How Low Dose Naltrexone Works
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To begin to understand how Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) works it is necessary for you to know that Endorphins are body’s natural feel good opioid created naturally in the body.
Most cells in the body produce Endorphins. It is suspect that low levels of natural Endorphins and immune system disorders are associated.
When you take low dose naltrexone (usually, 3.5-5 mg) before bedtime the LDN blocks OGF receptors for a few hours. The blockage of the OGF receptor tricks the body into the release of more Endocrines. The result of elevated Endorphins is referred to as the, “rebound effect.”
Usually, the rebound effect lasts for a twenty-four hour period. However, the effects of LDN individually vary.
An individual can only utilize the “rebound effect” with the daily consumption of low dose naltrexone. The usage of a standard naltrexone dosage 50mg or the use of timed-release Naltrexone will result in the complete blockade of theOGF receptors. If the Opioid Growth Receptors become completely blocked, the “rebound effect” will not occur.
The rebound effect from Low Dose Naltrexone may be able to help people with autoimmune diseases.
The book Honest Medicine: Effective, Time-Tested, Inexpensive Treatments for Life-Threatening Diseases by Julia E. Schopick may help you to better understand how Low Dose Naltrexone Works.
You can learn more about Low Dose Naltrexone on the HypoGal Website