Low Dose Naltrexone, also known as LDN, is an increasingly popular treatment option for autoimmune conditions, fibromyalgia, pain control and even cancer.
Naltrexone was developed in 1965 and oral Naltrexone (50mg) was approved to treat alcohol use disorders 1984. Naltrexone reduces both the rewarding effects of alcohol and craving for it.
Endorphins are opiate-like molecules produced naturally in the body and are important regulators of cell growth, and therefore the immune system.Naltrexone works by causing the body to increase its production of endorphinsand by making the body’s cells more receptive to the available endorphins.
A low dose of Naltrexone (LDN) takes advantage of Naltrexone’s impact on the body’s endorphins but does so for a short period before being metabolized. This method of autoimmune support boosts the natural defenses of one’s own system by helping to increase endorphin production. The elevated levels of endorphins in turn assist in regulating cell growth and immunity.
LDN is used to treat conditions such as:
If you have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease or cancer and are looking for support, many patients with autoimmune conditions report significant improvements in their symptoms. Patients report improvement in fatigue, pain and mood after taking LDN.
This is done most commonly by taking a dose before bed, LDN then blocks the production of endorphins for several hours thus prompting your body to increase production and the resulting increase in available endorphins benefits the body’s immune system.
LDN is easy to administer and virtually free of side effects. The exact low dose differs by patient and condition. Typically, the dose is in the range of 0.5mg to 3.5mg. Achieving an optimal strength for your body and condition is critical.
At Riverpoint Pharmacy , we help you find the correct dose of Naltrexone and are then able to compound the correct dose of LDN to suit you.