Low Dose Naltrexone
Naltrexone is a safe medication that has been FDA approved and used since the 1980s. When used in low doses, it has been found to regulate the immune system to bring healing. The FDA approved Naltrexone in 1984 to help treat opioid and alcohol addiction. When used for this purpose, the standard dosing is 50-300mg daily and has been found to be safe and non-toxic, even with long-term use. Dr. Bernard Bahari in New York City discovered incidentally that while weaning his HIV and opioid dependent patients from Naltrexone, these patients developed widespread positive effects on other conditions.
Using Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) in much smaller doses is an off-label use of a mainstream FDA approved drug Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) is used in much lower doses than Naltrexone, and often the maximum dose is 4.5mg, although doses from 0.001mg to 16mg have been used clinically. When used in these small doses, this medication has been found to increase the body's natural endorphins, decrease pain, and decrease inflammation. There are many conditions which may be improved through the use of LDN including: multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, chronic Lyme, cancer prevention, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer (an adjunct treatment and preventive therapy), mental health disorders, and much more.
LDN is extremely safe, is tolerated well by most patients, has almost no drug interactions, and is reasonably priced. LDN is only available through compounding pharmacies and is obtained by prescription only through a trained medical professional.