This is a blog we posted around 2011. We are trying to get the word out about this treatment and help fuel research. Please read and follow the links and YouTube video below! Thank you so much!
Your’s In Health,
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is a much smaller dose of naltrexone than what is offered commercially. You can go to any pharmacy and get naltrexone in a 50mg tablet, but we are working with doses from 1.5-4.5mg.
Naltrexone is an “opioid receptor antagonist” which blocks alcohol and opioids from getting to the receptor. This is why it is used as a management tool for alcohol dependence and opioid dependence. We are not using it for the management of dependence when we use such a low dose.
We use a low dose to help interrupt the body’s immune system. This is helpful when someone has an autoimmune condition. Some examples of autoimmune conditions are: Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis.
The mechanism is postulated on the site www.lowdosenaltrexone.org as blocking the opioid receptors between 2am and 4am (when taking the LDN at bedtime) and allowing the body to “produce a prolonged up-regulation of vital elements of the immune system by causing an increase in endorphin and enkephalin production.” This means the side effect most commonly reported is more vivid dreams, typically at the time of highest activity of the LDN. This usually goes away and dissipates after the 1st week.
For a further explanation please view this YouTube Video:
If you think you may benefit from this treatment, please talk to your doctor. If you need additional help, please contact Mixtures. We are here to help discuss in more detail treatment options with your doctor.
Please download your LDN Health Tracker App for free to take part in the worlds largest anonymous LDN Survey! The goal is to find out how many people around the world are using LDN . Please share and take part. The links below will help you download the App!
For Apple Devices: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/myldn/id913590263?mt=8
For Android Devices: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.app.ldn
For Kindle Devices: http://www.amazon.com/LDN-Research-Trust-myLDN/dp/B00N6RKEOG/ref=sr_sp-atf_image_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=undefined&sr=8-1&keywords=myldn