Low Dose Naltrexone
What Is Low Dose Naltrexone? (LDN)
Naltrexone is a drug approved in the 1980s to treat opioid addiction and alcoholism. Researchers have since discovered that lower doses of this medication — about 10% of the typical addiction treatment dosage — can help patients with many other conditions, including autoimmune disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Crohn’s Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis and many others. Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is only available through compounding pharmacies like The Medicine Shoppe in Victor, NY. We have been compounding LDN for over 20 years now and are one of the largest LDN providers in Upstate New York.
What Are the Benefits of Low Dose Naltrexone?
Low dose naltrexone works by boosting your natural endorphins. Endorphins are hormones produced by your body to relieve stress and pain. They trigger positive feelings and are thought to be the cause of “runner’s high.” Endorphins also help regulate the immune system, calming it down in autoimmune disorders, and revving it up when needed. In addition to LDN’s effects on endorphins and the immune system, it works to reduce inflammation.
Benefits of LDN treatment can include less pain, better sleep, reduced anxiety, more mobility, less brain fog, fewer headaches, etc.. If you think that you may be able to benefit from Low Dose Naltrexone please call and speak with our compounding pharmacists, Carolyn or Noreen. If you would like to do more in depth research on your own, we would suggest that you visit the Low Dose Naltrexone Organization or The LDN Research Trust, both of whom have copious amounts of information on their websites.