What is Lunasin?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Lunasin Duke Virtual Trial LunaRich Lunasin Regimen

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Lunasin™ is a soy molecule intended for reducing cholesterol.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 153 538
Support nutritional health 9 13
PLS (Primary Lateral Sclerosis) 4 8
Atrophy of muscles 1 2
PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) 1 2

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 14
Moderate 37
Mild 123
None 370

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Lunasin

Side effect Patients
Constipation 21
Abdominal bloating 5
Diarrhea 4
Flatulence 4
Nausea 3
Upset stomach 3

Show all 38 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Lunasin

Dosage Patients
as prescribed per study protocol 46
twice daily 13
12 capsule(s) daily 9
6 capsule(s) twice daily 9
3 capsule(s) twice daily 3
12 tablet(s) daily 3
4 capsule(s) three times daily 3
2 capsule(s) daily 2
3 capsule(s) daily 2
2 scp twice daily 2

See all 42 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Lunasin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 15
Side effects too severe 7
Expense 6
Other 5
Doctor's advice 2
See all 26 patients who’ve stopped taking Lunasin

Duration

Currently taking Lunasin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 41
6 months - 1 year 74
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Lunasin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 457
Usually 72
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 101
A little hard to take 187
Not at all hard to take 246
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 110
$100-199 7
$50-99 30
$25-49 14
< $25 136
Not specified 247

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Lunasin after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tizanidine (Zanaflex) 1

Patients stopped taking Lunasin and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Vitamin B12 Injection (Medivitan) 1
Last updated:

3 patient evaluations for Lunasin

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Fz950
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Fz950
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

See Fz950's full Lunasin history

Mar 24, 2017 (Started Oct 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Gives me strengths. Maintains weight. I believe it has helped with slowing my progression.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Nov 2, 2016 (Started Oct 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: I feel that it gives me strength and that it has slowed down my ALS progress.
Cost: $200+ monthly

Oct 24, 2016 (Started Oct 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: I think it helps maintain weight. Every now and then I feel weird tingling or pain in my left foot which otherwise no longer has much of a feeling. Desperately trying regularly to see if I can move my left toes but not yet.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Criss02
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Criss02
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Criss02's full Lunasin history

Jan 28, 2017 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 12, 2017 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: V-8 Splash juice working best - not so filling. Dissolving capsules in juice before adding supplements and blending.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Still trying variety of juices. If smoothie too filling and won't eat. 
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 4, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Found that V8 Splash juice a little thinner and not so filling with protocol.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 17, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 28, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 6, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 16, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 5, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Taking is much easier or maybe I'm just getting used to it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 22, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 7, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 23, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 31, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 25, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 12, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 3, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 26, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Hand blender is working great! 
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 18, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 11, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Tried hand blender - works great as more concentrated. Blensd  3 doses together (dry) first to get rid of lump then add juices, milk (chocolate good) or sometimes coffee added.  Always aftertaste but use mint to Vitamin C drop for different taste.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 4, 2016 (Started Mar 28, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As prescribed per study protocol
Advice & Tips: Tried blenders - did not blend well - lumpy & grainy.  Too thick - tried drinking quickly just to get down.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
Skinner
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Skinner
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: severe
Chest: severe
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See Skinner's full Lunasin history

Oct 6, 2016 (Started Jul 29, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Charley has been unable to move anything but his mouth and slight eye movement for the last 2 years. After taking the lunasin we have seen more facial movements. eyebrow movement, more eye movement.

  • 1 helpful mark
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