Lunasin, LunaRich and Innate Immunity

Lunasin and Innate ImmunityStudy after study continues to uncover more health benefits of the amazing soy peptide lunasin. 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.

Lunasin-packed LunaRich soy powder can be found in several Reliv products including Reliv Now® and Reliv Now® for Kids, daily essential nutritional formulas that combine LunaRich with a host of other immune-boosting ingredients.