Lunasin as an Antioxidant
Discover how antioxidants in our diet can help neutralize free radicals, which are generated in the body by various triggers, such as smoke, unhealthy foods, and sunlight. Metabolism also routinely creates free radicals. Examples of such antioxidants include vitamin C, vitamin E, beta-carotene, and others. One antioxidant that has been clinically proven to work as an antioxidant in three different ways is lunasin, a peptide naturally found in soy. Studies have shown that lunasin can reduce oxidation of linoleic acid that causes oxygen radicals, act as an oxygen radical scavenger, and reduce oxygen radicals created by macrophages, which are highly specialized cells that remove dead cells and debris.