Believe this “Epigenetics” sounds technical! Let me explain…
Every cell in your body contains DNA — half from your mom, half from your dad. That’s your genome, the genetic blueprint that makes you.
Who you are is written in both pen and pencil. Things written in pen you can’t change — that’s DNA. But things written in pencil you can — that’s epigenetics.
Within each of your cells is a higher level of complexity called the epigenome. Your epigenome will act like a dimmer for lights, controlling which genes are used, when they are used and how much they are used.
In this respect, your genome is like a computer hardware — the actual components that perform specific functions. Your epigenome is like a software program that tells the hardware which functions to perform.
“One of the important observations that I made through many hours of looking through the microscope was that lunasin can attach itself to the epigenome in the cell,” Dr. Alfredo Galvez says.
“As a result, it can increase expression of important genes needed for normal cell functioning and protect the cells from environmental damage once it occurs.”
Until recently, scientists believed there was little to nothing you could do to affect genes inherited from your parents.
BUT do you know that you are actually have more control than you think you do?
Because your epigenome acts like the boss of the cell, instructing the genome which genes to turn on and off — this is why — different cell types — eye cells, skin cells, liver cells, etc. — can have the same DNA but perform vastly different functions. Since the epigenome can determine how well your cell functions, that’s where you come in!
Good lifestyle choices turn healthy genes on and unhealthy genes off. While bad choices do just the opposite and can lead to serious health problems.
BUT — Problem is, even when you know what you’re supposed to do — eat right, exercise, reduce stress, etc. — life sometimes gets in the way.
What if there was a simple, proven way to turn good genes on, turn bad genes off and become your best possible you?
How to improve upon the genetic code your parents left you and even pass on those healthy epigenetics to your own kids?
Lunasin – the epigenetic superfood
What is it?
A naturally occurring soy peptide.
How does it work?
Lunasin is the first nutritional compound identified to work at the epigenetic level to promote optimal health.
50+ studies have shown lunasin’s many health benefits:
- Cholesterol management
- Inflammation reduction
- Antioxidant benefits
- Improved immunity
- Overall cellular health
- And the list keeps growing…
The soy peptide lunasin is one of the first dietary ingredients identified to affect gene expression and promote optimal health at the epigenetic level.
Is nutrition at a higher level and is a game-changing discovery for health longevity.
What is it?
LunaRich® from Reliv is a breakthrough nutritional ingredient that optimizes bioactive lunasin more than anything else available today.
How is it made? LunaRich® is made from non-GMO soybean varieties with the highest concentration of lunasin and is manufactured using Reliv’s proprietary technologies to help maintain the lunasin’s bioactivity — even after the digestion.
LunaRich is an exclusive soy powder that delivers 5-10 times the amount of lunasin found in ordinary soy powders. LunaRich X is the most concentrated form of lunasin ever produced — more than 200 times the potency of high-quality soy protein.
It’s all thanks to a seed selection and manufacturing process exclusive to Reliv’s partners at Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center.
The answer is — You get maximum lunasin for maximum benefits — Only from Reliv.
Studies show the effectiveness of soy in promoting optimal fitness, and the elevated lunasin levels in LunaRich provide added benefits. Lunasin protects against oxidative stress and inflammation caused by high-impact exercise. Over time, this oxidation can cause cell damage throughout the body.
According to a study at the University of Illinois, lunasin works to protect cells by reducing the negative effects of oxidative stress and by regulating the body’s inflammatory response. In this way lunasin can offer long-term cell protection when consumed regularly.
In addition to its own proven benefits, lunasin works at the cellular level to boost the potency of other bioactive nutrients. The more lunasin, the better the results. That’s how Reliv Now® and LunaRich X™ deliver greater benefits together than when consumed individually.
Synergism: Lunasin works in conjunction with other nutrients, each with its own effect on genes and physiological pathways. Many health problems are caused by multiple pathways and their interactions. If you disrupt these pathways with different bioactive nutrients, you can produce a more effective means of prevention, that is how lunasin can play this important role.
