FDA Approved Weight Loss Medication
Are you tired of trying every possible route to lose weight and seeing no results? At Medical Weight Loss Solutions, we offer low-dose naltrexone, or LDN, as a highly effective weight loss treatment. LDN helps reduce cravings and binge eating while controlling the flow of your metabolism for guaranteed results. Emotional eating and constant snacking are reasons many people find themselves drawn to LDN as a form of weight loss. If you’re ready to take a healthy approach to your weight loss journey, contact our Belleville, IL professionals to learn more about our LDN treatment programs and solutions.
What is LDN?
Naltrexone is an FDA-approved drug that initially, was created to treat patients suffering from opioid addiction in the 1980s. Since then, using one-tenth of a naltrexone dose, otherwise known as low-dose naltrexone (LDN), has been proven to help with weight loss and increased control of one’s metabolism. The most common form of LDN is a capsule, but it can also be in the form of an extended-release injectable.
Since only a small amount of naltrexone is needed to experience the benefits of weight loss and appetite control, there are few side effects, and it does not have the potential to become addictive.
Benefits of LDN
- Regulate Appetite
- Improves Sleeping Habits
- Reduces Stress
- Controls Your Metabolism
- Reduces Binge Eating
- Helps Sensitive Your Body to Insulin
Side effects can include:
Just like any other medication, LDN can produce various minor side effects. Some of the most common side effects patients have described are headaches, cramping, anxiety, nervousness, vomiting, and trouble sleeping.
How LDN Works
LDN is a highly researched weight loss medication that curbs the appetite of patients by reducing the appeal and cravings of food. Once a proper dose is ingested, LDN increases the body’s growth hormone levels to help decrease fat cells and increase the building of lean muscle. On top of the appetite suppressant, LDN increases sensitivity to insulin which contributes to certain diseases such as heart attacks, diabetes, and strokes. Reducing insulin resistance aids in weight loss, making it a substantially beneficial treatment for patients looking to prevent health conditions while shedding excess weight.
Our research at Medical Weight Loss Solutions has led us to incorporate LDN as an effective adjunct to the primary medicine in many of our weight loss programs. It seems that LDN can be classified as a potentiator medication. This means that it makes the other medicines along with the whole weight loss program more effective; however, on its own, it does not help as much. It seems that while LDN can only directly help in losing an extra 5-10 lbs., it will help a program to produce more significant weight loss more easily and then help keep that weight off making it more permanent. Many researchers feel LDN does this by making permanent changes to the centers of the brain that are involved with the pleasure and reward of eating. Reach out to our weight loss professionals for more information on how LDN can work for your unique treatment.
The dosage recommended for most patients is once a day before bedtime or after 9:00 PM and is usually less than 4.5 MG. Because of the effect this medicine has on improving sleep and growth hormone output, it is important to be consistent with the time of day it is taken.
The History of LDN
Low-dose naltrexone, or LDN, is a worldwide breakthrough drug for patients needing a variety of treatments. Initially created to help opioid additions in the 1980s, naltrexone has been used in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, myelin-damaging diseases, HIV infection, and even types of cancers. Since the distribution of LDN, millions of patients have taken the drug for various medical conditions, all of which have improved with continued use and the proper dosage. Now, LDN is a safe treatment that has provided breakthrough discoveries in medicine.
Frequently Asked Questions
See what our medical providers have to say about some of the most asked questions regarding LDN.
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This is actually a great question that has not been answered conclusively through studies. Our research at Medical Weight Loss Solutions has led us to incorporate this as an effective adjunct to the primary medicine in many of our weight loss programs. It seems that LDN can be classified as a potentiator medication. This means it makes the other medicines along with the whole weight loss program more effective however on its own it does not help as much. It seems that while LDN can only directly help in losing an extra 5-10 lbs., it will help a program that produces more significant weight loss more easily keep that weight off making it more permanent. Many researchers feel LDN does this by making permanent changes to the centers of the brain that are involved with the pleasure and reward of eating.
LDN is actually quite affordable when it is used as an adjunct to a more significant weight loss program. Cost will vary the way in which you physician incorporates LDN into your weight loss product.
LDN has been known to increase endorphins in the body, helping with chronic pain and discomfort. In addition, it is proven that LDN does not cause further pain or harm to patients already suffering from chronic pain illnesses.
On a global scale, naltrexone has been around for years; however, it has never been mass-produced for pharmaceutical use until recent years. Naltrexone has been used for many years as treatment for opioid withdraw and in addiction therapy. However, the dose used for this purpose is over 10 times what is used for LDN therapy. Thus, the science on general Naltrexone use is vast while the low dose use has much less research published. Due to the widespread long-term use of larger doses of Naltrexone, the low dose version is considered to be extremely safe and most find it very effective.