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"Lunasin in LunaRich X™ isn’t just any ingredient; it’s the world’s first epigenetic superfood.”

- Dr. Alfredo Galvez, PhD 



Nutritional Epigenetics and Lunasin

The word Epigenetics literally means "ON TOP OF GENETICS" or "RELATED TO" changes in the DNA sequence.


What's epigenetics? Think of it this way: 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.

It is the study of how individual genes can be activated or deactivated by life experiences and a growing body of evidence shows that epigenetic changes can influenced by environmental factors such as diet.


Researchers now know that epigenetic modifications influenced gene expression and can thereby play an important role in the development of diseases. For example, a tumor suppressor gene, which normally regulates cell growth and death, can be "Turned Off" or silenced by an epigenetic modfication, rather than by a mutation of the gene itself.

Nutrition at a Higher Level

Every cell in your body contains the same DNA, or genome. So what makes different cells perform different functions? The answer lies in your epigenome, a higher level of complexity within the cell. 

The epigenome consists of DNA packaging material and works as a series of genetic switches. It determines cell function by signaling your genome which genes to turn on and off.

The epigenome also influences how well each cell functions. In the epigenome, the right lifestyle choices trigger healthy gene expression — the healthy genes get switched on, the unhealthy ones get switched off. So while you can’t change your DNA blueprint, you can influence the way that DNA expresses itself.

Nutrition is at the center of it all. And the soy peptide lunasin is the first dietary ingredient identified to affect gene expression and promote optimal health at the epigenetic level. With lunasin, you really can take control of your health.

What is Epigenetics? | How does it Work?

"...But I'm doomed. My parents had the disease".
"...But its in my genes".
You have more control over your health than you think you do!
Lunasin, working at the epigenetic level within your cells, provides multiple health benefits that support:

Lunasin / LunaRich

How LunaRich Works

What is Lunasin?


Lunasin is a naturally occuring peptide and the first nutritional compound identified to work at the epigenetic level to promote optimal cell health.


What does it do?


Lunasin works at the epigenetic level to promote the optimal functioning of the epigenome (packaging material that sits on top of the DNA).


Lunasin Nourishes: The Lunasin soy peptide is a dietary example of an epigenetic factor that causes changes in gene expression that eventually leads to favorable health outcomes.


Lunasin provides the nutritional fuel to promote optimal expression of genes required for normal cell function.

Lunasin Protects:


Reduces inflamation and cell damage caused by free radicals and other environmental hazzards. Provides protection in two ways:


  1. Prevention - Activates the expression of genes that help reduce cell damage and prevents the expression of genes that can cause cell damage.

  2. Maintenance - Helps remove damage cells from the body that may cause chronic health problems.

What's LunaRich ?

A breakthrough nutritional ingredient exclusive to us that optimizes bio-active lunasin more than any other source available today.


What's that mean for me? LunaRich products offer you a cutting-edge nutritional approach to take control of your health like never before. They are quite simply the most advanced nutritional formulations on the market today — and they’re available only from Reliv.


Learn more about LunaRich®.

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LunaRich FAQ

Name: Billy Kennick
Hometown: South Jordan, Utah

Reliv Regimen: ProVantage®, Reliv Now®, Innergize!®, Arthaffect®


Family Impressions: After years of trying many different supplements, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted. Once I noticed how my grandparents’ health improved after using Reliv, I decided to give it a try. I now take Reliv every single day and have for four years.


Consistency Is Key: Reliv keeps me on track with balanced nutrition and helps fuel my workouts. I use Innergize! during training and ProVantage afterward for recovery and repair. On heavy set weeks, I add a quarter scoop of Arthaffect to my during and after shakes to help with joint function.

Lunasin and Epigenetics

Why your DNA is NOT your Destiny...


In the 19th and 20th century, scientists have shown that chomasomes passed from parent to child form a genetic blueprint for development.


But today in a new scientific revolution, research has shown that genes are not a fixed, predetermined program simply passed from one generation to the next.


Instead genes can be turned on and off by experiences and environment.


  • What we eat

  • How much stress we undergo &

  • What toxins we are exposed to


can alter the genetic legacy we pass on to our children and even grandchildren.In this new body of science of "Epigenetics", researchers are showing that nutrition, lifestyle and environmental exposure combine to cause behavioral, traits, and illnesses that genes alone can not explain.


We were all brought up to believe "its in our DNA", but research has now shown its beyond our DNA.



LunaRich® marks the culmination of an extensive research and development process that began with the discovery of the lunasin peptide in 1996. Lunasin is now one of the most heavily researched and scientifically supported nutritional compounds available today.


  • 30+ Research institutions

  • 20+ Funding sources

  • 80+ Published papers


Reliv is one of those 25 institutions that is right on the cutting edge of this new science.


Lunasin is derived from soy, which is a cholesterol reducing peptide that’s natural & beneficial

Abstracts of clinical studies showing the benefits of Lunasin can be found at

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