Lunasin is a Powerful Antioxidant

AntioxidantFree radicals are spawned in the body by a wide range of triggers — everything from smoke and unhealthy foods to sunshine and air. Free radicals are also formed routinely during metabolism. Antioxidants in our diet work to neutralize these cell-damaging invaders and include nutrients such as beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and many more.

Lunasin, a naturally occurring peptide in soy, has been clinically shown to function as an antioxidant in three ways:

  • Reduces oxidation of linoleic acid that produces oxygen radicals
  • Acts like an oxygen radical scavenger (traditional antioxidant mechanism)
  • Reduces oxygen radicals produced by macrophages. Macrophages are highly specialized cells that remove dying or dead cells and cellular debris.

Lunasin’s Antioxidant Research Studies