Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a non-selective antagonist of opioid receptors. Naltrexone is a unique compound, and at low doses has been shown to provide therapeutic potential in a variety of clinical settings. It is a non-controlled, safe, well-tolerated option without many significant side effects or complications, and has no observed cases of misuse or abuse.
Research surrounding LDN has shown it to be effective in treating several conditions and suggests the following benefits:
- Produces a net increase in natural opioid production, reduces food consumption, and has shown to promising results in the treatment of obesity.
- Aids in the delicate balance of the immune system through inflammation regulation. Patients with an overactive immune system that suffer from allergies, asthma, or autoimmune conditions may be good candidates for this therapy.
- Halts the downstream effects of microglial activation. Microglia are central nervous system immune cells that produce inflammation, pain sensitivity, fatigue, mood disorders and cognitive problems. Studies have shown LDN to reduce central nervous system inflammation indicative of various conditions like fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and depression.
Low-dose naltrexone is typically provided in a capsule and most published dosages range from 1mg to 6mg taken daily before bedtime. The exact dose will be determined by your physician based on your individual needs and health condition.
There are no reported interactions between naltrexone and other medications. There are few mild side effects reported such as vivid dreams, headaches, and sleep effectiveness. In rare cases, LDN has been linked to autoimmune hepatitis and liver damage.
Low dose naltrexone therapy has been shown to provide relief from a variety of conditions, both mental and physical. If you’re curious about trying LDN therapy for yourself or a loved one, please contact us today at Texas Star Pharmacy. We would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have and help get you started on the path to better health.