Lunasin Extract: LunaRich X™

The benefits of soy are well-established, and new research has identified the nutritional component largely responsible: lunasin, a naturally occurring soy peptide. LunaRich X™ is the most pure, concen trated form of lunasin ever produced — more than 200 times the potency of high quality soy protein. In addition to its own health benefits — from cholesterol reduction to overall cellular health — LunaRich X powers up the benefits you receive from other Reliv products.

Multiply your good health by the power of X!

LunaRich FAQ



What is the difference between LunaRich® soy powder and LunaRich X™?

LunaRich whole soy powder contains five to ten times more lunasin than ordinary soy powders, and it delivers that elevated lunasin in a more bioavailable way. In addition to lunasin, LunaRich soy powder contains other beneficial nutritive components of soy, including protein, isoflavones and more. LunaRich X delivers lunasin extract in capsule form. LunaRich X is the most potent and concentrated form of lunasin available anywhere.

August 1, 2013 update:

Average Reliv stock traded in 2012 was 12,000 shares a day. After the procurement of the sole rights to the only bioactive Lunsin on the market was announced at the Reliv International Conference, on July 28, 2013, 1.2 million stocks were traded that day.

Need Proof? 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.

  • 25+ Research institutions
  • 20+ Funding sources
  • 50+ Published papers




What is lunasin?

Lunasin is a peptide found naturally in soy that is responsible for many of soy’s documented health benefits, including:


1) Heart health

2) Cholesterol management

3) Inflammation reduction

4) Antioxidant benefits

5) Improved immunity

6) Overall cellular health


Please note that everyone’s body is different and that the rate at which lunasin helps you achieve improvements in your health and the degree to which you achieve them is dependent on many factors, including lifestyle choices.



How does lunasin provide so many health benefits?

Lunasin works at the cellular level to provide benefits throughout the body. It attaches to the epigenome, that part of the cell which determines cell function. As a result, lunasin can increase expression of important genes needed for normal functioning of the cell and can protect the cells from environmental damage once it occurs.


What is a LunaRich point?

Studies show that increasing the amount of lunasin you consume increases the health benefits you receive. The scientists at Reliv have formulated all LunaRich products (including LunaRich X) to deliver the same amount of bioactive lunasin per serving. Now you can determine the LunaRich you need for optimal health through a simple point system: 1 serving of any LunaRich product = 1 LunaRich point.


How do I know how many LunaRich points I need?

You determine your own LunaRich regimen. Reliv Now® plus LunaRich X provides your essential daily nutrition with an added boost of lunasin to power up the benefits other nutrients. From there, you can select other LunaRich products that meet your specific needs. If you exercise, for example, you might add ProVantage® performance nutrition. Looking to manage your blood sugar levels? Try GlucAffect®.


Is taking one serving of LunaRich soy powder or LunaRich X the same as consuming 25 grams of soy protein?

No. In fact, LunaRich X does not contain any protein. Servings of LunaRich soy powder contain varying amounts of soy protein depending on the product, from 5g for Reliv Now® for Kids to 13 grams for ProVantage®. However, every serving of any LunaRich product does deliver the equivalent bioactive lunasin content found in 25 grams of high-quality soy protein.


Do LunaRich and LunaRich X come from genetically modified soy beans?

No. Like all of Reliv’s soy formulas, LunaRich is derived from non-GMO soybeans.


Is LunaRich soy powder derived from whole soy?

Yes. LunaRich is a whole soy powder.


I do not to like to take pills, which is one of the reasons I choose to drink Reliv shakes. How can I consume LunaRich X?

Since LunaRich X comes in a bioavailable capsule instead of a tablet, you can simply open up the capsules and pour the contents into your Reliv shakes.


How does LunaRich help lower cholesterol levels?

LunaRich works to improve cholesterol in two ways. Most cholesterol is produced by your liver. Lunasin, a key peptide in LunaRich, has been clinically proven to disrupt production of cholesterol in the liver and improve the liver’s ability to clear LDL (bad) cholesterol from the bloodstream.


Does LunaRich contain gluten?

No. In fact, Reliv offers 10 gluten-free products.


Is LunaRich safe?

Health and safety are the number one priority for us at Reliv. We work only with suppliers who meet very high standards and every ingredient is rigorously tested throughout the production process. Reliv’s partnership with the Missouri Plant Science Center and Soy Labs marks a huge step forward in nutrition science. Through this partnership, Reliv now has dedicated fields of LunaRich soybeans grown exclusively for us. We can now direct the entire production process from seed to can to ensure safety, purity and potency.


How effectively is LunaRich absorbed by the body?

Bioavailability, how effectively a nutrient is absorbed by the body, has always been a key component in the Reliv Difference. With LunaRich soy powder, we have taken the bioavailability of lunasin, a key peptide in soy, to a whole new level.


Are there any concerns with LunaRich raising estrogen levels, particularly in men?

Lunasin, the key ingredient in LunaRich, has been the subject of many clinical studies and there is no evidence that lunasin causes side effects. Soy isoflavones do not act the same as estrogen does in the human body. To learn more, view this article with links to several sources in connection with this myth. Soy is truly a superfood.


Does lunasin help with cancer prevention?

Our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. We make no claims to that effect, except for the FDA-approved heart disease health claims related to soy protein and phytosterols. Through our Policies and Procedures, we prohibit distributors from making disease claims and require distributors make only those claims authorized by Reliv or provided in Reliv’s sales and training materials.


While we are aware of the ongoing research and articles related to lunasin and cancer, under no circumstances may Reliv’s products be marketed as preventing or treating cancer. Our products are nutritional supplements, not drugs. We chose to develop LunaRich because lunasin has many health benefits and synergistically fits within our products to enhance the overall wellness of every individual consuming our products. To obtain more cancer research, you will have to go to   Look at under the Partner section and the Research section of the website.