What is LDN?
I’ve been talking about LDN lately, and I bet many of you are wondering what LDN is and what it can do for you.
LDN, or low dose naltrexone, is simply the use of naltrexone in doses up to 4.5 mg each night.
In it’s full strength form of 50 mg, naltrexone is used to help alcoholics and drug addicts recover from their addiction. It blocks the receptors that derive pleasure from those addictive substances. Naltrexone has been used in this way for several decades.
In low doses, naltrexone blocks endorphin production for a few hours. You take LDN at bed time, and endorphins are blocked while you sleep. The medication wears off in the early morning hours, right around the time your body scans for endorphin levels and releases an amount based on those levels. Because your levels are low in the early morning, thanks to the LDN, your body releases a higher endorphin amount that it normally would.
These extra endorphins regulate the immune system.
LDN is commonly used to treat the following illnesses:
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lyme Disease
- Crohn’s Disease
- Autoimmune cancers
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Pain
In addition, many have noticed a decrease in depression, lessoning of allergies, asthma, and eczema, increased energy, decrease in migraine activity and a host of other positive effects.
You can learn more about LDN from LDN infor.org