what is naltrexone (LDN)?
Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) has been used effectively for many years to treat the cravings related to drug addiction and it is now being used successfully in medical weight loss. In addition to reducing the cravings that can make it difficult to reach your weight loss goals, LDN has been shown to support the immune system, reduce inflammation, improve digestion & gut health, boost energy levels and help regulate blood sugar. LDN has not been approved by the FDA for these uses, however there are multiple studies that have shown these benefits.
Sustained-release LDN (low dose naltrexone) therapy can help to increase the dopamine levels in your brain and reduce overactive hunger cravings thereby reducing your desire to snack or overeat. Naltrexone helps to stop cravings. The dynamic relationship between naltrexone and brain receptors may help prevent thoughts of overeating or impulsive actions.