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Low-Dose Naltrexone for Weight Loss

LDN Capsule

How Does Low-Dose Naltrexone Help with Weight Loss?

Struggling with excess weight can be a difficult and frustrating experience. Men and women find that obesity impacts both their physical and mental health.

Low-dose naltrexone (LDN) is not just a single solution but a comprehensive approach to weight loss. It addresses both the physical and mental aspects of obesity, offering a holistic strategy for those seeking to manage their weight.

Maintaining a caloric deficit can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Hormones, thyroid functionality, underlying health conditions, and more can affect a person’s ability to burn fat.

LDN helps patients in various ways to improve their capacity to lose weight.

Appetite Control

Losing weight requires a calorie deficit. Our caloric intake, or how much we eat, plays a big part in this.

Our body signals to our brain when we are full. For some people, it takes more food to trigger the signal. If the signal is triggered later, this biological mechanism can lead to overeating and increased appetite.

Overeating can have a significant impact on the body’s metabolism, potentially leading to the burning of fewer calories throughout the day.

LDN reduces overeating by reducing the patient’s appetite. The body produces fewer endorphins when eating while on LDN. Patients will have a less pleasurable experience and will be more capable of regulating their eating habits.

Appetite Control

Reduced Inflammation

People who suffer from obesity can have difficulties properly handling inflammation. Excess weight can exacerbate injuries, leading to an arduous recovery and a struggle to lose weight.

The overproduction of inflammatory cytokines can lead to insulin resistance and weight gain.

Studies have shown LDN to decrease inflammation in the body and help regulate insulin. By modulating the glial cells, LDN can provide these benefits to the patient and promote weight loss.

Reduced Inflammation

Increased Endorphins/Growth Hormone Levels

Clinical trials show that LDN increases endorphins in patients, especially when taken at night time. This helps with autoimmune diseases and can also regulate inflammation.

Additionally, LDN can increase the levels of adult human growth hormones by decreasing the amount of insulin. This can lead to improved muscle mass and fat-burning capabilities.

Increased Endorphins/Growth Hormone Levels​

Improved Sleep

LDN has shown preliminary evidence of helping patients sleep better at night. Though more evidence is needed, some patients experience calming effects with LDN and experience anxiety reduction and improved sleep apnea.

The link between sleep and weight loss is well documented. Reduced sleep can lead to a spike in cortisol and inflammatory cytokines.

It can also influence metabolism and insulin sensitivity, causing the body to store fat rather than burn it.

Improved Sleep​

Do You Lose Weight Fast?

Weight loss with LDN is more natural and consistent. It is not a miracle drug. Patients can expect gradual weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week.

Other measures are still necessary to help contribute to weight loss, including:
  • Consistent exercise
  • Healthy eating
  • Quality sleep

Lose Weight Fast?
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Should I Take LDN for Weight Loss?

At times, diet and exercise may not be enough for weight loss. LDN helps with a few underlying issues that may be difficult to address through typical means.

Patients can work in conjunction with their doctors and pharmacists to see if LDN is a viable option.

For further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to our pharmacy (Littleton or Cherry Creek). We are always here to assist you.

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Littleton: 303-707-1500
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