What is Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)?
LDN has been used to counter alcohol abuse and food cravings in addicted persons. Healthcare providers have expanded its use to successfully treat patients with autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Crohn’s disease and a host of others. Many alternative cancer practitioners include LDN as a part of a treatment regimen.
When taken at night, LDN attaches to opioid receptors, blocking endorphins from attaching to them. This causes the body to release additional endorphins. A surge in endorphins causes increased activity from stem cells and immune cells, making your immune system work more efficiently. LDN keeps the immune system from overworking, however, which is a problem in autoimmune diseases.