Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)
Low dose naltrexone (LDN) is a safe and cost effective treatment that has been used for over 20 years in patients with auto-immune disorders.
Naltrexone at a dose of 50mg is a FDA approved medication that is used to help patients recover from addiction to heroin, alcohol, and other opiate drugs. However in 1985 Dr. Bihari discovered that naltrexone at a low dose (3mg at bedtime) had profound effects on the immune system.
When you take LDN at bedtime, it attaches to opioid receptors in the brain and in all types of immune cells, which temporarily blocks endorphins from attaching to them. This signals your body to increase endorphin production. The increased endorphin production helps orchestrate the activity of stem cells, macrophages, natural killer cells, T and B cells and other immune cells.
It also prevents immune system over activity, which is the crux of autoimmune disorders, and blunts the release of inflammatory and neurotoxic chemicals in the brain.
LDN has been found to be beneficial in variety of conditions including ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, Autism, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, Fibromyalgia, Inflammatory bowel disease, lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Ulcerative colitis, and Lyme disease.
Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy, located in Atlanta Georgia, is able to compound LDN in various strengths. While normally given at a dose of 1.5mg to 4.5mg as an oral capsule, we can also formulate LDN into a transdermal cream or an oral suspension.
LDN can be compounded into a dosage form that is free of fillers, including gluten, dyes, lactose, sugars, and other additives. Vegetable capsules are also available at Pavilion Compounding Pharmacy for patients who would like to avoid gelatin-based capsules.
It is important to make sure all powders are evenly mixed and well blended before encapsulating LDN. Using our RAM, resonant acoustic mixer, you can be assured each capsule contains a uniform blend.
We invite you to give us a call or email to review more information. We can help you find a physician in your area who is familiar with the benefits of LDN, as well as other medical needs.
Phone: 404-350-5780 Email: Staff@pavilioncompounding.com
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