Lunasin and Nutritional Epigenetics
Every cell in your body, from your brain to your toenails, contains the same DNA, or genome. 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. So while you can’t change your DNA blueprint, you can influence the way that DNA expresses itself.
Nutrition is at the center of it all. And the soy peptide lunasin is the first dietary ingredient identified to affect gene expression and promote optimal health at the epigenetic level. With lunasin, you really can take control of your health.