Low dose naltrexone or LDN may help curb your appetite by reducing the appeal of food. As a result, you start losing your cravings for food. LDN may also aid in increasing the body’s growth hormone levels. Growth hormone helps in weight loss by facilitating the building of lean muscles and burning of fats. LDN decreases insulin resistance, insulin resistance contributes to weight gain, obesity, diabetes, heart attacks, and strokes. Naltrexone was first approved by the FDA in 1984 to treat opioid addiction. Later on, it was discovered that low-dose naltrexone (LDN), about a 1/10th of the normal dose has anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects. LDN appears to be safe with few side effects and no abuse potential. Pellets are placed in your love handle, 1-2 pellets depending on your BMI. This requires a local anesthetic and some limitations on activities after pelleting. We also offer LDN Pills, that are taken nightly, or Semaglutide for weight loss. Check out our weight management page for more options, we can help you find a solution that works best for you and your body.
We start LDN with labs to check your thyroid and other causes of weight gain or stubborn weight loss. If you have a thyroid, testosterone or other hormone imbalance we discuss your options and see how we can help you. If we get the all clear on your labs we start you on 1.5mg night for 2-4 weeks, from there we increase your dose and hopefully watch the weight drop. LDN requires that you eat healthy and exercise, we check in with you each month with goals and workout suggestions over tele-health.