GcMaf ~ Treatment

Nurse Woman Giving a Man a Subcutaneous Injection Vaccine With a Needle in His Butt

Not sure exactly what's going on in this picture but I like to think that GcMaf is kicking some ass.

What is it? GcMAF stands for Gc protein Macrophage Activating Factor. Quite a mouthful I know. It was discovered by Dr. Yamamoto from Japan in the 1990’s. Up until recently it has been used predominately for treating HIV and pancreatic cancer with some very promising results in these areas. It is now also being applied by a number of CFS/ME specialists in various countries around the world.

Why should I inject into my body? The idea is that by taking GcMAF you will stimulate your immune system into some serious action.  The injections activate the Macrophages (the Field marshals of your immune system) which then begin identifying and attacking bacteria, virus, fungi and cancer cells.

How much should I take: There are varied opinions on this but word on the grape vine is that effective treatment for CFS/ME requires between 10 to 20 injections administered over a period of 6 months. However in my experience predictions such as these are often conservative so I’d triple that number and imagine it would then be closer to the truth. A number of doctors also suggest combining GcMAF with Nexavir (another immune modulating pharmaceutical) in order to maximise its potential. Combining these two drugs will bump up the cost and needle pricks significantly but may also increase your likelihood of success.

My Experience: (26/5/11) I’m yet to try GcMAF but I’ve already conducted a genetic test to determine if I would be a responder to the treatment and it appears I could be potentially giving it a shot in the next couple of months. I’m excited, though wary as the world of CFS/ME treatments always seems to have a ‘next big thing’. Either way I’m looking forward to giving my little macrophages a loving yet firm kick up the ass. I’ll keep you posted.

(12/9/11) My Doctor is still having issues getting GcMaf into the country. I could fly overseas and purchase it directly if I wanted but don’t have this level of enthusiasm right now.

(21/11/11) My GcMAF plans are on hold for now as I investigate other more natural alternatives. However if I’m still unwell and the results for people with CFS/ME turn out to be fantastic and lasting I will most likely give it a shot.

Links: More technical explanations can be found in this forum and on this website. Early reports from around the web suggest a mixed bag of responses. Some very responding very well, others not so well and some feeling much worse. Get educated and talk to an open minded specialist if it feels right.

Are you taking GcMAF? Is it working?

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24 Responses to GcMaf ~ Treatment
  1. lynda
    November 22, 2011 | 10:36 am

    why don’t you order it
    They ship to mnost places

    • Joe
      November 22, 2011 | 3:14 pm

      Hey Lynda appreciate the thought. At the time I wanted to make sure I was getting the right stuff and be certain that customs wouldn’t confiscate it. Then the moment passed…

  2. sid
    December 10, 2011 | 10:39 am

    I personally wouldnt try this myself, I have had cfs for 8 years, never get colds, well not in 8 years…. because my immune system is always on….hyper active and I have found anything that stimulates my immune system makes me worse and can have dire effects.
    If I was in the CFS group that was always getting colds etc it would be worth a go I supose.

    • Joe
      December 12, 2011 | 4:03 am

      Hi Sid. Fair call I could see why you would be wary of the effects of GcMAF.

      Interesting question as to what risks are worth taking in the name of recovery though isn’t it? Personally I’m game to give pretty much anything a go if there is some reasonable evidence that it may help but often the setbacks can put you off the whole guinea pig adventure I know.

  3. sid
    December 12, 2011 | 9:01 pm

    Hi Joe

    I’ve taken herbal remedies etc that have made me crash for months ramping up my immune system, even accupuncture one time made me crash and burn, makes you very cautious……………often too cautious, it’s fine line sometimes.
    I’ll generally try anything that doesnt stimulate my immune system too much, right now I’m doing qigong, so I’ll see how that goes.
    But you’ve got to be in to win……….who wants this for the rest of their life, heh.

    My next treatment will probably be mickel therapy, next year, heard some good things about that……….we’ll see.

