Introduction:Low Dose Naltrexone also known as "LDN" is a prescription drug that doctors are prescribing more and more to help many diseases go into remission. LDN is an inexpensive, low side effect, drug that has been in ther news for its miraculous results in people with MS, fibromyalgia, many cancers, psoriasis, children with autism, ALS, Alzheimer's, HIV/Aids and many autoimmune diseases.
LDN was used in the past to wean heroin addicts off their addiction to the drug, but doctors stopped because of the insomnia side effects. Dr. Bernard Bihari then tried it in much smaller doses for his patients with Aids and different types of cancer, which brought amazing results of remission.
He discovered that LDN has the ability to assist the immune system in fighting off disease and helping to build up the endorphins in the brain, among other important factors in helping the body to heal.
CBS News did a full story on a woman named Ronnie Raymond who had lost her strength and balance 20 years before getting a prescription on LDN. She amazingly recovered her complete health after being on LDN. It has since helped many others with MS.
Watch her CBS News video in the link below.
Naltrexone was approved in 1984 in 50 mg doses which proved to be too much, but it is now being prescribed at lower doses of 4.5 mg or lower and working well at those dosages.
Some people had amazing results with LDN while others seemed to have none or get worse, which puzzled doctors. Dr. Skip Lenz, compounding pharmacist, discovered that mixing it with a calcium type filler actually blocked the LDN from working. As of now, only certain compounding pharmacies are known to mix it with the right filler to work effectively. The pharmacies are listed on the LDN website in the link below. It also must not be a slow-release LDN, as that also does not work well.
Although some insurance companies cover LDN, others do not. Fortunately, it is usually under $40 and as low as $15 for a 30 day supply of it. It also comes in a transdermal creme for children.
LDN is being prescribed for adults and children alike, but is still being researched for children and teens with Chrohn's disease. The future looks promising for that, too. You can print the LDN article from the website to show your doctor if you feel it may be an answer for your health issues. Do share with friends and family that may benefit from it.
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