfractions of whey proteins, small biologically active proteins that act as signals in the immune system to turn on or off inflammation. Cytokines promote healthy cell differentiation. They help cells to "grow up to be what they should be" and they repair cell damage. They also inhibit abnormal cell growth, decreasing the growth of cancer cells. They play a vital role in managing an appropriate inflammatory response so Immunocal Platinum is an anti-inflammatory as well as an anti-fungal agent. CMP also provide additional lactoferrin (additional 25% compared to original Immunocal), which inhibits the growth of disease-causing microorganisms.
Redox Modulating Formula (RMF) - a proprietary blend of citrate minerals (magnesium, potassium and calcium), which act to lower acidity levels in the body and serve to support its natural pH balance. This serves to support the strength of bones as we age and contributes to overall well-being. RMF also includes a very small amount of creatine monohydrate, which helps maintain proper muscle function. This is not the type of creatine that body-builders and athletes use which is not advisable to take for prolonged periods of time. Creatine monohydrate increases muscle creatine and phosphocreatine concentrations, enhances anaerobic exercise capacity, and increases training volume leading to greater gains in strength, power, and muscle mass. Creatine monohydrate is receiving greater attention because of its therapeutic benefits in a wide number of human degenerative diseases and conditions. And it is not degraded during normal digestion.
Immunocal Platinum was developed by Immunotec’s Research and Development team led by Dr. Wulf Droge, a leading scientist in anti-aging medicine, who has over 30 years of experience in immunology and cell biology.
According to Dr. Jimmy Gutman, the author of “Glutathione. Your key to health”, the challenge of neutralizing the potential increase in acid production in individuals ingesting high amounts of protein has been successfully resolved with the RMF. Potential applications include prevention of calcium loss, osteoporosis, modulation of insulin, obesity, improvement of mental quality and mood, mood disorders, cognitive performance, fatigue and diabetes, aging, cancer, inflammatory disease, MS, Parkinson's. And according to Dr. Gutman, Cytokine Modulating Protein studies on tumors showed "statistically different" improvements. CMP studies also inhibited cancer cell growth in vitro and in vivo (in test tubes and in human studies).
In Dr. Gutman's words, "Immunocal Platinum provides a triple action for your immune health: raising GSH represents defensive immunity; CMP represent reparative immunity; attention to the proper acid-base balance through RMF helps lead to sustained immunity”.
Another difference between Immunocal and Immunocal Platinum is that Immunocal Platinum contains 12.5 grams of product per pouch compared to the original Immunocal which has 10 grams per pouch. Immunocal Platinum has a slightly different texture and taste. It mixes easier than original Immunocal.
Immunocal Platinum is not made to take the place of Immunocal, but to give people a choice, especially if they are dealing with cancer or any other chronic disease, if they are professional athletes, or simply want to push back time in the aging process.