    • Joe
      December 13, 2011 | 8:17 am

      Yep I feel you Sid. Determination, courage, patience and persistence all seem to be essential to recovery. Qi gong definitely shows promise.

      Mickel and lightning therapy seem to get either very positive or very, very negative responses from people. I’ve heard them described as best used as the icing on the cake for when the shift in mindset is all that remains to becoming well again. However other people describe them as overloading their system leading to the ol’ crash and burn.

      I’ve experienced Reverse Therapy, Gupta and the psychology program from the OHC which claims to incorporate elements of Mickel and Lightning. However I havn’t had direct experience. If you go ahead with it let us know how it goes.

      I’m not a fan of how some of these approaches market themselves as a miracle cure with 100% results, then don’t share their notions freely and often charge large amounts of money. It’s just not cricket :) But that doesn’t necessarily mean the therapy isn’t effective. Good luck and God Speed my friend. J

      • sid
        December 15, 2011 | 8:42 am

        yeh your right there Joe, too many people taking our money and claiming 100% results, they prey on our wanting to be healthy again thats for sure………we get poorer.

        The thing that got me wondering on mickel therapy was that I got to talking to 2 people that had been through it and became practicioners, they hadn’t got 100% results and told me so, but they had gotten to around 80% of previous health, so this hit a cord with me, I read the book and it was like a mirror of my symptoms…..I always thought it was a virus, and this was the way I was treating it to date with all the treatments, I might have to change my line of thinking on CFS.

        Just started the qigong…………felt like crap the first 3 days…cold/flu symptoms, you know what it’s like heheh, I’ll stick it out, hopefully its all the old symptoms leaving my body……heres hoping!!

        I’ll let you know if the mickel therapy works.

  4. Jenny Spencer
    December 13, 2011 | 6:31 am

    Hi Joe,
    I came across your website searching to see if anyone has been helped by gcmaf. We also see a Dr in Melbourne who is having trouble getting gcmaf into the country. Perhaps the same Dr you see. We are in Warrnambool. My hubby has lots of reactions to new meds so we are not convinced that gcmaf is the way to go although we have been waiting “not so patiently” for a year for the stuff. Hubby has had CFS for many years now and has been off fulltime work since 1999. He is quite unwell now and spends a lot of many of his days in bed with the occasional better day when he gets some work done – in his small business. All the best with your journey.

    • Joe
      December 13, 2011 | 8:22 am

      Hi Jenny good to hear from you. I feel your frustration in the wait, but at least it means there is more knowledge around the treatment when it finally reaches you. There are some promising stories circulating but it’s easy to dive in too quick with these miracle drugs isn’t it?

      Much love and happiness to you and your significant other. Hopefully you navigate a way back to vitality soon :)

      Please keep us posted if you start taking it :) J

  5. b stark
    January 2, 2012 | 12:19 am

    Our daughter is on her second round of gcmaf. We have watched a transformation!! She is holding down two part time jobs. Her cognitive abilities are dramatically increased. She is not one hundred percent by any means but the change is miraculous!!

    • Joe
      March 2, 2012 | 12:48 pm

      That is absolutely fantastic news! So happy for you and your family. Thanks for sharing.

      Any more details on where she got it, how long it took for results and how much she was taking would no doubt be much appreciated by all the readers here.

      May the miracles continue!


    • Julia
      June 3, 2012 | 9:15 pm


      Where is your daughter trying gcmaf ? I’m very interested. How long was she sick before starting?



  6. sue
    March 18, 2012 | 6:22 am

    i wish b stark would come back! i want to ask more questions! how awesome

    September 9, 2012 | 7:50 pm



    • Joe
      September 25, 2012 | 10:27 am

      Hey Jorge.
      I don’t know the answer to either of your questions.
      Here is a link to a forum discussion on Phoenix Rising where MAF 314 is discussed further.
      Good luck!

