I remember growing up always tinkering with things. I disassembled everything imaginable from phones to bicycles to radios, much to the dismay of my parents, I’m certain, as I often had parts left over! Oops. Discovery has always been a fascination which is probably why my ill-conceived hobbies turned into a mechanical engineering degree and career. Now, as I learn more about the inner and outer workings of our bodies, I find myself just as intrigued by these miraculous machines. So it is no surprise when I go crazy over new health discoveries: enter Lunasin & LunaRich X™.
Evolution of Nutrition
Astronaut, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., describing Apollo 11’s successful mission to land men on the moon, noted, “We feel this stands as a symbol of the insatiable curiosity of all mankind to explore the unknown.” There is such fascination and excitement around all discoveries from the deep recesses of the ocean to our cosmos and everything in between. Our bodies remain one of the greatest mysteries as science delves deeper into our cells to understand our inner-workings. Over the years, nutritional science has evolved from a simple understanding of foods and function to complex compounds as you can see here:
- Phase I — nutrition was defined purely in the form of macronutrients which were defined as proteins, fat, and carbohydrates. They functioned at the basic physiological level: food in, energy out and waste products.
- Phase II — a better understanding formed with regard to micronutrients defined as vitamins and minerals. We discovered that these nutrients functioned at the systemic level. Micronutrients were the basis for 20th century nutritional research.
- Phase III — nutritional science evolved into bioactive compounds known as phytochemicals, peptides, and isoflavones. They function at the epigenetic/cellular level. This is the nutritional and medical innovation of the 21st century.
Just as our astronauts gained a completely different perspective of the earth from their lunar vantage point, nutritional scientists have a new view of our bodies beyond our DNA.
You, Version 2.0
Wouldn’t you love to upgrade your body like you do your computer or smart phone? When your software gets a little glitchy you just plug it in and download an update to your operating system. Think of your body and your cells in the same way. Your DNA (in your genome) is just like your computer hardware — all the cells in your body have the same genome and perform certain specific functions. The epigenome is like the software. It tells your genome which cells to turn on and off, influencing cell function and cell performance. As our understanding of bioactive compounds grows, we are learning that these compounds can be used to positively influence gene expression which means that we are now able to promote optimal health at the epigenomic level — software updates for our bodies.
What is Lunasin?
Lunasin is a naturally occurring soy peptide first discovered by Dr. Alfredo Galvez in 1996. With over 25 research institutes, more than 20 funding sources and well over 50 published papers, the scientific community is giddy over lunasin and its potential health benefits since its discovery. This nutritional component provides multiple health benefits including:
- Heart health
- Cholesterol management
- Inflammation reduction
- Antioxidant benefits
- Improved immunity
- Overall cellular health
- And the list keeps growing…
The challenge was to deliver the lunasin in a bioactive and bioavailable form. In partnership with Soy Labs, Missouri Plant Science Center and Reliv International, Dr. Galvez’ 16 years of pioneering research has finally landed in LunaRich® soy powder and LunaRich X™.
LunaRich and LunaRich X are Reliv-exclusive ingredients that optimize lunasin content to provide maximum results. Studies show that increasing the amount of lunasin you consume increases the health benefits you receive. LunaRich X provides the most concentrated and purest form of lunasin in a convenient and affordable capsule. One 125mg capsule equals 25 grams of soy protein which is the amount recommended by the Food and Drug Administration to help reduce the risk of heart disease. Additionally, for those with sensitivities or soy allergies, lunasin has been shown to “not cause any allergic reactive in people with sensitivities to soy.” (Source: Lunasin.com)
The exciting aspect of 21st century nutritional discoveries is in our ability to influence our health in ways we never thought possible in the past. The right lifestyle choices influence the epigenome to switch on healthier genes and switch off unhealthy ones.
So even though you can’t change your DNA blueprint, you can influence the way your DNA expresses itself. Nutrition is at the center of it all. According to Eat Right When Time is Tight author, Patricia Bannan, M.S., R.D.:
“Most people today don’t get the nutrition they need from diet alone. Reliv’s LunaRich products provide cutting edge nutritional support to help people fill in the gaps. It’s real science producing real results. I recommend these products to help people looking to optimize their overall health and wellness.”
One of the most rewarding discoveries is unlocking the secret to optimal health for your lifetime and leaving a healthy legacy for future generations. The space program gave us a vision for what is possible beyond our planet. Our cellular spaces are any equally exciting exploration. While I try not to tinker as much with gadgets and gismos these days, I remain fascinated by how we can tweak our nutrition, healthy eating, fitness and lifestyle to “express” the best in all of us!
Boost Your Benefits: Research shows that lunasin increases the potency and efficacy of other nutrients. Power up your benefits with LunaRich loaded Reliv products and add LunaRich X to your daily routine. Go to www.reliv.com/buy enter RCN 53960101
“Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens.”
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