What is Lunasin?  A naturally occurring peptide and originally identified in soy. This peptide consists of 43 amino acids.

How does it work? Lunasin is the first compound identified to work at the epigenetic level to promote optimal health.

To learn more about lunasin and epigenetics view the video.

What if… there was a simple, proven way to turn good genes on, turn bad genes off and become your best possible you? To improve upon the genetic code your parents left you and even pass those healthy epigenetics on to your own kids?

Numerous independent studies demonstrate lunasin’s superior support for cancer-preventive effects, cardiovascular health, immune system support, significant anti-inflammatory properties, anti-aging, skin health, and more… Contact Us for information on other studies, protocols using lunasin, and health results.

Lunasin and Epigenetics

 The FIRST ingredient PROVEN to turn good genes on, and bad genes off.

Dr. Alfredo Galvez, Reliv’s Chief Scientific Officer and the discoverer of the lunasin peptide: “Here’s a visual representation of lunasin’s epigenetic mechanism of action and the health effects associated with the epigenetic biomarkers (histone modifications) modulated by lunasin.

1) Lunasin specifically binds to histone H3-Lysine14 and inhibits its acetylation by the PCAF histone acetylase enzyme. The acetylation of H3-Lysine14 has been shown to be the key epigenetic biomarker associated with cholesterol biosynthesis, chronic inflammation, cancer formation and atherosclerosis (heart disease formation).

2) Lunasin binds to histone H4-Lysine 8, causing conformational changes to promote histone H4-Lysine16 acetylation by histone acetylase enzymes. Loss of H4-Lysine16 acetylation is the common epigenetic hallmark of cancer. H4-Lysine 16 acetylation is the essential epigenetic biomarker associated with optimal expression of housekeeping genes, normal brain functions and the healthy metabolic communications between the nucleus and mitochondria.”

Lunasin Patent

Another lunasin patent (US Pat. No. 11,986,510) with approved claims that when combined with optimal nutrition (Reliv Now) they can reduce free fatty acids and increase adiponectin and leptin hormone levels in the blood. A much better alternative than to the diabetes drugs, Thiazolidinediones (TZD), which have been discontinued due to their dangerous side effects.

High adiponectin levels in the blood are associated with reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes and weight loss.


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 you.

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. Problem is, even when you know what you are supposed to do – eat right, exercise, reduce stress, etc. – life sometimes gets in the way! So while you can’t change your DNA blueprint, you can influence the way that DNA expresses itself.