RELIV LUNARICH FAQ


What is the difference between lunasin and LunaRich?

Lunasin is a peptide found naturally in soy that is responsible for many of soy’s documented health benefits. LunaRich is a soy powder containing five to ten times more lunasin than ordinary soy powders, and it delivers that elevated lunasin in a more bioavailable way. Reliv has exclusive rights to LunaRich™.

What is lunasin?

Lunasin is a peptide found naturally in soy and is a unique 43-amino soybean peptide. Lunasin 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. Learn more about lunasin.

Does LunaRich™ come from genetically modified soy beans?

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

Does Reliv source soy or any other ingredients from Monsanto?

No, Reliv has never done any business with Monsanto.

Is LunaRich derived from whole soy?

Yes. LunaRich is a whole soy powder.

Study shows potential of Reliv Now® + LunaRich X to support weight loss, heart health and metabolic wellness.

A recent study of pigs supplemented daily with Reliv Now® and LunaRich X™ for eight weeks showed significant improvement in key biomarkers associated with cardiovascular and metabolic health.


Test subjects recorded a decrease in weight gain and a 65% reduction in free fatty acid (FFA) levels, a biomarker associated with obesity and metabolic syndrome. The decrease in FFA levels was accompanied by coordinate increases in plasma levels of the hormones leptin (+64%) and adiponectin (+60%). Leptin signals the brain when the body had enough food, producing the feeling of fullness. Adiponectin (ADP) is a hormone from fat cells that controls energy metabolism, increases insulin sensitivity and supports weight loss. The two hormones perform complementary actions and can have additive effects on weight management.


Study Results

Does Reliv plan to put LunaRich into more Reliv products?

Currently, LunaRich is in seven Reliv products in the US. However, we do not consider product changes at Reliv without thorough study and testing, even when third-party research indicates the change will improve the product. People who consume our products have come to rely on them for their health and wellbeing. And we do not take that responsibility lightly. Product development takes time and we want to make sure we create the ideal formulation for each and every product we make.

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.  Learn more about lunasin’s role in cholesterol reduction

ALS Reversals – Lunasin Regimen Study

Reliv established the Reliv Kalogris Foundation in 1995 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in honor of the late Dr. Theodore “Ted” Kalogris who created the nutritional formula that would become Reliv Classic®, the company’s original product. When the Foundation began in 1995, the primary focus was providing products to individuals in need throughout the United States. As Distributor donations increased and news of the mission spread, the Foundation’s vision became more global. Year after year, the Foundation’s efforts have steadily grown. What began as simply supplying product to a handful of missionaries working in the Philippines has evolved into the full support of more than 270 nutrition programs in 10 countries. Today, the RKF feeds 42,000 people every day. You can learn more by clicking here.

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

Dr. Bedlack of Duke University: There is hope – Lazarus By Lunasin: an ALS X file

Reliv established the Reliv Kalogris Foundation in 1995 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) charitable organization in honor of the late Dr. Theodore “Ted” Kalogris who created the nutritional formula that would become Reliv Classic®, the company’s original product. When the Foundation began in 1995, the primary focus was providing products to individuals in need throughout the United States. As Distributor donations increased and news of the mission spread, the Foundation’s vision became more global. Year after year, the Foundation’s efforts have steadily grown. What began as simply supplying product to a handful of missionaries working in the Philippines has evolved into the full support of more than 270 nutrition programs in 10 countries. Today, the RKF feeds 42,000 people every day. You can learn more by clicking here.

Does LunaRich contain gluten?

No. In fact, Reliv Now with LunaRich is one of 10 gluten-free Reliv products. Read more about how Reliv nutrition can benefit people who must remain gluten-free.

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 has dedicated fields of LunaRich soybeans grown exclusively for us. We 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.  Learn more about LunaRich and bioavailability.

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, and you can read more about many of its health benefits here.

Does LunaRich help with cancer prevention?

We chose to develop LunaRich for our products because lunasin promotes better health overall. Soy’s health benefits — from heart health to weight loss — are well-documented, and lunasin has been identified as the key to many of them. With more than five times the amount of lunasin as ordinary soy powder, and in a more bioavailable form, LunaRich is the best soy powder on the market today. Reliv is committed to using the most cutting-edge ingredients available because we believe optimal nutrition benefits everyone’s health and well-being. While we are aware of supporting articles in relation to lunasin and cancer research, in no way are Reliv products intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease, including cancer.


As a cancer survivor, I know the devastation this disease can cause. If you wish to learn more about the cancer studies please contact us.

Will LunaRich be made available outside of the US?

Reliv Now with LunaRich and LunaRich X (LunaRich C in the European Union) are now available in the Philippines and other international markets. We are looking at bringing LunaRich to every international market in the future.

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.