Increased potency: Lunasin can increase the potency or efficacy of other bioactive nutrients. For example, some nutrients are activators of important genes involved in maintaining health. Once these genes are activated, lunasin has the ability to further increase their expression by making them more readily recognized by the cell.
Think of it this way: Reliv Now® is your nutritional fuel; LunaRich X™ is your epigenetic accelerator. Together, they tune up your body’s engine for optimal performance. In a University of Missouri study, the combination of Reliv Now® and LunaRich X™ showed the potential to support weight loss, heart health and metabolic wellness.
Key to Cholesterol Management
In 1999, the FDA approved a health claim that “25 grams of soy protein per day, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.” Research showed that soy-based diets reduced LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides while raising HDL (good) cholesterol. Scientists have since discovered that lunasin is the key to soy’s cholesterol-lowering properties.
Cholesterol comes from two sources: dietary intake and our body’s own production in the liver. Over 80% of cholesterol comes from the liver, so the most effective way to lower LDL (bad) cholesterol is to control the liver’s internal production. Lunasin works to lower cholesterol in two ways:
- disrupts the production of cholesterol in the liver
- improves the liver’s ability to clear LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream
A New Approach
“Cholesterol management starts with proper diet and exercise,” Dr. Alfredo Galvez says.
“And lunasin offers an additional way to improve cholesterol, one that works at an early stage in the body’s internal cholesterol production process.”
Most cholesterol is produced in the liver by the HMG-CoA reductase gene. Simply blocking HMG-CoA can lead to health problems because your body needs a minimum level of cholesterol for proper cellular function. Lunasin instead targets cholesterol at an earlier stage, reducing the HMG-CoA without blocking it entirely. So you get cholesterol-lowering benefits without disrupting the body’s normal functioning.
Please note: Do consult your physician before altering any established cholesterol management program.
Epigenetics explained. Follow your DNA on an animated journey from your parents to your kids as lifestyle choices determine which genes you turn on and off.
Lunasin isn’t just another superfood. What makes lunasin research especially groundbreaking is that it includes pioneering work in epigenetics, a whole new field of health and nutrition study.
Because it works at the epigenetic level — at the very root of gene expression and cellular function — lunasin impacts multiple aspects of human health. One of the most recent lunasin studies demonstrated its effectiveness in strengthening the immune system.
Immune cells in your body contain receptors that are genetically primed to respond to germs and other environmental toxins and remove them. If these receptors are slow to respond in your immune cells, your body’s innate defenses do not function properly.
A study conducted at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis in 2012 showed that lunasin can affect this process. Results of the study demonstrated that lunasin works to stimulate immune cell receptors, thus boosting innate immunity — the body’s first line of defense against infections.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
Then start your own LunaRich health program with Reliv Super Pack that packs a nutritional punch!
Each Reliv Super Pack comes with four cans of Reliv Now®, four 60-count bottles of LunaRich X™ and two custom shaker cups.
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Lunasin attaches to DNA packaging material called histones in the epigenome to help cells function properly.
Lunasin nourishes: provides the nutritional fuel to promote optimal expression of genes required for normal cell function.
Lunasin protects: reduces inflammation and cell damage caused by free radicals and other environmental hazards. It provides protection in two ways:
Prevention — Activates the expression of genes that help reduce cell damage and prevents the expression of genes that can cause cell damage.
Maintenance — Helps remove damaged cells from the body that may cause chronic health problems.
With Reliv and LunaRich, I’ve got more energy than people half my age! In addition to lowered cholesterol, I’ve got a great overall sense of well-being. You can’t put a price tag on that.
Aurora Paredes / Dallas, TX
My back ached after every (horseback) ride. I’ve been riding for 40 years and didn’t want to give it up. This past year with LunaRich has helped me get back in the saddle faster and enjoy my life.
Gwen Morgan / Elverson, PA
I added two LunaRich X capsules to my daily Reliv regimen and have more energy to get the most out of every day. I’m exercising more, losing weight and feeling great!
Karen Turner / Orem, UT
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