LDN is a safe, yet underused medication that is extremely beneficial for patients with any condition marked by immune system dysfunction. Naltrexone has been used in 50-100 mg doses for decades to help patients recover from addiction to alcohol, heroin and other opiate drugs. However, more than 20 years ago it was discovered that very small doses of this drug—1.5 to 4.5 mg—have profound effects on the immune system.
LDN works by boosting levels of endorphins and peptides produced in the brain and adrenal glands, that are best known for relieving pain and enhancing sense of well-being—they are responsible for the “runner’s high” brought on by strenuous exercise. These natural peptides are also powerful modulators of the immune system. When LDN is taken, it attaches to opioid receptors and temporarily blocks endorphins from attaching. This signals the body to increase production of endorphins, which helps orchestrate the activity of stem cells, macrophages, natural killer cells, T and B cells, and other immune cells. As a result, LDN enhances the body’s ability to fight disease.
Patients with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, hashimotos and other autoimmune disorders have experience a reduction in flare-ups and a decrease in the intensity of their symptoms. Those suffering with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue report more energy and less pain. Individuals dealing with various types of cancer receive an invaluable immune boost from LDN. Children with autism also benefit. Furthermore, because of its broad immune-enhancing properties, LDN is an excellent preventative therapy that boosts immune function in older individuals.
We get this question a lot! Although LDN is gaining increasing recognition as a highly effective therapy for most autoimmune disorders including allergies, it is largely ignored by conventional physicians. This is unfortunate, because our patients who have used this therapy, along with the other innovative treatments have reaped profound benefits. Here is the deal, the drug Naltrazone has already been patented, so even though we use a very low dose of this drug (1.5mg vs 50mg) for a complete different use, benefit and purpose, it has already been patented, hence there is no money to be made in pharmaceutical world to push this low dose form of Naltraxone. There are not LDN reps knocking on your primary care physician’s door offering perks and free samples for promoting this drug for this purpose. LDN is safe, effective and relatively inexpensive. The only problem most patients encounter is finding a practitioner who knows about it and is willing to prescribe it. Our medical practitioners have first-hand experience with this remarkable medication and they use LDN along with our other innovative therapies to help patients regain their health and vitality.
The cost for LDN therapy is $95/month or $249 which will include 3 month supply of medication. Our specializing medical practitioner will work with you to find your perfect dose. Typically a low dose between 0.5mg-1.5mg is prescribed to start with then slowly titrated up. Some patients do perfect at 1.5mg, some patients do best at 4.5mg.