What is Low Dose Naltrexone?
While Naltrexone was primarily utilized for for opioid addiction, a doctor in New York, Dr. Bernard Bihari, discovered that when it was taken at a much lower dose, LDN exhibited beneficial results for patients with autoimmunity, cancer, and HIV or AIDS. This is why the name Low dose Naltrexone (LDN) has been established.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
for chronic pain
There has been an ongoing opioid epidemic that has severely affected the world, but especially here in the United States. Narcotic pain medications can pull patients into addiction.
As many health issues and procedures call for addressing pain, the need for non-opioid options for pain has grown in popularity to eliminate the risk of addiction.
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has been studied for decades for its utilization in reducing pain and inflammation, specifically for those living with chronic pain and autoimmune conditions.
LDN must be made through a compounding pharmacy and requires a prescription.
It can be created in many forms depending on the symptoms a patients is experiencing.
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) for autoimmune conditions
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) has been studied for decades for its utilization in reducing inflammation, specifically for those living with chronic pain and autoimmune conditions.
Autoimmune patients typically have lower levels of endorphins than people without autoimmunity. In many patients that are on LDN therapy, endorphin levels are increased and symptoms are decreased. Practitioners have been prescribing LDN to more patients that have had difficulty with commercially available options.
"LDN may become a promising immunomodulatory agent in the therapy for cancer and many immune-related diseases. "
Source: International Immunopharmacology
Common autoimmune conditions
- Celiac disease
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Type 1 diabetes
- Crohn’s Disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Hashimoto’s Disease
What dosage form is right for you?
Low dose naltrexone can be used for different ailments, which require different forms for the best absorption.
We can help your doctor customize each prescription to fit individual special needs and unique conditions.
We give you and your physician the freedom to choose the dosage form that’s right for you:
- Topical Creams/Gels
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Optimize your patients’ experiences with addressing chronic pain, autoimmune conditions and other ailments that may benefit from non-opioid alternative, Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN).