12 Jul Empowering Autoimmune Wellness with Low Dose Naltrexone
Empowering Autoimmune Wellness with Low Dose Naltrexone
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a medication that has been researched and shown to be a promising therapy for patients suffering from autoimmune conditions. Traditionally used in higher doses for the management of opioid addiction, Naltrexone has immunomodulatory effects at lower doses, typically ranging from 1.5 to 4.5 milligrams.
Conventional treatments for autoimmune disease often involve suppressing the immune system, which can cause significant side effects. LDN works by modulating the immune response, rather than suppressing it.
LDN works through the modulation of opioid receptors. So what does “modulating the immune response” mean?
You see, these things called opioid receptors are found throughout our whole bodies, including in our immune cells. When LDN is taken at low doses, it temporarily blocks these opioid receptors, which leads to an increase in endogenous opioid production, including endorphins. These endogenous opioids play a crucial role in regulating immune function and reducing inflammation caused by autoimmune conditions.
Numerous studies and much research suggests that LDN is beneficial for various autoimmune conditions, including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Crohn’s Disease, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, and many more.
LDN must be compounded as it is only commercially available in a 50mg tablet. Compounding pharmacies like ours solve medication problems. We are able to compound LDN in a dose that works for you and your health condition.
LDN has shown to be a safe therapy option for those suffering from autoimmune conditions. Due to its low doses, it is well-tolerated and side effects are minimal. Some patients report having vivid dreams – meaning they remember their dreams more than before taking LDN. Other side effects include mild stomach upset, such as bloating, gas and sometimes constipation or diarrhea. It is always best to consult your healthcare provider to see if LDN could be a good option for you.
If you suffer from an autoimmune condition and want to learn more about LDN, or see if it could be a good option for you, we encourage you to speak with your healthcare provider, or call the pharmacy (402-462-2929) to learn more.
Our licensed Nebraska compounding pharmacy routinely compounds LDN in various strengths to address a wide range of health conditions. In addition to Nebraska, we are able to compound prescriptions for patients in Kansas, Colorado, Iowa and South Dakota as a licensed and accredited compounding pharmacy.