Lunasin is a natural plant based peptide that is the FIRST & ONLY non prescription supplement.
What is Lunasin?
Lunasin is a 43-amino acid polypeptide originally discovered in plant-based proteins. Research into the properties of lunasin began in 1996, when researchers at the University of California-Berkley observed that the peptide arrested mitosis in cancer cells by binding to the cell’s chromatin and breaking the cell apart.
The name of the peptide was chosen from the Tagalog word lunar, which means “cure”.
Since its discovery, scientists have identified Lunasin as the key to many of plant-based protein’s documented health benefits and has been studied for various benefits, including cholesterol management, anti-inflammation, skin health, and anti-aging.
Areas of Study
Lunasin is being studied in clinical trials for its benefits and treatments in the areas of heart health, inflammation, antioxidant properties, immunity, sports enhancement, anti-aging and weight loss.
Chronic inflammation has been found to underlie our most destructive chronic diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have found that Lunasin has anti-inflammatory properties. Learn more on the Inflammation page at lunasin.com. Learn More
Study after study continues to uncover the health benefits of the remarkable 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, including innate immunity. Learn More
A Breakthrough Discovery
Discovering the Lunasin peptide was a matter of serendipity or a fortunate accident. Dr. Alfredo Galvez discovered this revolutionary soy peptide while researching seed and cell development at University of California at Berkeley. He isolated a protein from soy not knowing anything about it and in doing so began observing affects as it was binding to something in a cell.
Dr. Galvez saw that Lunasin causes a disruption in cell division similar to developing cell division. Having made this discovery, he decided to look further and test his hypothesis of how Lunasin worked within cancer cells since they divide so rapidly. Based on Dr. Galvez’s initial findings on the anti-cancer effects of Lunasin, these first two main effects were published in the following research studies:
- Transfection of Lunasin gene in mammalian cells causes anti-mitosis and apoptosis. Galvez & de Lumen. Nature Biotech. (1999) 17:495-500.
- Lunasin peptide inhibits oncogene and carcinogen-induced tumor formation. Galvez et al., Cancer Research (2001) 61:7473-7478.