Immunocal is generally recognized as safe by the Food and Drug Administration. However, persons who are sensitive to milk proteins may experience unpleasant side effects such as gas, bloating and cramps. In rare cases a rash may occur, according to Drugs.com.
Immunocal is made from the protein of cow's milk, and is a natural food product. It is used as a supplement to address glutathione deficiency in individuals diagnosed with conditions such as HIV/AIDS, cancer, Alzheimer's and a suppressed immune response, says Drugs.com. As Immunocal aids in the production of glutathione, it helps maintain important antioxidants in the body, detoxifies the body of foreign compounds, helps the immune system function efficiently, and improves the metabolic process. Although Immunocal is considered safe in most instances and is used as a nutritional supplement, it is not intended to treat any diseases.
Persons who are on a protein-restricted diet should use caution when consuming Immunocal, and anyone undergoing therapy for immune problems must use Immunocal under the advice and supervision of a physician. To reduce digestive upset and improve absorption, Immunocal is best taken on an empty stomach or with a small amount of food, advises Drugs.com. The recommended daily dosage is about 20 grams, but patients should discuss appropriate dosage with their doctor.