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How Low Dose Naltrexone for Autoimmune Disorders Could Help You

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March 20, 2023

Low dose naltrexone has been growing in popularity in recent years thanks to its ability to treat a long list of different medical conditions in a manner that is both safe and effective. Naltrexone began as a treatment option for those battling alcoholism or drug addiction but recent research has shown low dose naltrexone has been effective in treating numerous other medical conditions. Low dose naltrexone has been shown to help alleviate chronic pain, reduce inflammation, treat autoimmune disorders and long covid symptoms. Here is how low dose Naltrexone could help you:

How Does Low Dose Naltrexone Work?

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Low dose naltrexone for autoimmune disorders works via 2 main mechanisms that help provide relief.

First, low dose naltrexone helps to regulate the immune system by promoting healthy cell function in T regulatory cells. T regulatory cells have a variety of functions in the human body, including keeping the immune system in balance and controlling inflammation. These cells play an important role in preventing the immune system from overworking itself. For that reason, low dose naltrexone can be of great benefit to folks with an overactive immune system, such as people with autoimmune conditions like Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis or even allergies or asthma.

Second, low dose naltrexone temporarily blocks the opioid receptors in the human brain, tricking your body into thinking more natural endogenous opioids are needed and in turn signaling your body to produce more. Once additional opioids are produced, low dose naltrexone has left the body, leaving the receptors unblocked and creating an increase in your natural opioid production. Folks with autoimmune disorders can often have low levels of these endogenous opioids. White blood cells are responsible for immune response and because these cells have opioid receptors, they can see significant improvements from taking low dose naltrexone.

What Autoimmune Disorders Does LDN Treat?

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Low dose naltrexone is used to treat a variety of autoimmune conditions like:

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis
  • Graves’ disease
  • Lupus
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Fibromyalgia

How Does LDN Help the Immune System?

When given at a low dose, naltrexone only blocks receptors for a brief period of time, allowing you to control when your endorphins spike. Endorphins play a vital role in enhancing immune function and increasing one’s tolerance to pain.

When taken daily, low dose naltrexone for autoimmune disorders signals to the body to regulate the release of endorphins causing your pain tolerance to rise.

Low dose naltrexone for autoimmune disorders could be the answer you have been looking for. Contact our team at Harrison Pharmacy & Wellness today to find out if low dose naltrexone could benefit you.