Chronic inflammation has become a buzzword in the health world as research builds indicating that it may be the cause of many serious illnesses, from heart disease to cancer. According to the National Institutes of Health, there is a direct connection between long-term inflammation and the development of dysplasia, or abnormal cell growth, which leads to cancer. There are many factors that can contribute to chronic inflammation including stress, toxins, genetic predisposition, lack of exercise and diet.
Researchers have established that lunasin is a potent inhibitor of the master inflammatory protein NF-ĸ-β. Blocking NF-κ-B can cause tumor cells to stop proliferating, to die, or to become more sensitive to the action of anti-tumor agents. Because NF-ĸ-β is found in almost all human cell types (blood, skin, organ, muscle, neurons, etc.), it plays a key role in regulating the inflammatory response associated with many health conditions and the aging process in general. Over time, this chronic inflammation and oxidation can cause cell damage throughout the body in addition to many other serious health issues.
According to a study at the University of Illinois, lunasin works to protect cells by reducing the negative effects of oxidative stress and by regulating the body’s inflammatory response. In this way, lunasin reduces inflammation and can offer long-term cell protection when consumed regularly.
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