  8. bstark
    September 25, 2012 | 5:22 pm

    I’m back!! Our daughter has been sick for ten years. Dr. Bell said she was one of the most severe cases he had seen. On GcMaf for two sixteen week rounds…. along with shots of hepapressin every week. Was told that doing the second round would pretty much ensure that her body would now know how to respond and she would remain at her improved state. So we did it. Last September she had completed her second round…..
    This past year we watched a steady slide and decrease in her health and stamina. She had a very rough year. So… here we are again… giving it a go again! She began GcMaf… her third round two weeks ago. Hoping to see the turn around again.
    Wondering if she returns to good health if we do another round and space out the shots over a few weeks to see how long she can go between shots without declining. For certain the cost is prohibitive…. for long term useage. auggh. No one really knows what to expect. Stay tuned!! B.

    • Joe
      October 18, 2012 | 6:02 pm

      Hey B,
      Very much appreciate the update. It’s always tricky factoring in all the variables isn’t it? I find at some point you just have to trust and see what comes. Hope your daughter has rebounded with round 3 of GcMaf. I’ve heard many different reports ranging from overnight recoveries to people being very sick after trying the injections. Dr. De Meirleir in Belgium seems to have a firm knowledge of Gcmaf, you may wish to chat with him for a second opinion.
      Best of luck and keep us posted. Remember there are always other options out there.
      To your daughters good health!

    • Sally Robinson
      January 7, 2013 | 7:33 am

      Bstark how is your daughter doing on round three? I’m just about to suggest it to my mum who has had cfs severely for 30 years. Do you administer yourself under the supervision of a physician ?


  9. Saint
    May 14, 2014 | 1:42 pm

    I googled GcMaf and it can be purchased online. Will it go through customs?


    • Joe
      August 8, 2014 | 7:43 pm

      Hmmm good question. I’ve had a few notice from customs over the years blocking certain supplements. I wouldn’t risk it, I know people were flying over to Europe and bringing it back in their luggage successfully.

  10. Trish Covich
    June 23, 2014 | 10:01 am

    I was bed ridden most of the day with M.E for wellover a year. I started taking GcMaf and things changed. The very first dose lets you know something is happpening because I felt stuffed up and my allergies became more active. Then after four weeks I started to get stronger. Now at twelve weeks, I have no brain fog, go for twenty minute walks with my dog, can read without getting tired quickly.I need one hours rest each afternoon instead of all day.So yes for me personally it really has saved my life.I was told to take vitamin D in order for GcMaf to work. Take a Vitamin D test first.I was told to take one drop per day until I was strong enough to go onto injection because we are much weaker than cancer patients and not to stop for one year to allow the body to heal and take over again. I also love that it is all natural.

    • Joe
      August 8, 2014 | 8:23 pm

      Wow that’s great Trish. Sounds like it has really changed your life.

    • Trish Covich
      August 17, 2014 | 2:14 am

      It has Joe but personally feel it is for the immune system and so I keep in mind the mental healing that also needs to take place in order to avoid being so open to a nasty virus again. The tapping therapy with constant positive affirmations or any mental health healing that you feel drawn to is so important also.

  11. Elisabeth
    December 23, 2016 | 11:30 am


    I have been giving the GcMAF Bravo Yogurt to my 5 year-old diagnosed with Lyme. I was taking it at the same time, just to check I was preparing it well, and in much smaller quantities than he was.

    I stopped three months ago. Since then I fell ill. I had GI problems which I have never experienced before. Pains and stomach cramps. Diarrhea followed by constipation. A complete nightmare. Nothing had changed in my diet. I do not take antibiotics or any supplement.

    I had to talk to my son’s doctor about this, and of course, we stopped eating this GcMaf yogurt.

    I aknowledge how hard an illness is, but caution is advisable with miraculous cure… I prefer to continue treating my son with plants and antibiotics, rather than being a guinea pig for some researcher in quest of the Nobel Prize!
    Good luck to you all.

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